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campaign. while donald trump and ben carson took center stage in boulder, colorado, wednesday, some of the over candidates managed to steal the spotlight. >> she spent over a week telling the families of victims and the american people that it was because of a video. yet the main stream immediate i can't is say it was the greatest week in hillary clinton's campaign, the week she was expose ed as a liar, the week she got ex posed as a liar. [ cheers and applause ] >> wait a second. we have $19 trillion in debt, people out of work, isis and al qaeda attacking us and we are talking about fantasy football? >> you look at the question. donald trump, are you a comic book villain? ben carson, do math. john kasich, insult people over here. marco rubio, why don't you resign. jeb bush, why have your numbers fallen? how about talking about the substantive issues? >> joining the panel this week, wall street journal columnist and deputy mary o'grady and
assistant page editor james free man and columnist kim straussel. kim, this debate showed that the republicanle contest is volatile. nobody will march from front to back as the front-runner. there are a lot of people who potentially could break through and get the nomination. who do you think wroek broke through this week? >> look, we are past the introduction stage at this point. voters are looking for more substance. you did see some of the republican insiders -- remember, this is supposed to be about outsiders, but the people who shone were ted cruz and marco rubio. >> experienced >> yes. people who have done this for a while. i think the reason they did is they probably have a pretty good understanding of what voters want and need. they want someone that will be an effective advocate for them and go after democrats and that's what these people were
present up on stage. >> mary, who do you think stood out in your mind? >> obviously marco rubio did very well. i don't think he presented a lot of substance. i think chris christie was the one that actually talked more specifically about social security and attacking the problem of social security. i think that in terms of substance he was the best. >> is he breaking through on that? do you think that impresses people or is it his manner? the sort of, look, you want somebody to take on hillary clinton, look at me. i'm the guy who can do it. >> he's a former prosecutor. he can think on his feet. he's articulate. i think he's going to have a problem because of the fact that he is from a blue state and he hasn't really been conservative on a lot of issues and one thing that could get him in trouble are his comments on solar power. this is a private sector initiative but the state of new jersey has been subsidizing
solar power. that's going to catch up with him i am afraid. >> conservatives don't necessarily trust him but he's such a good performer. what about marco rubio? >> let's talk for a second about hillary clinton. we watched her in her debate a week or so ago. you know what? she was really good. you're going to need a candidate who can stand on a stage and debate hillary clinton. you need somebody who is in the big leagues of politics. those three clips we showed of marco rubio, ted cruz and chris christie showed three politicians who can punch it out in different ways. different styles. but they are all able to talk about the issues on the table in a way that they can connect to people listening. >> debating well doesn't necessarily mean -- >> these aren't debates. these are present exercises. >> what impresses you about marco rubio?
universally people say he did well. why? >> we've seen before he's articulate and a compelling speaker. what you also saw in this debate was the preparation. that suggests that he can manage at least a small staff and effective task out ideas. curve >> you saw an impressive, articulate group. often despite the moderators, trying to talk substance. >> what the guys understand is the viewers come away with a feeling about who the person is more than specifics about any individual policy. marco rubio comes off as a happy warrior. you know, he made a joke about his book and how it's on sale as
a paperback. he made reference to his mother and how he's against anything that harms his mother. i think that gave people a lightness about him in a positive feeling about him as opposed to other candidates that are more like skulls. >> why is ted cruz someone to watch here not just based on debate performance but going forward? >> watch ted cruz. he's been shrewd in his strategy out there. he's deliberately contrasting himself in a subtle way with rubios, happy warrior thing. he's trying to channel conservative anger. he's being very specific in trying to tag evangelical voters. it's why you see him rising in the polls. you may end up with a race that pits a cruz against more of a rubio type candidate who is more of the big tent person. >> i think what we're seeing is that rubio and cruz seem to be
the two candidates there that have a plan going forward. they have an idea of who they want to appeal to and how they want to do it. you can see them heading toward those primaries in a way that's going to allow those two to rise from the rest of the pack i think. >> still a long way to go. all right. when we come back, they are leading in polls but how did the so-called outsider candidates fare in this week's debate. our panel's thoughts after the break. 's important... ...so you may... take an omega-3 supplement... ...but it's the ingredients inside that really matter for heart health. new bayer pro ultra omega-3 has two times the concentration of epa and dha as the leading omega-3 supplement. new bayer pro ultra omega-3.
