Thursday night’s debate was nothing if not chaotic – every attack of the night was leveraged at party lead Donald Trump as the three other candidates tried desperately to bring their competitor down a peg.

Though Rubio has been tagged again and again for his robotic skipping-record speeches and seeming inability to go off-script, the Florida senator landed the best hit of the night on Trump with a clearly off-the-cuff remark.

Credit for the setup goes to Cruz as the Tea Party candidate patronized Trump, urging him to calm down.

Cruz: Breathe, breathe, breathe.

Trump: I am, Ted.

Cruz: You can do it. You can breathe. I know it’s hard. I know it’s hard. But just—

Rubio: When they’re done with the yoga, can I answer a question?

Cruz: You cannot— I really hope that you don’t see yoga on this stage.

Rubio: Well, he’s very flexible, so you never know.

Oh ho ho, Rubio! You won’t be winning the election but tonight, you won this girl’s heart.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at