Friday, August 7, 2015

Christie Wins Kudos For Strong Debate Showing

Christie “Consistently Appeared Presidential Tonight”
“Chris Christie Is Hitting It Out Of The Park”
CNN’s Ashley Killough: “Chris Christie has consistently appeared presidential tonight.”
Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody: “@ChrisChristie is showing tonight why he's a serious presidential candidate. #CBN2016 #GOPDebate”

Tucker Martin: “Charles Krauthammer calls Chris Christie one of the winners of tonight's debate”
National Review Online’s Jonah Goldberg: “Christie definitely wins on math/merits…”

The Iowa Republican’s Craig Robinson: “@GovChristie is having a good debate.  Allowed to engage others, tout his issues, and avoid his weaknesses.”

Forbes’ Clare O'Connor: “This is all making Christie look eminently sensible.”

The Virginian-Pilot’s Donald Luzzatto: “This is why Christie wins”

Politico’s Marc Caputo: “Christie: sharp”

National Review Online’s Eliana Johnson: “Strong debate for @GovChristie, I think he'll help himself, lucky he made it on the stage.”

Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody: “I think @ChrisChristie is going to move up in the polls after tonight's debate. #CBN2016 #GOPDebate”

The New York Times’ Matt Apuzzo: “...Christie has played the economic policy guru tonight.”

MSNBC’s Touré: “Christie has the GOP id rage thing that Trump is owning, but Christie has actual policy ideas and Trump has just Trumpyness.”

The Atlantic’s Peter Beinart: “.@GovChristie + @marcorubio are having the best nights #GOPDebate”

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “Best in the 1st round of answers (in order): Rubio, Kasich, Christie.”

The Houston Chronicle’s Vernon Loeb: “The governor's are all quite effective -- Kasich, Bush, Christie, Walker.”

TIME’s Michael Scherer: “So far Rubio, Christie and Kasich are showing themselves to be more comfortable debaters than Bush and Walker. #establishmentdrama”

Houston Chronicle’s Brian M. Rosenthal: “Christie & Walker were both asked the same Q, onecon trouble in state. Christie strongly answered. Walker went to talking points. #GOPDebate”

Christie Hit “It Out Of The Park” On New Jersey Economic Record...

Grover Norquist: “Chris Christie is hitting it out of the park talking about what he did despite a Dem legislature. Very cool.”

CNN’s Ashley Killough: “Strong answer from @GovChristie on New Jersey's economic woes.”

New Hampshire Union Leader’s Drew Cline: “Excellent response by Christie, a ton of info within the time limit.”

Ralston Report’s Jon Ralston: “Christie parries this calmly, beautifully.”

Sabato's Crystal Ball Geoffrey Skelley: “Christie very sharp, answer was perfect in length. Showed why he's balanced budgets. #gopdebate”

The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin: “Christie gave a nice answer on the NJ economy.”

“Truth Bombs From Christie On Entitlement Reform” ...

Laura Ingraham: “Everyone afraid to discuss entitlement except @ChrisChristie”

Townhall’s Guy Benson: “Truth bombs from Christie on entitlement reform.  Very important issue.  Gotta face reality. #GOPdebate”

TIME’s Zeke Miller: “Strong Christie answer on entitlement reform.”

CNN’s John Avlon: “One hour in, Christie becomes the first to talk deficit and debt plan in detail.”

Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta: “Entitlement reform is Christie's wheelhouse. He's got his facts down.”

BBC’s Anthony Zurcher: “Christie wants to be candidate who "tells it like it is". Going after Social Security is how he'll show it, but it's a dangerous issue”

The New York Times’ Nick Corasaniti: “This question is in Christie’s wheelhouse. Entitlement reform the first issue he tackled, before he was a candidate”

The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes: “On entitlements, Christie with specifics and solutions, Huckabee with mostly vague generalities.”

Politico’s Ben White: “Christie much more serious about entitlements than Huckabee. Cutting Congress' retirement program is just a talking point. #GOPDebate”

theBlaze’s Buck Sexton: “The sweet spot for Christie so far tonight is entitlement reform. #GOPDebate”

The Washington Post’s James Hohmann: “Christie is playing the part of truth teller; Huckabee sounded like a Dem just now but comes across as the guy who will protect benefits."

Erick Erickson: “Christie is showing some solidness on the welfare state issue.”

Politico’s Anna Palmer: “Christie touches 3rd rail of politics w/ reform plan on social security.”

Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal: “Christie talking some sense here.”

National Review Online’s Jonah Goldberg: “Christie definitely wins on math/merits.”

Yahoo Politics: “This is a substantive policy debate btw Christie & Huckabee on entitlement reform. Both are saying things other Rs are afraid to say. Kudos.”

Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein: “Christie benefited from that exchange, I think. Was truthful and he was on the right side of conservatism.”

Christie “Lowered A Well-Deserved Boom” On Defending America ...

Fox News’ Ed Henry: “Boom -- @ChrisChristie got the better of that exchange w @RandPaul #GOPDebate”

CNBC’s John Harwood: “Christie won that exchange with Paul”

Jon Thompson: “Great comeback from @ChrisChristie on the dumb hug attack from Rand. Christie shows why he's a leader. #GOPDebate”

Save Jersey’s Matt Rooney: “.@ChrisChristie just lowered a well-deserved boom on Rand Paul and all those at both ideological extremes living in fantasy land.”

Mary Katharine Ham: “But Rand went full Paul with the yelling and then the silly hug thing, which Christie parried very well.”

San Antonio Express-News’ Elaine Ayala: “Christie: no apologies for Patriot Act”

CNN’s S.E. Cupp: “Rand Paul looked pretty childish vs. Christie.”

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