Scott Adams debate analysis
Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, thinks that Chris Christie’s “Linguistic Kill Shot” on Rubio was too good to come from Christie and that Trump gave it to him before the debate.
I think that Scott Adams’ theory is far-fetched. The simple explanation is that Chris Christie was very good at taking out opponents in debates in New Jersey, but during the primary debating season he was either intimidated or trying to act more presidential. But this being the last debate before Christie drops out, he figured he had nothing to lose so he acted more like his New Jersey self.
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Despite his takeout of Rubio, Christie also doesn’t ever say anything deep or original at these debates. He always has the same answer, that he had gubernatorial responsibilities and he will do the same for the country that he did for New Jersey. And because he was a lawyer, somehow this makes him tough on terrorism. Huh?
Kasich is the one who presents a unique position, that of the adult in a room full of children. Will it work? People who want amnesty within 100 days of Kasich being elected will surely vote for him. And the GOPe could get behind that. At least Kasich isn’t an immigration flip-flopper like Rubio, the guy who drafted the “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill with Chuck Schumer that he now claims he didn’t support. Kasich has integrity in his continuing policy to stick it to working American citizens by legalizing millions of illegal immigrants.
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I think Kasich has a shot of coming in ahead of Rubio on Tuesday. He only needs 14% of voters to support him, and he was already at 11% before the debate where Rubio got demolished and Kasich had a good night. He only needs to gain another 3%. It could happen.
If Kasich pulls it off, the GOPe will be in panic mode. Should they continue to support Rubio, or dump him and support Kasich? By the time they figure out what to do, Trump will have swept Super Tuesday with the GOPe vote splitting three ways between Rubio, Kasich and Bush.
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I also predict that Christie drops out after doing poorly in NH. You could read the tea leaves in the debate. Christie had the mental attitude that this was his last debate.