Thoughts on Florida GOP Debate
A few days late, but I’ve had time to gather my impressions and video clips of this recent debate.
To start, I was not impressed with the inclusion of video questions or revelations of Google search query analysis during breaks in the debate . By far, the worst offender of this debate – Wordles. Really, Wordles? That is so 2008.
It is entirely unacceptable to have faulty microphones distracting the debate with presidential contenders.
I say keep it simple, scrap the annoying tech nonsense and simply focus on the candidates.
All the candidates, with the exception of Rick Perry, performed as expected. Perry’s fumbled attack on Romney is still painful to watch:
Herman Cain gave a stellar performance, and won the Florida GOP Straw Poll, but will it give his campaign the momentum to catapult into the front runner seat?
This exchange between Romney and Perry on Healthcare just rubs me the wrong way. After watching this, I have no confidence at all that Romney will work to repeal Obamacare, especially since recent revelations point out Obama’s advisers considered Romneycare the platform design for Obamacare.
Michele Bachmann handled herself well in this debate, however, she did not stand out despite solid answers to questions posed to her from the moderators.
This clip also includes the infamous Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell question and Rick Santorum handled the question quite well. As for the booing incident, I will refer you to someone who was in the audience during the debate - Sunshine State Sarah. My blogging buddy, Jonn Lilyea, of the blog This Ain’t Hell, deftly cuts through all the bull surrounding DADT:
And if Private Hill thinks that being gay is a more important part of his identity than being a soldier, he doesn’t belong in the Army. I appreciate his service, but I don’t appreciate the fact that he relishes the opportunity to shove his sexual preference in our face.
Three debates later and I still can’t shake the idea that Newt Gingrich would make a kick butt cabinet member, not President:
After this debate, I’ve had no change in my top three candidates in this race so far. To date Bachmann, Perry, Romney still occupy the top spots. Herman Cain, however, is quickly rising in the charts. This may change dramatically if this dude jumps in the race.
What are your thoughts on this debate? Leave a comment below.