Saturday Night Republican Debate Liveblogging Fever!

Saturday Night Republican Debate Liveblogging Fever!

Hate handicapping these things, especially since my biases can stand in the way of objective analysis. Overall, the candidates got sucked into the moderator-spawned cage matches too much.

When they weren't quibbling and cross-talking, almost all of them had solid performances, compared with previous outings.

That doesn't include Trump. If he were any other candidate, would be gone after tonight. His "Bush lied, people died" routine was beyond the pale. Despicable.

If the needle moved for anyone tonight, it was Cruz, and perhaps even Bush...though not enough for the latter to make a difference.

Rubio put New Hampshire's gaffe in the past.

Kasich's grandchildren will be proud of their Pop-Pop's last presidential debate ever.

Thank y'all, from here in Texas, for your vigorous participation in the comments.