Alternate Title: Trump Campaign Starts To Falter Big Time.
There is a lot to talk about regarding Wednesday night’s GOP primary debate. Multiple columnists and political pundits have taken to social media, blogs, and other media forums to discuss the results of the debate and how they’ll impact the election moving forward.
Of all the words to describe my reaction to Wednesday night’s debate, the one that pops into my head without hesitation: “Wow”
I have to confess that I feel that the majority of the debate was actually a bore, to be honest. Jake Tapper spent way too much time setting up questions that were all basically “What do you guys think about what Donald Trump said about so-and-so or topic X?” I felt like I was watching one of those reality gossip shows instead of an actual exchange of ideas and policies. I realize that debates have devolved into reality shows over the past few years, but this one seemed worse than usual to me.
There was one candidate that stood out when all the others seemed to be hurling figurative feces at each other and wallowing in the muck: Carly Fiorina!
I’d like to state that this column is by no means an endorsement of any kind, but rather an observation. She remained calm, poised, and in control of her emotions, as well as courteous and polite to those around her. She even refrained from taking shots at Trump when many others felt that she had a right to do so. She was just the most statesmenlike overall and this is what I think impressed so many viewers about her.
Does this mean Carly Fiorina should be the Republican Party nominee? The truth is that it still too to early to tell at this point, but if anything the debate helped her with getting some much-needed traction.
Donald Trump on the other hand, seems to be losing traction at a slow but steady rate. Despite being declared as the victor on multiple online polls, there are those who feel that this is just a fluke and that Trump’s downfall will come to fruition soon enough. I mentioned in my previous FreedomPost column that his hostile attitude towards fellow Republican Hugh Hewitt during an interview would become the pre-catalyst for the beginning of the end of Trump’s campaign; and I believe without a doubt that Wednesday night’s debate was in fact the beginning of the end.
Overall, I think this debate was rather poorly done, as I stated earlier. Jake Tapper did a mediocre job as main moderator, and many people also agree with me that Hugh Hewitt didn’t get to ask as many questions as perhaps he should have. A close friend of mine also mentioned that the camera angles and lighting were actually quite distracting and I have to agree with him.
On the plus side, we did get to see Carly spread her wings a little more, and Donald Trump continues to show his true colors.
I’m very interested to see where this debate season heads next.
Sam Whitfield is the creator and host of The Whitfield Analysis, and an all around good guy! Conservative Journalist and Radio Host, Political Thriller Author #WARadioShow #tcot