Who won? Who lost?
The media are preoccupied with figuring out the winners and losers from the GOP debate last week. Seraphic Secret came away with some impressions that we’d like to share with our readers.
Too many of Jake Tapper’s questions were designed to draw blood between Trump and the other candidates. This is the stuff of high-school feuds. Hey, did you hear what Donald said about you?
Really, who cares?
Islamic State controls territory larger than the UK, Iran has just been given a free pass by the Democrat party, Obamacare is a cancer that is spreading — and we’re supposed to worry about Trump’s vulgar comments?
On the other hand, Tapper is an improvement over Democrat operative Candice Crowley.
Hugh Hewitt’s questions about foreign policy were excellent, and the responses he elicited told us a great deal about the various candidates. I wish that Hewitt had been given the chance to ask more questions. He is masterful.
Seraphic Secret blogged about Carly Fiorina on August 19. We commented on her amazing rhetorical skills and picked her out as the dark horse who would break from the pack. So we were not the least bit surprised when she absolutely killed it on the debate stage. Unlike so many other politicians, Carly understands that less is more. When asked about Trump’s nasty comment about her face, Carly said that all American women understood what Trump was saying. She crushed The Donald, and he knew it.
Marco Rubio is, without question, the most nimble and talented politician I have ever seen. He has thought through the big issues and knows where he stands. He is a principled conservative with a genuine working-class background that sets him apart from the elites in a away that is positively Lincolnesque.
A Rubio/Fiorina (or vice-versa) ticket would put the fear of God into the Democrats. Those two would slice and dice Hillary, Sanders and Biden.
That ticket, we believe, would win a national election.