I just watched the GOP debate which took place in Charleston, South Carolina and aired on CBS. Here are my observations.
John Kasich - The Ohio Governor called for an end to negative attacks and campaign ads. When Jeb Bush took Kasich to task for expanding Medicaid he said he didn't want to fight. If Kasich couldn't handle Jeb then how is he going to handle the jihadis? Kasich twice invoked The Lord in his closing statements. At this point, it will take an Act of God to continue his campaign beyond next Saturday.
Jeb Bush - I'll give him this much. He isn't afraid to take on Donald Trump. The bad news is that he still comes out on the short end more often than not. It's not that Bush isn't right, but Trump is so domineering that his points get drowned out. Jeb said he wanted to channel his inner Chris Christie. But Christie is now out of the race. Jeb might have a steady hand, but he has a quivering voice. Curiously, unlike previous debates, he completely avoided Marco Rubio and went after John Kasich instead. Does he think that Rubio's campaign is finished?