By Lynn R. Mitchell
The positive reviews continue to come in about Governor Jeb Bush’s debate performance Tuesday night. Ed O’Keefe in the Washington Post agreed with other pundits that Jeb had a good night (see Jeb Bush had a good night. But he still needs better ones):
Jeb Bush did something Tuesday night that he’s not done before on a presidential debate stage: He butted in.
“It’s my turn,” he told Ohio Gov. John Kasich as moderators attempted to ask him a question.
“I got about four minutes in the last debate,” he added. “I’m going to get my question right now.”
The former Florida governor — previously averse to the advice of media trainers and the need to speak in soundbites — delivered a stronger performance in the fourth Republican presidential debate. He fought more aggressively for air time. He used more personal anecdotes. He lightly mocked front-runner Donald Trump. And he relentlessly criticized President Obama and Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton — something few other candidates bothered to do. [emphasis added]