It was fun to watch Rubio, who had a good night, and Trump spar tonight.
But, as a man who has clearly argued and won court cases in the Supreme Court, Ted Cruz set up Donald Trump for anyone in the press that cares to dismantle Trump on facts, the record and video sound bytes.
Finally someone has prosecuted him using facts and logic.
Ted put him, clearly and calmly, on record in several places, showing him as a complete and outrageous liar.
Rubio spent time on "he inherited his money" and did a good job, but Cruz set him up like a classic movie attorney.
His tax return prosecution was epic. First it was "two years of audit." Then Cruz got him to say "five years are being audited," yet Trump said that he is "audited every year." Which is it? Two years, five years? Or every year? Follow up press! What is he hiding?
Health care was a knock out on Trump lies. Epic and so easy my eleven-year-old could Google and fact-check. I would bet Tedcruz.org already has it up.
Tomorrow we will take the debate and compare fact with fiction.
He also effectively completely showed Trump as a total insider. "I have no doubt that you know politicians better than any of us." Perfect.
Some say that Trump beat Cruz on the Hillary polls. I strongly disagree.
Cruz according to real clear politics and Fox News does beat Hillary. Donald does not. His case of Trump supporting all of Hillary policies was spot on! Trump cannot prosecute the case against Hillary in the general. We will never beat a shady progressive liar with a shady progressive liar.
The Cruz follow up on Trump university and the charge of fraud was epic!!!
This was the huge Google search tonight - and deadly for Trump in a sane world. The charges against Trump in the $40M suit are horrific and totally believable. They are not small potatoes as we will explain tomorrow on radio. They are breathtaking.
***Tomorrow on radio: The audio and not opinion on what was said. Just the audio of the debate followed by the audio of former statements.
I wish Rubio would have joined Cruz on going after Trump before now but it is nice to have him finally join Cruz.
Winner: #1 Rubio and Cruz
Both did very well at showing him as an empty suit.
Rubio won on zingers, Cruz won on substance. Rubio will sell watches on his website (true) and Cruz will have the verifying audio on his website (guess).
#3 kasich (looked above it)
#4 (distant) Carson
#5 (far distant from Carson) Trump
Anyone worried about Trump winning Texas, sleep well tonight.
Featured Image: U.S. Republican Presidential Candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are seen on television in the CNN filing room during the Republican Presidential Debate at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas on February 25, 2016. (Photo Credit: THOMAS B. SHEA/AFP/Getty Images)