Instead of pledging not to run on a Third Party ticket, they should have pledged not to run over the Third Rail of American politics, Social Security.
Some pundits think Carly Fiorina was one of the winners Thursday. What a puss on her! She'd hold her own in a staredown with Vladimir Putin, ya think? Cinderella's step-mother has nothing on her.
The consensus is it's an understatement that Senator Lindsey Graham didn't advance his candidacy. Never has a warmonger sounded so unintimidating. Barney Fife comes to mind.
Chris Christie couldn't resist getting into a scrum with Rand Paul. As far as what it was about, search me. Later I'm sure they exchanged tweets. #hugs and kisses
Rick Santorum mentioned his seven children. With 8 he would have at least gotten eggrolls.
Marco Rubio seemed very much at ease. But I still had the feeling that most of what he said was watered down.
Governor John Kasich did impress me. He did talk about the responsibility of helping the poor. It's what he read in the Bible. He might have added he didn't read it in the Republican platform of 2012.
Former Governor Rick Perry of Texas, didn't have a brain cramp. Which may have helped him in the polls. Of course, just the fact that he had zipped his pants may have helped him.
Ben Carson was the only one in the debates who has separated Siamese twins. Try that one on for Thais.
The biggest loser may have been pollster Frank Luntz whom Donald Trump called a "clown" and a "fat slob" for Luntz's allegedly dishonest survey, taken just after the debates, that showed Trump slipping in popularity. Luntz is the genius credited with inventing that Republican messaging top hit, "Death Tax". Once in a while Trump does get it right. Totally.
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