GOP Candidates Name Their Big Weakness Though a few dodged the question By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Oct 28, 2015 8:04 PM CDT 62 comments Comments From left, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Newser) – The opening question of Wednesday night's Republican debate was an open-ended one: What's your biggest weakness? Here are the answers, via the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and CNN: Donald Trump: “I trust people too much and … if they let me down, I never forgive," he said. "I find it very, very hard to forgive people that deceive me." Ben Carson: “A weakness would be not really seeing myself in that position (president) until hundreds of thousands of people began to tell me I needed to do it." Marco Rubio: "I'm not sure it's a weakness, but I do believe that I share a sense of optimism for America's future that, today, is eroding from too many of our people. I think there's a sense in this country today that somehow our best." Jeb Bush: “I am by my nature impatient, and this is not an endeavor that rewards that.” He also said he can't "fake anger." Carly Fiorina: "Well, gee. After the last debate, I was told I didn’t smile enough." John Kasich: “Great question, but I want to tell you, my great concern is that we are on the verge perhaps of picking someone who cannot do this job." Ted Cruz: "I'm too agreeable, easy going," he joked. "I think my biggest weakness is exactly the opposite. I'm a fighter. I am passionate about what I believe." Chris Christie: None of the GOP candidates have many weaknesses—only the Democratic ones: "a socialist, an isolationist, and a pessimist." Mike Huckabee: "I don't really have any weaknesses." Rand Paul: He ducked the question and instead criticized the budget deal, promising a filibuster.