As the GOP’s presidential hopefuls steer their way into the second debate, their challenge in many ways will be the same one they faced before: what to do about the interloper in their midst. Back in August, Roger Ailes attempted to come to the rescue of his beloved Republican contenders, only to watch his appointed moderators fail at Trump-slaying duty. Now, with CNN set to host, Trump’s rivals are largely on their own.
Which may not be a bad thing. Over the last few weeks, as each Republican hopeful has attempted to regain his or her footing, we’ve seen almost as many distinct anti-Trump tactics deployed as there are candidates. Some are trying to stay above the fray. Some are lacing up the gloves, hoping that a clever clap back will send the teevee blowhard cowering. A few are just ignoring Trump completely, hoping he’ll go away.
What’s the best way to deal with the skunk at the garden party? Cruelty? Cleverness? Maybe it’s kindness! We’re going to try to figure it out on this week’s First To Last.