15 January 2016
The January 14th Republican debate
I just watched the January 14th Republican debate. Most of the candidates had a fairly good night. Rubio struck me as a bit shrill. Bush bested his previous performances (not hard to do). Cruz, always the polished orator, was as kooky as ever. Carson's solution to everything seems to be to talk to experts (which is actually very sensible but not the most exciting campaign blurb). The constant attacks on the Democrats (a favorite fallback strategy of Christie) got old since no Democrats were there to reply. Kasich, as always, seemed like the adult in the room--not that it'll help him with the rank and file. The Fox moderators did a fair job except toward the end of the debate when they started asking leading questions (with the desired response clearly embedded in the question's wording).