Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus is telling the boys he wants them to play nice tonight, calling for “more of a G-rated” debate in Miami.
Donald Trump, meanwhile, assures debate broadcaster CNN he intends to be “softer” onstage tonight than at recent debates. But with Mitt Romney’s Never Trump movement “mortally wounded,” he intends to “knock out” Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on his way to winning their states’ winner-takes-all primaries next weeek, giving him a lock on the GOP nom. “If you knock ’em out, nothing can happen,” Trump explained, reasonably. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be there tonight too, with Jake Tapper moderating the moderators.
This is going to go really well. Here’s how we see it.