WHO WAS THE BIG WINNER LAST NIGHT?
If There Was A Big Winner, Depending On What You Think, it Could Have been Ramaswamy who Came on Like a House on Fire, Nikki Haley who Stood her Ground like the Rock of Gibraltar, or Ron DeSantis who was Steady-Eddie all the Way.
Remarkably . . . I Was Surprised To Like North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum Who Was 100% Levelheaded . . . And Unexpectedly (At Least To Me), Burgum Never Hesitated to Answer Questions Succinctly, with the Type of Answers that Completely Represented What America and the Rest of the World Needed to Hear and Has the Need to Deal With.
My Most Disappointing Candidate Was Tim Scott Who I Thought Would Do Much Better . . . but Kept with the Same Rhetoric About his Family History and the Hardships they had to Overcome. That’s Not What The People Wanted To Hear.
As For The Likes Of Pence, Hutchison & Christie . . . They Were A Waste Of Space.
THE SINGLE BIG WINNER . . . DONALD J TRUMP FOR NOT BEING THERE:
I Don’t Know How Many People Watched Trump With Tucker Carlson Last Night On “X” . . . But I Seriously Doubt that the Number was More than 150-Million as Reported, since Everyone Plays Fast & Loose with Internet Numbers Between Clicks, Views, Visits – Etc.
However – That Written . . . I Am Quite Confident that the Number of People who Saw, Will See, or will See Snippets of the Carlson/Trump Interview will be Quite Substantial. But Either Way, Trump was very Much on the Debate Stage, Even If He Wasn’t Actually There.
The Dumbest Media Complaint About Trump Not Being At The Debate Was (Is) . . .
. . . Trump Has To Be On The Debate-Stage Because The People Have The Right To Know Where Trump Stands On Every Issue.
Trump Is Without Question The Most Open-Book Former President & Current Campaign Candidate In American History. And if the Media Has a Problem Knowing Where Trump Stands Literally on Every Issue from the Economy, Social Issues (Abortion), Borders, Defense, Trade, Crime, Constitutional Freedoms – Etc . . . What Does That Say About The Media?
IT’S NOT LIKE TRUMP HASN’T ALREADY DONE-IT:
That’s The Problem With The Media . . . They Don’t Know How to Deal with Someone Like Trump, who is an Authentic Candidate, where His Entire Socio/Political Bent . . . Is Laid-Out For All To See.
HERE’S MY TAKE ON HOW THE NEEDLE MOVED:
I Don’t Think All That Much Is Going To Change.
I Think DeSantis will Probably Stay Where he is or Perhaps Fall Somewhat because of Ramaswamy. Ramaswamy will Get a Bounce. And Haley will Probably Stay Where she is or Perhaps Also Get a Bit of a Bounce.
For The Others, They Will Probably See Their Numbers Dwindle.
THERE WAS A LOT OF NOISE LAST NIGHT – BUT WHAT WAS REALLY SAID?
For Trump . . . If He Goes Down Some In The Polls – It Won’t Be By Much.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov