Caught all but the first 30 minutes.
Have to say, once again Bush made great movement in this debate. Rubio looked much sharper than last debate also and redeemed himself. Trump was on the defensive in a very contention debate including going after his brother about Iraq and even telling the room George W failed since 9/11 happened, even saying that he didn’t listen to the CIA. A little too Jerry Springer than it should have been, was a slugfest at times. I would normally say Trump lost due to his overly aggressive low-blows, but since his style has been accepted it’s hard to know how it impacts him. He was as bombastic as he has ever been.
In my opinion Cruz lost the most, some pundits have disagreed based on the responses I’m hearing, but I just think he didn’t resonate as well. He had his moments of course, but he was more sheepish when facing Trump attacks and took some body blows from Rubio as well after he attacked Rubio on immigration and amnesty. Though Cruz attacking Trump as not being a Conservative was a powerful moment, something most voters should understand if they care about future policy. Kasich and Carson probably going to carry the bottom of race moving forward.
Bush has really found his voice and it’s clear he’s decided he has to get into the mud if he is going to be heard, he and Cruz in particular shared some strong words with Trump. However, when it comes to delivery of message, outside of the obvious bad debate last time, Rubio is the best speaker. He’s sharpest, and today had the most powerful of the closing arguments, including speaking full-out that if he is elected birth will begin at conception among other issues. He is really not backing down from his strong faith. If any of you have to watch one part of this debate, I recommend you catch Rubio’s closing statement and the response it received.
Finally, as far as I am concerned Carson is might be the most Conservative of the lot, neck and neck with Cruz certainly. Most importantly he is by far the most composed and honest of the lot. His understanding of history and Americans Founding Fathers is impressive from the reading I have done about him. If only he was a better orator this would be an entirely different campaign.