1 winner and 3 losers from Fox’s dud of a second GOP debate
The second Republican debate, like the first, took place in a parallel political universe in which Donald Trump was an obscure figure of no serious importance.
The candidates who showed up at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, engaged in a largely vapid exchange of canned lines and talking points, repeatedly attempting to create “moments” that didn’t quite land.
Nikki Haley showed some spirit in picking fights with her rivals, I guess. Ron DeSantis tried to seem above it all. Doug Burgum attempted to get someone to notice him,...