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George W. Bush

Winners and losers from the GOP debate

In the wake of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the six remaining Republican presidential candidates gathered in South Carolina for the 8th GOP debate. I watched - and picked some of the best. Also, some of the worst.

- Marco Rubio: After a disastrous debate a week ago, the Florida Senator proved that his robotic repetition issue was an exception not the rule for him. His answers on potentially problematic questions about the child tax credit and poverty were thoughtful, nuanced and convincing.  He managed to emerge as the best defender of George W. Bush's national...