We review the Republican Debate Fiasco in South Carolina, which could be described as the "St. Valentine's Massacre." Embarrassing? Pathetic? Certainly, there was little romance involved. With candidate conflict buttressed by unseemly audience participation, we consider the troubled state of today's Republican Party. Could it be cracking up? If so, might what comes out the other side bridge the stark divide between GOP Donors and actual GOP Voters? Frontrunner Trump handily wins the Drudge Poll of the debate, and increases his polling lead in South Carolina -- but how will his blunt talk about the Iraq War "mistake" affect his numbers? Is the GOP ready for a "reckoning" on the Iraq War? Might a frank conversation help GOP prospects in the 2016 general election? With Valentine's Day music and listener calls.
February 14, 2016