CNN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ROUNDUP
Loser: Everyone else. They all need to get out of the way.
Side notes: Jeb! had his best debate yet. Won’t make a bit of difference. Christie also did well, but this is debate FIVE, people, come on.
Transcript at the Washington Post.
“So Donald, you know, is great at the one-liners. But he’s a chaos candidate and he’d be a chaos president. He would not be the commander-in-chief we need to keep our country safe.” – Jeb Bush
“Jeb doesn’t really believe I’m unhinged. He said that very simply because he has failed in this campaign. It’s been a total disaster. Nobody cares. And frankly, I’m the most solid person up here. I built a tremendous company and all I want to do is make America great again.” – Donald Trump
“What I think we need to stand for are solutions. I offer myself as a leader to the people of this country because I think they’re looking for solutions, not lawyers arguing over laws or entertainers throwing out sound bites that draw media attention. We need to solve the problem.” – Carly Fiorina
“And for the Russians, frankly, it’s time that we punched the Russians in the nose.” – John Kasich
“I have never supported legalization, and I do not intend to support legalization.” – Ted Cruz
“I would talk to Vladimir Putin a lot. And I would say to him, listen, ‘Mr. President, there is a no-fly zone in Syria, you fly in, it applies to you.’ And yes, we would shoot down the planes of Russian pilots, if in fact they were stupid enough to think that this president was the same feckless weakling that the president we have in the Oval Office is right now.” – Chris Christie
“When you are letting people in, when the FBI can’t vet them, it puts American citizens at risk. And I tell you, if I’m elected president, we will secure the border. We will triple the border patrol. We will build a wall that works and I’ll get Donald Trump to pay for it.” – Ted Cruz
“The American people — we on this stage need to open our ears. We need to open our ears. The American people are not whispering to us. They are screaming to us. And they’re screaming to us that it’s our job to actually make this government work.” – Chris Christie
“Look, I understand Marco wants to raise confusion, it is not accurate what he just said that I supported legalization. Indeed, I led the fight against his legalization and amnesty. And you know, there was one commentator that put it this way that, for Marco to suggest our record’s the same is like suggesting “the fireman and the arsonist because they are both at the scene of the fire.” – Ted Cruz
“Let me just say that I have gotten to know him over the last three or four days. He has a wonderful temperament. He’s just fine. Don’t worry about it.” – Donald Trump (responding to Dana Bash trying to bait him on his “maniac” comment.)
Global Leadership Versus ‘America First’ in Vegas
Jeb Bush To Trump: ‘You Are Not Going To Be Able To Insult Your Way To The Presidency’
Jeb Bush: Donald Trump is a ‘Chaos Candidate’ and Would Be a ‘Chaos President’
Best Tweets Of The Las Vegas GOP Primary Debate
Immigration Debate, Who’s More Honest, Cruz Or Rubio?
Post-Debate Impression: Trump has mastered the art of making Jeb seem small
Ben Carson’s Unusual GOP Debate Opening Left the Audience Literally Speechless – for a Moving Reason
When Ben Carson is Asked If He’d Bomb Thousands of Children to Death, It Gets Real Personal – Real Fast
KRAUTHAMMER: JEB ATTACK ON TRUMP DIDN’T MOVE THE ‘NEEDLE’
Yuuuuuuuge! Donald Trump’s Best GOP Debate Yet
Cruz: Rubio’s Attacks Are ‘Alinsky-Like’
Ted Cruz on Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban: ‘I Understand Why Donald Made that Proposal’
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Come to Blows Over Immigration: ‘It Is Not Accurate, What He Just Said’
Ted Cruz Pushes Back Against CNN Debate Moderator: ‘The Premise of Your Question Is Not Accurate’
Cruz Laughs at Rubio as Florida Senator Gives This ‘Very Clear’ Answer to Him on Phone Records
Jeb Bush Campaign Refutes Photo of Miami Debate-Watch Party
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) December 16, 2015
Final talk times: Cruz 15:58 Rubio 13:33 Trump 13:25 Christie 10:45 Carson 10:27 Bush 10:13 Paul 9:46 Fiorina 9:32 Kasich: 9:00 #nprdebate
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) December 16, 2015
The Rubio folks know THEY have a problem on immigration. They should fix that rather than try to make it seem as tho Cruz does, too.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) December 15, 2015
“Let me tell you how to win Ohio,” says the guy who fell to third place in polling in his own state.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 16, 2015
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) December 16, 2015
Rand Paul calls out Christie for “shutting down a bridge because he doesn’t like their friends.” Wow!
— Amy Peikoff (@AmyPeikoff) December 16, 2015
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) December 16, 2015
The Blaze’s CNN Debate Poll as of 12-16-15:
Drudge’s Poll as of 12-16-15: