Who won the Republican debate last night? Poll results from South Carolina latest update
It was an important debate that came merely a week before all-important South Carolina primary. And there are reasons to believe that it was the fiercest debate till date.
From twelve Republican aspirants participating in the GOP debates till now, there were merely six candidates who qualified for the Republican debate last night and as they try to consolidate their grip on the likely voters, the attacks have become more vicious.
The way Donald Trump attacked Jeb Bush and his family for attacking Iraq that he claimed destabilized the whole region seemed that he has become really, really desperate. But Jeb Bush didnâ€™t hesitate in responding well by going on counter attack and questioning him his dedication to the nation.
In the meantime all the candidates seeking nomination for the US president paid homage to Justice Antonin Scalia. They all were shocked by his unfortunate death. Each candidate gave a good answer on the implications of the vacancy on the court, and CBS tipped their hand early, going hard after Cruz during his answer about Scaliaâ€™s death. Classy move, CBS. On that alone, CBS moderators are definitely the biggest loser tonight.
Jeb Bush seems to have improved a lot as a debater. As for winners, for the second debate in a row itâ€™s tough to call anyone a winner. Jeb Bush definitely beat all previous iterations of Jeb Bush. Ted Cruz was winning handily until the â€œMy Spanish can beat up your Spanishâ€ back and forth with Marco Rubio. They both came off bad, and Jeb got a great shot in on them with the remark about â€œobscureâ€ amendments to bills that â€œdidnâ€™t even pass.â€ Highlights the same thing Christie won with last time: Congress is bad, Governors are good.
Ted Cruz is a good speaker, but he is not consistent and it showed early in his back and forth debate with Donald Trump. Looked bad in immigration tussle with Rubio. Trump called Cruz â€œthe biggest liarâ€ and Cruz responded with a brilliant line, saying â€œit is fairly remarkable to see Donald defending Ben after he called him pathological and compared him to a child molester.â€ OOHHHHH SNAP.
Many people suggest that Jeb Bush was the winner in the last nightâ€™s GOP debate. War with Trump: Point to Jeb. War with Kasich: Point to nobody. War with Trump again: point to Trump, then back to Bush. Overall, though, Jeb had smarter, better answers than, for example, Kasich, Trump, or Carson, and more English responses than Cruz or Rubio.