Ron Paul-I think that he did a good job. In general, I like Ron Paul. I'm not a fan of him being President. But I feel like we can actually sit down and have a drink together. We can walk away agreeing to disagree without getting our buzz blown.
Mitt Romney- I really think that he's going to come out on top. But he wont do it by betting people 10 G's on whether he expressed something in his book. Who bets $10,000 off the cuff. That's the first amount that pops in your head under pressure? Best thing he said "I've never been poor. But I grew up with a dad who was poor." It was honest. I can appreciate that. He didn't try to lie about his wealth in order to relate to the general public. Either it's there or it's not.
Newt Gingrich-Oh Newt. Newt came out better than I thought he would. They were going after him all night. I'm definitely not a big fan of his. But the best comeback of the night. "We had four allegations, do I get four responses?" In response to Mitt Romney boasting that he spent his life in the private sector, Newt replied "The only reason you didn’t become a career politician is you lost to Teddy Kennedy in 1994." He should've just dropped the mic and walked off the stage with that one. That was the comeback of all comebacks. You can't become a career politician if you lose. You've got to find something else to do. That was great.
Rick Santorum-Eh. Most memorable that I can recall is him agreeing that Michelle Bachman is a consistent conservative. He agreed that she's been fighting President Obama, but she's been fighting and losing. He's been winning.
Michelle Bachman-I have 5 words for her. "You're a mean girl Michelle." And not even really mean as in she'll snatch your lollipop out of your mouth. She has the mean girl mentality. Like if you like someone she doesn't like, she's going to stop talking to you in gym. She spoke about some of her opponents agreeing with President Obama, and noted that she wont agree with Obama. She said the nominee has to be willing to not agree with Barack Obama issues. She almost gave me the feeling that she'd say no, just for the sake of saying no. Like "oh you think it's raining outside, well if you think it is, then it absolutely can't be." The kicker was at the end of the debate, George Stephanopoulos asked a great question. The question was "tell us the one thing you’ve learned from someone else, one of your challengers, on stage." What do you think she did? She gave kudos to Herman Cain. She gave props to his speaking style. Ummm was he on stage? His speaking style? I feel like it's dangerous to have someone who can't respect or take in someone elses ideas. You may not agree on EVERYTHING. But have to agree on somethings. I don't feel like she debated, I felt like she used the debate as a full on campaign speech. There's a difference. I should've just walked out of the room when she said "You can take it to the bank."
0_0 ...I just got an image in my head of Reese Witherspoon in the film Election. I loved that movie. I might have to download it soon...
Anyway, how was your weekend? Decorations up? Gifts Wrapped? What'd you think of the debate?
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