Friday, January 29, 2016

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Josh Marshall sums up the GOP debate last night in Des Moines.

I haven’t looked at the transcript. But my impression was that for the last 90 minutes of the debate, or maybe the last hour, Trump’s name was barely mentioned.

Early on Cruz definitely tried to dominate the stage, making himself the one who would address Trump’s absence and try to wrangle control over the stage. But he quickly slid into his characteristic overweening style that Chris Wallace shot down in an early, extended exchange. He lacked the heft to dominate the exchange.

From there there were really two and half engagements: Bush vs Rubio and Cruz vs Rubio with a bit Paul vs Cruz thrown in.

In other words, same stuff-different day.

I watched a couple of re-runs of The Big Bang Theory and went to bed.

2 barks and woofs on “The Man Who Wasn’t There

  1. The “Place For Politics” covered the Trump anti-Fox promo for vets, which actually was a fund raiser for Trump’s 501-C3 “foundation”. I hate debates anyway and of course I’m not interested in watching anymore Trump than is already force-fed to me so I turned it off at the ungodly hour of 8:45 and settled under the covers with my latest cop novel.

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