Skip to comments.The Wrap on the CNN Debate
Posted on 11/22/2011 7:42:56 PM PST by LesDowrey
A quick look at each candidate and how they performed at tonights National Security Debate courtesy of CNN and the Heritage Foundation.
Mitt Romney- Dammit! I hate to admit it, but Mitt Romney did very well tonight. His strategy of winning by not losing seems to be working. I have to keep telling myself that Obama was a good politician too, and look how that worked out! I still cant see why the other GOP candidates havent taken more swings at the Front runner. I guess they are saving up all the attacks for Obama in the General, because unfortunately, right now it looks like Romney is the guy.
Newt Gingrich- If you have ever wondered why Newts head is so big- tonight you know Its because of his HUGE BRAIN! Newt did awesome tonight that was until he had a Rick Perry heartless moment and wrapped his arms around amnesty for illegal immigrants. Even going so far as calling illegal immigrants Law abiding citizens. CMon Newt! It was great until then.
Rick Perry- Could Rick Perry be back on the rise? If tonights debate was any indication you could be looking at the Iowa Caucus winner. Looked and felt like the Rick Perry conservatives fell in love with. He almost avoided the amnesty entanglement that Newt fell into, but for some reason decided to dive head in when given the opportunity. Amnesty is still Rick Perrys Achilles heel. At one point, I felt that Newt and Rick should have been wearing sombreros! If he can stay away from that issue, youre looking at a guy that could still beat Romney!
Herman Cain- Didnt get enough air time or questions. Handled himself well and avoided any Libya moments, but obviously the economy is his thing. Probably the first and only debate he got through without mentioning his 9-9-9 plan. Cant wait to see him when they get back to the economy debates!
Ron Paul- Ever wonder what Ron Paul was smoking before his debates? Well after his Legalize it answer we now know. I honestly dont know how one guy can be so awesome on fiscal policy and so insane foreign policy. A true split personality that truly makes me wish for a Rand Paul candidacy!
Jon Huntsman- Being that I have no idea why this guy is still in the race at all, I have to give him credit for seeming relevant tonight. That is probably the best compliment I can give him. His nation building comments came across as more Michael Moore than Ronald Reagan, and his China love is still a little creepy. Michelle Bachmann- Should seriously get a second look from the conservative base. A strong performance tonight, and unlike some of the other candidates she stayed focused on the main problem with the country- Barack Hussein Obama! Iowa, do yourself a favor, and take a good strong look at this lady one more time!
Rick Santorum- On paper, every conservative should love this guy, but something about him in debates is just annoying. As always, he came across as whiny, desperate, and dramatically over-stating his Senate career. Either way, he is a still a good guy with no chance of winning the nomination. Conservatives should really look at Bachmann and Cain as conservative alternatives with real potential!
Wolf Blitzer- Receives the douche bag of the night award for multiple awkward moments that included a horribly delivered joke about his name, an long uncomfortable silence during a technical difficulty, and referring to Herman Cain as Congressman. All that being said, he is head and shoulders above Scott Pelley or that Witch of a woman Maria Bartiromo.
National Anthem Guy- I know it was a debate, but can we all agree that the guy from Jersey Boys did the Broadway show no favors with his delivery of the Star Spangled Banner tonight? Can you say FLAT?
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Disagree with the opinion on Perry. I find it painful to watch him try to answer questions.
Never voting for weak-d*ck Willard.
Mitt Romney- Dammit! I hate to admit it, but Mitt Romney did very well tonight.
I thought this debate put Cain into single digits. He just has no clue on so many issues.
Thank you for the analysis. The big winner for the GOP will be the guy who goes after Obama full bore. I don’t care who it is, they have my vote. Sink their teeth into Obama’s flesh as far as policy goes. I’m really surprised about Gingrich. He sucks as far as character, but the guy has the chops as far as intelligence goes. ANYONE but Obama!
You watched it. Was it worth it?
Cain His answers were direct, precise and to the point. Thats why his exposure time was limited. All did well except Romney and Paul.
The message I take from your wrap up — as well as most commentary on FR — is that none of the candidates is good enough. Shrug.
He could destroy his chances to win and cost the Republicans House and Senate seats if he screwed up again like he screwed up before.
We can’t take that risk.
Gingrich and amnesty? Im sitting on that side of the fence, a realistic view.
Romney gave the right answer for most conservatives on immigration, but who knows what his answers would be next week.
Romney is a fake more Hopie-Changie crap.
Cain, Romney and Bachmann did well.
Newt really was horrible.
“Newt Gingrich- If you have ever wondered why Newts head is so big- tonight you know Its because of his HUGE BRAIN! Newt did awesome tonight that was until he had a Rick Perry heartless moment and wrapped his arms around amnesty for illegal immigrants. Even going so far as calling illegal immigrants Law abiding citizens. CMon Newt! It was great until then.”
I thought that wouldn’t settle well with some Freepers. Newt is not perfect - none of them are.
Overall, with those two exceptions I believe any of the candidates on stage are very qualified to run this country, especially as compared to the candidates the dems have been fielding in recent years.
You must have been watching a different debate than the rest of us. With what little airtime Cain was given, he hit all answers out of the park.
