While watching the debate tonight, I have found myself gravitating towards the idea that Chris Wallace has lost his mind. It seems to me that the drive behind all of his questions is to get some of these candidates to fight on national TV. After asking some pretty dumb questions, I have to say that Newt handled himself Presidentially. I am, however, disappointed that these eight candidates were able to say nice things about Sarah Palin and Rick Perry, but attacked each other like they should be attacking Obama.
As all of my readers have seen, I feel strongly about my conservative views. I have had heated discussions with some lefty posters here, but I have expressed my opinion that as Americans, we should be able to agree on a majority of issues. There are some ideological issues that right and left will never agree on, such as gay marriage or abortion, but as a general rule, we should agree on most other subjects. As a voter who will vote against Barack Obama, I wish that the answer to Chris Wallace's question on pro life to Pawlenty would have prompted the answer, "I agree with Santorum." Or Bachman. Instead, they all claim to be more pro-life than the other. Sad.
Mitt Romney, who everyone knows is not my favorite candidate, said that if a voter is concerned about jobs, they'd have to vote for him or Cain. Okay, Willard, I pick Cain. Actually, I have decided that I won't pick either of you. I have decide that Herman Cain is in way over his head. Perhaps he'd be okay taking over for Gaffes Biden, but he's not ready for the big job. I would actually like to see him as Secretary of Commerce.
Ron Paul has a few ideas that aren't bad, but most of what he says is batshit crazy. His stance on Iran and his general view of our wars against Islamo-facism are completely nuts.
I like Bachman. Chris Wallace attempted to get her in a fight with Pawlenty, and I decided she kicked his ass.
Again, as last time, I like Rick Santorum. He has a good grasp of the issues, and he cites facts and uses logic. He won't win this debate, because Wallace and Baer have decided he's not a front-runner and have mostly ignored him.
Willard, as usual, makes me think he's at the wrong debate. He belongs in the Democratic Party.
Pawlenty finally took his jab at Romney, and it fell flat. Neither he or Romney should lead this party.
Newt came on a lot better than last time. I would not be disgusted if he wound up with the nomination, if for no other reason than he would make Obama look like a fool in a debate. Obama has big ears, but Newt has a big head.
Huntsman needs to save his money. He has no chance.
Newt made the best closing statement. He said the election is 15 months away, but America needs leadership now. I could not agree more.