Fox News reveals the list of 10 candidates for the First 2016 GOP debate on Thursday, the announcement concludes an anxiety-filled process for a Republican Party that worked aggressively to improve its debates ahead of the election season.
10 candidates for the First 2016 GOP debate are : Businessman and former reality TV star Donald Trump, ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, sWiconsin Gov. Scott Walker, ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Those who didn’t make it include former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Carly Fiorina. The fuse will be on Thursday at 9 PM ET,the second tier will participate in an earlier forum at 5 p.m. , when the candidates will field questions from Fox News moderators Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace. Facebook is co-hosting the event.
The First 2016 GOP debate selection criteria has criticism from those who didn’t make it, like former Sen. Rick Santorum and Sen. Lindsey Graham, as well as political scientists and pollsters who argue that averaging national polls without considering their margins of error is flawed.
10 candidates for First 2016 GOP debate clearly had their own motivation to store themselves into the primetime debate in such a crowded field, a primetime debate can give contestants a high-profile opportunity to rise into a strong performance. Candidates to have in an early forum will have an opportunity to make their discussion, but the ratings for the primetime event are expected to be far higher.
Fox lowered the opening for entrance to the first forum last week, from candidates polling at 1% in national polls to all those whose names are consistently offered on primary surveys.IMAGE/libertynews.com