The CNN GOP Debate: As Seen on Twitter
Tonight, we saw the last GOP debate of 2015. As always, the politicos and pundits tweeted their way through.
As the candidates came out, viewers were listening to see who got the most applause.
— Kelly Maher (@okmaher) December 16, 2015
Ben Carson called for a (very brief) moment of silence for the victims of San Bernardino, to mixed reviews.
Good on @RealBenCarson for taking a moment of silence for San Bernardino. And fantastic medical analogy in the intro!
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) December 16, 2015
Carson … moment of silence .. moral exhibitionism.
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) December 16, 2015
Please join me for a moment of—ok we’re done!
— Milo Yiannopoulos (@Nero) December 16, 2015
With candidates going after Rubio, it appeared he was seen as the one to beat.
They're not attacking Trump. They're attacking Rubio. He's the real threat. #GOPDebate
— Matthew Continetti (@continetti) December 16, 2015
Candidates treating Rubio as frontrunner. Trump is a bystander.
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) December 16, 2015
Pundits couldn’t help being snarky.
— Debra J. Saunders (@debrajsaunders) December 16, 2015
Kasich closing statement: “Nice little swing state you’ve got there. It would be a shame if something happened to it."
— Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) December 16, 2015
Shorter Cruz: "You'll need to use all three legs of the nuclear triad to get me to answer this question about attacking Trump."
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) December 16, 2015
If Trump proposed switching ISIS's internet account to Comcast it would make more sense and be more effective than his actual plan.
— sigh hersh (@Ugarles) December 16, 2015
How’d they do? Who won?
Jeb's best debate yet.
— Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) December 16, 2015
Very good night for christie
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) December 16, 2015
Debate grades: Rubio A Cruz A Jeb A- Christie B+ Trump B Paul B Carly B- Carson C- Kasich D
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) December 16, 2015
Winners: Christie, Cruz Static: Rubio, Bush, Paul, Fiorina Losers: Kasich, Carson Trump: Trump
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) December 16, 2015
Thought Cruz, Christie & Rubio were the winners. Which would make a great debate, too. Just those three.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) December 16, 2015
Here’s my scorecard tonight (scale of 1 to 5, 5 being best). pic.twitter.com/VYC5ISFCji
— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) December 16, 2015
Rest up, politicos. We’re not done yet!
Good finish to 2015 #GOPDebate schedule. Look forward to more in 2016.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) December 16, 2015
At least one person has a suggestion for improving the next debate.
These debates would be better if, when a candidate gave a really pathetic answer, a trapdoor opened & he disappeared. E.g., Kasich now.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 16, 2015