Bottom line …
The debate standouts were Trump, Rubio, and Cruz; although there were no breakout performances. There were a few spirited exchanges, but many of them were directed at the moderators who were unusually biased. Nothing really has changed except the diminishment of Donald Trump’s stature, which I believe was somewhat diminished.
Donald Trump’s behavior towards Dr. Carson might indicate that Trump may be looking to Ben Carson as a Vice President running mate.
This was a spirited debate, made so by the obvious confrontational bias of the moderators.
Before the GOP debate even starts, the GOP is at a significant disadvantage: one, there are so many people on the stage that individuals have an extremely short timeframe to answer important questions about substantive issues – thus reducing a debate to sound-bites; and two, the GOP cedes procedural matters and questioning to progressive socialist democrat members of the media so that questions can be slanted and candidates nullified.
And, if you want proof that one-time presumptive front-runner Jeb Bush is a lightweight, consider he actually was on the debate stage talking about his success in a fantasy football league. Unreal.
We are so screwed.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 8 p.m. EDT
CNBC Republican Debate
Aired On: CNBC
Rules: Candidates with at least 3% polling average appear in primetime.
Notes: The debate, titled “Your Money, Your Vote: The Presidential Debate on the Economy,” will focus on key economic issues, such as jobs, taxes, the deficit and the health of the U.S. economy.
The undercard (Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki , Lindsey Graham) will air at 6:00 p.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. PST.
About the "People Who Will Not Be President” undercard …
Who cares!! None of these candidates has a chance to even advance to the main stage. Lindsey Graham and George Pataki are statistical non-entities. Bobby Jindal and Rich Santorum are credible candidates, but cannot seem to get traction.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius