He was not very funny, for starters, which while not a crime is a mistake for someone whose profession is making with the laughs.
For starters, post-Citizens United, no one seems terribly clear about how to navigate the new campaign finance landscape.
For starters: as Josh Rogin points out, President Obama has lost some credibility when it comes to enforcing “red lines.”
c.1400, stertour "instigator; one who starts," agent noun from start (v.). For starters "to begin with" is 1873, American English colloquial. Starter home is from 1976; starter set is from 1946, originally of china.
[fr stark naked and stark, staring mad, with the British slang suffix -ers]