Who won the GOP Republican debate tonight? 10th debate highlights, best before Super Tuesday
If indications are true, tonightâ€™s Republican debate is going to be the toughest and most intense. In the last couple of debates, one word that has been most used by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is â€˜liarâ€™.
Nonetheless he will not be the only person who would be seen attacking his opponents directly. There are telltale signs that one person who seems to have improved his position, is also expected to take his gloves off and go on rampage.
Marco Rubio who has emerged as the last hope for Republican establishment after rather humiliating performance by Jeb Bush is increasingly becoming very aggressive in his approach against the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, the two men who want to exploit anti-establishment emotions in the GOP.
If he is able to do well tonight, he is expected to get the backing of his partyâ€™s establishment that fears both Trump and Cruz. Rubio is a Cuban American from Miami, with degrees from the University of Florida and the University of Miami School of Law. In the late 1990s, he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. In 2002 he was appointed House Majority Leader and elected Speaker of the Florida House later. Rubio ran for United States Senate in 2010, and won that election.
In the last couple of days he has shown an aggressive side that was rarely visible earlier. In an abrupt about-face in strategy, Marco Rubio on Wednesday night attacked Donald Trump on policy by name from the stump, drawing the battle lines for a certain showdown with the GOP front-runner on the eve of Thursday’s debate.
While attacking Trump he said, “The front-runner in this race, Donald Trump, has said he’s not going to take sides on Israel versus the Palestinians because he wants to be an honest brokerâ€¦Well, there is no such thing as an honest broker in that. Because the Palestinian Authority, which has strong links to terror, they teach little kids that it’s a glorious thing to kill Jewsâ€¦We cannot have a commander-in-chief that is not ready the first day in office.”
If that was not enough he went on to add, “You can’t just say, the way some people in this race have said â€” you’ll probably know what I’m talking about in a moment â€” you can’t just say, ‘Well, when I get there I’ll hire the smartest people and they’re going to tell me what to doâ€¦The smartest people are already there. They’re already telling the president what he should be doing. He’s ignoring it. You deserve to know exactly what the next commander-in-chief is going to doâ€.