Even though the winter holidays are getting closer, Republican candidates don’t have time to think at this, since the last GOP debate of the year is less than one week away.
According to The Washington Post, the debate, hosted by CNN, will reunite candidates who meet one of three criteria in polls conducted between October 29 and December 13 and recognized by CNN. To be more specific, they need an average of 3.5% or bigger nationally, at least 4% in Iowa or at least 4% in New Hampshire.
Who will second trump in the race?
Therefore, during the GOP debate, we expect to see opinions and statements from names like Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio, Jed Bush, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Ohio Governor John Kasich, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and Senator Rand Paul.
Since Donald Trump is already leading the majority of polls, it will be very interesting to see who will be second in the race after 2015’s last GOP Debate. Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson is going downhill very fast, so the only real contenders could be Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
Still, Carson isn’t the only one who should choose his words carefully in order to be eligible for the first debate in 2016, for which criteria wasn’t announced yet, but we might as well see just five or six candidates attending it: Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Christie.
Terrorism and national security, the main topics?
Back to the last GOP Debate of the year, it’s more than clear that one of the most discussed topics will be terrorism and the status of Muslims in the U.S., in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings.
Candidates will most likely talk a lot about national security, while Trump will most likely sustain his initial proposition of keeping track of Muslims and forbidding them from entering the U.S.
The GOP debate will definitely be very interesting to watch, since the candidates don’t have that much time left to convince voters that they have what it takes for the ‘battle’ with the Democratic candidate.