Update: Record breaking ratings for Fox!
Donald Trump dominated the Drudge Report post debate poll,
it may be a reader poll, but there are a lot of Drudge readers
As Mark Steyn notes, Trump is not afraid to kick sand back at the questioners.
I agree with William Jacobson, some of the questioning (especially Megan's) was inappropriate. I thought Trump could have turned that question about women around by telling Megyn how Trump businesses are a meritocracy where women are always treated equally (Trump has a number of women in high power positions in his organization and his daughter's management is interesting too). But Trump is right about political correctness.
Instapundit: Carly Florina is the big winner of his reader's polling after both the #HappyHourDebate and the #TrumpDebate (Florin decimated Chris Matthews which is always a bonus) and Dems already after her but at least Trump is ready for Hillary, Trump does alter the way the GOP field is perceived, Let's Get This Party Started, and each of the GOP candidates in one day answered more questions than Hillary Clinton has in six months
“Jeb may be the nominee, but he is one of the most boring and least compelling politicians I have seen. Hard to see him firing up the base,” tweeted Dan Pfeiffer, President Obama’s former adviser.
Michael Barone: Best. Debate. Ever.
I am not sure it was the best ever, but Barone makes some good observations.
I did not (however) drunk blog the debate and neither did Vodka Pundit!
She is getting mad!
.@FrankLuntz, your so-called "focus groups" are a total joke. Don't come to my office looking for business again. You are a clown!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
FoxNews out for Trump's toupee? This whole twitter war thing is sort of amusing (if you step back from it a bit). It is pretty obvious how to get a reaction out of Trump. Instapundit/Elizabeth Price Foley: Some of FoxNews' questions did seem more about the moderators and less about fairly engaging the candidates.@FrankLuntz is a low class slob who came to my office looking for consulting work and I had zero interest. Now he picks anti-Trump panels!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2015
Wombat: JWF: Huma planning parties for Hillary Pals on Taxpayer's Dime?
AmPowBlog: Carly Fiorina dominates searches after debate (good)
Darleen Click: Carly Fiorina bamboozles Chris Matthews and stalking horseFiorina figured out Trump's game and improved upon it: you people just want to see someone beat the living hell out of Chris Matthews.— Neal Dewing (@Neal_Dewing) August 7, 2015
Kevin Williamson: Donald Trump and the American Id@FoxNews did not give @SenTedCruz air time, they went straight to attack @REALDONALDTRUMP try to destroy his spirit pic.twitter.com/929fz5lSvq— Tweet Tweet (@keraladubai) August 7, 2015
EBL: Debate Night Cocktails!
AmPowBlog: Objectifying MegynI'm a betting man, and I GUARANTEE the liberal media lapdogs will not pound Clinton the way Fox (Kelly) hammered Trump.— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 7, 2015
Instapundit: Camille Paglia rates the candidates and Roger Simon: Why Trump won't run 3rd Party and who helped and who hurt and something changed
Smitty: That fluid on Roger Simon's desk may have once been coffee
DaTechGuy: Don't call that a debate and Equality
Lem's Place/Trooper York: Listen Megyn Kelly!Rule 5 and FMJRA