The 10th Republican Debate showdown before Super Tuesday, was essentially a 3-man free-for-all between Trump, Rubio, and Cruz. Carson and Kasich were participants, but had limited time to speak between the incessant attacks between the three front-runners.
“The big questions of the night: Which senator did a better job convincing voters they can best take on Trump? Did Rubio’s attacks and interruptions show a new side of himself? Did Cruz do enough to persuade people he’s worth another look?”
– Eric Bradner, CNN Politics
Rubio appeared to own the stage on Thursday night, going after Trump for his business ethics and plans on healthcare. Not to be outdone, Cruz ripped into Trump after being called a liar by the businessman.
Why did the stakes seem so high on Thursday night? On March 1st, Super Tuesday will have 13 states deciding who will be their GOP candidate. There are many more states to go, but a poor showing on that critical day can either solidify or derail a campaign. Expect more attacks in the coming days from Rubio and Cruz, and expect them often. Some say it is nearly a mathematical lock for Trump to win the nomination.
“They chose war with Mr. Trump. But amid the relentless back and forth, a question hovered: Was it too late?”
– Michael Barbaro, New York Times
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