Above is the subject debate. I don’t have cable. Therefore, I generally watch the show later on the Internet. For the most part, this was a good debate. I just had two significant disappointments.
- Some of the candidates dodged questions. Generally, they did so by answering the question they wished the moderator had asked.
- Some of the candidates attacked other candidates with misleading nonsense.
Since I don’t have the time, I not going to try to go over the entire debate. I think it enough to watch the debate and fact check charges some of the candidates made, Senator Marco Rubio’s charges in particular. Some of his charges are true, and some of them just ain’t so.
The one exchange I would like to comment upon involved Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz. To continue the spat between Trump and Cruz, the Fox News moderator (1 hour, 4 minutes into the debate) asked Cruz a question about New York values. With some amusement, Cruz answered the question. Trump’s response was a bit over the top. This link shows why => Trump in 1999: ‘I am Very Pro-Choice’.
Note that I am a supporter of Senator Ted Cruz. However, Donald Trump has surprised me. Overall, I think that overall Donald Trump has been a valuable addition to the presidential race, and I suspect he is now more Conservative than he was in 1999. I just wish he would fess up and admit his one-time Liberal leanings and counter-punch a bit more carefully. Emotional counter-attacks and questioning Cruz’s right to right for president is sort of nonsense Liberal Democrats do. When he does such things, he just undermines his credibility. Then we have to wonder: “why is he running as a Republican?”