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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    11 Nov '15 05:26
    I'll start this off. I'd say Trump and Rubio both had good nights. Bush needed a breakout performance, and and instead did very little, Carson underperformed, Huckabee was a non factor. The others neither helped or hurt themselves.
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    11 Nov '15 06:22 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by bill718
    I'll start this off. I'd say Trump and Rubio both had good nights. Bush needed a breakout performance, and and instead did very little, Carson underperformed, Huckabee was a non factor. The others neither helped or hurt themselves.
    Fox News seemed to think Marco Rubio won the debate with Ted Cruz second, even though Cruz made a mistake by saying the Commerce Department twice when he meant to say the Education Department one of those times. Donald Trump seemed more subdued and was even booed as sexist when he told Carly Fiorina to stop interrupting the other candidates. Otherwise, Trump did fine and Carly seemed to listen and stopped interrupting. They seemed to think John Kasich sounded more like a Democrat. So I suppose that means they think he lost. Ben Carson was not strong in the debate, but probably will not change much in the polls.

    I also watched the earlier debate with the four lower polling candidates. I liked the performance of the Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as the best in that debate.
  3. 11 Nov '15 08:36
    Originally posted by bill718
    I'll start this off. I'd say Trump and Rubio both had good nights. Bush needed a breakout performance, and and instead did very little, Carson underperformed, Huckabee was a non factor. The others neither helped or hurt themselves.
    i can say that the biggest loser of the GOP debat was the american people
  4. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    11 Nov '15 08:55
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    i can say that the biggest loser of the GOP debat was the american people
    I am sure you can. After all, this is American.
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    11 Nov '15 12:33
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I am sure you can. After all, this is American.
    In American politics, you get what you pay for.
  6. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    11 Nov '15 12:55
    I'm sure glad none of them are Europeans... I'd br deeply ashamed.


    Oh. Wait. We've got Boris Johnson and Geert Wilders.

    The world is going to hell.
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    11 Nov '15 17:40
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    In American politics, you get what you pay for.
    Unless you vote for Trump.
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    12 Nov '15 02:36
    Originally posted by bill718
    I'll start this off. I'd say Trump and Rubio both had good nights. Bush needed a breakout performance, and and instead did very little, Carson underperformed, Huckabee was a non factor. The others neither helped or hurt themselves.
    Huckabee was a non factor? Maybe that's because he wasn't there. He had to sit at the childrens' table this time around.
  9. 12 Nov '15 02:48
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    i can say that the biggest loser of the GOP debat was the american people
    Why are you even watching the Republican debates? You are from a Romanian socialist paradise, and I wonder why you even immigrated. You will vote for the Socialist of choice, IMHO so why would you care about the Republican debates?
  10. 12 Nov '15 02:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    I'm sure glad none of them are Europeans... I'd br deeply ashamed.


    Oh. Wait. We've got Boris Johnson and Geert Wilders.

    The world is going to hell.
    You mean there are non Socialists in Europe?
  11. 12 Nov '15 03:41 / 1 edit
    I don't know who won but I can tell ya who lost.

    John Kasich

    http://www.businessinsider.com/john-kasich-debate-2015-11

    Gov. John Kasich of Ohio forcefully staked out his position as a moderate Tuesday night during the fourth Republican debate, but it's not clear the tactic worked to his advantage.

    During the debate, Kasich aggressively took issue with front-runner Donald Trump's plan to deport 11 million immigrants living in the US illegally. And he defended his position that he would bail out banks in the event of a potential financial collapse.

    Though his style helped him garner one of the highest amounts of speaking time, early signals suggest it could diminish his standing with conservative voters.

    Kasich was interrupted by a booing audience after he criticized Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas during the debate over the senator's opposition to potential future bank bailouts.

    "When a bank is going under and people are going to lose their life savings, you don't say you have to deal with philosophical concerns," Kasich said.

    "Philosophy doesn't work when you run something."

    It wasn't just audience members who didn't seem to appreciate Kasich's message: Veteran pollster Frank Luntz said Kasich registered the "lowest score ever" in Luntz's focus group held during the debate:




    Some analysts said that though Kasich established himself as a strong defender of moderate Republican values, he may have damaged himself with conservative voters, who tend to drive the conversation during the primary.

    "Kasich tried to take control of the debate by grabbing the mic from the outset," Robert O'Brien, a former adviser to Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, told Business Insider in an email. "He aggressively positioned himself as the moderate in the field. The problem for him is that the GOP primary voters skew conservative."

    Others put Kasich's performance more bluntly.
  12. 12 Nov '15 04:10
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naPLl38NKXg

    For those who can stomach the death of the political career of one John Kasich
  13. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    12 Nov '15 08:13
    Originally posted by normbenign
    You mean there are non Socialists in Europe?
    Hitler and Stalin murdered most of them.
  14. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    12 Nov '15 08:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naPLl38NKXg

    For those who can stomach the death of the political career of one John Kasich
    Democrats would surely rejoice if that is true; Kasich would be a most dangerous candidate in the 2016 Presidential race. In 2014, he won re-election in the critical swing state of Ohio by almost 2 to 1.
  15. 12 Nov '15 23:34
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Democrats would surely rejoice if that is true; Kasich would be a most dangerous candidate in the 2016 Presidential race. In 2014, he won re-election in the critical swing state of Ohio by almost 2 to 1.
    Trouble is he'd have to win 49 other States or at least compete in them.