Donald Trump didn’t win the the last Republican debate. Notice I didn’t say that Trump lost.
I don’t think Donald Trump has won any debate, at least on style, but he hasn’t lost debates either. Trump still manages to resonate with his supporters who seem to like Trumps “lack of style.”
Most say they like Trump’s substance, and they believe he will get things done. They want a businessman.
As for the debate however, Trump clearly got run through the wringer, and here is what the New York Post tweeted.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 26, 2016
Trump is clearly not happy in this graphic, and at one point during the debate he seemed to ask for mercy from the moderators who asked him two questions in a row about his taxes.
Nevertheless, as with all things Trump, the Drudge poll results didn’t reflect what a casual observer (like myself) might consider a Trump loss:
Donald Trump – 64 percentSen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) – 18 percentSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) – 13 percent
John Kasich – 3 percent
Ben Carson – 2 percent
With those numbers I feel like I watched a boxing match where the judges watched a completely different fight. It should be noted that Trump has won the Drudge Report’s post debate poll numerous times since the first GOP primary debate last August.
We will have to wait and see the outcome in the polls, since Cruz needs to carry Texas, and Rubio needs to carry Florida. So far, things are still looking good for Trump.
Rumor is, Trump may not debate any more. He feels it’s unnecessary. Super Tuesday will decide that.
Post-debate, one thing is certain: the heat has been turned up in this campaign season. One more certainty that has gone unnoticed in the media is no matter what the outcome for the Republicans, America has a 4 out of 5 chance of getting a Tea Party Community candidate from the Republicans.
Those are pretty good odds.