Hmm. I never even heard about the first GOP debate. Guess it was because the news is so full of condemning Trump. But this must be a slow news day for this article. I realize that this is before the debate happened.
I guess what I thought was of note was the usual exploitation of a chance for at least one outlet to parrot the usual talking points based upon half truths as shown in the second article quoted and linked below. Hope you don't miss the fact that the headline is the same across multiple outlets. That's how it is when one has the monopoly on the Media, formerly known as the "Fourth Estate".
- The second 2024 Republican presidential debate will be held in California and will include seven Republican candidates.
- The Republican National Committee will choose their candidate for the November 2024 presidential election at a convention in July.
- The debate and convention are important steps in determining the Republican candidate who will run for president in 2024.
"For much of the year, the Republican contest has felt much more like a race for second place - or even an audition for a Cabinet position or ambassadorship in Trump's next administration should he win.
"Few are willing to focus on Trump's most serious liabilities: the Capitol attack he inspired, his four criminal indictments, his constant lies about the 2020 election, his weakening of democratic institutions. Instead, his rivals have offered an array of subtle jabs about his political strength, his age or his conservative bona fides."