I guessed this about the Democratic debate:
…I think that Martin O’Malley will end up being the one most likely to come the closest to trying to play for the percentage of the electorate that likes to see our enemies dead, and piled up in a heap. After all, Bernie Sanders is the hardcore Left’s darling, their darling, their darling: you think that he’s going to tell them NOW that George W Bush was right, and that they were wrong? No, me neither. And while Hillary Clinton might be inclined to sound tough, she knows full well that Sanders would love to attack her from the Left on foreign policy. So she’s going to have to come up with something on the fly, and Hillary Clinton does not make good decisions under pressure, and on short notice***.
So Martin O’Malley might in fact go for it. I mean, shoot, what does he have to lose at this point? He’s certainly not going to win as things stand now. I also assume that O’Malley will mess it up somehow, of course – but that’d just be his garden-variety incompetence on display.
…including the ‘mess it up somehow.’ He should have never have let this line of questioning go.