Donald Trump is still the leader of the Republican presidential pack, but his position at the top looks to be in peril thanks to the rise of rival Carly Fiorina.
Walker’s campaign, meanwhile, is assessing how to recharge before it’s too late.
Osama bin Laden eventually did hear from America, of course – when he was found and killed in Pakistan by American forces in 2011, during the first term of President Barack Obama.
Other candidates tried to elbow their way into more air time by talking over each other or asking moderators for a chance at rebuttal.
Now, traditionally, GOP voters do buckle down after the summer. Obviously, you want to do well and they’re relevant because they’re deciding who gets on the stage.
For some reason – maybe it was my last name – I was able to score three second-row seats at the Reagan Library for the two debates. I hope she does well.
Tapper, who moderated the debate, laughed at the comment. That included Trump, whom she likes “just because he’s not beholden to anybody”. Her answers were crisp. She told a very affecting story about her stepdaughter’s death from drug abuse.
Fiorina also more than held her own on foreign policy, a central theme of the debate, with specifics regarding such things as the Iran nuclear deal and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. We haven’t seen any post of any polls yet.
The ratings power of Donald Trump apparently is transferable.
Where Trump did falter, he said, was when questions focused on his ideas. Perhaps a preplanned joke, but, do you think he helped himself in the debate? I don’t think it helps to change our history.
“I in no way am willing to get into bed with special interest groups or lick the boots of billionaires”, Carson said. That’s true. It’s almost as if he was questioning Jeb Bush’s manhood. His emoji faces were the clear victor of the night.
“They didn’t offer many solutions to the many problems they gleefully identified”. Who emerged victorious last night and who fell flat?
Spencer said the early debates are meant to influence the caucus and primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
GWEN IFILL: The attention turns now to the Democrats.
It was a long night of politics and entertainment.
Although crowded, the debate wasn’t all tough talk. But then at 10:30, he tweeted that he was giving up on the debate-a-thon and going to bed, that he’d had enough.
I wonder how much people will care about her past record as a CEO.
Bush said Trump needed to apologise for bringing his wife, a US citizen born in Mexico, into a political debate.