I gave quick grades last night that as it happens mainly coincide with Dave’s view. I’ll have more later today, but for right now I’ll throw in Politico Playbook’s lead paragraph this morning, an anonymous quote from a “smart Republican” on the debate: PLAYBOOK IN-BOX – A smart Republican’s take on last night Fox Business debate: “To me the morning story is… Read more »
30 second analysis: Trump wins, Cruz second, Christie third. Rubio was manic, maybe on amphetamines. Bush was better but that’s a low bar. Kasich was annoying and Carson was atrocious. No great changes likely from this event. More tomorrow.
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There was a debate last night, and sad to say, I wasn’t invited. Perhaps because it was a GOP debate in CD6. According to Lou Peck, it was a “lively affair,” and it turns out that blogger Ryan Miner has assumed responsibility for my job with the Democratic debates in CD8, shooting video of the entire debate. For those inclined to… Read more »
That was quite a show last night. Any pretense of rationality and civility was stripped away, and what remained was feral and angry and raw. That usually wouldn’t happen until around October 28 of NEXT YEAR, right before the general election. All the usual last-minute tropes were there - Democrats are liars and Communists, the “mainstream media” are active collaborators,… Read more »
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Winners: Fiorina, Christie Solid: Trump, Paul, Kasich, Bush Losers: Walker, Carson, Rubio, Cruz, Huckabee Shocked to look at Christie as a big winner, but he brought a strong game tonight. Fiorina consistently had well thought out answers, presented them coherently and sounded confident. I loved the way she demanded the right to speak on military issues after Jake Tapper ignored… Read more »
Politico is reporting tonight that CNN has decided to tweak its eligibility rules for the September 16 debate in a manner that will ensure Carly Fiorina’s eligibility. According to CNN, any candidate who ranks in the top 10 between Aug. 6 and Sept. 10 will be included in the primetime debate on Sept. 16. Also allowed in the main show will be… Read more »
Fox News has gotten a lot of praise for the moderators of the debate last night, particularly Megyn Kelly. And overall, it was better then some of the obsessive bullshit asked about by other networks in prior debates, especially CNN. Some legitimately tough questions were asked, such as those put to Donald Trump and Scott Walkwer. But some questions were… Read more »
A bit of analysis on each of the candidates. John Kasich. For a guy who barely squeaked into the festivities, he made use of every opportunity to speak. He was on his home court and he may be way too moderate these days to win, but I thought he had some of the best moments of the night. WINNER. Donald… Read more »