Boy, howdy, Carly Fiorina is impressive. Holy cow.
Boy, howdy, Rand Paul was a disappointment. He was really good going after Bush on medical marijuana. But he wasn't impressive.
Boy, howdy, Donald Trump is a d-bag. That doesn't disqualify him from the Oval Office, but wow.
Jeb Bush walks, talks, and quacks like the establishment. Big applause line when Jeb stuck up for his brother, but I think he's actually befuddled about how to campaign. Likely this is because his donors don't want him to actually say what he'd do. Likely that's because he's not as smart as they are. Dead man walking.
I really want to like Chris Christie. I really do. "Who's going to prosecute Hillary Clinton?" LOL. I loved it when he said a 55 year old construction worker doesn't care about Donald Trump's or Carly Fiorina's careers. His story about 9/11 was good. Of course, he'd ban guns. Good thing he's toast.
Sen. Cruz may be closest to most of my positions. He should get more traction, but probably won't. I don't like him because he's a conservative, I like him because he's a maverick that is willing to drive the herd rather than run with it. He had a great shout-out to Gun Owners of America.
Rubio will go pretty far, but not this election cycle. He's pretty impressive, and very young. He's great on Global Warming. I wouldn't be surprised to see him offered the Vice President slot. I also wouldn't be surprised to see him turn it down.
Not sure what I think of Carson. I suspect that he's anti-gun, but don't really know. He's what I should like - the Thinking Man's thinking man. But I'm not sure.
I'd say something about John Kassich, but very time he opened his mouth I fell asleep.
Nobody is talking about regulations. This is the biggest gap in the entire campaign, and probably the biggest argument against Trump (who as a big businessman uses them for his competitive benefit).
Who cares about foreign policy. Nobody will cast a vote based on this next year.
Huckabee was the only one who mentioned the second amendment. Don't think I like him, but he's there.
Did I mention that Carly Fiorina is impressive as hell?
Lord, Donald Trump is a jerk.
I guess there were others on the stage, too. Whatvs.
The CNN moderators were pretty goodc, even with the expected gotcha questions. And the format was decently debate-ish with the candidates challenging each other.
We're not voting ourselves out of this. None of the men (or women) on the White Horse are going to save the Republic. But the circus is entertaining and the bread is free. Are you not entertained?
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