On today’s episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, recaps the presidential candidates performances in last night’s GOP debate. He also explores the rise of socialism in America and the desperate need for patriots from the millennial generation.

Domenech said that many of the elements that are core to Trump’s brand were undermined in last night’s debate. “That presents an opportunity to his opponents to seize the moment and go after him,” he said. “And I think you’re also going to see a number of people in the Trump camp having to be more specific in their defenses when it comes to these policy issues.”

Later in the hour Domenech explains his concern when it comes to the loss of the many elements the country was founded on, and how they are replaced by being comfortable and a convenience of being risk-averse. “This risk-aversion animates so much what we see about the appeal of power, the appeal to Bernie Sanders, the idea that, ‘Hey- let’s just do this all together so we can take care of ourselves together so that we don’t have to worry about anything.’”

“But slowly and surely you lose something in that too,” he said. “You lose the idea that once lived here in this New World.”