George Will said on "Special Report" tonight that after Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Chris Christie was the big winner at the third GOP debate.

Will said that Christie is a great natural political talent, with a forceful presence.

"You can imagine him on the stage with Hillary Clinton," Will asserted.

"And he might have something that appeals to 'Trumpkins' around the country, without being quite unhinged."

Charles Krauthammer remarked that he loves the idea of Christie being "Trump Lite."

"You like Trump, but you want a polite version? Go to Christie," Krauthammer said. "It could be a campaign slogan."

Watch more from the "Special Report" panel above.


Who Won the 3rd GOP Debate on Twitter and Facebook?

WATCH: Cruz Blasts GOP Debate Moderators' Bias

The 'Bad Lip Reading' of the Dem Debate Will Leave You in Stitches

Krauthammer Reveals Who He Thinks Won the 3rd GOP Debate

Watch Paul Ryan's Acceptance Speech as New Speaker of the House