Chris Cillizza, THE WASHINGTON POST
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (The Washington Post) — Fifteen Republican candidates spent the better part of five (!) hours — more on that later — debating at the Ronald Reagan presidential library on Wednesday night. I watched the entire marathon live and jotted down some of the bests and worsts of the night.
Before you ask, no, I didn’t put Donald Trump in either the “winner” or “loser” category. I thought he was shockingly light on the specifics of what he would do as president and issued a series of seemingly unnecessary ad hominem attacks against his rivals. His answers on Syria and vaccines were just plain bad. But I am not sure any of that matters to the people who have rallied to his cause.
* Carly Fiorina: The former HP executive won the so-called “kiddie-table” debate last month. She stepped up to the big stage on Wednesday night and won this debate too.