Tonight’s GOP presidential debate, the last of 2015, will be the first since a gathering in November in Milwaukee, and the first since terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. The debate will be aired live from Las Vegas by CNN.
NBC News reports that the presidential race itself has also changed considerably since the previous debate, with Dr. Ben Carson fading and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gaining momentum. Still, a number of key themes continue to revolve around front-runner Donald Trump.
“With emotions high after the deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Republican candidates and conservative commentators are concerned that Trump’s rabble rousing could drag the GOP into a dangerous place,” the story reports. One of the most interesting angles, the report adds, will be whether the other candidates opt to confront Trump over his own confrontational positions, including his proposed ban on immigration by Muslims.
Other key angles include the debate over national security and the inevitable clash between Trump and Cruz, while a recent global agreement on climate change could elevate the profile of environmental issues.
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