In a debate that was focused almost entirely on national security and foreign policy, the candidates fought it out in the final public battle before the end of the year, and before the Iowa caucus. With Paris and San Bernardino weighing heavily in their minds, the candidates competed for the title of best commander in chief, with topics ranging from ISIS and Syrian refugees to spying on Americans and immigration.
What was entertaining about the debate were comments about penetrating the internet and insults like “chaos candidate” and “feckless weakling”. What was scary about the debate were all of Carson’s awkward answers, Trump’s ignorance about how the internet works and the fear mongering perpetrated by all of the candidates, including their over the top rhetoric about carpet bombing ISIS, killing their families and most likely alienating Muslims everywhere.
There was no single stand out winner in this debate. Polls indicate that Cruz and Trump are currently in the lead in Iowa and while all of the candidates are hoping that their strong performances have tipped the scales in their favor, it’s unlikely that this debate changed many opinions.
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