On Wednesday night we had a chance to see the meeting of top 11 candidates. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has become a stage for a competition and, as we know, every conversation has both winners and losers. As usually, there are 3 parts of debate. In the first part we had a chance to see 4 politicians with the lowest ratings. Geopolitical crisis in the Middle East, the agreement with Iran and multiple complexity of the refugee problem became the hottest topics of the debates. So, let’s review the brightest parts of the discussion and try figure out who have a real chance to become a candidate from the Republican Party. Personal Money Service is aware of everything.
Disagreements on the Agreement with Iran
Texas Senator Ted Cruz showed a very tough position against Iran, promising if he will be elected as a president, he will break the nuclear deal on the same day. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul called such an approach too reckless, insisting that the next president does not have to immediately cancel the agreement entered into with international allies.
“Breaking the agreement is not a strategy,” – Bush said. He supports the strengthening of ties with Iran’s enemies, Israel, which according to his opinion will create a healthy deterrent effect better than anything else.
To Paul’s opinion, breaking the agreement without verifying whether Iran keeps it would be the wrong step. However, he still intends to vote against the document in Congress.
Paul is known for the criticism of US military intervention in the Middle East, and his statements on Wednesday reflected this position very clearly. That’s what he said: “There is always Bush or Clinton, if you want to re-start the war in Iraq.” As for the crisis in Syria, according to his opinion, there is no guarantee that the interference will make America safer.
“Sometimes the two sides in the civil war are bad. And sometimes an intervention makes the situation less safe for us, “- he said.
The leading Republican candidate Donald Trump has offered his own strategy to combat “Islamic state” and President Bashar al-Assad: “Let them fight with each other, and we collect what’s left.”
It’s not a secret that Donald Trump has little experience in foreign policy. As conservative analyst Mercedes Schlapp has noticed, he was silent for more than 30 minutes during the discussion on important policy problems. “I’ll know more about the world’s problems by the time when I’ll take my place in the White House” – he said.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio jumped at the opportunity, stating that Trump’s incompetence in foreign policy makes him an unsuitable candidate for a head of the state.
“Ask him detailed questions on foreign policy issues that our president will face because it’s necessary to know how to run the country from the very first day” – Rubio said.
Carly Fiorina: No Negotiations with Russia
Former CEO of Hewlett Packard Carly Fiorina also tried to show herself an expert on foreign policy, explaining why she would refuse to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. She said that she would start with an immediate reorganization of the 6th Fleet and then realigned to program the missile defense system in Poland and led to regular active exercise in Baltic countries. She added that after that Vladimir Putin would have immediately realized what is happening.
However, Carly Fiorina was a breakout star of the night. She earned the biggest applause while talking about Planned Parenthood.
According to the established tradition, election candidates competed to see who has the toughest position concerning China. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who recently demonstrated not too impressive performance in the polls, criticized President Obama for meeting President Xi Jinping next week in the White House. He said he doesn’t see any sense in inviting the leader of the country which is involved in major cyber attacks on the United States.
Bush said he doesn’t support the abolition of the official reception in honor of Xi Jinping, but considers it necessary to use the “offensive tactics in the field of cyber security and thereby send a deterrent signal to China.”