Last night, five candidates were present on the stage of the Texas Republican Debate, but it was obvious that just three of them really mattered: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Even though the media mogul dominated the event and was considered the winner of the debate, Florida Senator Ted Cruz had an excellent night and proved that he has what it takes in order to successfully attack Trump. As for Ted Cruz, he definitely did way better debates in the past.
Same Trump, attacked by an aggressive Rubio
During the Republican Debate, Donald Trump had the same pitch we’re used with, presenting a ruthless business man, looking forward to change careers and the traditional definition of the American nation.
Despite Marco Rubio’s attacks, Trump’s position was steady and his discourse wasn’t affected that much. Of course, the momentum he gained after winning three straight GOP contests contributed very much to his attitude and, after last night’s Republican Debate win, he’s definitely waiting for the Super Tuesday events with confidence.
Moving on to the Florida Senator, he seemed very well prepared and know to exploit Trump’s vulnerabilities, as stated by Fortune. Topics like his business record, his support for liberal priorities and the weaknesses of his policy proposals.
What was surprising is that Rubio was aided with his attacks by none other than Ted Cruz, both of them flanking Trump. Also, the Florida Senator was actually enjoying himself while doing this.
Marco Rubio was definitely the star of the debate
“Here’s a guy that inherited $200 million,” Rubio said early in the Republican debate, as Trump tried to interrupt. “If he hadn’t inherited $200 million, you know where Donald Trump would be right now? Selling watches in Manhattan.”
And like this wasn’t enough, Marco Rubio had another acid line for Donald Trump: “If he builds the wall the way he built Trump Towers, he’ll be using illegal immigrant labor to do it.”
Was this debate a first sign that Mr. Rubio can be a serious contender for the GOP nomination?