It was painful to watch the completely scripted, stage-managed, performance - complete with planted audience questions, and take it at all seriously. It was high drama: the 'contenders' (according to the CNN script) were Romney vs. Santorum.
Gingrich was there only to be a pitbull to slam Obama and the Democratic party: the left/right paradigm champion.
The only straight-forward answers were coming from Ron Paul, and he got some opportunities to point out the lack of confidence the public has in the Congress, the senseless expensive wars, the constant flow of US taxpayer dollars to 'foreign aid', and the complete insanity of attacking Iran. He said he'd given up on the moral and constitutional arguments against attacking Iran (a country who has not got a single nuclear weapon, a country that has not attacked the U.S., etc.), and instead focused on the economic cost of such a folly. But he was up against an audience that was clearly cherry-picked: Romney supporters with a few Santorum worshipers.
To see the Ron Paul fans, you would have had to notice all the signs held by the people outside the debate hall, the people who didn't make the 'cut' to sit inside.
Meanwhile it was a neocon fest, with the other three on the platform; KILL KILL KILL. Gingrich was positively beaming during that fear-monger-fest. What a pathetic show of chicken-hawk bravado as the three tried to outdo each other with their appeals for AIPAC dollars. Calling Obama "timid" (you know, the guy who got us into Libya and Syria), I can imagine what the next 4 years will hold if these 'brave' armchair soldiers have anything to do with it.
There is only one guy running for the office of President, the guy who described himself in one word (when asked), "consistent". And that was true: Ron Paul is the ONLY consistent congressman who actually understands the US Constitution.
The rest are a sorry lot of hair-gelled, botoxed, and tooth-whitened assholes.
I saw it the same way as you when I saw at least a few minutes of the CNN primary debate. I even wanted to record it and send to Infowars possibly on a DVD-R so that they can have the evidence that certain debates are highly scripted and highly biased. I already sent my documentary DVD review copy to Infowars.com PO Box so why not a DVD about the highly scripted primary debates. Ron Paul is the choice of the troops!!!! So why wouldn't conservatives choose Ron Paul? Why wouldn't liberals choose Ron Paul? Why all the lies about picking the left or right side when in reality every American whether a conservative or liberal is suffering and having their standard of living decreased
. Congress had a 9% approval rating and is still likely low although I haven't checked as of yet what it is right now. The people are unhappy about police across the country enforcing greed and tyranny and abusing people. Even my grandma said that when she went to the mall she saw people just acting like zombies. Some people are so terrified at their government they try to go into their own world and as long as they have their sports, porn, $0.99 small cheesy cheddar burgers from Wendy's, and snack chips they won't fight back
. People needs to realize if we don't peacefully stand up we will lose everything.
People need to realize every time they eat at fast food the food is getting smaller and smaller. Even at Taco bell they used to give a pretty large taco with their $2 specials and now it is half the size but I notice people don't care that their foods being reduced on a monthly basis. I have seen it and confirmed how I use to get big packs of fries for cheap as a teenager and now for cheap it's little fries hardly anything. I notice how everything in sizes is being reduced and yet prices for other stuff have slightly increased. My mom can see inflation in the grocery stores and eggs going up to $2.00 when it used to be $1.25.
Everyone is suffering right now and the establishment only gives us in the debates kook Gingrick, Mitt Corporate Romney, and Rick Santorum the man that says that we have too much freedom on the Internet (Supports SOPA) and wants us to pay a consequence for actions we do Online.
Why all the madness? It's like they want the people to just vote for Obama since the other establishment politicians really want to hurt us. Only Ron Paul will bring us smaller government, states rights, wants to end the illegal and unnecessary wars, follow the Oath to the Constitution. What can go wrong?
We need to expose the systematic voter fraud!!! When we do we can end the suffering
that the elites are putting us through.