So we had the second major debate of the Republican primary for President of the United Sates, or is it the fourth? I can’t quite remember what with the small semi-debates for the “little league” candidates. Some shined, and some did not; some helped their case and some had hurt their case. I will say that there was no clear winner of the debate in my opinion, yet Carly Fiorina was most definitely the most knowledgeable of the candidates on the stage that night and most likely came the closest to being the winner. She was precise, accurate, and to the point on each issue that she addressed.
Donald Trump did not do himself any favors that night and came off as crude and crass. He also seemed a tad uncomfortable compared to the others around him. Once again, he did not offer up much specifics on his potions, just his usual one-liners and stoppers. He is in no way out of the contest yet, but I do believe he is approaching critical mass in his support. Once the amount of GOP contenders renders down to 3 or 4 he will most likely start to have real trouble and I think the second debate really shows that.
Senator Rand Paul did not do so well in the debate, but neither did he harm himself, nonetheless, for him that in itself is a little bad since with his Libertarian views in a Conservative viewing Republican field and electorate he really needs to stand out and show why Republicans should support him for President.
Senator Marco Rubio actually appealed pretty strongly in the debate, such as when he referred to how he learned about being proud of this country and being a Conservative from his Grandfather in Spanish. He made it clear how having to know English is important to live here in the United States, yet at the same time how some immigrants will still be more comfortable talking in their native languages but that does not make them any less American.
Governor Scott Walker like in the first debate once again comes across very soft spoken and light. He was not the Walker viewers heard about. And it defiantly harmed him, for he just recently suspended his campaign.
Governor Jeb Bush was ok, nothing remarkable. He was neither really strong nor really weak. He did go after Trump on his record a lot, which was no surprise since has been doing so on the campaign stump the last couple of weeks.
The other candidates did ok, no harm, but also not really helping their campaigns. With Governors Rick Parry and Scott Walker now both out of the race for the Republican nomination, we are going to see in the coming few months in the lead up to 2016, most likely more candidate’s exiting the campaign and the race coalescing around 3 or 4. As a consequence, we will finally see Donald Trump decline himself. So after another debate, the show must go on as the saying goes, with some gaining, some declining and some staying just where they are.