Lowry and Alter debate the first Republican debates. Both agree that Rubio has the looks and chops to be a nominee who could threaten Clinton, although they disagree about who wins the future-past contest. As for Jeb Bush — the panel agrees he was Mr. Vanilla without many flubs or hits. On Kasich, it’s unclear whether his balanced-budget conservatism and big-hearted approach to Medicaid expansion and marriage equality will find a home in the GOP. Then: after years of taking incoming as a Kenyan/Hitler, is Obama’s tone insulting Republicans on Iran Deal?