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Tomorrowâ€™s Republican debate is going to be very tough for all the GOP presidential hopefuls. While Trump based his strategy on anti-establishment icon, others believe that majority of the Republican supporters still cannot stand him.
This is the reason that his three huge victories donâ€™t seem to have dampened the spirit of two of his major opponents Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. While Ted Cruz was able to win the Iowa caucus amazing almost everyone, Rubio seems to have gone on to win the second spot in the last two fights in South Carolina and now in Nevada.
But Ted Cruz has remained dangerously close to him thus far, making it difficult to decide as to who will drop out first. While Ted Cruz and Donald Trump both attract anti-establishment GOP supporters, Marco Rubio is considered the part of the establishment.
Now with the fading out of Jeb Bush, he remains the only hope of the Republican establishment. But Rubio needs to show his worth soon, lest they are forced to put their weight behind Donald Trump.
There is no denying the fact that the anti-establishment fervor within the electorate underscored the enormous challenge facing Rubio and Cruz in the coming weeks as they try to stop Trump. Rubio and Cruz had campaigned aggressively in Nevada, but had downplayed expectations as they tried to consolidate Trump-averse Republican voters around them. Rubio was not even in Nevada on Tuesday night, having moved on to the upcoming states of Minnesota and Michigan. But he has repeatedly noted in recent weeks that surveys show that some two-thirds of GOP voters don’t want Trump as their nominee. On his plane this week, the Florida senator told reporters that as the field narrowed “the alternatives to Trump will get stronger.”
He seems to be putting forward this aspect and trying to convince people that he still has a chance. Rubio, while talking to reporters said, “Donald has a base of support and if the majority of our party doesn’t want him as our nominee, we’ll continue to work toward consolidating thatâ€¦I am as conservative as anyone else in this raceâ€¦But I am a conservative who will win this race.” He also asked Republicans not to nominate someone just to make a point. In Minneapolis on Tuesday he warned the crowd against “nominating someone just to make a point … because they seem angrier than everybody elseâ€¦We’re all angry, we’re all frustratedâ€.
In theÂ meantimeÂ next Republican debate, with Donald Trump once again facing Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, will be hosted by CNN and Telemundo, and moderated by CNN Situation Room anchor, Wolf Blitzer. The debate goes live at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, on Thursday, February 25, 5:30 p.m. Pacific, and will be streamed live by CNN Go at this link.