Just over a month before the start of the Republican presidential primaries, with the Iowa caucuses as the starting signal, which will be held on January 15, the fourth debate between the candidates took place this week.
The only thing that has changed in this debate is that there are fewer and fewer candidates running, as many have withdrawn their candidacy in the past weeks due to their unexpected voting intentions. This is what happened to the former vice president Mike Pencethe senator Tim Scott or the governor Doug Burgum.
Because of this, only 6 candidates are left in the race, including the former president Donald Trumpleading the polls.
As we have already said in Hispanidad, Trump refused to participate in any debate because the party organization had to sign a loyalty manifesto, which required the support of the candidate of the party that won the primaries. Trump’s position is reasonable, and despite the fact that he won a resounding victory in the 2016 and 2020 Republican presidential primaries, not only the party was not forced to support his candidacy, but the leaders of the historical establishment They campaigned against to him. Why did Trump sign such a manifesto of loyalty without declaring it to him as a candidate? And the truth is that without the former president in the forum, the debates become irrelevant.
Once again, the leading voice in the debate was led by progressive Republicans Chris Christie y Nikki Haley, who limit themselves in their style to much insult, but without contributing any idea. In Christie’s case, he dedicated himself to attacking the governor of Florida, rum DeSantis, which he claims proves Donald Trump is unfit to be president. DeSantis ignored Christie’s anti-Trump rants and limited himself to defending his administration as Florida governor.
The former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, acted with the same aggressive and impertinent throne. However, on this occasion, Haley, the favorite of the media development, received a harsh dressing down from the candidate and businessman. Vivek Ramaswamywho questioned Haley’s supposed foreign policy experience and, in the same vein as former President Trump, charged against the Republican, standard-bearer of the neoconservative sector of the Republicans, whom he accused of exacerbating the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and on the crutch of Joe Biden and the Democrats in this conflict, pointing out that:
“Foreign policy experience does not equal foreign policy wisdom … we need a reasonable peace agreement in Ukraine, this is a senseless war … supported only by Nikki Haley and Joe Biden , with one thing in common: “Both can even tell you three provinces in eastern Ukraine where they want to send our troops to fight. Look how blank you are, you don’t even know the names of those provinces.”
In any case, the debate made it clear that there is no alternative to Trump among the Republicans and this is confirmed by the polls. Their advantage over their opponent will reach almost fifty points. Thus, with 61% of the vote, he is 47 points ahead of DeSantis, who has 13.5% in second place, and more than 50 points over Haley, who remains third with 10.3% of the votes. . In the fourth place is the businessman Ramaswamy with almost 5%, and the last place is disputed by the former governors of New Jersey and Arkansas, Chris Christie and Asa Hutchinson, who have a small percentage between 0% and 3%.