I’m not completely sure that having three left-wing knot-heads sparing with eight faithful and successful public servants is an effective way of determining who is the best man or woman to be our next President. With that said, the discussion appeared to be more substantive than that of the last debate by Fox News.
Governor Rick Perry was everyone’s favorite target. I wasn’t particularly impressed with his performance, but he stuck to his guns and looked pretty damned Presidential. I like the concept: you come to Texas and kill someone, we’ll kill you back. We need to take that National. It works here in Virginia too.
Mitt Romney was pretty polished and slick, but what do you expect from someone who has been running for President for six years? I still don’t trust him.
Ron Paul makes a good point once in awhile, but he can’t say three sentences without reminding you that deep down, he’s a lunatic.
Jon Huntsman lost me on his climate and evolution attack. Neither are “science.” He’s preaching snake oil to the wrong audience – take that crap over to the liberals (democrats, socialists, progressives, whatever).
Herman Cain made a few points, but the “9, 9, 9” plan sounds too gimmicky to me. Good candidate for Secretary of Commerce.
Newt Gingrich hit some long balls and he’s certainly one of the smartest people on the stage. He still comes off as a professor and I know he can’t win. I like him playing whack-a-mole with goofy moderators. Worth the price of admission.
Rick Santorum hit a ground rule double on the stupid question about poor people. However he’s out of his league. I don’t like the idea of a legislator for President.
Michele Bachmann wasn’t much of a presence. I like her ideas and her grit. I don’t think she’s packing what’s necessary to be commander-in-chief.