There is an old canard that says ‘opinions are like anal orifices…everybody has one.’ I certainly have my opinions and you are totally entitled to them.
CNN knew last night would be a ratings bonanza, starring Trump the Insult Dog, so they stretched the misery out for a full three hours. Seriously,the only purpose served by having debates a year out is to narrow the field and for entertainment of the chattering class. I didn’t take notes, but I made a valiant effort at surving, the fact that I’m up at 12:30 every day notwithstanding.
Of the reviews I’ve seen, Carly was definitely the runaway winner. Rubio helped himself as, I feel, Christie did. Trump showed he is in his element when he has the stage to himself to deliver his speeches unchallenged. His mask seemed to be slipping a bit as he looked unprepared next to people who knew about policy and was laid low on several occasions, particularly by Ms. Fiorina.
From the beginning, Joke Tapper and Dana Gash got the food fight going and fed off it like a couple parasites on roadkill.
‘So and so said this about you… do you want to respond?’
‘He said you were ugly and smelled bad. Do you have anything to say?’
44% of the debate was centered around The Donald. It was a full 40 minutes (I checked) before Cruz had a chance to say a word. It took 50 for Huckabee to join the fray.
After Chris Christie brought a little sanity to the show they started discussing issues people are actually concerned about. That left Trump with pretty much little to say.
My previous post has some of the more memorable highlights. There are sure to be more. I’m just waiting to see when the democrats put their sorry-ass candidates on a platform for the country to see.