Debate Live Blogging

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October 28, 2015 8:24 p.m.

So John Kasich wonders why Republicans are so weird and keep saying crazy things; Ted Cruz is going to offer you a ride home when you’re kind of tipsy and vulnerable.

8:37 PM: Curious what people think of Rubio’s answer here. Does not strike me as a good one … “You should be showing up for work.” … And yet he keeps drawing big applause lines. But that’s still my take. What’s yours?

The gist of Rubio’s answer was a) I’m missing so many votes because the country needs me that bad and b) a bunch of Democrats missed votes too.

8:46 PM: Cruz seems to be dodging at least on the first take. But I’ve been waiting for the the new budget deal to get injected into this race. I would have thought Cruz would want into that question big time. But he’s ignoring it.

8:49 PM: This is where the intersection of the primary and the Capitol Hill chaos gets interesting. And Paul, unlike Cruz, is not shying away from it.

8:55 PM: I’m endlessly fascinated by Huckabee on Social Security. He manages to have a position that is both freakishly rightwing and also fairly progressive.

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