This is sort of like a word association test, actually sentence association and will be very brief:
Jeb Bush- did OK, but had to do better than OK. Did not help himself.
Chris Christie- held his own in limited time. Best line was the sarcastic congratulations to Fiorina and Trump for being successful business people. Images of the old Christie sans bullying…
Ben Carson- think he tried to be too nice, quite frankly.
Donald Trump- confirmed: he’s there for entertainment value. We know! We know! You’re #1 in the polls, but that is not a specific policy proposal. And what was that line regarding Paul’s looks all about? That’s right- entertainment. He is proving himself to be a big windbag jerk.
[mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’P000603′ ]- inconsequential. He’s toast and should follow Perry- exit stage right.
Mike Huckabee- been there, heard that. Yawn.
[mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ]- seemed not there at times. Maybe it is some political rope-a-dope strategy waiting out the opponents…
Carly Fiorina- showed she belonged on that stage, or as my wife said, “she has some big balls.” Best line of the night delivered against Trump over her looks.
Scott Walker- not a break out moment for him which is what he needed. Well, there is still the October debate. He’s just there is the impression I got.
John Kasich- someone else said it, but he does a good Bob Dole impersonation. Maybe in another year…like 1983, but not 2016. He was a loser tonight.
[mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ]- made great use of limited time and came off earnest. He really should be higher in the polls.