So here is my summary of the now just completed GOP debate in Cleveland which aired this evening on Fox News.
John Kasich - Hometown favorite. I'm not sure if his defense of Medicaid expansion will go over well outside Ohio. He could have also done without kissing up to Trump. But good answer on the gay marriage question.
Rand Paul - He went after both Trump and Christie and paid the price for it. Although I agree with him that neither guns nor marriages should be registered in DC.
Ted Cruz - Didn't get called on much but put in a solid, competent performance. Praised Egyptian President al-Sisi for his courage and said we should move our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Mike Huckabee - Got some laughs from the audience especially the zinger about Hillary which everyone thought would be about Trump. But otherwise he didn't make much of a contribution to the debate.
Jeb Bush - Handled himself well on stage. Answered tough questions on illegal immigration, Common Core and abortion as well as his brief interaction with Donald Trump with ease.