I have just finished live tweeting the CNBC GOP Debate in Boulder, Colorado. Here is my post-mortem.
Before I begin with the candidates let me say that the triumvirate of John Harwood, Carlos Quintanilla and Becky Quick was absolutely awful. They could barely conceal their contempt for the Republican candidates on stage. They might as well have wearing Hillary buttons.
Say what you will about FOX and CNN's debate coverage. They are both leagues ahead of CNBC.
John Kasich - He doesn't do angry well. His criticisms of Trump and Carson fell flat. Again, he doesn't make such an impact when he's debating outside of Ohio.
Mike Huckabee - He spoke well when called upon and displayed his usual humor. His talk about preventative medicine was interesting as well. But I don't think he'll stop social conservatives from seeking out Carson just yet.
Jeb Bush - Aside from his fantasy football record, he had little to brag about. He came off like a scolding school teacher when he criticized Marco Rubio's Senate attendance record.