Whoever wins, I will vote for them, however, I am not excited over any of them, especially Romney.
Looks like he’s the heir apparent. It’s going to be McCain / Obullcrap all over again.
We’re all going to suffer because no one ran that could beat the living daylights out of the dictator thug from Chicago.
Actually his service record is fair game, if it his held up by his proponents as a "qualification" (as it has been), then it is completely fair to examine it. Paul served as a Flight Surgeon at Kelly Air Force Base, in San Antonio, performing exams on helicopter pilot candidates. He completed his medical training while in the Texas Air National Guard. While he was discharged honorably, to liken it to the average draftee that would be facing combat, is to liken apples to oranges. While he did hold an officer grade, it was not a command grade, so it does not serve as a "leadership" qualification. Just to be clear, as a vet, I oppose the draft, on several points, I see it as "involuntary servitude", but more importantly I see it as producing an inferior fighting force as compared to an all volunteer force. If a person is not personally motivated to serve, I would not want them anywhere near me in combat or serving at all, as someone like that is likely to be a greater danger to those they happen to be serving with, than the enemy they face. At least you know where your enemy stands, while you cannot rely on someone who does not want to be there in the first place. While some might hold Gringrich's choice against him, I cannot and do not, as at least he went the official route of applying for the deferment and did not tuck tail and flee to Canada like the draft dodgers did. Had he just up and run away I would then see it as an issue.
Nah, a regular old loony bin would be good enough now, let's not go overboard. Admittedly, we should probably keep him in a straight-jacket for his own safety, to keep him from eating too many boogers.
Romney looks and sounds like where in Hollywood movies, you see a TV on and there is a guy selling a drug of some kind. He looks good looking, sleek but ever so plastic. If I was ever going to design a male president I think he would look and sound like Mitt. Problem is as we have seen he melts under pressure. And as for his past... Obama wants to face him. The media want to annoint Mitt like they did Obama.The Obama camp and elite media have prepared for Mitt,I have heard a rumour that there will be a class action law suit launched against mitt concerning his employment practices.
Mitt is running on his business record makes sense to do that ,the Obama camp will sink to any level I don't think Mitt would get into the gutter with them and slug it out. they need to be wrongfooted.Palin said as much last night. I really hope she endorses a certain friend of hers soon. I have nothing personal against Mitt ,I also think he is too nice. We need a gutter fighter to counter chicago style corruption.Obama is going to have a huge warchest, the elite media and hollywood...
Newt is the leader here,for all his faults which the media and Romneys rich friends just loves to ram down peoples throats .It is not just I think he could beat Obama,I watch him in the town halls,in the debates listen to what he wants to do,the guy is confident he knows how to solve the problems. I want a guy with loads of ideas in his head,even if a few are wrong. Look at churchill, if you read about him, he was another man with loads of ideas,in this case of how to win the war, some were excellent when one was ridiculous his generals gently guided him away from it. I think Newt would listen to his 'generals'.He has that bluntness and plain speaking. I like Ron Paul as well and I hope he gets into government. I like his economic ideas. What about Paul as newts VP? As long as he is kept well away from foreign policy!
I've heard concerns voiced about how Newt would handle being president, if the prestige and authority and power that goes along with the title would bring about a change in him, causing him to become egotistical. I think this stems from his term as Speaker of the House, where he showed signs of this behavior. I'm surprised the same concern has not been voiced over Mitt, given his religious views.
Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry all had pretty good performances.
The good thing about this debate was Huntsman taking jabs at Romney then hit him with a body blow in regards to China, Romney tried to talk a big game but the reality is Romney is ALL TALK, China will not be intimidated by a 'Timid' Romney policy.
But since the three conservatives had a good debate, didn't say anything to fall on any sword, I don't see where the polls will have any drastic change for any candidate, so good news for Romney, the conservative vote is split, just the way Romney needs it
You do know what a Flight Surgeon is do you not? He could have been a surgeon with the Army, being he was a Medical School Graduate, even if drafted the Army would have likely assigned him to either a field hospital or a Convalescent Hospital Unit. Oddly his military service is very similar to the type of service choices that Bush was excoriated over, choosing a specialty and branch that would keep him "in the rear with the gear".
For someone with an English education you are lacking in comprehension skills. Reread it again, twice if necessary. If you don't get it after that then maybe, just maybe I will explain it to you.
BTW, it's "echelon".
This was my favorite debate of the season. The media seemed more positive, less biased and negative than in any so far. There were no flaming adjectives or any of the 'stuff' we usually see.
And all of the candidates seemed to do their best and show their strengths to good advantage. And, they differed more gracefully. There seemed to be a new level of respectfulness and collegiality in their exchanges - and there should be respect - it's costing millions and an enormous amount of work and dedications for them to run this excrutiating gauntlet...AND they each know the very life of our country and people truly is at stake.
As Newt said in his 1776 Washington Crossing the Delaware video - it is 'Victory or Death'... Islam and its Communist/Facist allies are playing for keeps. We need to face that as absolute fact. This is a stealth war, but no less deadly than WWI and WWII. We had best not forget that.
You'll see a similar list at Newt Gingrich/2012. It's called the 21st Century Contract with America.
If it wasn't for Gingrich none of them would even know how to answer anything. He made them all try to come up with plans (which are outlines to nowhere) and he moved Romney to sounding center right. As usual the questioners tried to marginalize him but he still made more sense than anyone else. If Gingrich hadn't been in this they'd all still be floundering. They've all had to up their game because he was there that shows you what leadership is all about. It brings everyone up to a higher level this is why he was so successful and this shows why he's the only one for the job now.
If there is anyone on television with a more irritating voice than Sawyer please tell me so I never, never watch them.
I cannot believe that I am saying this but winning by default.....Mitt RINO Romney!
Mittens held his ground and deflected all the really weak attacks. I was really surprised at how non-eventful this debate was compared to the last two.
No one really took the mantle and charged in this debate and that is what Mitt Romney wins...not because of what he said but no one was able to reall mount an attack on him.
This debate tonight was a real snoozer.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
The "analysts" are more like People Magazine gossips, giddy and giggling. I'm disappointed that Matt Welch fits in so well with these vacuous clowns. I thought he had more substance.
I feel like I am watching Wild Kingdom with all these RINOs in the wild going after each other . . .
Well said from Rick Santorum. Liberals love throwing out the class warfare and using the Middle class loosely, just like their term "fair share" and the divide, nicely done. That did not make Romney look good especially after his answer.
First Blood on RINO Romney goes to Santorum!
Mitt, there are no classes in America we are all American! Great line!!!!!!!!!!
Way to go Rick Santorum.....!
Huntsman is a menace. The only thing Obama did that I liked was get Huntsman outta Utah by sending him to China! Oh Happy Day!
Obviously you did not hear the end...Paul was drafted and Newt was not eligible for the draft. Paul did not volunteer and Paul lied about the deferments because Newt did not file any or have to files any because he was not eligible for the draft.
Therefore you are wrong and so was Ron Paul.
Here are your defense hawks.....Santorum, Gingrich, and Perry.
Your defense doves....Paul and Huntsman.
Your waffle....RINO Romney...but he leans dove.
We don't need any DOVES running the nation....the Middleast needs defense hawks NOW!
Rick Perry brought up a good point on the 1 trillion dollar cut in department of defense. Great Point!
ABC is such a joke, I just watched them to a little piece about their political reporters and crew following each candidate, and I already spotted a bunch of hidden little messages and jabs at the candidates.
Well you can really tell the liberals don't like Rick Santorum. Look at all the pre debate hatchet job they are doing before the debate evens starts.