Tim and Scott are joined by White House correspondent S.V. Dáte to break down this week's dueling Republican debates in California to answer key questions moving forward, including: Does Donald Trump suffer from his underwhelming performance? Fiorina and Bush each got the better of Trump- will they see a subsequent polling spike? Lindsey Graham was the best of the four worst-polling candidates, but does it even matter? And, most urgently, did another disappointing performance spell doom for Scott Walker?
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Shirish Dáte is a White House correspondent for National Journal and the author of Jeb: America's Next Bush, based on his coverage of the Florida governor as Tallahassee bureau chief for the Palm Beach Post.
Dáte has been a journalist for three decades since graduating from Stanford University. He has written for the Times-Herald Record in Middletown, New York, the Orlando Sentinel in Cape Canaveral, where he covered the space program, and finally the Associated Press and the Palm Beach Post in Tallahassee, where he covered the Florida statehouse. Most recently he was an editor on NPR's Washington Desk.
Between Tallahassee and Washington were some 15,000 nautical miles aboard Juno, an Alden 44 cutter. Dáte and his two school-aged sons crossed the Atlantic and sailed into the Mediterranean as far as the Aegean islands. They spent just over two years exploring Italy, Greece, Spain, Morocco, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, the Caribbean and the Bahamas before riding the Gulf Stream north a