Live Blogging of the South Carolina Debate Part I

Not really live…there’s about an 18 minute TiVo delay plus pausing for “I can’t believe he just said that” moments.

Question 1:  McCain seems like he is just trying to fill up a minute’s worth of talking

Question 2:  Thompson isn’t answering the question at all.  What he should say is, “If they don’t do it our way, we’ll leave–that’s how I can require them.”

Question 3:  Romney answers the question immediately.  He at least has a firm grasp on what he believes, assuming that it is within a reasonable foreign policy to be there.

Question 4:  Brownback, I think the base of the question was whether or not winning the war has anything to do with politicians.  You missed where he was going with this.  How do you use politics with people who only understand killing.

Question 5:   Guiliani makes a great point about the Democrats’ timetable.  That is a planned retreat–stupid tactically.

Question 6:   So basically, Tancredo would do exactly what Bush is doing…wrong answer.

Question 7:   Ron Paul is basically quoting how war is supposed to be declared constitutionally.  Channeling Ronald Reagan again…good move.

Question 8:   Hunter is more interested in presenting his resume where he “didn’t do anything special”.  That’s funny.

Question 9:  Huckabee looks like Kevin Spacey.  I believe in God, and the only thing I’m afraid of is  Mike Huckabee.

Question 10:   So will you or won’t you rule out striking Iran?  I’m confused.

Question 11:  How could you have raised taxes in Massachusettes?   They are so high they can’t be raised anymore.  “Washington is broken”–that sounds like something I’ve heard before.  Romney is the most impressive speaker.

Question 12:   Yes, spending is out of control McCain.  And how long have you been in Washington?  Yes, you are repeating your story.  Get some new material.

Question 13:  Huckabee throws the Fair Tax out there. I’d like to see how many of these clowns agree with him.  “John Edwards at a beauty shop”–that’s a lame and contrived line.  Minus some points for that one.

Question 14:  Guiliani catches on and invokes Reagan’s name.  Reduce government by attrition.

Question 15:  Brownback is a butt hook.  As soon as you start talking about how you can affect the markets as president, you’ve lost my support.  Let the providers increase supply if the market demands it.

Question 16:  Thompson looks like he’s reading his answer.  If he is, he should find someone to write a better answer for him.  He didn’t even name one program that needs to be eliminated.  And he got busted for it.  He immediately goes to his own department.

Question 17:   And Ron Paul names three DEPARTMENTS that need to be eliminated…not just programs.  I love this guy!  He is so on point it is unbelievable.  When have we ever had a Department of Homeland Security in any of the other wars we won…why do we need it now?

Question 18:   Gilmore is riding Ron Paul’s coattails in talking about making people independent of the government.  Pimps his website and blog.  I can respect that.  🙂

Question 19:   Hunter attacks China for devaluing their currency.

Question 20:  Tancredo has to think about whether or not debt is bad.  Everyone is now questioning the federal government’s role.  Ron Paul may not be able to win, but he’s moving the debate in the right direction.

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Ron Paul is showing yet again that he is the leader of the pack. The neo-cons, Giuliani, and the rest of the candidates cover was blown when Ron Paul stated that the 9/11 attacks were caused by our meddling in middle eastern politics which Reagan admitted were insane. Giuliani didn’t know what to do but call Paul an extremist, he couldn’t refute his facts. Now let’s watch how well the post-debate coverage tries to ignore Ron Paul. The neo-cons, Giuliani and the other candidates, and the main-stream media are in a bind!

But wasn’t it nice to see the debate get shifted because of him? That’s really all we can ask. Ron Paul makes way too much sense to be elected by a government indoctrinated populous.

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