I agree with you on your debate grading, so far as it goes, but it is not Newt’s *way* with words entirely at all, as it must be with Rick, Romney and Ron in these debates, but with Newt it’s rather the show stopping breadth of his incisive intellect that grasps the evolution of every single issue, one at a time, the evolution of every contender’s stand ON every issue, and succinctly delivers the cause and effect of both the issue and the stand.
Reminds me of a sword fight, where it is, whack, whack, LUNGE. Every. single. time.
If Rick had been a woman, it would be said of him that he was “shrill”, flailing and a little desperate.