- Politics and Social Issues
The Republican Debate: Decision 2012
I am writing on from one of the last strong holds in America for the Republican Party. Yes, I am in the South. And I have to say this debate was very boring. Could some one please repudiate the word repudiate from the Republican vernacular it gives me Bush flashbacks.
Barring the fact Michelle Bachmann forgot she voted against cut, cap and balance had her best debate she didn’t speak much. Michelle Bachmann claimed she voted for cut, cap and balance which she didn’t and she caused the USA credit default. But as long as she is quiet she is okay. Not really presidential material but whatever
Romney claimed he wasn’t a Tea Party Movement candidate which he is smart to distance himself from the Tea Party Movement. Romney seemed to be the clear winner of the debate.
Although I must say John Huntsman came across more intellectual. Thank God he mention Science.
I like Rick Santorum as well.
Ron Paul came across very angry which doesn’t translate well.
Perry came across a fanatic especially when he said he slept well after signing all the execution orders which received applause
Newt Gringrigh was alright as well.
During the debate I sat with a paper and pencil and gave one mark for each comment on substantive issues versus marks for criticizisms of Barack Obama. The Republicans almost 3 to 1 criticized Barack Obama versus provide substantive policies. There were many references to read everyone’s plans but no one could even speak to the substance of their plan.
I am Republican and have been since I was a child. I barely recognize my own party anymore. National Security is at the heart of the Republican Party which was all but ignored. There was really nothing substantively spoke about.
They agreed that States need to have the power returned to them. Machiavelli would have wept watching this debate.
They agreed Ben Bernacke should be fired. They claimed Social Security is a ponzi scheme. If only they would have mentioned that Social Security is raided every time the government needs money. But not one candidate could admit that.
They all want the war to be over. Ron Paul (Is he even Republican?) will remove the air conditioner out of the green zone. I feel really bad for our troops. I think they should atleast have air conditioning in the war zone.
They all invoked Reagan’s name and legacy but not one of them had the charisma Reagan possessed.
I watched the end of the debate thinking wow there isn’t anyone running against Obama. These can’t be the candidates. I like Romney, Huntsman and Santorum but I don’t believe any of them have shown the competency to run the country in this dire time.