Wednesday night’s was the last GOP debate for 2023. Thank. God. How much can we hear these same statements from these same candidates? Hopefully, by the 2024 primaries, we will have whittled the field down to the top two and call it a day. If Donald Trump is among those top two, maybe he’ll bother to show up to debate.
Still lots of ifs, but here’s what we can say with some certitude: Nikki Haley has been effectively eliminated. Oh, she’ll hover around for New Hampshire and maybe a bit of time after that. But Wednesday night’s performance showed that her presidential candidacy is D.O.A.
This was the first slice. Most pundits are giving tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy the credit for taking down Haley, but the first volley came from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. On the question of whether DeSantis should bow out, especially with Haley moving ahead of him in the polls, DeSantis had this to say about his strong record of delivering results while swooping in an immediate attack on Haley for her lack of fight for the American people.
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