Thursday, September 17, 2015
Carly Fiorina was the...
Donald Trump and Ben Carson showed themselves to be empty suits last night, but the big question is: Will it even matter? (How Carson even got on that stage is a mystery to me. Well, not really: Republicans love black conservatives. But could anyone really see him in the White House?)
Rand Paul and Chris Christie also did well, I thought, but probably not enough to save their dying campaigns.
As for the rest of them, I doubt if anyone moved the needle. Bush came across as a weak version of his dad and brother -- it's really hard to believe he will get the nomination. Cruz is smarmy, and Huckabee, Rubio, Walker and Kasich were just plain invisible.
Bottom line: Fiorina's poll numbers should improve, while the Donald's rapid ascent may finally slow down a little. But that's about it.