Now that news has largely become entertainment, is it really a surprise that campaigning is becoming entertainment?
If Rubio, Cruz and Kasick want to push back against the unusual style of debating being used by Trump, they should agree to leave the stage and refuse to go on with the debate when the first personal attack comes out. Is there risk in doing that? Sure. But it will dominate the news cycle.
West Virginia Democrats need a Contract with West Virginia such as was used by the Republicans nationally in the 1990’s.