I'm going to get shit for this,
If you do it's BS, this forum is supposed to be about critical thinking and forming your own opinions on candidates, listening to what they have to say, not just blindly following whoever AJ plugs, so kudos.
Yeah I thought Newt held his own, but by his history we know he only wants to 'audit' the FED because Ron + Co. are pushing that direction and people are agreeing. All the 'unity' talk was nice, but just more rhetoric, nothing he said really struck a nerve with me, or made me think he would push REAL change.
Perry totally ate his balls.
Agreed, I thought Perry was the most schmucky candidate on that stage. It was all talking points. Just a very weak debate for this candidate, if this is what the NWO is pushing they are going to have to do ALOT better than this guy. He had no real defense for his mandated vaccines, and no real rebuttal to Ron bringing up his letter fawning Hillary-care, except to say 'I was kind of a big deal at the time...'
Perry just looked like he was looking around for the live camera so he could smirk into it and give us some nice rhetoric like we were one of his supposed 'young hotties'.
Meh, mostly alot of 'I was a lacky for big shots in D.C.'. And his whole speech at the end about 'people should be proud to spend money 'spreading our good' all over the world'. What a freaking load of B.S. !!! Stating that we're 'isolationists' if we don't want to bomb third world countries, sad really.
Him coming out of left field bringing up Ron during the war-mongering questioning was pretty amusing. Ron hadn't been asked about the wars the whole time, maybe Santorum was harboring a little resentment for getting spanked in the Iowa caucus ? We can only speculate
His whole 999 gave me the heebee-jeebee's being an inverted 666 and all, lol, but you know me. Agreed his national sales tax is absolutely ridiculous and better not get any support. One of those things that sounds good when he's saying it, but when you look at it closer it gets really ugly.
He wasn't bad comparatively though, I will give him that. He did talk about actual solutions rather than the Perry and Huntsman approaches of lathering on the talking points, which I could barely stand to listen to after the first hour.
Rhino to the bone. I really don't see how this guy is considered a 'front-runner' supporting the individual mandate for healthcare. Nothing about him really appealed to me, other than his silver tongue. He came off to me as a smooth-talking Fascist.
Didn't bother me too much the first hour+. Other than the rhetoric, he made some pretty nice anti-TSA statements and such, but then he got on his SCIENCE trip. OMFGWTFAAHHHHHH. Spinning the debate wildly out of control, asking candidates what kind of policies they would implement on unproven THEORIES, aaahhh.
Hearing a politician go off into how he is such a great scientific mind, about THEORIES that have never been proven, and in the process showing he's a Green Nazi. Let's just say I found his NWO seal of approval, which was hidden fairly well to that point.
Not asked about Obamacare, NOT asked about the wars, NOT asked about the FED !! I found it funny how they shifted from asking all the candidates what they would do about taxes/FED, to asking Ron if he would steal a loaf of bread from a starving child. Pretty lame questioning. You ask all the candidates about the 'audit/end the fed' movement that Ron has been championing for decades, then skip him and go to a totally unrelated question, pretty pathetic.
Of course he was labeled 'devil's advocate absolutist' on his first question. So that was nice and 'unbiased' questioning by the moderator.
The silver lining, Ron got the last word, which you can tell was unintentional because they said 'Oh, we didn't realize we were out of time' lolz
Seems like they were making this a Perry/Romney fanboy contest. Asking all the candidates, 'What do you think about what Perry did here ? What do you think about what Romney did there ?' Absolutely too much time was given to these candidates, debates are supposed to be balanced, half the time it seemed that they would ask a question to either Perry or Romney, then ask another candidate what they thought of what Perry or Romney said, then move on to the next question. Poor debate structuring IMO.
At least Ron is smashing them in the preleminary polls.