Carly Fiorina won. Not the general election or even a Primary. But she will be moving to the big boys table for the next debate on CNN.
Ms. Fiorina was proud about her performance in the first debate on Fox, but the rules for participation in the second one did not adequately weigh her subsequent rise in the polls. So she whipped up her followers and presented a petition to CNN to change the rules.
Yesterday, they agreed to do so. I’m not sure if this will result in 11 people participating instead of 10, or maybe all 17. Once you get past five or six, it really doesn’t make that much difference.
And it’s not as if they all have different positions on the issues either. They are all striving to get to the right of Donald Trump on immigration and other issues as well. The result is a pandering to the electorate that is slightly distasteful to watch.
Only Donald Trump possesses any originality of thought, and he might end up being penalized because of it. Jeb Bush has released a negative ad “exposing” Trump for his original views and some thoughts he held prior to becoming a Republican. One hopes this rather obvious ploy ends like other attempts to sully Trump, hurting the messenger instead of the target.