And we’re off.
Donald Trump is leading the polls. Enter the GOP establishment to insert their power through a debate moderator. Megan Kelly, normally a great voice for the right thinking Americans in this nation, also a fairly straight forward no-nonsense news/opinion host. She inserted herself in the debate. She made the story about her and Trump rather than substance of ideals, policy differences and records of leadership. Instead, Mrs Kelly asked questions of Trump that were at best MSNBC like, at worst a tabloid reporter. Mrs Kelly did as she was told at best, at worst help craft that line of questioning for ratings.
The fact that she went to this level to trip Trump up, shows you how fearful the GOP/RNC/Elite media are that someone other than Jeb or Christie might actually have a shot.
Now for Trump: Trump didn’t handle the attack well. Sometimes a nod and a smile work better than a confrontation. This was a good time for Trump to say something about not having Carly on the stage could be labeled as a sexist action. Maybe just a “Well, there’s been some evolving” type comment. But you can’t attack Mrs Kelly and gain supporters you can only lose them.
With that being said, the field didn’t move much for me either way. Carson and Carly both moved up a bit, Christie/Bush were already at bottom stayed there. Paul kept his spot Cruz and Trump stayed top rung. Walker actually left me weakened. Huckabee did well but just too statist for me.
It’s going to be a long year folks, don’t punch out too soon.
I predict Trump will start losing ground to Cruz shortly. And the only way Trump runs 3rd party is if the nominee is no better than Clinton. In which case, the Republicans are going to lose anyway and I won’t have a problem voting for Trump in that instance.