Republican candidates on the second Donald Trump-less 2024 major debate “largely left the front-runner” former president “off the hook,” the Wall Road Journal complained in a brand new op-ed.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis did hit Trump “for not displaying as much as debate,” the board famous, whereas former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley referred to as out Trump for what he “didn’t do about China.”
And whereas the Journal acknowledged the candidates could possibly be “cautious of offending MAGA voters,” it defined learn how to problem Trump’s report “with out sounding just like the left-wing scolds at CNN or MSNBC” — by referring to his poor election report and specializing in coverage variations.
Trump is “the elephant not within the room, and it’s no service to voters to disregard him till per week earlier than the Iowa caucuses in January,” the board concluded.
Present polling exhibits Trump in first place with round 56%, DeSantis in second with 14% and Haley in third with 5%.