Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cain, Santorum Shine In Fox News Debate -- For All The Reagan Talk, This Generation's Reagan Not On Stage Tonight

The Fox / Google (with the worse timer sound than the doorbell) is now over. Who won, in my mind?

I'd say Herman Cain. He talks solutions and ideas, and they resonate.

Rick Santorum was great as well, very strong on rebutting Jon Huntsman's pre-World War II isolationist views and for accurately stating that the US Military should not become a lab for social experimentation.

Newt shows again why he's good at debates and doesn't get involved in media manufactured wars with the others on stage.

As much as I like Michele Bachmann, she hardly got any face time tonight. She's technically right on the whole parental rights issue on vaccinations when they're for sexually transmitted diseases (there's a difference between those and vaccinations for measles, whooping cough, etc). However, she's hurt herself with the post debate talk she's engaged in.

With the exception of talking about his neighbor's dogs, Gary Johnson had no business being on stage.

If he was elected President, Jon Huntsman would make sure all of our brave service members who died in protecting this nation would have died in vain. Could someone educate this former Obama-appointed ambassador that isolationism died in 1941?

Which brings me to the front runners....

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are similar in that Romney stands by RomneyCare and Perry stands by the Texas DREAM Act. That is not good, and if that's what the Republican Party has for a nominee, then God help us in 2012.

Perry had the chance to zing Romney on his flip-flops and he dropped that chance like a fumble in the end zone. Dana Loesch said on Twitter and I concur, that it seems Perry gets worse with every debate. He makes George W. Bush sound eloquent. Romney, on the other hand, evaded every question of RomneyCare so much I'm going to start calling him "Slick Mitt."

For all the quoting of Ronald Reagan near the end of the debate, I found myself wondering, where is today's Ronald Reagan to go up against today's Jimmy Carter?

Because frankly, I didn't see that person on the stage tonight.

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