Tonight is the last candidate's debate for the GOP presidential nomination before the Iowa Caucuses in January. Like previous clashes, it's mostly shrill theater.
News pundits are salivating about how the 2 frontrunners, Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will try to take each other down using words like attack and assault as if they were in a knife fight.
The bloodier the battle, the more money the host network makes.
Each participant has been practicing soundbites they hope will resonate and catapult them to the top, but where does that get them?
So they're positioning themselves for one of 2 things - that Trump either dies or goes to jail before the election so the 2nd place winner can step in and take over....or as the old saying goes, "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em"....and vie for an invitation to become the former president's running mate.
If it's the latter, they may want to give Mike Pence a call and ask him how that worked out....