Winners and Losers from the CNN Debate

Winners and Losers from the CNN Debate

Republican presidential candidate, businesswoman Carly Fiorina stands during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Republican presidential candidate, businesswoman Carly Fiorina stands during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Chris Cillizza, THE WASHINGTON POST

 

 
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (The Washington Post) — Fifteen Republican candidates spent the better part of five (!) hours — more on that later — debating at the Ronald Reagan presidential library on Wednesday night. I watched the entire marathon live and jotted down some of the bests and worsts of the night.

Before you ask, no, I didn’t put Donald Trump in either the “winner” or “loser” category. I thought he was shockingly light on the specifics of what he would do as president and issued a series of seemingly unnecessary ad hominem attacks against his rivals. His answers on Syria and vaccines were just plain bad. But I am not sure any of that matters to the people who have rallied to his cause.

So…

 

Winners

* Carly Fiorina: The former HP executive won the so-called “kiddie-table” debate last month. She stepped up to the big stage on Wednesday night and won this debate too.

 

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