Tonight: ROUND THREE
Tonight the third GOP Presidential Nominee debate is being held in Boulder, Colorado on CNBC. CNBC has announced that the only people who will be able to stream it will be cable or satellite TV subscribers, through the CNBC.tv site. If we can find a way around that tonight, we will, or else we’ll post the full video of the debate after it airs.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what to expect:
Ben Carson may face increased scrutiny both from moderators and the other candidates. For the first time, he is leading in a national poll, having supplanted lap-leader Donald Trump recently. Trump himself has indicated he’s ready to take on this new rival. “We’ll see how Ben holds up to the scrutiny,” Trump said Tuesday on MSNBC.
Jeb Bush, on the other hand, will be under extreme pressure. The one-time front-runner has been lagging in the middle of the pack for last hundred days or so, and with fewer than 100 days left before voting begins, his family (including two previous US Presidents) and supporters are getting very nervous. Last week he announced he was cutting staff and payrolls across the board to try and decrease his cash-flow burn rate.
Bush protege Marco Rubio, who has cash problems of his own, will be trying to drum up momentum, or steal fans from Bush. Senator Ted Cruz is hoping he can do the same to Trump’s supporters.
IN addition to the five race leaders, Carly Fiorina, who had a standout 2nd debate performance, and several candidates who poll at 2-3% will be on stage. The candidates who poll at 1-2% will be on a Junior Varsity debate before the main event.
Here’s how you can help Trump tonight, if you want to support him through the debate.
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