There was a lot in tonight's debate. Of interest was Ted Cruz showing real self-control. The kind of self-control that makes a person able to deal honestly with opponents and weaken Washington gridlock.
First there was Marco Rubio's taunt that Cruz doesn't speak Spanish. Cruz answered by asking in Spanish if Rubio wanted to continue the argument in Spanish. Cruz didn't call Rubio out as a twerp who obviously knows nothing about Cruz least of all whether Cruz speaks Spanish or not. Then Rubio had the audacity to follow up by saying Cruz had shown a "disturbing pattern" of telling lies after Rubio himself had just been caught in a lie about Cruz.
Then there was Donald Trump's calling Cruz a liar and "nasty". Cruz didn't reply in kind. Instead he showed how Trump was lying about not supporting tax payer funding for Planned Parenthood. Trump in the exchange showed himself to be "nasty" and a liar without Cruz making the accusations.