ROFL, about 17 minute mark. Trump gets Kasich goat so well, then winks at Carson. Kasich goes into big defensive mode about his time at Lehman Bros, which the govt let tank while bailing out other firms.
candidate among those I've seen in the news and from either party. I don't know if he can lead, however, and I think some of his plans could never get off the ground given today's congressional makeup. Carson comes across as the decent and respectful of all candidates so far and I think we need that now more than anything else. His perception of how much we've become divided is a correct one, and that division has been done deliberately in an attempt to compete for and secure votes. If nothing else, I'd like to see a non career politician either win or come perilously close to doing so in order to wake both of these parties up and know that this leap frog game from one to the other isn't guaranteed to last.
We had some fun in Maryland yesterday with the Blimp and Huckabee then had some fun with it in the debate. Blimp was knocking out power in places by dragging it's tether across power lines, shorting across them. Wet day, but if that happened out West it could also have started some forest fires from the sparks falling on dry tinder.
Mike Huckabee on Wednesday found the “perfect” analogy to big government run amok in the runaway military blimp.
“It’s a perfect example of government,” the former Arkansas governor said of the unmanned blimp during Wednesday night's debate. The blimp broke loose from its ground tether at a military base in Maryland before deflating and landing in central Pennsylvania.
“What we had was something that government made,” Huckabee said. “Basically a bag of gas that cuts loose, destroys everything in its path, leaves thousands of people powerless. But they couldn’t get rid of it because we had too much money invested in it. So we had to keep it.”
“That is our government,” Huckabee said. “We saw it in the blimp.”
This comment got the biggest positive crowd reaction and set the tone for the rest of the debate.
“The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” replied Ted Cruz in response to a “gotcha” question by John Harwood. “Everyone home tonight knows that the moderators have no intention of voting in a Republican primary.”
“This is not a cage match. And you look at the questions — Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson, can you do math? John Kasich, will you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen? How about talking about the substantive issues,” said Cruz while the audience responded with rousing applause.
“The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense, than every participant in the Democratic debate. That debate reflected a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.”
Cruz went on to chastise the media team for the “softball” questions lobbed at the Democratic candidates during their own debate.
"Howard Kurtz of FOX News termed the CNBC performance “an absolute train wreck. Many of the moderators’ questions seemed to be snide, hostile, condescending, borderline insulting.”
Once exposed for their bias, the media never recovered. In the end it was a disastrous evening for the press and a surprisingly unified victory for the candidates, all of whom demonstrated a deep sense of conviction for their country."