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Of the 10 Republican candidates on the stage for the first debate, I'm curious how everyone here thought it went? Who impressed you the most? Least? Did anyone actually manage to change your opinion on them and what they stand for, and how well they could (or could not) handle the presidency, if elected?
For me, 3 guys stood out, for very different reasons.
Donald Trump. He actually surprised me. I mean, I would never vote for the guy in a million bazillion years. I think that man being the face of our foreign diplomacy efforts would be a disaster. But, I did actually enjoy his answers. And he came through as more even minded and readied with answers than I ever thought him capable.
John Kasich. I knew little of this man before tonight. But I am glad he made the main stage debate. He deserves a chance for the American public to hear his voice. Of the 10, I believe he 'won' that debate.
Ben Carson. Now here's a man I was interested in, just because of his neuroscience background. Knowing very little else about this candidate, I was curious on how he would come across. Would he stand out from the pack, clearly more intelligent than everyone else?? Unfortunately, no. Not at all. I think he shrunk to the occasion. And frankly I am surprised he has made it this far.
How do you think the first debate went?