Republican Presidential Debate
Boring, really boring.
Mitt won by virtue of being the front-runner and everyone letting him slide. Everybody else seems to be running for VP except Bachmann. He's got the organization and the money. If the rest are afraid to go up against him, how are they going to stop him?
The other winner was Michelle Bachmann. She was way better than the low expectations that were set for her. Palin has a fight for the Tea Party on her hands. Bachmann will over-shadow her soon.
Pawlenty wimped out on ObamneyCare. Was he afraid to challenge Mitt? The Rs are looking for someone to take the fight to Obama. Pawlenty probably sealed his fate and won't be around long. He looked a lot better before he got in the race.
Newt's campaign is over. He has decided to try to recapture being the "ideas" guy for the Party but he's not going to do the work to be a serious candidate. Apparently, he'll show up for the debates but he's not really running for President.
Santorum had nothing when he came to the debate and left with the same. Bachmann will crush him in Iowa and he'll get out. Who's going to fund him? Good riddance.
The biggest loser was Herman Cain. His performance was by far the most disappointing (not counting John King, the worse moderator ever). His floundering on the Muslim question just highlighted his bigotry and shallowness. Sharia law. Give us a break.
The bottom line was that it was boring with zero excitement and very unimpressive.It was a good night for Mitt and Bachmann, an awful night for Pawlenty and Cain. The rest could have stayed home.
Where's Rick Perry?