Strait Talk: How Ted Cruz Handled the Spotlight Without Trump

ABC News contributors Matthew Dowd and LZ Granderson host "Strait Talk" after the Republican presidential debate.
1:55 | 01/29/16

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Losers losers and interesting thing about this debate so everybody in its joint Donald Trump. The leader decided not to come. His apprentice but our but backed steady or whatever you call it got center stage tankers Hannity do. And terribly. It leaves you found are coping as Arctic rules number one is that he really needs a foil to play all while the north side. And he wasn't able took command the stage being the only person being focused on. And it was woefully that was painfully. Out seemingly obvious within the first couple of minutes in fact he started to whine about it by everyone with attacking you know. It puts part of covers it well under the debate. Which brought those ethical areas. And I think we have you are plain clip of that that I think. Governor bush the Chris Chris I was mentioning that question value where he cute that it really wasn't that I didn't come can name was mentioned I think to vote now sort of hired as your question I think you might fact I think what would go to my question was about and some might question that you got a chance to respond to that it's his answer. You'll get thirty seconds to respond to name your question like you it. I taught. Chris Wallace had a good job of making sure but unions control early on. But there were too many moments like that tonight work rooms with either blame the media for something. Accusing his fellow debaters of attacking him when fairly. Or just pouting about not being able to sort of happens way and when the video clips came out of his own words being used against him he just completely. Lost it yet the immigration I thought the immigration conversation. And that there was a moment when Chris Wallace when he sat what you're criticized Milligan and responsible is a debate right right which is this is what we're supposed to do.

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