Eight candidates took the stage during primetime in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the fourth Republican debate, hosted by the Fox Business Network. The debate was moderated by Neil Cavuto, Maria Bartiromo, and Gerard Baker. The remaining candidates earning less than 2.5% in polling averages appeared earlier in the evening during the 7pm hour.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Fox Business/WSJ Republican Debate
Moderators: Neil Cavuto, Maria Bartiromo, and Gerard Baker
Candidates: Trump, Carson, Rubio, Bush, Fiorina, Cruz, Kasich, Paul
Here is the entire video of the Fox Business Republican Debate.
Note that it starts at “Part 5” which is the beginning of the primetime debate. The early debate is available here.
Report from Variety:
The debate on Fox Business Network is the fourth gathering of GOP presidential candidates. But there were only eight candidates on stage for the main debate, after Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee got bumped to the so-called “undercard” debate earlier in the day.
The stakes were perhaps highest for Jeb Bush, who entered the race as the presumptive front runner yet has lagged in the polls after previous lackluster debate performances.
He complained when Kasich tried to chime in on a question. “I got about four minutes my last debate. I’m going to get to my question now.” Bush said that he would repeal new regulations “in progress” by the Obama administration, including “regulation of the Internet,” or net neutrality.
There also was considerable attention on Carson, leading in some polls, who has complained that he has been treated unfairly as the media tries to corroborate stories about his background.
“I have no problem being vetted,” Carson said. “What I do have a problem with is being lied about.”
Undoubtedly it appeared that Marco Rubio had a good night, as did Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and probably Rand Paul. Having only eight candidates on stage provided more time for each candidate and there was more depth in terms of policy and positions.
I have a feeling this debate will result in some polling changes, perhaps with Rubio finally breaking away from the second tier. Rand Paul finally showed some signs of life though Jeb bush didn’t do too bad. John Kasich commanded a lot of talk time but I don’t think it’s going to change much for him.
Donald Trump didn’t harm himself too much but he didn’t stand out on many answers during the evening. We’ll see how voters respond to all the candidates in coming days as the next round of polls come out over the next few days.