8:12 PM: Props to CNN execs for giving Jake Tapper those injections of Epinephrine.
8:13 PM: Rubio water joke about as well handled as original water goof.
8:15 PM: First presidential debate use of word "braggadocious" in US history. Drink.
8:16 PM: Watching Carson's intro gives me a better sense of why he's surging as a sort of anti-Trump. The guy is so gentle in his speech and manner I almost wonder sometimes whether he's going to just fade away. He's everything that Trump isn't.
8:20 PM: Not to get policy-ish but Trump's hair looks a bit off?
8:21 PM: This is not disappointing me.
8:23 PM: Walker's zinger!!! oh, no. Learn timing, dude. Ouch.
8:25 PM: I think Walker's word fugue there may be like agonal debating?
8:26 PM: I think Walker just said it's about time the American people realize he's awesome?
8:27 PM: On the plus side, 30 minutes in and now Hugh Hewitt?