But they first had to survive the night.
Many in the Republican establishment fervently hope a more traditional candidate would benefit from a Trump slide.
The exchange was just one example in which Trump, usually a master in the spotlight, failed to score a clear victory. You know, Rick Perry was a cowboy and so on and so forth.
After all, virtually every poll since the beginning of the campaign had shown the same candidate in the lead: the brash New Yorker with the multiple ex-wives and the take-no-prisoners style. That’s true. Jeb! argued that his brother had made the world a safer place, which, for some reason, got big applause.
“I promise if I wanted it I would have gotten it”, Trump responded. That’s true. It doesn’t work for nibble on this stage. That was my job, to get along with people. Senator Rubio striking trump on foreign policy. I heard it myself. Was that an apology, what you said to Carly? Fiorina earned plaudits on the right for her debate performance, which included multiple clashes with Trump, although fact checkers pointed out that she vividly cited footage from a hidden camera video of Planned Parenthood that does not appear to exist. You said it.
“It’s a stark contrast between him and Trump and also him and Hillary Clinton”, Miller said.
“Real leadership is what I would hopefully bring to America”, Carson said in a tentative closing statement. “I think, hones-tly, it’s a gesture”, she said.
With her crisp delivery of policy prescriptions and retorts to front-runner Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina clearly thought she won the night at Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
The insult was so ugly that Trump had tried to walk it back, saying that he was not talking about Fiorina’s face, but her persona – that persona. Both candidates were asked what they would want their Secret Service nickname to be. They care about theirs. We turn next to a breaking headline from Texas tonight.
SEN. MARCO RUBIO, Republican Presidential Candidate: The United States military wasn’t built to conduct pinprick attacks.
Only 9 percent, however, think that Fiorina will very likely be the Republican Party’s nominee for the 2016 presidential election.
“I will know more about this”, he said.
After watching this grammar school spectacle last night, if I was a Republican I would immediately become a Democrat. Bush was one of the few candidates to talk about economic growth.
The Democrats’ first debate is October 13.