Carly Fiorina came away as the winner of the GOP debates--a surprise to everyone except those who know her and have heard her speak. She was assigned to the JV squad (the early, non-prime-time debate between the seven candidates who didn't make the first team cut) because only about 40 percent of Republicans know who she is. That's about to change.
Her answers on the FOX News televised debate were concise, clear, intelligent and informed. She was particularly eloquent on foreign affairs and the deficiencies of the assumed Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Even GOP presidential contender and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he'd rather have had Fiorina negotiate on America's behalf instead of Sec. of State John Kerry on the Iranian nuclear program.
I strongly disagree with commentators who thought that Donald Trump acquitted himself well, saying he was spontaneous, blah and blah. He once again exposed himself as someone whose character disqualifies him as president of the United States. Just one example: He made the audacious claim that Republicans were not talking about immigration until he came along and turned the spotlight on the issue. It's a bald-faced lie; the debate had been going on for months, years before he showed up. The man is dangerous.
The remainder of the 17 Republican candidates generally made a solid showing, although Sen. Rand Paul failed to make a strong case for the libertarian cause.
A related question: Do you think when the Democrats have their first debate in a couple of months that Hillary Clinton will deign to answer any questions? At last?
- Carly Florina is interviewed today about her win on Fox.
- Twitter declares Carly Florina the winner.
- Carly Florina was the clear winner of the Fox debate.
- Carly Florina eviscerates Trump; wins JV presidential debate.
- Carly Florina the clear winner.
- Carly Florin is the winner, declares Google Trends.
To get a sense of the widespread sense that Florina won, Google Carly Florina debate
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