8:07 PM: Wow, Mitt goes for semi-current cultural reference — George Costanza. Actually sort of surprised Mitt came up with that.
8:13 PM: Santorum hits Romney on aping Occupy Wall Street rhetoric. This is what he’s referring to.
8:16 PM: Did Newt just say that getting rid of the Civil Service system would save $500 billion a year?
8:28 PM: Actually thought that was a very strong answer for Santorum. But the zero clapping and the handful of guffaws sort of suggests the audience didn’t see it the same way.
8:29 PM: We’re moving into people getting under Mitt’s skin phase.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.