GOP Debate Open Thread
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (219) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Here we go boys and girls. With the debate less than an hour away (it starts at 7 p.m.), here's your open thread.
I'll be adding some thoughts up here as the night progresses and also in the comments.
Miscellaneous Debate Thoughts:
Rudy gets the best intro line with Huckabee coming in second.
Why does Brownback want a partitioning plan for Iraq when no one in Iraq wants one and Turkey would have real problems?
McCain is willing to own the war. His take on of Senator Clinton and Brownback's partition plan is well said.
It's 7:14 and 5 second and this already sucks. Booorrrriiinnnngggggg. Surely CNN can ask questions other than questions about the war. Wolf acts as if he expects them to reject the war.
7:14 and 50 seconds, Ron Paul is still a whack job.
I'll spare the front page with the rest of my updates and put them in the comments unless there is something big.
Oh, and it is 7:15 and 47 seconds and Ron Paul is still a whack job.
Another above the fold update at 7:21. It seems to me that Huckabee more and more is a first tier candidate and Brownback (sorry Leon) is less so. It also seems to me that Tancredo, Hunter, Paul, T. Thompson, and Gilmore can and should be shut out of these debates from here on out. They've had their chance and they fail to impress.
CNN, fire your cameraman. I don't want to see the candidates' backs when they are talking.
Well done to Mike Huckabee for his handling of the way out of line question on creationism. The questioner and Wolf Blitzer should both be flogged for bringing it up in a political forum. It's not relevant, inappropriate, and I don't recall the Democrats being asked such questions.
Apparently Mitt Romney is an anti-Mormon bigot. He said it was fair to ask about Mormonism, which according to Hugh makes anyone who holds that position an anti-Mormon bigot. Sigh. Oh well.
It's 8 o'clock and the questions really suck. They've sucked all night. It's not a Fox bias here. I don't much care for the network, but it seems clear that the Fox Debate has been much more relevant with better questions. No wonder the Democrats have run scared from Fox.
Oh, and Ron Paul actually makes sense on questions other than Iraq. But he's still nutty.
Is Tommy Thompson able to turn his head in either direction more than 20 degrees without turning his whole body? I don't think I've seen that happen yet. I still think he's afraid his jowls will come untucked from his collar.
Ron Paul is an irrelevant fool with his notion that our willingness to launch a pre-emptive war is the single biggest moral issue of our times.
Amazing how the questioner's question about what they'd do different from Bush became, according to Wolf, "what's the President's biggest mistake."