This is actually what I tuned in to see, but it was a bit more restrained. Pity. ;)
For those of you who are vaguely interested in politics, but not enough so to actually watch 2 hours of their regularly televised sit-com, I offer this debate recap: Mark O. Rubio seemed cool and above the fray, Dr. Ben Carson, always the polite gentleman, showed....umm....good posture, The Donald seemed to have ratcheted down his mouth a couple of notches, Chris Christie was once again the 8-to-5 working guy's guy, Mike Huckleberry showed he was still the best orator, Ted Cruz had a memorable line, John Kasich seemed to be desperately struggling to keep his head above water, Carly Fiorina was chomping at the bit for a cat fight with Hillary C, and Jeb Bush and Rand Paul rode off into the sunset (they just don't know it yet).
And the CNBC moderators were assholes. What the hell was wrong with those folks? Every question they asked was little more than "have you stopped beating your wife?"
For the life of me I can't understand why Dr. Carson is now the front-runner. Is he smart? Yes, he's brilliant. Does he act like an adult when the opportunity is there for a sleazy attack? Yes, he's a class guy. But IMHO his demeanor is more that of a statistical actuary than a leader.
I expect my leaders to be able to inspire, to work a crowd up into a force for action. Such as....
"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall NEVER surrender." Winston Churchill
or "Mr. Gorbachev, TEAR...DOWN...THIS...WALL!" Ronald Reagan
or "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." FDR
Dr. Carson has a soft-spoken demeanor that is [to me] reminiscent of Jimmah Carter, and we all know how THAT turned out! (He was absolutely run over by the scum-bag Washington professional politicians.)
Several of the candidates (Mike Huckabee and Chris Christie) seemed almost like they were "Democrat Lite" when they spoke of entitlements. "Workers have BOUGHT their 'entitlements', they were not just given to them." Gov. Christie even slapped us with the truth: The money we put into our Social Security Trust Fund is GONE. Over the past 50 years our "leaders" have STOLEN it. We're not EVER going to see it again. Fact!
And Christie wants to jail the crooked bankers who almost imploded the world back in '08. YES!
There was almost unanimity over how unhealthy our income inequality is. This from Republicans? Whoa!
Poor Jeb. If you're a Jeb Bush fan, I'm sorry, but it's over for him. The Bush dynasty has obviously ended with Dubyah. Give Jeb a nice dinner and a gold watch and retire him. Now.
Even Ted Cruz got a well-deserved round of applause from the audience when he called out the moderators for being unfair beyond belief.
And Donald Trump. *sigh* I think he'll lumber along for a while longer as a legitimate contender, but voters seem to be getting a
little lot more serious about the issues, and The Donald hasn't really told us much yet about how he's going to do what he's promised. I'm not sure if he can.
My chuckle moment was when Trump skewered PAC's as the scourge of politics. Ha! So true! But as he was the only one there not accepting PAC money, he was a lonely voice of one. Touche Donald!
I think Mark O. will get a bounce from this debate. Something about him, though, troubles me. I'm just not sure exactly what. I'm sure if there's anything there it will surface in time.
There you have it....my opinion, which ranks right up there with a big bowl of cold oatmeal. ;)