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talk about we are going to have a 10% tithe to fund the government and we'll >> we're going to fix everything with waste, fraud and abuse or that we're going to be great. folks, we have to wake up. we can't elect somebody that doesn't know how to do the job. you have to pick somebody that has experience and know-how and discipline.
>> john kasich taking a shot at outsiders in the presidential race including ben carson and donald trump. james, that was clearly thought out strategic play. why do you think kasich did that and is it going to help him? >> he's trying to present himself as the conservative reformer who has gotten it done and can do it in the future. he has a few problems. one, substantive. the math can work on a low flat rate tax system. >> maybe not 10%. 20% or something. >> i would say even in the teens. you look at cruz and rand paul. they create revenue with value added tax on business. the point is this can be done. this is not an impossible idea to have a low flat rate tax system. economics are flawed. it's a muddled message. i'm conservative reformer that got it done but he lays out liberal positions and voter is left to wonder what they're getting here. >> the other thing about
kasich's broadside is it wasn't so much aimed at carson and trump but in some ways at the voters saying wake up, people. you're out of it. get with it. that's not necessarily the way to get them. >> i think both bush and kasich are very frustrated because they're governors with successful records in office so they can't understand why no one is coming to them. and their problem is that in that frustration they are coming off as angry. not only as he sort of went after the seems really, really angry. and that is not going to attract voters. that's his big problem. >> how do you think trump did, dan? >> i think he held his own. he didn't do all that well. i mean, one of the things trump said that jumped out at me was this attack on john kasich when he started saying he's the guy down at the end of the table. he goes, you can have him. donald trump is starting to
sound like the character james played in "the godfather." he's not getting better. that's the problem. >> there isn't a lot there. >> i thought his counterpunch on kasich was terrific. he tied him to lehman brothers saying you used to be mr. nice guy not attacking anyone. what are you doing now? that sounded great. trump sounded reasonable opening immigration for high tech high skilled immigrants. sound good. >> what about ben carson? first time at center stage in this debate. more eyes on him. how did he do? >> normal low-key self. that's not necessarily bad for him. a lot of people are attracted to what they view as his common sense approach. i think his problem and we're seeing this again and again in debates and we saw it again that night is when faced with serious policy questions, he comes across as befuddled.
that's something that's been noticed by voters especially as they are paying more attention. so he was asked a couple questions, the answers for which were either he seemed to stumble with them a little bit or they came out like his answer on price control is not necessarily reassuring to a lot of voters. >> let's look at an exchange between marco rubio and jeb bush. >> marco, when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term. you should be showing up to work. literally, the senate, it's a french workweek. you get three days where you have to show up? you can campaign. just resign and let someone else take the job. >> i don't remember you complaining about john mccain's vote record. the only reason you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position and someone convinced you that attacking me is going to help you. here's the bottom line. my campaign is about the future of america and not attacking anyone else on this stage. >> mary, that didn't go well for the governor. he went with that line and it was clearly rehearsed.
he wanted to do it. leaked that they were going to attack rubio which means rubio was prepared for it. rubio had just taken down the questioner on the same issue and jeb still raised the point and gave rubio the opening president. >> my problem with that exchange was not that he raised the point but that after rubio hit back at him, he did not respond. and that was something similar when he asked trump to apologize to his wife in a previous debate. you know, there was no follow-up to it. i think that's what makes jeb look weak is because he doesn't continue the fight and show that he wants to win. >> can jeb bush revive his campaign? >> it's going to be hard at this point. a lot of his supporters are hitting panic button. there is a debate in two weeks, another debate. for the life of me it's hard to understand why, like others, jeb bush doesn't commit to memory four set presentations that he can articulate. he admits that he's not the best
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>> let's be frank. the house is broken. we're not solving problems. we're adding to them. i am not interested in laying blame. we are not settling scores. we are wiping the slate clean. >> newly elected house speaker paul ryan thursday vowing to change the way business is done in congress as he takes the
reigns of a fractured republican congress. what kind of conservative is paul ryan? >> you would have to say he's a ronald reagan conservative. paul ryan got into politics during the reagan presidency. as young as he is, he's been in politics a long time. paul ryan understood reducing regulation so economy could grow. ryan has been through details of all those things. i really think he'll play a role in the house helping the newer members understand why they got to this point. >> i see him as a combination of firm philosophical conviction but also on tactical flexibility. realizing that congress, you can't get everything you want. particularly with a democrat in the white house.
