SIMPLE JEB'S LAST STAND
Temecula, CA – Tonight the Republicans have their next debate as the main stream establishment press has already anointed Billary as the Democratic nominee. P'shaw, they wish.
Although we present the side of MSN here in our article, there is no question that people are tuning in because of Trump, like him or hate him, and 'Jeb' Bush. Reading Jeb's latest statement is like watching a mentally challenged student bully in a national spelling bee. It's not funny in the least and you can't wait for it to end.
So the question is, 'how will Trump be tonight?' Or at least that seems the question to many who support the political outsider and the rich 'white Dennis Rodman' to so-called middle America. Meanwhile Vermont continues to be the only state in the Union NOT to have a cop kill a fellow citizen. And which state is Bernie Sanders from again?
'Here are six things to watch.
1. Is Dr. Ben Carson in the hot seat?
The soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon generally has refused to go after his Republican rivals. In the last debate, Donald Trump seemed to pull his punches in return. But since then, there has been a round of stories raising questions about details of Carson’s life story and some of his more controversial views — including his belief that the pyramids may have been built not as tombs for the pharaohs, but for grain storage by the Biblical Joseph. Those furors provide an opening for Trump or others — if they choose to use them.
2. Does Marco Rubio keep rising?
He’s gotten momentum from previous debates, and he has moved to address questions about his use of a credit card provided by the Republican Party when he was in the Florida legislature. But Trump has targeted him for everything from a lack of experience to his tendency to sweat.
3. Can Jeb Bush really fix it?
That is Bush’s new campaign slogan as he scrambles to reverse his declining fortunes. He’s assured big donors and key supporters that he knows he has to improve after disappointing performances in previous debates. The latest furor over his father’s comments about his brother’s White House advisers is just one more unwelcome distraction.
4. Do we notice who’s missing?
Lagging in national polls, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got bumped to the undercard – though that’s a forum Carly Fiorina used effectively back at the first debate. This time, there will be eight contenders on stage for the main event.
5. Is it the economy, stupid?
The debate is sponsored by the Fox Business Network and The Wall Street Journal, and they promise to focus on jobs, taxes and the economy. This could be a chance to hear the candidates challenge one another about some of the significant differences among them on tax policy and entitlement programs.
6. After the uproar over the last debate, do the moderators change course?
The Oct. 28 encounter sponsored by CNBC was blasted by the candidates and others for its format and the tone of the questions. Fox Business Network even ran a TV ad mocking its competitor for not asking ‘the real questions’ or covering the ‘real issues.’ We’ll be watching to see if the debate itself gets better reviews this time.' - Susan Page, USA Today
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