Here’s the link to the debate.
The death of Justice Scalia will factor deeply in debate. If people did not understand the vital importance of making the right choice here, this should bring it home today.
K: I’m going to send a lot of power money and influence back to where we live. The lord made all of us special,and I’ll send the power back. But the spirit of America rests with all of us. It’s taking care of the lady next store, taking care of our kids. We need to heal this country.
Carson: This is the first generation not expected to do better than their parents. Stalin: if you want to undermine America attack morality, spirituality. You will get with me someone who is accountable to everyone but beholden to no one. [that’s a good closing]
Bush: You need someone with experience behind the big desk.
Rubio: Wrong is considered right and right wrong. And we are in decline around the world. But 2016 can be a turning point. I will unify this party and we will win election.
Cruz: you have a critical choice. Do you want someone who will grow govt or a principled conservative. Today we saw how grave the stakes are, if we nominate the wrong candidate, everything hangs in the balance. Who do you know will stand up to our enemies and uphold the constitution?
Trump: Politicians are responsible for where we are. WE are going to make our country great again. I’m working for you, I’m not working for anyone else.
Bush: we need someone who has a proven record. And I’m that person
Trump: I’ve used the laws to my benefit. I never went bankrupt.
Q: Does anyone tell you you are wrong about anything?
T: My wife does. I spent 3 million in NH and Jeb spent 44 million and he came in fifth. That’s what we need more of.
Q: People wish you would cut out the profanity.
T: I have used them. But I wouldn’t use them again. I was a very good student at a very good school, I have no problem with that.
Kasich: I’m a uniter, I can give hope. I love blue collar Dems, I promise they will vote for us.
Trump: You have to have flexibility. Reagan made some of the changes that I’ve made. But I think I’m a common sense conservative, some ideas I don’t agree with.
Q: what ideas?
Trump: Eminent domain is good idea.
Bush: Shouldn’t use for private use like taking elderly woman’s home.
Cruz: Flexibility is a good thing but you can’t be a flexible on core principles.
Trump: Nasty guy. Lied about Ben Carson quitting race.
[sorry fight is going so fast I can’t keep up]
Q: how deal with people in shadows.
Trump: We have to take care of our people, have to have a wall. We don’t have country without borders.
Rubio: we first need to see that illegal immigration is under control before can talk about anything else.
Cruz: there are sharp differences on amnesty. Some stood with Schumer (Rubio), I stood with Jeff Sessions. Question is where were you in that fight.
Rubio: now his position is different. [yet your actual vote was for Gang of Eight]
Cruz: Marco went on Univision and said he would not rescind Obama’s illegal.
Rubio: I don’t know how he would know what I said on Univision since he doesn’t speak spanish
Cruz then speaks Spanish.
Cruz: Sessions said Cruz was reason that Rubio Schumer bill failed.
Kasich: give them a path to legalization
Trump: I will save jobs, bring more jobs back
Cruz: Overtime we lessen the burdens on small business, that’s when you get growth.
Q: Should George W. Bush be impeached?
T: He lied about weapons of mass destruction and destabilized the middle east [GWB Did NOT lie about WMDs]
WTC came down in his time.
Bush: My father great, mother is great
T: she should be running.
[descent into the maelstrom]
Q: You’ve said the Kurds would be the ground forces.
C: We have Kurds in Iraq and Syria and they are fighting them now, and they have been allies. We’re not using the tools we have with air power because Commander in Chief is not focused on defeating the enemy.
Q. Would you have a litmus test?
B: No, the next president needs to appoint someone with a proven conservative record. President has every right to nominate, but should be a consensus pick.
Cruz: We are one justice away from a Supreme Court that will do away with right to keep and bear arms, and losing religious liberty. Need someone who will appoint principled Constitutionalist to Court.
Q: Death of Scalia
Trump: If I were president I would certainly would like to nominate a justice. I hope Mitch and the entire group will stop it. It’s a tremendous blow to the country. I think he’s going to do it whether everyone is for it or not, it’s called delay, delay, delay.
Kasich: It’s not even two minutes after his death, that we run so fast into politics. Would like the President to put the country first and let the people decide.
Carson: fully agree should not allow judge to be appointed within his time.
Rubio: we need to put people on bench that Constitution is not a living and breathing doc, it is to be interpreted as originally meant.
Moment of silence for Justice Scalia.
Rubio and Bush got the loudest cheers, for whatever that’s worth as to who is in the audience.