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First One In The Books! Who Won The First Debate?

Well, there we have it. First debate is in the books. During the first Republican presidential primary debate, which took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eight candidates clashed over politics and policies. Notably absent was the GOP frontrunner, former President Donald Trump, who opted for a recorded interview with Tucker Carlson.

The debate provided a platform for candidates to voice their views on various pressing issues. Former Vice President Mike Pence and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie targeted tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, highlighting his inexperience. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis emphasized his accomplishments in leading Florida and criticized the Trump administration for COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates.

Discussing the aftermath of the pandemic, DeSantis stated, "A major reason we are in this mess is because of how this federal government handled COVID-19 by locking down this economy. It was a mistake. It should have never happened."

The top contenders engaged in spirited discussions on topics like the economy, U.S. involvement in the war in Ukraine, and the legal challenges the former president currently faces. During the debate, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida expressed the frustrations of voters who perceive the country to be in a state of decline, exacerbated by President Biden's economic vision.

Governor DeSantis highlighted the opportunity for voters to reverse this perceived decline and emphasized his own accomplishments in the state of Florida as an example of what needs to be done. He firmly stated that the current decline is not an inevitable outcome, but rather a choice that can be altered. Governor DeSantis urged for a change by encouraging the return of President Biden to his basement, setting the stage for reversing the course of American decline.

Vivek Ramaswamy became a notable target, prompting cheers from the audience when he introduced himself. Addressing the question on everyone's mind, the biotech entrepreneur humorously asked, "Who the heck is this skinny guy with a funny last name?"

Former Vice President Mike Pence dismissed Ramaswamy as a "rookie," emphasizing the importance of electing candidates with experience. Additionally, Chris Christie accused Ramaswamy of attempting to imitate Barack Obama, highlighting the nation's previous experience with such a leadership style.

Chris Christie drew a parallel between Ramaswamy and Obama, recalling Obama's remark during a debate about being a "skinny guy with an odd last name" on the stage. Christie expressed concerns about dealing with an inexperienced candidate, suggesting that Ramaswamy's amateur status might mirror that of Obama's.

Who do you think won the first debate?






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