Lol. The questions were generally such a gift the candidates could hardly contain their delight.
My impression of the main debate (watched via a very good quality Fox live stream):
Cruz - Over-rehearsed high school drama performance, but should have rehearsed his "departments to cut" speech a bit better (doing "a Perry").
Kasich - Plenty of ideas and conviction, but came over as a bit too hectoring and annoying.
Fiorina - I never really got past her constant mic popping (stand the f**k away from the mic!) - very distracting.
Bush - Just too dull (again). Even when he 'went' for Trump it was like being savaged by a dead sheep.
Carson - Calm and measured (almost soporific). Sidestepped his fibs and wasn't pressed on West Point issue (he will be if he becomes the nominee).
Rubio - Silver-tongued, but got a pretty easy ride (no credit card query), except where Paul went for his jugular ("not Conservative").
Paul - Seemed the candidate most committed to his principles and stuck to them.
Trump - Getting weaker. Thin arguments and even his invoking good ol' Ike fell a bit flat. Mic popping (a la Fiorina, but not quite as bad).
Is that everyone?
"Fiorina - I never really got past her constant mic popping (stand the f**k away from the mic!) - very distracting."
Beats sibilance .... Thinking of all of my Harry Belafonte at Carnegie Hall, circa 1959, Living Stereo or reissues.
"Kasich - Plenty of ideas and conviction, but came over as a bit too hectoring and annoying."
Yep, I went to school with the guy. He was that way back then or maybe worse. Never really found him to be a warm and cuddly sort of individual, but he sure got a lot done.
I think he's the best candidate (on either side) to actually do the job.