What They're Saying: “Christie Is Owning This Debate So Far”

February 06, 2016

What They're Saying…

“Christie Is Owning This Debate So Far”

“Christie Looks Like He Could Break Out Between Now And Tuesday”
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Town Hall’s Guy Benson: “Christie has also done his homework here…”

  • “Strong opening segment for Christie so far.”

Hugh Hewitt: “.@ChrisChristie opens with a round house to @MarcRubio "You have not been involved in a consequential decision"

  • “Another hard hit by @ChrisChristie to @marcorubio”

Ari Fleischer: “Marco better get his shield up. They're coming after him and Christie just made a strong statement.”

David Gregory: “Strong opening blow by Christie v Rubio”

Michelle Malkin: “HAHAHAHA.  Christie just called out Rubio's memorized speech.”

CNN’s Ashley Killough: “Christie is flat out lecturing Rubio right now.”

  • “Woah, Christie is taking Rubio on directly”

U.S. News & World Report’s David Catanese: “wow, Christie just nailed Rubio on that memorized speech.”

NBC News’ Luke Russert: “Christie got Rubio hook, line and sinker and the crowd loves it.”

NBC News’ Gabe Gutierrez: “Christie hits Rubio hard right off the bat as expected”

Reuters’ Emily Flitter: “Christie lands a punch, on Rubio's Senate vote attendance: "That's not leadership, that's truancy."

Los Angeles Times’ Jimmy Orr: “"There is is, the memorized 25 second speech" - Chris Christie nailing Rubio. Effective.”

  • “Chris Christie landing effective punches on Marco Rubio.”

Huffington Post’s Matt Fuller: “Chris Christie's attack is brilliant, because now, all of Rubio's canned talking points sound like canned talking points.”

CNN’s Nia-Malika Henderson: “Marco Rubio getting sonned by Chris Christie.”

Newsday’s Yancey Roy: “Christie seemed to score big with audience, knocked Rubio off kilter by saying he evaded answers with memorized talking pts”

Los Angeles Times’ John Myers: “Christie really came out ready here. It comes off as the most original moment in a debate in a long time..”

Fox News’ Martha Maccallum: “Marco rocked by Christie. This is Christie's swing for the fences.”

Politico: “Christie Knocks Rubio Off Balance At GOP Debate”

Fox News’ John Roberts: “.@ChrisChristie having a very good debate”

Matt Schlapp: “Christie is owning this debate so far. He's better the closer he is to jersey.”

Ari Fleischer: “Christie is doing very well tonight - in a state where he must do well.”

The Kuhner Report’s Jeff Kuhner: “Christie's having a good night so far. He's coming across as strong, forceful & articulate. Doing best among establishment candidates!”

WGN Radio’s Steve Cochran: “Christie won't pay ransom for hostages... he's had a very good night so far.”

The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland: “Christie has wrested the no-nonsense tough guy slot from Trump tonight”

Town Hall’s Guy Benson: “Christie asking audience to listen to Rubio's answers vs. question asked. Effective.”

David Gregory: “Rubio weak when making a process argument on immigration. Christie strong when underlining what a leader does.”

Fox News’ Will Carr: “Christie pointing out that Rubio did not answer question”

NBC News’ Ali Vitali: “Christie is the only governor on stage making the governor argument for why he should win (so far, anyway).”

MSNBC’s Jane C. Timm: “Gov. Chris Christie isn't just making an argument for himself: he's making an argument for all three governors.”

National Review’s Jim Geraghty: “Out of the Kasich-Bush-Christie trio, Christie looks like he could break out between now and Tuesday.”

Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs: “Christie is Having a Strong Night so Far! And Rubio Not.”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “Christie is tar and feathering Rubio.”

Fox News’ Brit Hume: “Christie hammers Rubio again on immigration & his backing away from immigration reform bill. He scores again. Rubio again repeats his answer”