In a GOP debate held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, only four challengers to former President Donald Trump remain on the debate stage. These four candidates are desperately seeking a moment to turn the tide of the race, but it seems that Trump is on the verge of wiping them all out. The four remaining contenders are former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. However, it looks like the real competition is for second place, as Haley has overtaken DeSantis in the rankings.
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Notably, Trump no longer considers any of these challengers a threat, as he has not planned any counter-programming events during this debate. It’s also worth mentioning that the debate is not easily accessible for viewers, as it is buried on a newcomer network and is not widely available on cable plans or in hotel rooms. It has a very “online” feel to it, much like the also-ran candidates themselves.
With the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries approaching, time is running out for these candidates to make a breakthrough. The pressure will grow on the Republican National Committee (RNC) to end these debates and unite behind Trump, especially considering that the Democrats are canceling their primary elections to support President Joe Biden. Why shouldn’t the GOP do the same?
Overall, it seems unlikely that this debate will change the trajectory of the race. Trump’s lead in the polls is substantial, and the other candidates seem more focused on attacking each other than on challenging the frontrunner. It’s time for the RNC to face reality and rally behind the candidate who is almost certain to secure the nomination.
It’s clear that Trump is the dominant force in the GOP race. The fact that the other candidates are resorting to infighting rather than taking on Trump directly shows their lack of confidence and leadership. The RNC should quickly bring an end to these pointless debates and throw their support behind the candidate who has proven time and time again that he is the best choice for the Republican Party. It’s time to unite behind Trump and focus on defeating the Democrats in 2024.