Latest polls for 2016 presidential election: Who won the Republican debate on March 10 in Miami, highlights
Last nightâ€™s Republican debate may look a bit odd to many people. This may be due to the fact that after realizing the futility of direct assault against their adversaries, Republican candidates were more interested in elaborating their policies.
From Marco Rubio to Ted Cruz and Kasich who have been trying to pull Trump down, no efforts have proved to be fruitful. There may be several reasons for it. But the most important reason seems to be the fact that he is able to connect to the GOP supporters better than the other three Republican presidential hopefuls.
Nonetheless if the Republican fans were hoping to see the fireworks once again during the course of the debate, it didnâ€™t come. Neither Marco Rubio resorted to the frontal attack that he had done in the past several debates, nor Ted Cruz challenged him directly.
This may be among the very few debates where the audience got a wide-ranging debate covering a host of topics important to American voters. The public now perhaps has a better idea of where the candidates stand rather than who they canâ€™t stand. The stakes are much higher for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and both had perhaps their best night so far.
The Texas senator has been trying to make it clear that the fight now is between him and Donald Trump. He attacked but without the vitriol of previous encounters. And he didnâ€™t even bother going after Rubio, which was perhaps wise given that the Florida senator was on home turf. Cruz demanded policy details from Trump, not just sound bites. He ridiculed the idea of imposing import tariffs as part of any trade war with China, insisting that would be bad news for ordinary voters.
While demanding a direct response he said, “Weâ€™ve got to get beyond the rhetoric of China bad and actually get to how do you solve the problem”. Cruz is currently the only candidate who can actually block Trumpâ€™s path to the nomination, something the billionaire businessman was forced to acknowledge at the end of the debate. The Texas senator went after Trump like the Harvard-trained lawyer he is.