Newt on amnesty, I know that did not sit well with a lot of people. Yet, in thinking of the way he put the issue, I do have to reconsider. Like he said, do we really want to send people home who have been here for many years, with children and grandchildren. People who work and pay taxes, in general just good neighbors and citizens. There has to be a way, and I believe NEWT will be able to find it to the satisfaction of all.
Think about it, I don't have the answer, but there is one somewhere. I do like the idea of giving citizenship to anyone who joins our military. Perhaps some other type of Civil service opportunity could be available to older folks and women, in which in time they would earn their citizenship. ???
First thing before anything, is SECURE the borders. THEN take other steps necessary to solve the problem of illegals already here.
When watching Ron Paul, all I could think of was Stan Laurel. (laurel & hardy).
Then I perused your past posts and I have to admit,you have such an unhealthy and unhinged personal HATE for Mr Cain, I worry for your sanity.
Cain did well but had little camera time.
Bachmann did well and had more huevos than Newt did tonight.
Newt was such a failure that he made Mitt look good, shudder.
Wonder how the Newtons took it when Newt was for Amnesty for Illegals ?
But, there must be a reasonable debate on this issue, and I believe there will be a solution. First SECURE the borders, before any other steps can be taken to citizenship.
I do believe there are many here now, that ARE good hard working people who make good neighbors, and just want the same opportunity. 11M is a lot of people, not all GOOD of course.
I don't know what I would do if I were born in Mexico, I tend to think that I too would do about anything to get into America, do I like it to be that way? NO
There is a WAY, just have not found it yet. Maybe we should just buy Mexico and clean it up.
JMO and I'm still with NEWT.
Michelle looked hot and hit every ball out of the park
Cain gave Wolfie a nickname that will become hugh and series on FR: “Blitz”
Willard said his first name really is “Mitt” (liar)
And Newt shot himself in the foot.
that’s the wrap....
How about Bachman, I like her stand on security and dealing with China.
Sorry, we have to disagree, so ? with that kind of logic ? the “ Insider Trading “ thing makes the Congress Critters “ Honest, Good people “ ? and yes, there is a solution for that, TROW THE BUMS OUT !! vote them out.
It is tough. The vetting of illegal immigrants begins somewhere. It’s all we have. The start is to shut that border off.
The Borders MUST be closed first, before we give any consideration to those 11 million illegals.
The democrats have never wanted to seal the borders, and we know why. But, think of the benefit to the Republican conservative party if Amnesty in a proper and sane manner was available to them. Why, I think they would become Republicans, how unique.
We cannot assume that the majority of those 11 million are bad people, they are not. I have worked with many Mexicans, and I can tell you I would rather have them work for me than many lazy Americans, who NEVER loved America enough to get out of bed before noon and get a job, breeders, welfare queens and kings. The Mexican, if you pay him a $1.00 an hour, he will give you $2.00 worth.
I do hope that many other would just give this some thought. Newt's idea deserves some deep consideration, and I thank you for yours. JMO
I turn off the debates and CNN and went to CSPAN.
I heard for the first time a Gentleman named David M. Walker,the Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative. Also one time served as United States Comptroller General from 1998 to 2008
For the first time since President Reagan I finally heard what I have been wanting to hear for years.
Term limits for all politicians, true reduction in spending, campaign reforms including ‘unless you are eligible to vote you cannot contribute to a campaign or politician, limit a person from using more than a certain amount of his/her own money (eliminating buying yourself into office), etc.
I just wish more people had heard him. He has some great ideas for this country.
I lived along the lower Gila Valley for many years and the immigrants would come in for harvest then go home. The drug trade changed everything. It is a problem that got way out of control.
Anyone else notice during the introductions how Romney walked out like a model on a runway?
Seal the Borders, with fences, boots and drones. Fix the 11 Million illegal problem, FIX the economy and grow jobs. Cut money going to other countries as Newt and Perry say. We do not need to be held "hostage" to any THIRD world little twerp, EVER.
Let's make these illegals thankful to become American Conservative Republicans by giving them, (if they can earn it somehow), citizenship. We can sell that idea to them. Most of them just want a job, fewer of them want a handout.
There will be an answer to this problem, and I think only the Republican Party will be able to find it.
Newt won the debate, yet Stan Laurel (RonPaul) won the POLL, rofl.
” Thought your post a little muchI mean it is really petulant. Then I perused your past posts and I have to admit,you have such an unhealthy and unhinged personal HATE for Mr Cain, I worry for your sanity. “ <<<<<
YOU are out of line.
Are you one of those perusers? There is a gaggle that are eager and proud to always announce that they have snooped through someone’s past posting history, like they are some kind of informant who is now smarter than anybody else, and I guess poking around like a dumpster diver you are looking for insult material, so you can add it to your uncalled for accusations and name calling.
What the heck did #6 say that you get to reply with nothing short of slander, and a very personal attack.
Who, who, who, the owl said made you the arbiter of sanity?
Every place I have been to in the US is hooked on artificial highs. This is the destruction and it should have been quelled in the 50’s. We get the end result and two or three generations now are having a majority. It it going to be hell to pay for the rest of my years.
If the MSM asks you what 2 + 2 is, and you say 4...
They cut to a commercial and then come back to an analyst panel to discuss the nuances of emotional reactions to math phobias in the face of abusive science teachers, with call-ins from clients at the Healing Heart Center for Female Math Phobia Victims.
And you're not asked back.
Wow,this thread really got you all upset.
Trying to defend the indefensible will do that.
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