SIMI VALLEY, CA - The Sept. 16 GOP debate was full of turbulence and it had nothing to do with the plane sitting behind the candidates.
It started when frontrunner Donald Trump called out Rand Paul.
"First of all, Rand Paul shouldn't even be on this stage. He is number 11, he's got one percent in the polls and I don't know how he got up there, there are too any people," the Donald said, as he ate up more screen time than anyone else. That was a win, but his high fives with Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were definitely low points.
Carly Fiorina hit it out of the park, becoming the breakout star of the debate by delivering a few zings.
"I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said," Fiorina said, referencing Trump's previous "that face" comment.
She also made a passionate stance against abortion.
"As regards to Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this video tape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says 'We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.' This is about the character of our nation. And if we don't stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us!" she said to applause.
CNN host Jake Tapper wasted time on a question about the candidates' preferred Secret Service code names when he could have tackled issues dealing with the Black Lives Matter movement or the refugee crisis in Europe. Trump, however, nailed his response: "Humble."
Chris Christie shined when he called out the bickering between Trump and Fiorina and Marco Rubio showed his policy chops.
Now the question is: who is going to pilot this plane come November?