Liveblogging Tonight's CNN GOP Town Hall

Liveblogging Tonight's CNN GOP Town Hall

11:11 P.M.

Final thoughts: The town hall format works really well for some (Ben Carson), but not well at all for others. Trump in particular talked too long in responding to Anderson Cooper's questions. Kasich, Bush, and Trump each gave a forgettable performance, to a large extent. Kasich's compassion, Bush's Spanish speaking, and Trump's waffling on George W. Bush will hit the news, but do little to change the race. One would hope that Trump's attacks on George W. will hurt him in South Carolina, a state which reveres the former president, but will anything stop the Donald at this point?

Last night, CNN had a much better town hall. Rubio performed solidly, as did Cruz. Rubio spoke too fast and Cruz got too much in the weeds, but they each had a good night. The real surprise was Carson, whose calm demeanor really shone, and the one-on-one format helped the good doctor explain himself.

And then there was this moment: