One of the problems with weekly newspapers is that in some instances timing is very essential in covering last-minutes news or events like we faced this week with the third GOP debate that took place on Wednesday night.
Either we have to delay the publication, as we did today, to bring the debate highlights to you in a timely matter or miss the whole thing because by the time the newspaper comes out next week it will be old hat.
The debate started on time, as expected, with all the candidates in position and ready to answer all questions, hoping for the best, taking into consideration that those asking the questions have the shameful tendency to try to trap the candidates.
Junior Senator Marco Rubio, whose own party has compared him to President Barack Obama for his lack of political experience and the low attendance to his senate job, was doing well until his own state newspaper attacked him by asking him to resign from the senate for his poor attendance; yet he still did very well for himself, gaining points with the voters.
Politico Magazine pointed out that Scott Reed, the senior political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a symbol of the GOP establishment that Cruz rails against on the trail, said the Texan “is shaping up to be a real finalist in Cleveland,” where the Republican nominee will be crowned next summer. “Cruz has a strong team,
approaches every week with goals and a strategy,” Reed said. “If you look away from Cruz’s TV coverage and just listen to the audio, he has the strongest message to GOP activists and primary voters.” Cruz won a great part of the debate talking about Social Security.
Donald Trump makes it very clear that he is not for gun control; he believes that everyone has the right to defend themselves and their families, and admitted that he sometimes “carries,” but not all the time and refused to say when he does, because he likes to be “unpredictable.”
Ted Cruz got lots of applause when he stated his opinion on why the mainstream media is not trusted by the audience and Rubio put the media in its place when he said that that is why the public does not trust the media anymore.
Marco Rubio sounded very passionate and honest when in his closing statement, said that America doesn’t owe him anything, but “I have a debt to America I will never repay.”
“And we have a government and leaders in government that are completely out of touch,” but he did not say if that is the reason he refused to be in touch with the Las Vegas Tribune and when the newspaper tried to be in touch with him he cowardly filed a false report with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
However, his final statement should be embraced by every citizen in this country: “You know, America doesn’t owe me anything. I have a debt to America I will never repay.
This is not just the country I was born in; this is the nation that literally changed the history of my family.” According to political experts, Marco Rubio was number one in the debate followed by Ted Cruz, who impressed even the liberal media moderating the debate.
The most noticeable event of the night was how mellow Donald Trump was, despite the nastier disrespect of the moderators toward the candidates.
Bravo for Senator Ted Cruz for opening fire on the liberal media controlled by the enemies of the nation; he put those moderators in their place by unmasking them.
Cynical, rude, and disrespectful is not the way to ask hard questions; asking hard questions is what the media must do, but that can be done with respect and proper regard for their positions.
Again, Marco Rubio gained notoriety when he debated CNBC John Harwood on his (Rubio’s) Tax plan and forced Harwood to correct himself.