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Krauthammer: Fiorina Won First Debate ‘Going Away’

Columnist Charles Krauthammer said Republican presidential candidate won the first debate “going away” on Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report.”

Krauthammer stated, “I think that Chris Wallace is exactly right. She won the debate. She won it going away. She was, on the one hand, very fluid, and on the other, very strong, and combative. The fluidity was when she was asked, for example, about the Middle East. She went through a list of American allies that have not gotten what they need from us, in a way that showed a real command of the facts. And the combativeness, I thought was interesting. In that bite, she went after Trump. She also went after Obama on the Middle East. And she ended by going after Hillary, and saying this is not the people versus Washington, which was Santorum’s line, and of course it’s the populist line. She said it’s conservatism versus liberalism, and I’m a conservative, and the problem with the country is not Washington, it’s the big government, the federal government, which is a classic Reaganite position. I thought that was a really interesting distinction. And I would watch for the same distinction in the big debate tonight.”

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