CNN GOP debate: Paris and San Bernardino events set to transform the race


With few weeks left for voters to decide which candidates they would pitch to go against the democratic candidate, this last GOP debate of the year would be one of a kind.
Most of the likely questions that would be asked in the debate can be anticipated in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino events.
CNN, the organizers announce that the debate would take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
9 nine candidates met the criteria set by the organizers. They include Donald Trump – the front runner, Ben Carson – former Neurosurgeon, Florida senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Governor of Ohio John Kasich, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Facebook and Salem Media will hold another debate for GOP candidates who do not meet the criteria for the main stage set by CNN.
CNN also put out that Dana Bash and Hugh Hewitt would be the questioners that will be moderated by Wolf Blitzer.
According to Washington Post, one of the key issues that would be debated would be the events in Paris and San Bernardino. If the battle is on national security credibility, as this has been a source of concern of late, it favors more traditional candidates with national security know-how.
In the camp of the Republicans not many can beat Hilary Clinton, a top candidate in the Democratic Party, when it comes to issues bothering national security. New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie would have to use this debate to convince voters that he has the ‘depth’ he accuses other candidates of lacking. Ted Cruz would also have to use this golden opportunity to set his national security record straight after fellow senator Marco Rubio attacked him. Bush has been energetic when it comes to national security of recent. Obviously, the San Bernardino and gun control debate would have its toll on the candidates in this GOP debate.