Fired Up Republicans Go After Debate Hosts
The tables were turned. After pointed barbs between the candidates, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio scored big cheers from the audience by aiming the rhetorical crosshairs at CNBC’s debate moderators, with Cruz declaring, “this is not a cage match.” He also offered to buy co-host Carl Quintanilla one of Colorado’s “famous” pot brownies. Nearly every candidate eventually squeezed in a zinger at the expense of their visibly jolted moderators, including a mostly understated Donald Trump. But Rubio also managed to ding former mentor Jeb Bush, showing how their respective political fortunes have flipped in recent weeks.