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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

GOP Debate Highlights Weak Field

George Wenschhof

A weak field for the GOP.... more below the video.

Not a lot of surprises in the first Republican Presidential Debate. To steal a phrase left on my facebook page, Tim Pawlenty wimped out when he had the chance to go after Mitt Romney on health care and otherwise was so bland, it would be hard to pick him out of last night's lineup.

Speaking of Romney, he tried to show more emotion in his responses to questions and even tried to emphatically gesture from time to time. But we had a term for people like him, back in the sixties and it was "plastic" - translation (fake). Romney played it cautious as he knows he is the front runner and as a result, probably came in second. However, he did not display any compelling reason to vote for him over Obama.

The ever smiling Michele Bachmann won the debate last night from her beginning statement saying she had filed the papers to enter the race to her catering to her tea party favorites. Yet, it is that goofy smiling glare she displays which what commentator Chris Matthews says makes it look as if she is hypnotized.

Herman Cain, the only African-American to announce to date, was cruising along in an average way until he said "he wouldn't have any Muslims in his Cabinet". He is toast.

Ron Paul appeals to his groupies, but no one else, so he merely takes up space.

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich failed to distinguish themselves, which should be enough to show Newt the exit door.

So all in all, a ho-hum affair. While attacks were many against President Obama, especially in the area of the economy, not one candidate detailed a better alternative. The president is vulnerable on the economy, and if this is the best the Republicans can do, Obama will win reelection.

However, it is way early and more voters will tune in as the 2012 election nears. A lot will transpire over the next sixteen months.

So, stay tuned..


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1 comment:

Debutopia said...

My take on last night's debate: