Sunday, February 7, 2016
Take-aways from the debate:
Bush surprisingly won the night. Trump was close behind.
Christie wants to be Trump but he came off like a nasty chump.
Marco's well-memorized repetitious aphorism had the stink of Romney's old political team. Still, his answers on his murky immigration history set aside my reservations on that issue and did well in spite of a couple of good zingers from Chumlie. He has charism, he's likable, he's zealous and has a shtick.
Ben Carson is affable and smart, would be a good vp choice.
I cannot seem to generate any likability towards Cruz no matter how much I try. I hear an angry banshee every time he opens his mouth. The content is good but his delivery is awful. He could beat Hillary but Bernie the hippie would defeat him by a landslide.
Take Cruz's answer on waterboarding. He hesitated, squirmed but did finally explain that squirting water on a terrorist to save lives of thousands does not legally meet the definition of torture. Content was good but delivery did not have the confidence or courage of his own convictions. He was hesitant, squirmy, almost wimpy. The content was Popeye but took on the appearance of Olive Oil.
Voters horrified by eight years of Barack Hussein would be attracted to Donald Trump's answer. I'd bring back waterboarding and worse than waterboarding.
If we want to torture terrorists, we should force them to read Mark Shea's political and theological analyses, but I digress.