Friday, August 7, 2015
The Winners of the Two Republican Debates Are
Drumroll please. The winners of yesterday’s debates are: Carly Fiorina Megyn Kelly The American People The GOP Fox News 24 million Americans on Fox watched the highest viewed cable program of all time. Another 6.1 million viewed the undercard. They learned that all but one of the Republican candidates is highly credible. Americans saw the future, not the past. Carly Fiorina showed she should have been on the mainstage. She acquired the “gravitas” that establishes her as a major candidate. She is the most likely to break out of the undercard as Americans give her a second look. She has substantially performed better than, and learnt from, her failing California Senate race three years ago. She is the only candidate who has consistently run against Hillary Clinton rather than President Obama. Senators Rubio and Cruz performed well, as did Governors Christy and Kasich, and Dr. Ben Carson. The Underperformers Governors Bush, Walker and Huckabee. Governor Bush still has the most money, but he continues to underperform as a candidate. The Did-Not-Help-Himself Senator Paul, whose views on national security do not resonate well with Republican voters. The Big Loser The Donald was the irrepressible Donald to a hard core of supporters, but the majority of Americans saw him as the egotistical buffoon that he is. The oft-bankrupt Donald Trump can talk the talk, or more accurately scream the scream, but the thin skinned pompous Trump will be unable to walk the walk. Any doubts about the Donald should be resolved by his post-debate tweets. The reality show star will face reality one of these days. If voters want a non-traditional candidate, then they can choose from Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. If voters want brashness, then they have the in-your-face Governor Christy, a proven success in a blue state with a Democratic legislature. If voters want a compelling life story, then they can choose between Senator Rubio and Dr. Carson. If they want the Lone Ranger, then Senator Ted Cruz fits the bill. If voters want compassionate conservatives, they can choose from Governors Bush, Huckabee, and Kasich. If the want a union buster, Governor Walker is the one. The Biggest Loser Hillary Clinton She took a selfie with Kim Kardashian and Kayne West and then with Kris Jenner.