Last night was the 2nd GOP Debate on CNN. This is a linkfest!

First, some short commentary. 

I’m not bothering with the kiddie table debate. Let’s go to the main event.

CNN’s Introduction video really reminded me of why we mock CNN.
Too long. Too many people. Too little substantive debate.
No debate on education at all really, yet it’s a top 3 concern of voters.
Hugh Hewitt should have been driving or at least allowed to co-pilot, then maybe actual debate might have happened.

Winner: Fiorina kicked everyone’s ass. Period.
Loser: CNN’s Dana Bash. Horrible. Just Horrible. Also, Van Jones for commentary? REALLY?

Rubio, Cruz and Carson all held their own when allowed to speak by Jake Tapper.
Trump was Trump.
Walker was there and did well when given a chance to speak, which wasn’t that often.
Huckabee was selling something. Not sure what it was.
Paul channeled his dad a lot.
Christie did alright, but he really didn’t stand out.
Kasich was an angry dude. Needed a Snickers bar? He can’t defend his own lawn, much less this nation’s.
Bush … Just no. No. No. No. Also, Margaret Thatcher? Are you high?

Full debate video here via Donald Trump’s channel — why? Because the rest of the uploads I saw were blurry and chopped into multiple parts.

Tweet of the night:

Response of the night:

Links (in no particular order)

GOP Debate Wrap-Up: Fiorina cleans up at the big kids’ table – Hot Air

Video: GOP Debate, the trash talk reel – Hot Air

If You’re Wondering Who “Won” the CNN Debate, We’ve Got a Chart for You – IJ Review

Jeb is Done. – Washington Free Beacon

Rubio: We Don’t Authorize Force If You’re Not Putting Troops in Position to Win – Washington Free Beacon

Quick take on the GOP Debate – Ricochet

DEBATE LIVE WIRE: Carly Seizes Moment… Jeb: ‘Sorry Mom’… TRUMP Winning Big in Drudge Poll… – Breitbart


Ted Cruz Continues Commitment to Defund Planned Parenthood – Breitbart

See how much talk time each candidate had – NPR

Second GOP debate: Where Each Candidate Excelled and Faltered – Observer

Ted Cruz and John Kasich spar on Iran deal – Washington Examiner

Two Winners and Four Losers in CNN’s GOP Debate – PJ Media

2nd GOP Debate: Spin vs Reality – National Review Online

Carly Fiorina Dares Clinton and Obama to Watch Planned Parenthood Videos – National Review Online

Jeb Bush issues apology to 1 person after marijuana admission – Twitchy

Marco Rubio Dominates on Foreign Policy – Weekly Standard

Republican presidential debate: Donald Trump clashes with rivals who round on him in fiery encounter – Telegraph UK

Fiorina Was Asked to Name Woman to Place on $10 Bill. Her Answer Probably Wasn’t What Many Expected – The Blaze

Carly the Conquerer – Bloomberg

VIDEO=> Here’s the Bizarre Moment Jeb Bush Stood on His Tip-Toes For Group Shot at GOP Debate – Gateway Pundit