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Dick Morris: Ted Cruz Won Debate, Rubio 'Got Clobbered'
Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | Todd Beamon

Posted on 12/16/2015 7:07:34 AM PST by Isara

Watch the video at the link.

Ted Cruz won the fifth Republican debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday, but Donald Trump held his own and Chris Christie "helped himself," political strategist Dick Morris told Newsmax TV.

"Cruz was the big winner tonight," Morris said on the "Newsmax TV Post-Debate Special," hosted by Steve Malzberg. "He was terrific in his speeches. He was aggressive, forceful and really hit it out of the park three or four times.

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"Trump did very well, not as well as Cruz — but he clearly held his own and showed people why he is so popular," he added.

On the other side, Marco Rubio "was the big loser," Morris said. "He got clobbered in the debate with Cruz and in the debate with Rand Paul."

As for Ben Carson, he "did better in showing himself to be more knowledgeable about foreign affairs and somewhat tougher — but he can't make the grade with the ISIS issue."

The issue of destroying the Islamic State "is killing Carson, because people just don't see the strength in him that they want," Morris said.

But that is helping Christie, especially since Jeb Bush did not fare well.

"Christie helped himself tonight," Morris told Malzberg. "And it is possible, given how pathetic Bush's performance was and how Rubio got lost in those debates that Christie could emerge as the establishment alternative to Trump and Cruz."

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: christie; cruz; debates; dickmorris; elections; lasvegasdebate; rubio; tcruz; tedcruz; trump
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1 posted on 12/16/2015 7:07:34 AM PST by Isara
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To: Isara

Dick Morris?


2 posted on 12/16/2015 7:08:54 AM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Isara

How was that Romney landslide? Why does anyone listen to this clown


3 posted on 12/16/2015 7:09:37 AM PST by wiseprince
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To: ifinnegan

You know, Dick “toe sucker” Morris, former Clintoon backer.


4 posted on 12/16/2015 7:09:46 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Isara

Morris is correct, but so is a broken clock.


5 posted on 12/16/2015 7:10:02 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: ifinnegan

Toe licking Morris?


6 posted on 12/16/2015 7:10:28 AM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied, Otto Von Bismarck)
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To: Isara

There. Should be lotsa love for Dick now.


7 posted on 12/16/2015 7:10:37 AM PST by bigbob ("Victorious warriors win first and then go to war" Sun Tzu.)
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To: Isara

Saw chubby smug Rove on Fox downplaying Cruz, changed channel to Fox business.


8 posted on 12/16/2015 7:11:08 AM PST by austingirl (Sharia, taqiyya, jihad, hijera- what more do you need to know about islam?)
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To: Isara
dick morris photo: Dick Morris morris.jpg
9 posted on 12/16/2015 7:12:14 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Isara

I sure wouldn’t want to be complicated by the Grand Idiot. Not picking on Cruz but this is Dick “I’m Always Wrong” Morris we’re talking about.


10 posted on 12/16/2015 7:12:46 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Isara

I do think Cruz won. I think Trump actually hurt himself. Abrasive responses, contorting facial gestures, etc.


11 posted on 12/16/2015 7:13:31 AM PST by Obadiah (Jeb! Because America needs more cowbell.)
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To: Isara

Luntz* focus group on Fox chose Cruz as well.

And Cruz had his highest post-debate ranking on Drudge.

Things are coming into alignment.


12 posted on 12/16/2015 7:13:57 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Isara
That's what happens when you go slumming with the likes of Juan MeCain, Linda Graham & Chuckie Schumer:

Kid Rubio was all to eager to join the Amnesty GOPe.

...now paying the price to his stupidity.

13 posted on 12/16/2015 7:14:02 AM PST by TexasCajun (#BlackViolenceMatters)
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To: RIghtwardHo

More like Dick “I’m looking out for the best interests of DEMs” Morris we’re talking about.


14 posted on 12/16/2015 7:14:09 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: Servant of the Cross; xzins; C. Edmund Wright; mkjessup
Ruh, roh.

Dick Morris, the reverse barometer just said Cruz won last night's debate.

Is this now the end of his campaign?

:-)

15 posted on 12/16/2015 7:14:40 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: wiseprince

He probably thinks Romney is President.


16 posted on 12/16/2015 7:16:47 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Isara

Morning Consult - Weds, 16-Dec

If the 2016 Republican primary for President were held today, for whom would you
vote? (N=1,530)
Jeb Bush 7%
Ben Carson 10%
Chris Christie 3%
Ted Cruz 9%
Carly Fiorina 3%
Mike Huckabee 3%
Rand Paul 3%
Marco Rubio 7%
Donald Trump 40%
Lindsey Graham 1%
George Pataki 1%
John Kasich 2%
Rick Santorum 1%
Someone Else 1%
Don’t Know 11%

http://morningconsult.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/151203_topline_trend_v2_TS.pdf?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=24620275&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9FS5yYUXPUx8AgoTanLz5Hv07FfMvEZ4CXeM39WCEXchxulffgA8QjhYV4IkgyKQzFUOTlSQ0rWe2RATcIvqg0jJ3Pg6ztvBuj


17 posted on 12/16/2015 7:16:49 AM PST by newfreep (TRUMP 2016 - "Evil succeeds when good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: Isara

And it is possible, given how pathetic Bush’s performance was and how Rubio got lost in those debates that Cruz could emerge as the establishment alternative to Trump”


18 posted on 12/16/2015 7:19:16 AM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied, Otto Von Bismarck)
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To: Lakeshark; Cincinatus' Wife
Ruh, roh.
Dick Morris, the reverse barometer just said Cruz won last night's debate.
Is this now the end of his campaign?
:-)


No, not until Cincinatus'Wife 'officially' endorses Cruz, THEN it's curtains for Senator Ted and he'll be heading for that political wasteland where Scott Walker and Rick Perry await his arrival.
19 posted on 12/16/2015 7:19:36 AM PST by mkjessup (Islam is the ENEMY of all civilized people. Obama is a Muslim. What's that tell ya?!?)
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To: Isara

Dick get’s it right from time to time, this assessment is dead on correct. Cruz had the best night, but you have to give credit to Rand Paul who did as well.


20 posted on 12/16/2015 7:20:06 AM PST by gwgn02
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