For John, BLUF: One shouldn't believe one's own hype. Nothing to see here; just move along.
I give you Nation of Change on last night's debate. "The CNBC Republican Debate Was a Total Train Wreck".
Quoting Reporter Emily Atkin of Think Progress:
Reporters from both conservative and liberal-minded news organizations seem to agree: the CNBC Republican presidential debate was kind of a train wreck.Regards — Cliff
That wasn’t really because of the candidates, though — it was because of the moderators.