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Fox Business Channel GOP Undercard Debate Post-Mortem

I have just finished live tweeting the GOP undercard debate which aired on FOX Business Channel and here is my post-mortem.

Rick Santorum – When the former Pennsylvania GOP Senator wasn’t partying like it was 1995, he was shouting in the microphone likely causing permanent hearing damage to some poor tech guy. 

Mike Huckabee – The former Arkansas governor was his usual affable self and had a very good line about Congress reforming the VA if Congress were to have VA health care. He also drew laughter when he said that he heard Fed Chairman Janet Yellen’s name he thought of his wife Janet because she does a lot of yellin’. Huckabee called for Yellen, not his wife, to be replaced as Fed Chairman. Despite this I suspect Huckabee might be permanently consigned to the second-tier.

Chris Christie – If Christie is angry about being demoted to the undercard he channeled that energy positively and won this debate hands down with his pledges to have the backs of law enforcement and the military while making Hillary Clinton the focus of his derision rather than the other candidates on stage despite Bobby Jindal’s best (or worst) efforts. The only question now is can he get back to the big stage?

Bobby Jindal – He tried to pick fights with Chris Christie throughout the night and ended up looking petty and small in his efforts. At one point, Jindal said he would give Christie a participation ribbon and a juice box. At least Christie has actually been on the big stage. 

I’ll be back to assess the main debate in a couple of hours. 

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