A Chaotic GOP Debate

How did they do?

Liza Donnelly

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Last night was the first candidate debate leading up to the 2024 Presidential election. In the past, I have live-drawn it from my television; last night I did not. It was a chaotic two hours on stage, but that has not stopped me before! I was unsure of the value of live drawing events like this, having done it for almost ten years now. That said, I wish I had. Quick drawings with key sound-bites, as I try to do, provide a unique take. Next debate, expect to see my live drawings. Here is one such debate in 2020 that I drew, one of the many here I have shared over the years in this column. But for now, I share words and a few sketches done before the debate yesterday.

Chris Christie

Christie didn’t do himself any harm, but he did not stand out as much as I thought he might. He was there to go after Trump (thanks god someone is), and Trump was not there.

VIvak Ramaswamy

Ramaswamy took a lot of air out of he room through sheer arrogance and white teeth. He loudly bulldozed over his rivals, although they were left standing. He…

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Liza Donnelly

Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, WaPo. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor. newsletter:https://lizadonnelly.substack.com