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John ‘Karate’ Kasich hates it when Bush and Trump fight

Those who wondered where the pugnacious Donald Trump from the first GOP debate had gone were reminded that he was front and center,something he reminded Jeb Bush of well into the debate.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich had earlier shared an anecdote about how his daughter doesn’t like it when all of the candidates fight and tried to play peace-maker with hand gestures, somehow.

And watch those hands, mister.

Wolf Blitzer: Lincoln Chafee can quit or ‘wind up looking silly’

Most would call it fair to say that candidate Lincoln Chafee did not win last night’s presidential debate. As Twitchy noted, the Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker and many others on Twitter were less concerned with Chafee’s policy positions than they were fascinated by his resemblance to TV’s Grandpa Munster.

Parker suggested that her tweetmight be “too mean,” but others thought it was nothing compared to Wolf Blitzer’s treatment of Chafee today. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake notes that CNN’s Blitzer, interviewing Chafee, inserted some serious concern-trollinginto the discussion.

Blake writes:

After showing some of the brutal headlines aimed at Chafee’s debate performance, Blitzer offered this:

“Here’s what worries me, Governor: Because of your distinguished career, you’re going to wind up looking silly if you keep going on like this.” Blitzer then pressed Chafee on when he would give up the charade and drop out.

WillBlitzer ask Hillary Clinton if she will drop out of the race if it looks like she’ll be indicted?

Trump shames Cruz on ‘getting along with nobody’

Thursday night’s Republican debate on CNN quickly turned into theugly (but fun) three-way fight bookended by two nice guys that everyone was expecting. There will certainly be plenty of quotable insults from tonight’s showdown, but Donald Trump scolded Ted Cruz early on for his reputation fornot getting along with his colleagues in the Senate.

Yes, yes it does. Where’s the teacher to break this up?

‘I eat nails when I wake up,’ resilient Jeb! Bush insists

Jeb Bush was among the candidates who gave 15-minute speeches today at the Growth and Opportunity Party in Iowa, and he reprised his attack on Sen. Marco Rubio employed during the third GOP debate, despite the opening it gave Rubio to lay into any number of senators who missed votes while on the campaign trail and to accuse Bush of following the advice of his advisors to target him specifically.

His debate performance didn’t help Bush in the polls, and news yesterday that he had senthiscampaigns chief operating officer packing in order to reduce payrollhad some journalists on “campaign death watch” and voters doubting he’d make it to the next debate.

Speaking with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin in Iowa, today, Bush insisted that reports of his departure from the race were premature. After all, this is a man who eats nails before breakfast.

Yes, he really said that, reports John McCormick:

Bush told Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin that speculation in the media and elsewhere that his bid for the Oval Office could end soon is far off base. “They don’t know me,” he said. “I eat nails when I wake up, then I have breakfast.”

Bush, 62, the son and brother of former U.S. presidents, also said that he knows he has to improve as a candidate and debater. “I have enough humility to know that I’ve got to get better. But also, I’m a really competitive guy, and I do have a record that on that stage is unmatched, and I’m going to go share it with passion and conviction and I think I’m going to win.”

He thinks he’s going to win? We think he’d better start eating those nails faster before Rubio drives them into his campaign’s coffin.

Respect: Milwaukee police recover flag burned by protester

Of course there were protests and marches outside of Tuesday night’s GOP debate in Milwaukee, withagitators ranging from a pro-Palestine contingent to Fight for $15 to Black Lives Matter to the “Hands off my uterus” crowd.

This protester couldn’t even wait for it to get properly dark out before setting the American flag on fire.

We’ve seen plenty of flags spray-painted, flown upside-down and burned since Ferguson, so there’s something special about seeing it treated with respect.

Carly Fiorina can’t even buy airtime during tonight’s debate?

Absolutely no offense meant to Investor’s Business Daily’s Andrew Malcolm, but apparently we weren’t the only ones who read his tweet andhad our doubts. We knew that Mitt Romney’s effort to convinceABC to include CarlyFiorina on the debate stage Saturday night turned out to befruitless, but could it be true that ABC determined that it wouldn’t even sell ad time to her campaign?

So she really can’t even buy a commercial during the debate? At least there’s Twitter.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson isn’t likely to succeed where Romney failed, but he too is urging ABC to give her a microphone too.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.