06-17-2011, 10:18 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
| | Re: Recent Republican "Debates"?
I agree with you on Romney, his healthcare record will really hurt him. I also think all of the other candidates tend to out shine him whenever they are all in the same place.
Pawlenty choked when he coulda scored some points off Romney, I don't think he has the balls to make the hard decisions to get our country back on track.
I think "the great Gingrich defection of 2011" may have sunk his chances to get the nom. If his staff has such little faith in him, how can the voters get behind him? He has a lot of work to do if he wants to regain his relevence.
Bachman gave a very good speech today at that big GOP thingy inNew Orleans. The more I hear her speak, though, the more she seems robotic, like she is just reciting her talking points rather than really communicating what she would do as Prez to fix the problems.
As for Santorum, I still think of the whole Dan Savage feud from a few years ago whenever I see or hear him. I know it shouldn't have anything to do with what sort of a Prez he would be, but I have some sort of a logic block there.
I see Paul as not isolationist but as trying to get our country to mind our own business. His railing against our many open-ended wars has really struck a chord with Americans. Also people are really becoming aware of just how intrusive & restrictive of our Constitutional liberty the gov is & many are furious about it. Paul just wants our gov to resopect & follow the laws of our Republic & for the gov to return to treating Americans as adults, not morons who need to be monitored at all times. Paul may seem extreme, but that is because our gov has not adhered to the Constitution in many decaded. People today have never been truly "free". It feels strange to think we could live our lives withoug being under the gov's thumb. Personally, I think it sounds like heaven.