20:01 – 10 candidates, many of whom nobody even knows, and not a single woman managed to squeeze in.
20:03 – the very first question was designed to give protagonism to Trump. Cute.
20:08 – to make Trump even more attractive, the host gives the floor to some obscure and hopeless doctor who can utter nothing but platitudes.
20:09 – pretty boy Rubio just conceded that Hillary Clinton is better qualified than any Republican candidate and proceeded to make weird noises about Amazon.
20:12 – Bush is trying hard not to look sleepy and not succeeding. A candidate who has to repeat “I’m my own man” so many times, brings to mind the lady who protests too much.
20:14 – once again, the hosts seem to work in unison with Trump. Did he bribe them? This looks rehearsed.
20:15 – Ted Cruz makes lizard – like head moves again. This guy is such a creep.
20:17 – Christie said he’s proud of his state’s horrible economy.
20:18 – Walker wriggled and avoided answering a question. What a coward.
20:19 – Huckabee is as crazy as usual. I wonder if these weirdos even realize how ridiculous the obsession of 10 men with abortion, an issue they are not equipped to understand in the physiological level, is.
20:21 – Rand Paul is the funniest. He just called himself “a leading voice” on something.
20:22 – some guy I’ve never seen is actually saying something reasonable.
Fox News is doing a great job. The questions are polemical and strong. Everything is well-organized.
20:26 – the hosts give Trump a chance to talk to Bush directly. They seem to want him to insult Bush. Trump didn’t bite.
20:29 – I haven’t actually seen Trump speak for years. And now that I see him at the debate, it’s obvious to me that he’s unwell. I don’t mean that as an insult. He gets very agitated by the end of each statement. And he’s not in full control of it. What we thought was a political position, turned out to be an illness.
And now Trump is the subject of the debate.
20:34 – somebody with the last name of Rubio really shouldn’t be dumping on immigrants.
20:36 – Walker flim-flams again. Is it like his thing these days?
20:37 – Ted Cruz declares support for a really horrifying and ridiculous law that I never even heard about.
20:39 – Rand Paul is yelling like he’s possessed. Christie openly says he’s being ridiculous. And he’s right. Rand Paul looks sulky and tantrumy. Does anybody even support this guy?
20:42 – Ted Cruz wants to defeat ISIS with the words “radical Islam.” I guess “abracadabra” has lost its potency as a magic word.
20:44 – Bush managed to squeeze out that the Iraq war was a mistake. It only took him 30 tries to arrive at a position on the issue.
20:46 – Walker reminds me so much of Putin. The same gestures, the same quiet, uninflected voice, the same incapacity to answer a direct question, the same lack of charisma. And, of course, the same war on women and unions.
20:48 – it’s funny how now everybody is “I’m against the war with Iraq! I was always against!” Why did we go to the stupid war if nobody supported it?
20:49 – Trump made a funny jab at Rand Paul.
20:51 – Walker said Hillary messes up everything she touches. It’s funny to hear him, of all people, to accuse people of messing things up.
20:55 – everybody is saying something weird and incomprehensible about the Common Core. What I found endlessly fascinating is how these candidates compete in expressing hatred of the federal government while auditioning for the job of said federal government’s leader.
21:01 – they are do terrified of Hillary. It’s pleasing to observe. For now, she has it made, so I understand their fear.
21:03 – the Ben Carson fellow talks about useful idiots, illustrating the power of projection.
21:06 – Walker’s plan for the economy is to sink a packet into repealing Obamacare? Lordy.
Ok, the rest has got to go under the fold.
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