Donald Trump vs Marco Rubio for US President 2016: Who won Republican debate in October
The third Republican presidential debate two days ago has improved the prospects of Marco Rubio substantially. Though his ranking has been steadily improving for the past several weeks, it is now that he is looking a real threat to the leading candidates including Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
While Donald Trump has been leading the race from the very beginning, Ben Carson started giving him tough competition over the last two months. Now there is Marco Rubio who surging ahead and making strides.
The way he handled attacks by his adversaries during the third GOP debate proved him to be an impressive debator who doesnâ€™t loses his cool. He made his once mentor, Jeb Bush, look like a kid when he tried to attack Marco Rubio to come back into focus. But it misfired and the way Rubio handled the question further impressed the viewers.
There are reports that suggest as Jeb Bush is on the ropes Rubio may be your sole “establishment” frontrunner in the 2016 race. But, of course, with that new spotlight and designation come more scrutiny and attacks.
And there seem to be many arguments that can be put against him. Jeb Bush campaign apparently came out with a massive 112-page report from that’s largely an oppo dump on Rubio. One slide is entitled “Marco Is A Risky Bet,” and “it bullet-points Rubio’s ‘misuse of state party credit cards, taxpayer funds and ties to scandal-tarred former Congressman David Rivera.’â€¦ Another bullet point says Rubio’s ‘closeness with Norman Braman, who doubles as personal benefactor[,] raises major ethical questions.’
Nonehteless the 112 page report seems to have saved the most scathing attack for the last. â€œThose who have looked into Marco’s background in the past have been concerned with what they have foundâ€. Bush who is the favorite of the establishment, his campaign has tried to discredit him.
He is also facing onslaught from other party leaders. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told NBC that â€œIt’s not a question of missing the votes, that’s only part of the dealâ€¦But to compare himself to Bob Dole, to John McCain, to John Kerry, to Barack Obama, that takes a lot of gall, a lot of chutzpahâ€¦I think he abandoned the Senate, and the state of Florida deserves two senators, not one senator.”
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