I missed the last GOP debate and the dynamics have changed over the past two weeks but I have been struck by a few things tonight:
the ferocity of the anti-Obama SCOTUS opening minutes;
Trump in full melt down;
the strength of Bush’s fight, and to a lesser extent Kasich. Kasich has been especially good when he gets to talk at length, a man who thinks in complete sentences. Since he does not use the names of his opponents, they do not get the easy rebuttal;
Rubio is holding his own, which is not enough if the GOP establishment looks at Trump (yuck), Cruz (yuck) and a bunch of other guys. Rubio needs, Bush needs, Kasich needs the old guard to decide one of them is their choice. It ain’t gonna happen based on tonight’s debate. But Bush has a better funded super PAC which keeps him alive longer than Kasich and maybe Rubio.
Rafael Cruz sounds pretty, ahh, “bushy.” I hope he is the GOP nominee.
And Carson sounds like he belongs on the old Sesame Street.