Friday, February 26, 2016

Super Tuesday GOP Debate Gradebook



Vito and Vito, after the GOP debates, grade each candidate's performance. These rankings do not reflect the candidate's policies, only their debate performance. We try to be as objective as possible.

In the comment section below add your own grades and compare them to Vito and Vito. Do you agree with our grades? Who do you think won?

Click below for each candidate's grades!

Marco Rubio
Vito DiGiovanni: A
Vito Palmeri: A+

Marco Rubio did very well last debate going after Donald Trump. He had some zingers and made a lot of people laugh while attacking Donald Trump. He stood up to Trump and especially called him out on his healthcare plan and caught Trump off guard. Will it effect the polls, we don't know.

Ted Cruz
Vito DiGiovanni: A-
Vito Palmeri: A

Ted Cruz ganged up on Donald Trump along with Marco Rubio last night. He joined in on attacking Trump on his tax returns, history of being a Democrat and his healthcare plan. He made a good point noting that Donald Trump funded the Gang of Eight bill and how principles come before money. He was attacking Trump hard, but not as hard as Rubio was.

Donald Trump
Vito DiGiovanni: C
Vito Palmeri: B

Donald Trump had his worst debate to date. He was attacked by Rubio and Cruz hard and couldn't elaborate on specific policies of his. He did stay in the fight and had a few good moments, but I don't see the polls/votes changing after the last debate.

John Kasich
Vito DiGiovanni: B-
Vito Palmeri: D

Kasich was in the back seat during the last debate to the Cruz-Trump-Rubio show, but he had a few moments of his own, including his healthcare plan and expanding on how great Ohio is doing under his watch. He didn't shine, but he did better than usual.

Ben Carson
Vito DiGiovanni: C+
Vito Palmeri: F

Palmeri changed his vote mid-way during the radio show to fail Carson. He seemed to be asleep, as always. He didn't make any points or anything memorable aside from begging to be attacked from his colleagues. It's a three-man race now and Carson is irrelevant now.