I had my wife call Dish Network tonight and upgrade our service so that we could watch the CNN Republican Debate. We'll probably call them back tomorrow and go back to our old package that is just Fox News.
In my opinion, the winner tonight was Rick Santorum. Apparrently Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer think Romney had a big night, but he did what he usually does: make my skin crawl.
John King's final question to the debaters was if you get elected, and can only hire one of the people on this stage, which one would be in your administration? They all dodged the question, and I guess I would have, too. But I would have told the audience which one wouldn't be in the administration: Willard Romney. And surprise, surprise Sgt. Carter, he's the one the beatnik journalists want to promote.
Overall, I'd say the debate was lukewarm, with idiotic questions and shortened answers to the harder ones. I think there may have been some softballs thrown at "party" favorites, and I think Newt Gingrich didn't let the moderator lead his answers or misquote him in other questions.
But overall, I think Senator Santorum did the best job, and I hope that we get some more candidates to choose from. These seven left me wanting.