Courtesy of the New York Magazine:
Senator Marco Rubio's attempt to claim the GOP establishment mantle and surge past Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to the Republican presidential nomination encountered a massive glitch in the early part of Saturday night’s debate. At first, Rubio’s strategy appeared to be to rehash his stump speech insinuating that President Obama is deliberately damaging America. Chris Christie, whose strategy for the debate was clearly to take out Rubio, repeatedly called attention to the senator’s canned speech and accused him of using memorized sound bits to cover up for his complete lack of executive experience. That strategy worked. The exchange became an instant classic in the history of political smackdowns, especially because, incredibly, a clearly rattled Rubio continued to use his canned speech, repeating his attack on Obama a total of four times over the first half of the debate.
This same response happened so often, I kid you not, that I thought at one point that CBS was simply playing an early Rubio response over and over.
Not only what he was doing obvious, it was just.....sad.
Speaking of obvious and sad CNN is royally pissed off that Ted Cruz accused THEM of reporting that Ben Carson was suspending his campaign:In a statement out Saturday night, CNN responded, "What Senator Cruz said tonight in the debate is categorically false. CNN never corrected its reporting because CNN never had anything to correct. The Cruz campaign's actions the night of the Iowa caucuses had nothing to do with CNN's reporting. The fact that Senator Cruz continues to knowingly mislead the voters about this is astonishing."
Gee a robot who repeats the same thing over and over, a blatant and clumsy liar, a Momma's boy, and a bunch of idiots who cannot find the debate stage.
You know I originally predicted that this debate would suffer by comparison to the Democratic debate, but I think it suffers when compared to pretty much ANY debate.
You know I imagine that SNL would LOVE to parody this debate, but seriously isn't it already kind of a parody of itself?