Mark Cuban Breaks Down The Republican Debate
Did you watch the Republican presidential debate on Fox News last night? If not, you missed one of the most awkward circus performances of all time by 10 GOP hopefuls and a handful of seemingly confused moderators. In the end, only frontrunner Donald Trump -- who admittedly was the most entertaining person on the stage -- took a true hit after offering useless answer after unsubstantiated claim. The rest of the field did little to change minds about their chances.
There is plenty of analysis all over the web this morning, but Mark Cuban, owner of the Mavericks, offered a succinct breakdown of the debate on Cyber Dust, his messaging app thing. While we're not exactly sure of Cuban's political leanings -- he voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but admires Ayn Rand; he's donated to politicians in both parties; he claims to be a libertarian but also likes paying taxes -- he's a smart dude and had some smart things to say.
He likes Marco Rubio. He dislikes Ted Cruz (he later said Cruz had his "skin crawling"):
He thinks Scott Walker is... a joke?
He reiterated his stance on avoiding social issues:
He hates Trump's "America is losing" message:
Cuban thought Jeb Bush was great and that he would be killing it if not for his last name (you might remember two other presidents with the name "Bush" in recent years). He also said Huckabee's "Kill [people] and break things" line will be his defining line (and not in a good way).
As far as we can tell, Cuban didn't have anything to say about Ben Carson, Chris Christie, John Kasich or fellow libertarian Rand Paul. Oh well. There will be another 10 debates before the Republicans decide on a candidate.
[Thanks to FTW for the screenshots.]