Winners and Losers from the Fox Business Debate
Another one down, and this one thankfully, mercifully even, well done by the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal, and the moderators. There was substance, there was contrast, and there was something to talk about that didn’t involve how atrocious those in charge were. Neil Cavuto in particular knew the line between tough question and outright attack. None of the candidates can say | Read More »
The 9 PM Debate Memorial Open Thread (with links to streaming sites).
This is going to be an interesting one: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, , Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, , , and Donald Trump all must be feeling that’s it’s getting to be crunch time at this point. The election is less than a year away, and the first primaries are starting to loom. Tonight may very well winnow the pool down to five or six candidates. | Read More »
Quick take on the undercard debate.
Very quick: Chris Christie is auditioning for the VP spot. He also constantly went back to whaling at the Democrats at every opportunity. Mike Huckabee was very… folksy. The closing statement was a little… interesting. Bobby Jindal more or less was going after Christie. Might work, might not. Jindal certainly knows his stuff. Rick Santorum yells a lot. Fox Business Network actually asked smart questions, and when | Read More »
The 7 PM Undercard Debate Memorial Open Thread (with links to streaming sites).
This one should be rather interesting in its own right, given that it has Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum in it – and I imagine that Jindal and Christie at least will enjoy talking economics and fiscal policy. Unlike the dumpster fire that was the CNBC debate, Fox Business Network is actually trying to have as many people as possible see | Read More »
When Will Trump Cancel His Saturday Night Live Appearance
Now that the Republican National Committee has canceled plans to partner with NBC News for a Feb. 26 debate of GOP presidential candidates because of the “bad faith” performance by CNBC’s so-called moderators during the October 28 debate, when will Donald Trump do the right thing and cancel his scheduled hosting of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on November 7? After all, Trump and NBC have | Read More »
Hillary Clinton believes “Big Government” is defunding the slaughter of children. #DemDebate
In an interesting exchange, Hillary Clinton said that Republicans are against big government except in the case of going after Planned Parenthood. Let’s take a brief moment and break down that claim, shall we? What are Republicans* going after Planned Parenthood for? The killing of children and the sale of their body parts. This selling of body parts is documented by the Center for Medical | Read More »
Why no progressive inquisitors at the Democratic debate?
Via @AdamBaldwin is this tweet by Joan Walsh… and it has a question that has some veritable teeth to it. No, really. This is a great question, and I wish that I had thought of it first:
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The Democratic Desultory Debate Disaster reminds us that Elections Have Consequences.
The current Democratic debate structure tells you a lot about how bad things are for Democrats on the state and Congressional level right now.
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CNN grimly holding a debate chair warm for Joe Biden.
Joe Biden can join that debate any time he likes, says CNN. Any. Time. He. Likes.
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My scorecard for this debate.
This was subjective, and it’s kind of unfair, because it’s taking face time into account. Eleven candidates means some people get less face time. And not everybody’s good at making you get that time. Also note that this has nothing to do with who is winning; just how I reacted to the debaters themselves. Bush: C Uneven performance. Carson: C- Kind of restrained. Christie: C+ | Read More »
Here at the Redstate Gathering, we’re going to be hearing from most of the Republican Presidential candidates. As they all arrive, the debate is going to be what’s on their minds, and on the minds of their campaign staffers. Whether they did well or not, what they do here will try to build on or recover from the debates, because debates matter.
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The Debate will be tonight. If you’re in Atlanta, sign up to watch it with us!
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A Good Thing Messed Up By Pollsters
I support having the top ten Republicans on the main debate stage. I think if you put all of them on the stage — the 16 to 2000 declared candidates — you learn nothing and accomplish nothing. Fox News (one of my employers) and the RNC deciding to use a polling average and put the top ten in the main event is not a bad | Read More »
Studies Show: Conservatives are More Tolerant Than Liberals
We are often told, usually by liberals, that liberals are exceedingly tolerant. “Tolerance” is one of their buzzwords but, in practice, that can be awfully hard to see. While they are exceedingly tolerant of their own viewpoints, they tend to get a little upset when confronted by opinions which differ from their own. We were reminded of this recently when conservative feminist Christina Hoff Sommers | Read More »