Thanks again to those of you who followed us at #SpectacleDebate this evening. Here is my post-mortem for this evening's main debate.
Rand Paul - Donald Trump said Paul had no business being on the stage. As much as I hate to agree, he's right.
Mike Huckabee - Was largely neglected during the debate, but when he spoke he acquitted himself well on Iran and Kim Davis. However, he simply lacks the broad support necessary to be the GOP nominee.
Marco Rubio - Very strong performance. He knows his stuff, is a beacon of sobriety who is not intimidated by Donald Trump. Don't count him out.
Ted Cruz - Like Huckabee, he was largely overlooked but spoke well when called upon. He said he regretted his support for John Roberts but he nor any other President can guarantee how a Supreme Court justice on any given case. There's no guarantee Edith Jones and Mike Luttig wouldn't have disappointed Cruz if they had been appointed to the SC. As with Huckabee, Cruz cannot appeal beyond conservatives and is too timid where it concerns Trump.