Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Friday, August 7, 2015
No question that the evening belonged to the loud-mouth bloviator who managed to insult just about everyone at the event, including Megyn Kelly, and who had nothing of substance to say about any foreign or domestic issue. He strutted and preened upon the stage, and earned boos from the audience when he refused to promise he would not run as an independent should he not get the nomination.
That's about all there is to know about his performance -- predictably "In-Your-Face" substanceless, loud and ludicrous. And the TGOP still loves him.
My opinion of who did well:
Marco Rubio (despite his lie about not supporting abortion for incest and rape -- he did, according to fact-checkers.)
In the "Why bother to show up" category:
Dr. Ben Carson = Zzzzzzzzzzzz
(Donnie has stated that America will not vote for another black president because of President Obama, thus exposing his lack of any historical knowledge about terrible white presidents being succeeded by other white men.)
Except for once or twice confronting Donnie, he mostly pussy-footed around the gigantic mouth in the room. Not dynamic at all.
Belonged in a revival tent, not a political Q&A forum.
Didn't have his big-boy pants on. Unimpressive
Christie and Cruz:
Interchangeable, hard to tell them apart.
For anyone interested in knowing if what the candidates said was true or false.
Polls aren't out yet on Donnie's standing after the Trumpbate. We hope his numbers are still high with the TGOP. We want Donnie to be the nominee and the representative of today's Republican Party.
Go Donnie Go!
From The Daily Beast:
Ten people were on the stage. Nine of them were running for president, with the man in the middle, the undisputed leader in the polls, still acting like an insult comic. While Trump didn’t dominate the debate as expected, he did his best to keep the substance to a minimum. His performance was true to form—somehow both shocking and totally predictable. Early on, he botched a question from Megyn Kelly about his previous statements on women.
I saw three shows tonight during Fox News’ Republican debate: The Trump Show, The Kasich Dissent, and Everybody Else. Among those in that last category, Jeb Bush had a good night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had his moments, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) won more friends. [...] The underlying premises of the debate were so deeply conservative that I doubt any Democrats who watched were tempted to jump ship, and I am not sure how many middle-of-the-road voters were drawn the Republicans’ way, except by Kasich and possibly by Rubio. The debate was held on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. This never came up. I wasn’t surprised. But I was disappointed.