Welcome to the race Mr Rubio. After weeks of radio silence Marco Rubio broke out of his rubotic shell at last night’s Republican debate and ambushed Donald Trump with everything he could think of à la Chris Christie style. His mission? To terminate him. Better late than never. A visibly frustrated Trump was constantly interrupted by Rubio’s quick-witted ripostes which garnered louder cheers from the audience every time. It seems that in trying to persuade everyone that he is the only real alternative to a Trump nomination, Rubio is finally ready to stop playing Mr Nice Guy. He attacked Trump on his policies, his business record, his personal finances, and ironically for being repetitive. Coming off the back of a three-state winning streak and some serious momentum, this was exactly the kind of night that Trump didn’t need. But the real test will come on Super Tuesday next week, where voters will make their choice between the inexperienced Senator and the real estate magnate.
Ted Cruz also spent some time attacking Trump but he was clearly the Chappie to Rubio’s Terminator. He attacked Trump’s conservative credentials, but he didn’t show anything new about himself and it might not be enough to convince people to get behind him. Super Tuesday is Super Important to him though, since he could be forced to drop out of the race if he can’t win his home state of Texas. Unfortunately Ben Carson and John Kasich never got much of a look in at the debate as they were shunted to the sides of the stage. That didn’t stop Carson from trying though, first by plaintively asking if he could get attacked too, and then by waxing lyrical about finding a Supreme Court Justice through the “fruit salad of their life”. That’s not a typo.
Under the unintelligible yelling, imaginative insults and fruit metaphors there wasn’t a lot of substance revealed at the 10th GOP debate, though it made for highly entertaining television in the vein of Jerry Springer. What the American people have to come to terms with however, is the fact that one of these colorful candidates will become their nominee, and potentially the president of the biggest super power in the world. It seems Judgement Day is coming.
Want to watch something even more entertaining than the debate? You guessed it. Movie for your mood: Terminator 2: Judgement Day