John Gizzi‘s article for on the latest Republican presidential debate features the following analysis from JLF founding president Marc Rotterman:

The only panelist who didn’t deem Rubio the big winner was veteran North Carolina GOP consultant Marc Rotterman. He gave first prize to Cruz, and told me the Texan “won hands down. Cruz was focused, relaxed, and articulate. He had a Reagan moment when he put the CNBC moderator in short pants for the ‘gotcha’ questions.”

But Rotterman also said Rubio “also did well defending and then pivoting on missed Senate votes, and making the case for generational change.”

Like all of his fellow panelists, Rotterman felt Bush had a bad night. In his view, “Jeb failed to break through, did not get many questions and when he did, he talked about the past not the future.”