>> this is why he was the best choice to be the house speaker because he understands the tactical problems, longer term strategy, we want to win. we need more senators. we need to get the white house. and so he tells his team this is what we need. short-term these are tactics we have to follow. that's what the republicans have been sailing on. that's what broke apart the republican party in the house was this failure to understand that tactics for them are much different than the strategy. wa
very much he's xefting a lot of pressure on this 30 or 40 republicans that had caused so much trouble and has not seemed to realize there's limits to what you can get done with a democratic white house. so he's got a better shot than anyone. some of this is going to come out to the first couple of weeks and whether they can unite around a few things and score some victories. >> if congress is ineffective, dysfunctional, you know who empowers? the president of the united states. liberals. in a way republicans, conservatives should want ryan and the house to work, even if you don't get everything you want. otherwise the executive is going to run away with the government. >> but you want some things.
and his predecessor obviously on the way out the door enabled the latest obama spending binge. a good early test for ryan, because he can make the case, is to try to get some policy changes in these year-end appropriations bills. the spending is going to happen. he can make the case. he can work on policy now and basically all of next year putting out the message that's going to potentially make hillary clinton uncomfortable. >> nobody likes the budget deal, at least on the right. i can't find a single person, yeah, i love this. maybe it's the best they can do given they were so divided on defense spending. a lot of people wanted to break the spending caps to spend more on defense. and nobody wanted to vote for the debt limit increase. >> john boehner referred to this as sweeping the barn. he cleaned up -- >> you know what that means. what they're sweeping. >> he cleaned up the mess before
he left so paul ryan wouldn't have the burden of those very unpopular decisions. >> we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. ♪ ♪ (singing) you wouldn't haul a load without checking your clearance. so why would you invest without checking brokercheck? check your broker with brokercheck. get fast-acting, long-lasting relief from heartburn with it neutralizes stomach acid and is the only product that forms a protective barrier that helps keep stomach acid in the stomach where it belongs. for fast-acting, long-lasting relief. try gaviscon®.
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of dollars each year going back into my business... that's huge for my bottom line. what's in your wallet? time for our hits & misses of the week. james? >> this is a miss for the consumer financial protection bureau which has now encouraged a judge to start singled out $80 million in checks to people who were allegedly discriminated against. see if you can follow this. auto loans. the $80 million is going out the door. it's going to people that based on their last names and zip codes the government thinks are minorities. thinks. and if you are not a minority, you're supposed to send that check back. i'm sure you do. >> this is a hit for pittsburgh steeler cornerback william gay
who broke nfl rules last week by wearing purple cleats in the sunday game to show solidarity with domestic violence awareness month. the nfl fined him, and i don't blame the nfl because they have to have uniform rules. nevertheless, i find it encouraging that professional football players speaking out on this issue and i applaud him for it. >> good. a public relations for the world health organization which caused an uproar by saying bacon and other meats can increase your risk for colorectal cancer. that includes salami which comes from italy which is supposed to have the world's healthiest. the italians could have told the w.h.o., eat anything in moderation and you'll be all right. >> and remember, if you have your own hit or miss, tweet us
at jer on fnc. thanks to all of you for watching. we hope to see you all right here next week. hello, everyone. glad you're with us. become to "america's news headquarters." >> new questions about what happened to a russian passenger plane that crashed in egypt a sinai peninsula as investigators reveal the doomed airliner broke apart in midair. >> plus more fallout over president obama's decision to send u.s. special operations forces to syria to aid in the fight against isis. some people are asking, will the deployment really make a difference? >> growing backlash against cnbc over last week's republican presidential debate. now many of the candidates