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First GOP debate was more like a reality TV show

First GOP debate was more like a reality TV show

The first Republican debate took the form of a reality TV show contest with a novel theatrical twist: Each of the 10 leading candidates competed to become the true protagonist of a GOP primary contest so overcrowded there was an earlier debate featuring seven other contenders with lower poll numbers — a discounted “happy hour” prelude to the much-coveted prime-time Bacchanalia. Just before the official start of the big shindig, the Fox moderators, dominated by Megyn Kelly’s eyelashes, bantered awkwardly with the political hopefuls who were lined up as though preparing to perform “Seasons of Love” from “Rent.” But once underway, this...

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