The fourth Republican debate was a substantive affair that revealed real fractures within the party on big issues. On immigration, Bush went after Trump saying to win, the GOP needs “practical” policies. Paul challenged Rubio on added government spending, asking, “Can you be a conservative and be liberal on military spending?” On Syria, Trump said he’ll let Putin take out ISIS; Rubio and Fiorina responded with pleas for U.S. intervention. Bush, still wounded from his scuffle with Rubio, shifted his attacks to Obama and Clinton. Rubio’s finances didn’t come up. Questions about Carson’s biography hardly registered. Three must-watch moments:
That’s the quickie version of what happened in the third Republican presidential debate of the 2016 race Wednesday night. Our friends at It’s All Politics have wall-to-wall coverage.