- Without insults, antics, Trump's policy weaknesses on display, says Tara Setmayer
- She says he repeatedly boasted of negotiating and deal-making skills, but flubbed important questions
Tara Setmayer is former communications director for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, and a CNN political commentator. Follow her on Twitter @tarasetmayer. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Imagine if every GOP debate had been like the one Thursday night. Policy heavy, insult light and providing voters with a contrast between the candidates over level of knowledge on issues. It was clear that each candidate had shifted tactics from the last dumpster fire of a debate.