I spent Republican debate night with Sean Hannity on Fox News. My first reactions (made while the debate was still in progress) can be found below. Trump, Carly, Carson, Bush, Walker, Christie, Cruz, Rand, Rubio, Kasich and even Lindsey Graham - I think we pretty much covered it all.
As far as Carly Fiorina "winning" the debate, that may be true - in debate terms. Whether it translates into any significant poll movement in Iowa and New Hampshire, I'm more doubtful.
You can't have 14 people muddling along in single digits and still funding campaign offices and soft focus ads. Scott Walker, who's slumped from first to tenth place in Iowa, was most in need of a strong performance, and he didn't have one, getting less air time than nine of the other candidates and not performing strongly enough in the few moments he did get.
Here's part of my initial take:
And here's another part:
On Thursday I'll be starting the day with Brian Kilmeade on radio and Stuart Varney on TV. Later, I'll check in with Neil Cavuto and Dana Loesch. Full details at right.
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