PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE LINKFEST:
The moderators ask the dumbest questions possible with as much snark and leftist panache one can muster. I don’t know what came over Megyn Kelly last night, but several times I had to double-check that I wasn’t watching a special edition of The View. Still, this was one of the most lively debates I can remember in a long time.
If I had to summarize, this debate was to lift up Jeb Bush, push down Trump, give a boost to Kasich so he can hand Ohio to Bush, keep Cruz and Carson from getting any air time – my God, we can’t let real and consistent conservatives talk! Carson’s closing statement was very good. Cruz nailed every question he was asked, which were far too few. Kasich sounded like a Democrat more often than not.
Moderators were sure to ask Scott Walker questions that might make him twist in the wind just a wee bit, Rand Paul picked fights with everyone, Huckabee was Huckabee, Chris Christie sounded good but really didn’t answer his questions, and Rubio was very consistent.
Winner: Hard to say. Rubio was the most consistent and hit Hillary the most — at least when the moderators let him talk.
Honestly, I think Carly Fiorina might have won… and she was in the early debate held with the 7 who didn’t make it to the main event.
Loser: Fox news.
Who got the most talk time? HERE.
Full Video HERE.
So, here are the links in no particular order:
August 6th GOP Debate Transcript – Washington Post
Open Thread: 2016 GOP Main Event Presidential Debate. – Weasel Zippers
Two GOP debates, One Winner. – Washington Examiner
Trump alters how rest of GOP field is perceived – National Review Online
Carly Rules the Fox News Night – PJ Media
The 2016 election for dummies – Doug Ross
First GOP Debate: Candidate Report Card – Breitbart
Rubio Wins – Washington Free Beacon
GOP Candidates Describe Hillary In 2 Words… – Weasel Zippers
The GOP Debate Was Awesome. We Need More Like It – Federalist
The 2016 Political Report: Carly dominates, Rubio shines, Jeb stumbles – Washington Examiner