Thoughts about the debate:
--I thought a MSNBC debate might be more tolerable without Chris Matthews, but Brian Williams proved to be just as despicable. I really couldn't believe how condescending, biased, manipulative and slanted some of Williams' questions were. I think the one that took my breath away was:Grading the Candidates
Governor Perry a question about Texas. Your state has executed 234 death row inmates more than any other governor in modern times. Have you struggled to sleep at night?--What kind of question is that? I would've said, I sleep fine knowing that rapists, child molesters and murderers aren't on the streets anymore to hurt any other innocent people. How would it go over if a Fox News moderator asked a Democrat candidate how he sleeps at night knowing that innocent babies are being murdered every day by partial birth abortion??
--Also, the question he asked Rick Santorum about the poor. The question was dripping with condescension implying that Republicans don't care about the poor. Just because Republicans don't think government is the answer to caring about the poor doesn't mean we don't actually care about the poor. Although, Santorum gave a fairly good answer.
My grading is going to be more than just about their performance last night. Its also going to be about what I think of them in general. I have to say that I was very excited to see Perry get into this race. He is the first person that I can actually see a lot of people rallying around, including myself.
I thought he did fairly well in this debate. Although, I agree with Gateway Pundit in that MSNBC decided it was attack Perry night.
I loved his response to the 1st biased question which is in the above video, and I loved his JFK quote and his comment about keynesian economics not working.
The more I see of Michelle, the more I like her. I loved what she had to say about energy:
If the Federal Government would pull back on all of their regulatory restrictions on American energy production:She also reminded everyone that gas was $1.79 a gallon when Obama took office. Where are the bumper stickers reminding everyone of that?? She also brought up that Obamacare is killing jobs too and if we don't repeal Obamacare in 2012, it will be with us forever.
--1.2 million jobs would be created
--50% more in U.S. American Energy
--800 more billion in revenue
I'm not a huge Romney fan, especially if I have other options. But he impressed me in the debate. I liked some of his responses and I liked his line of us needing "real jobs" not "green jobs".
This guy looks and sounds good, but unfortunately you have to have SOME government experience to win the presidency. I did like his line, "If 10% is good enough for God, 9% should be good enough for government.
I love Santorum, but I can't believe he thinks he has a chance. I did like his Libya answer.
Newt has ticked me off one too many times. I love the guy when he is running a conservative think tank and when he is writing history books. But every other time he talks he sticks his foot in his mouth. He literally declared he was running for president one day, and throwing my beloved Paul Ryan under the bus the next. I can't believe he thinks he has a shot in hell.
Everyone enjoyed his line of not pitting Republicans against each other, too bad he couldn't remember that when he was throwing President Bush under the bus.
Who is this guy? I had to google him to find out. He is declared a RINO by some, was picked by Obama to be an ambassador to China. He believes in global warming and evolution, which makes him pro-science according to liberals and the media. As you know, the rest of us conservatives are anti-science. Unbelievable!!!