After a day of listening to some very good commentary about the Fox Debate from this one and that one on social media, etc.; I finally had a chance to sit down and listen to the debate “cover to cover.”
The following, in no real order, are my thoughts on what I considered are important points and some color commentary where I felt the need.
First of all, there is no way for me to give any single individual the “win.” I liked some of the comments from all of them, but for my money, only a few really shined.
Before I get into the candidates though, I need to briefly discuss the panel. I definitely understand having Megyn Kelly on the panel; like her or not, she is an extraordinarily intelligent and gifted individual; and Brett Baier is also a good fit; but Chris Wallace...?! I think there are lots of better, fair minded choices. Anyway, here’s hoping the next such debate will have some people like Greg Gutfeld, Jeanine Pirro, and David DiCrescenzo on the panel.
Okay, onto the candidates and responses:
1. The opener was intended to discredit Donald Trump, (DT), which failed since he restated his strong case very clearly. As he said, loosely paraphrased, we need a WALL to keep Mexico’s trash out, and the reply by Marco Rubio, (MR) included the word “FENCE” which is hardly the same thing as a wall.
2. While I enjoyed the back and forth by Chris Christie, (CC) and Rand Paul, (RP) concerning terrorism and the NSA collecting data, I would have asked CC if he has reconsidered his position on naming a muslim to the highest court in New Jersey. When RP brought up the hug with potus, CC went on the defensive. I did get the sense that they don’t like each other.
3. When Ted Cruz, (TC) chimed in on this, he crushed it, as did most where it concerns dealing with our enemies.
4. Jeb Bush, (JB) was very wishy/washy concerning how potus handled the isis takeover of Iraq and our part in it. I did like the comment by Ben Carson, (BC) concerning “enhanced interrogation;” basically saying it is none of anyone’s business how we extract information. Spot on.
5. JB on jobs….blah, blah, blah. When confronted with not meeting his expectations for jobs, Scott Walker, (SW) concurred stating basically he was aiming for the stars and delivered the moon, (i.e., things were still much better than when he started). I agree.Add a comment