Judging by social media and political pundits, Carly Fiorina won the first Republican presidential debate in a big way.
The debate took place between the seven GOP candidates who did not make the top 10 in the polls, and Fiorina used the time to shine and even take a swipe at Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
“I didn’t get a phone call from Bill Clinton before I jumped in the race. Did any of you get a phone call from Bill Clinton? I didn’t,” she said. “Maybe it’s because I hadn’t given money to the foundation, or donated to his wife’s Senate campaign.”
She acknowledged that Trump has tapped into Americans’ anger at the political class and annoyance with politics as usual, but asked, “Since he has changed his mind on amnesty, on healthcare, and on abortion, I would just ask what are the principles by which he will govern?”
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Fiorina won this debate. Jindal 2nd, Perry 3rd, Santorum 4th, and a surprise in 5th, Gilmore. Everybody else, buh bye! #GOPDebate
— Chuck Nellis (@ChuckNellis) August 6, 2015
— andrea kaye (@andreakaye5) August 7, 2015
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 7, 2015
— FoxNewsInsider (@FoxNewsInsider) August 6, 2015
— Maria Elena Salinas (@MariaESalinas) August 7, 2015
— The Monkey Cage (@monkeycageblog) August 7, 2015
@ericbolling Carly Fiorina somehow found a way to win both debates.
— 뼈아빠 (@Big_Jazz_Boy) August 7, 2015
@EmmaSmith1414 Carly fiorina should have been in the last group, she was amazing in the 5 pm debate
— Nancy Heim (@nheim5) August 7, 2015
— CarlToddHand (@CarlToddHand) August 7, 2015
My take on the first Fox debate: Carly Fiorina crushed her competition http://t.co/K5PaXGjvAS
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) August 6, 2015
Carly Fiorina absolutely destroyed the professional pols in the JV debate tonight. I expect to see her on the main stage for the next one.
— LogicalNumbers (@LogicalNumbers) August 7, 2015
— Todd Spencer (@Todd_Spencer) August 7, 2015
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