The latest GOP debate devolved into a dissing match as Marco Rubio (somewhat successfully) and Ted Cruz (less successfully) went on the attack against Donald Trump. Amy Davidson on what we learned from the debate: “Rubio acted a little too pleased with his hits, like a guy doing an extended dance after hitting a single in the company softball game.” (My kids nearly walked into the room where I was watching the debate, but luckily I turned the channel to The Walking Dead in time.)

+ Just as Rubio was gaining some momentum in the race, he ran into a good, old fashioned Chris Christie traffic jam. In a pretty shocking move, Chris Christie just endorsed Trump. (This turn of events, just hours after a rip-roaring debate, proves once again that The GOP 2016 Presidential Election is the greatest television show of all time.)

+ From Digg, here’s just the good stuff from the debate.

+ Ben Carson didn’t say much, but what he said was memorable, including this meme-able gem on his Supreme Court litmus test: “What kind of associations do they have? That will tell you a lot more than an interview will tell you. The fruit salad of their life is what I would look at.”

+ Lindsay Graham: “My Party Has Gone Batshit Crazy.”