Debate Tonight

Even though the RNC told us it would cut back on debates this presidential cycle, they keep rolling on. No one know if they matter or if they only serve to batter our candidates and provide ammunition for the Democrat opponent. I believe the latter.

So we’ll have another one tonight on ABC.

There have been interesting developments since the last one, which, incidentally, Fox News crowed about but which was down 50% from their first one.

Donald Trump will be there tonight, and he should have ample ammunition with which to attack his rivals. Cruz should get hit big time for his underhanded dirty tricks at the precincts. Perhaps both Trump and Dr. Carson will get mileage out of it.

Cruz will probably say he didn’t know anything about it. The gullible will believe that. Of course he knew! He probably planned it as he is not a stupid man. Plus, he had to win Iowa or he would erode his support.

Rubio will come in for some beatings, too. Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, who helped him get elected to his Florida senatorial seat, has publicly flayed him. She told World Net Daily: “Once he got elected, he betrayed us all. He said he was against amnesty and against the establishment. And once he got in, right away, he became an agent of the establishment. And now, of course, he’s big for amnesty and letting all the illegal immigrants in. He betrayed us a number of times on that issue.”

Schlafly said she was startled at the magnitude of Rubio’s “betrayal” on amnesty.

“It was so public.”

Rand Paul has unloaded on him and Rick Santorum, who bowed out of the race has endorsed him. However, he didn’t do the Florida senator any good by appearing twice on TV unable to list a single accomplishment Rubio has had in the Senate.

I might question Cruz on the same topic.

Sorry, Mario, but like Schlafly, many of us don’t have selective amnesia.

Chris Christie has gone a bridge too far with his latest remarks, threatening New Hampshire. The Washington Times reports: “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a stark warning here Friday, telling New Hampshire voters that their beloved first-in-the-nation primary status will be in jeopardy if they make the wrong choices in Tuesday’s contest.

“Mr. Christie has invested more time in New Hampshire than most of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, but he is running near the back of the pack in polls — stoking speculation that his campaign would be derailed by a poor showing here.

“’I will tell you this, if you reward people who don’t spend time here, no one is going to spend any time here, and the first-in-the-nation primary could be at risk,’ Mr. Christie said. ‘I am telling you right now.'”

Is he making them an offer they can’t refuse? I doubt that will go over well.

Jeb Bush has faded in the debates when Donald Trump was present. He’s recently been reduced to dragging his 90 year old mama on the campaign trail. He’s also been using brother W in his efforts. Probably a mistake, as that just reinforces the public’s problem with dynastic government.

Reports say Trump has been preparing for this debate more than the others. That could be a good or bad thing. He needs to let his inner Trump prevail as that is what people most respond to.

I ignore Kasich and Fiorina, who just never caught on. They will probably equip themselves well, unless Kasich brings up his populist post man padre topic.

We’ll see.

For all of us the best thing is to watch the debate ourselves and turn off all the commentary. Not a one of them knows the outcome and each one has a candidate to promote. It’s just a big waste of time.

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