All the Republicans came out to play hard tonight but Senator Marco Rubio and Governor John Kasich clearly won—but for two different reasons. Rubio weathered very tough attacks with facts, passion and style.~John Zogby
Marco Rubio knocked just about every question he faced at the third Republican presidential debate out of the park, whether it was from the CNBC moderators or from one of his rivals. The Florida senator registered a clean counterpunch against Jeb Bush, one of his top competitors, and he lambasted one of conservatives’ favorite punching bags, the mainstream media.
All the while, Rubio successfully deflected some of the most common criticisms he’s encountered on the campaign trail: namely, his sparse congressional attendance record and the handling of his personal finances. And the audience took notice, often responding with resounding applause or even laughter.~Adam Wollner-I had a lot of competing TV choices tonight. The World Series with my Kansas City Royals was on, my kids and I always watch Survivor, and then for this political junkie, I had to watch the GOP Debate.
-To be honest, the main reason I was excited to watch, was to see my guy Rubio do well, and he never disappoints.
-CNBC showed their true colors in how they ran the debate, the moderators were condescending, extremely biased and didn't control the debate well at all. They tried to pit the Republicans against one another, but it backfired. It seemed to unite the Republicans and enabled Rubio and others to shine in light of it.
Rubio won tonight with wit, good humor, great one liners and substance.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) October 29, 2015
Rubio had some amazing moments tonight, and there are quite a few video clips that show just how well he knocked it out of the park.
1) The truth about candidates missing votes while running for president! The above clip shows exactly what Zogby was talking about, Rubio responded to the moderator and to Jeb with "facts, passion and style".
-Jeb blew it when he tried to pile on, Rubio mopped the floor with him, and this might be the final nail in Jeb's coffin.
2) The truth about Rubio's tax plan! John Harwood proved he was an idiot by using incorrect information about Rubio's tax plan, that he HIMSELF had to correct 2 weeks ago, wow!! Below is the correction:
The best quotes of the night from Rubio:CORRECTING earlier tweet: Tax Foundation says Rubio benefits lowest 10% proportionally more (55.9) than top 1% (27.9%). Avg for all: 17.8%.— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 14, 2015
The democrats have the ultimate Super PAC- it's called the main stream media.The best quotes from others:
The more you tax something, the less of it you get.
We have 11 good candidates on this stage, the Democrats can't even come up with ONE.
I'm against anything bad for my mother.
The questions asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match.~Ted CruzSome great articles about the debate:
Do you want me to answer or do you want to answer? Because I got to tell you the truth, even in New Jersey what you’re doing is called rude.~Chris Christie
Folks, we’ve got to wake up. We cannot elect somebody that doesn’t know how to do the job.~John Kasich
I may not be your dream candidate, just yet, but I can assure you: I am Hillary Clinton’s worse nightmare.~Carly Fiorina
-The 15 most explosive moments of the GOP debateIn Conclusion, Bill Kristol sums up the debate and the World Series game in one short tweet:
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Best performances of night: Rubio, Cruz, Christie, Cueto. Worst: Jeb! ; Mets hitters.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 29, 2015