Criticizing "NY values" gave Donald Trump a hanging curve to defend the Big Apple during 9/11, and the Ted Cruz birther issue continued to bring attention to the Texas Senator he doesn't need.
Last night's GOP debate in SC seemed to be the best performance yet by Mr. Trump while his principle opponent was defending his origins and his Senate record.
The other candidates faded into the background as Trump and Cruz grappled with just over two weeks till Iowa voters kick off the primary/caucus season.
Those hoping for a Jeb! revival came away disappointed.