Transcript for Where the GOP Candidates Stand the Day After the ABC Debate
Tonight, a critical moment in the race for the white house. The New Hampshire primary just two days away. And some of the candidates have to finish big or go home. Republicans on the stage for last night's ABC news debate in Manchester. Repeated blows to Marco Rubio, aiming to stop his momentum. That may have shielded Donald Trump from attacks, but it didn't stop him from attacking. Even when the audience booed him. Let's begin with David Wright. I like Marco Rubio, and he's a smart person and a good guy, but he simply does not have the experience to be president of the United States. Reporter: Last night, marco-mentum ran smack into Chris Christie. You have not been involved in a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable. You just simply haven't. Reporter: Marco Rubio didn't exactly help himself. Let's dispel with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. Reporter: By getting stuck in his own talking points. This notion that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. It's just not true. There it is. The memorized 25-second speech. There it is, everybody. Reporter: Trotting out the same well-practiced line four times. You're getting pounded for repeating that speech. Well, look, we raised more money last night in the first hour of that debate than any other debate. Reporter: Today, Rubio did his best to ignore the headlines. Oh, you said the same thing three or four times. I'm gonna say it again. Reporter: But, it was a red flag for some of the voters attending his event. Marco should have been better prepared. He's a young senator just like Obama was. I'm not so sure he's ready. Reporter: So something like this raises questions for you. Yes. Reporter: Chris Christie couldn't agree more. Just going for the newest or shiniest thing, we did that seven years ago. Reporter: Another headline last night, Donald Trump practically endorsed torture. I'd even bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding. Reporter: Even using the word "Medieval" last night and today on "This week." They chopped off heads. That's what we have. So we're going to chop off heads? We're going to do things beyond waterboarding. Reporter: Last night, trump seemed to enjoy torturing Jeb bush. Quiet. Reporter: When Donald Trump shushed you, you looked like you wanted to deck him. Fair to say? Don't shush me, man. We're running for president. Reporter: Today, trump was at it again. They booed me when I attacked poor, poor, poor Jeb bush who brings out his mother because he needed help. He needed help. "Mommy, please come walk in the snow, mom." Reporter: The oddest moment of the night? Dr. Ben Carson missing his entrance cue, causing a bit of a traffic jam. I kept waiting to hear my name, and couldn't hear it. Reporter: Tonight, candidates take a brief break. But as you can see at Rubio's super bowl party, a chance for a stump speech. But all of the candidates focused on their big gameday Tuesday. Rubio has to be hoping he didn't fumble too bad. David Wright, thank you. Rubio wasn't the only one with a lot on the line last
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