Debate/World Series blogging
I have the debate on one screen and the World Series on another (with the volume turned off). And blogging from a third screen.
8:16 The pitcher for the NY Mets needs a haircut. At least he didn’t give up an in-the-park home run on the first pitch.
8:21 Is Rubio copying Bush’s opening statement?
8:27 Trump is trying to talk about immigration instead of his stupid tax plan, which is smart of him.
8:32 Kasich: 100% right about taxes, 100% wrong about immigration.
8:40 Jeb Bush attacks Marco Rubio about him missing Senate votes. This is new. I think it backfired.
8:48 Cruz argues with the moderator about his time being up.
9:02 Cramer asks Carson an interesting question about drug company profiteering. But Carson evades answering the question. Maybe he’s becoming more like a politician.
9:06 Mets hit into a double play, but the umpire calls the runner safe at first base and it’s not a double play.
9:07 Run scored! Bad call at first base gives the Mets their first run.
9:13 More crappy fielding from the Mets, and KC has a runner on first base with no outs.
9:17 More crappy fielding from the loser Mets center fielder, and KC has runners on first and second. Lenny Dykstra wouldn’t have missed that play.
9:21 Walk. Based loaded.
Conference on the mound.
Ground ball out, inning over, and de Grom gets out of a bad situation caused by crappy Mets fielding.
9:27 Trump now says that foreigners who go to American schools should be allowed to work in America. What happened to him being anti-immigrant?
9:38 Tie game. The KC batter, after getting an 0-2 count trying to sacrifice bunt, swings on the 0-2 pitch and gets a hit into center field, driving the guy on second home.
Next KC batter hits the ball down the 1B line, moving the runners to second and third with one out.
Fly ball out, too shallow to drive the runner home, 2 outs now.
Hit. KC leads 3-1. These Met suck. How did they get to the World Series in the first place?
Another hit, men on the corners, when will this inning end?
9:52 Another hit, KC leads 4-1, men still on the corners. This de Grom guy is certainly no Dwight Gooden.
9:54 Inning finally over.
10:04 Thinking about the H-1B visa issue, maybe Trump doesn’t know what’s on his own website because he didn’t write it himself. Perhaps Trump’s anti-immigration platform is not something he personally believes, but is just something he adopted because he realizes it’s what Republican primary voters want to hear. Why don’t Bush and Rubio and those guys realize it’s what the voters want to hear? I guess Trump is smarter because he graduated from Wharton.
10:08 My TWC online stream crashed… no debate coming in.
DEBATE CONCLUSION: CARSON WINS
They candidates are still making their closing remarks, but I say that Carson is the big winner of this debate. His performance has improved since the previous two debates. I’m starting to appreciate his calm demeanor.
Everyone else is afraid to attack Carson. Rubio and Bush squabbled with each other instead. They just hurt themselves. I guess the nominating process just doesn’t have room for two moderate pro-immigration Spanish-speaking candidates from Florida, and they realize that.