September 07, 2011

The Great Debate

...was great.

Seriously, it was a really good exchange. I was surprised.

Despite the focus on Perry and Romney several of the others were quite strong. Perry was not stellar but he gave a credible and solid performance and Romney seemed to hold his own.

Cain did well in previous debates and he has grown as a candidate. This was his best performance ever, with answers that were not only well delivered but remarkable in their specificity.

Thank goodness for Newt...he is not executive material but he is a damned good idea man and these debates are much better for his presence. He actually did hit it out of the park a couple of times. He needs to at least be an adviser in the next administration.

Huntsman came off better than he has before, in that he got to talk, and though he likely did himself no favors with the base its obvious he is a thoughtful guy.

All in all it was one of the better discussions of our problems I've seen.

OTOH the hosts did not cover themselves in glory as they tried (quite unsuccessfully) to start petty fights and in one remarkably patronizing moment, they brought in a Hispanic reporter to ask questions about immigration...and then dismissed him. 

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1 That's about what I took from it.  I was really surprised that Perry wasn't better; he's usually very good in debates.  Of course, the opponents he's had to deal with in the past haven't been particularly strong, either.  He was obviously prepared to pitch a lot more than catch.  Romney definitely controlled the exchanges between himself and Perry.
Would love to see Newt as Chief-of-Staff...think that would fit him to a T.

Posted by: Ben at Wed Sep 7 23:21:37 2011 (RalIr)

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