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The first head-to-head matchup between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash at Des Moines’ Drake University in Iowa.

CNN-DEBATE

Let the rehearsed talking points commence…

The debate was spirited, with many personal attacks on character and bickering. But we’ve all heard this before.

Nikki Haley answered substantive policy questions with an attack on how DeSantis an his political campaign

As expected, many questions referenced Trump’s policies and were meant as anti-Trump rhetoric.

Over and over, Haley’s response to DeSantis’s sharp comments was a continuing (14 times) reference to her slam site www.desantislies.com rather than respond to the comment directly.

A sample of Haley’s snark:

“If leadership’s about getting things done, how did you blow through $150 million in your campaign — and you were down in the polls! You are not a manager!”

“The best way to tell about a candidate is to see how they run their campaign. He has blown through 150 million dollars. I don’t even know how you do that. He has nothing to show for it. He’s spent more money on private planes than he has on commercials trying to get Iowans to vote for him. If you can’t manage a campaign, how are you going to manage a country?”

Best line: Continuing to point to Haley as a globalist, DeSantis said, “You can take the candidate out of the U.N., but you can’t take the U.N. out of the candidate.” Preplanned, probably; effective, yes!

Fox anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum moderated Trump’s town hall, which ran during the first hour of the debate. Not worth covering due to the repetitious nature of Trump’s patter.

Bottom line…

Nikki Haley is an establishment globalist who will tailor her platitude-filled speech to the audience.

If you are judging the debate, there was no clear winner other than Trump.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


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