Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Grading the GOP Debate
The Page ^ | 10/11/2011 | Mark Halperin

Posted on 10/11/2011 7:42:03 PM PDT by LesDowrey

Mark Halperin's Grades from the GOP Debate:

Romney: A Cain: A- Gingrich: B+ Santorum: B+ Huntsman: B- Perry: C Bachman: C- Paul: C-

(Excerpt) Read more at thepage.time.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: candidates; debate; gop; halperinpimpsmilt; politics; romneylost
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-87 next last
IMHO

Tonight's Winners: Cain, Romney, Bachman (in that order) Tonight's Losers: Perry & Huntsman

Everyone else was kinda' "meh."

What do you think?

Also...If you loved Herman Cain’s debate performance tonight…you’re gonna’ love this!

It's the first ever conservative cartoon of it's kind!

1 posted on 10/11/2011 7:42:07 PM PDT by LesDowrey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

Anyone that doesn’t think Gingrich won that debate by a mile is smoking crack.


2 posted on 10/11/2011 7:44:09 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Cain/Gingrich)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

I’m getting the impression that the professional Republicans are focusing in on a Romney/Cain ticket.


3 posted on 10/11/2011 7:45:36 PM PDT by Brilliant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

Newt Gingrich is in a class by himself. He sees it.


4 posted on 10/11/2011 7:46:12 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

I looked for 5 minutes for the channel it was on. I gave up...what channel was it on so I can see a re-run?


5 posted on 10/11/2011 7:46:55 PM PDT by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MattinNJ

Newt won because he still has the solutions as do Cain and Mitt. Rick Sant. did not hurt himself. As to the others, Perry is just fading , Paul is well, Paul but right on the Fed. The Hunt is not in the hunt. Michelle did OK but is for me, behind Mitt, Cain, Newt, Santorum now. It might not work out that way in polls but if anyone can stop Mitt , it is Newt.


6 posted on 10/11/2011 7:47:48 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

I think Newt won. I think all the rest held their own, though Romney had 4 times as much air time as anyone else, except Huntsman who had 3 times as much air time as everyone else.


7 posted on 10/11/2011 7:48:27 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BreezyDog

Well, do you have a provider.....


8 posted on 10/11/2011 7:48:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

newt and cain won.


9 posted on 10/11/2011 7:49:33 PM PDT by ken21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

My apologies. My post was too strong and was not directed at you. My bad.


10 posted on 10/11/2011 7:50:38 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Cain/Gingrich)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

Newt is simply the best choice to actually RUN this country, but Mitt has the best hair.


11 posted on 10/11/2011 7:50:38 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

I’m trying to recall but did Romney say something good about Obama?


12 posted on 10/11/2011 7:50:53 PM PDT by TexMom7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: eyedigress

Comcast with everything...I searched debate and got old debates...it’s like it was hidden...I couldn’t get an answer from Google.


13 posted on 10/11/2011 7:51:08 PM PDT by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: BreezyDog

Bloomberg


14 posted on 10/11/2011 7:52:59 PM PDT by TexMom7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: BreezyDog

Bloomberg TV had it. I think Comcast carries the channel.


15 posted on 10/11/2011 7:53:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: TexMom7

Something along the lines of “He’s a good man...just doesn’t know what he’s doing.” As always, Mitt is thinking about getting elected with a line like that...not thinking about what his core convictions are. Hard to say what Mitt really believes.


16 posted on 10/11/2011 7:53:30 PM PDT by LesDowrey (Take the Virtues and Values Plege today! http://virtuesandvalues.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: TexMom7

Something along the lines of “He’s a good man...just doesn’t know what he’s doing.” As always, Mitt is thinking about getting elected with a line like that...not thinking about what his core convictions are. Hard to say what Mitt really believes.


17 posted on 10/11/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT by LesDowrey (Take the Virtues and Values Plege today! http://virtuesandvalues.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: MattinNJ

You got that right..Newt knows his stuff...


18 posted on 10/11/2011 7:56:31 PM PDT by katiedidit1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

Ron Paul is a whack job and Santorim is a whining little school boy.

Newt was spot on, and Perry was the only one that said there would be no trade war with China argument if we get America back to work.

Didn’t care at all for the format. Romney got more time than anyone to say his piece and it was clear he has answers, not necessarily the right ones.

Cain is still my man...


19 posted on 10/11/2011 7:56:51 PM PDT by shotgun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ez

To be honest..anyone with a clear mind that watched the debate would have to concur that Newt won hands down


20 posted on 10/11/2011 7:58:40 PM PDT by katiedidit1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

“Hard to say what Mitt really believes.”

Mitt really believes he should be President. Beyond that....??????


21 posted on 10/11/2011 7:58:40 PM PDT by Pravious
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: katiedidit1

Newt. The antidote to Romney. I will overlook his baggage.


22 posted on 10/11/2011 7:58:49 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Newt. The antidote to Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: katiedidit1

I think Newt clearly won as well.


23 posted on 10/11/2011 7:59:44 PM PDT by Pravious
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey
Michelle gets an N+...for nuts.

999 upside down is 666...999 upside down is 666...999 upside down is 666...

Man, I used to like her but she's gone way past credible after her mindless, useless and idiotic comment to Cain. WTH...why attack a fellow conservative with something that infantile?

24 posted on 10/11/2011 7:59:50 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

Romney LOST. He was a coward and did not answer anything.
Always hiding behind his skirt.

Winner: Mr. Cain and the Speaker A+++

Perry: flubbed it again.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 8:01:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Diogenesis

I agree that Newt won.

Cain didn’t hurt himself but I don’t think he helped himself a great deal. I had hoped he would sell the benefits of this plan better.

However, there was little time and he was not allowed to answer every criticism.

I think Bachmann really hurt herself tonight.

Romney is just a lying scumbag politician.

The rest were just meh for me.


26 posted on 10/11/2011 8:05:49 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

Gingrich......Cain/Romney


27 posted on 10/11/2011 8:05:57 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

Isn’t Mark a red doper diaper baby?


28 posted on 10/11/2011 8:06:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Better to ask forgiveness than permission.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Diogenesis

when Pappa Perry come back home des sure gonna be some spankins for dem immigration activists


29 posted on 10/11/2011 8:08:21 PM PDT by magna carta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Comment #30 Removed by Moderator

To: LesDowrey
ANOTHER Mark's grading:

Cain: A Gingrich: A Santorum: B+ Bachman: B Huntsman: B- Romney: B- Perry: C Paul: C-

31 posted on 10/11/2011 8:09:40 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: eyedigress; TexMom7

Thanks , found it on channel 103. NOT HD! It just came on though.


32 posted on 10/11/2011 8:09:40 PM PDT by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: justsaynomore

I will say though, that Cain is getting VERY positive response so that’s good to know


33 posted on 10/11/2011 8:09:55 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

Comment #34 Removed by Moderator

To: eyedigress

Do you think Newt is running for Vice President?


35 posted on 10/11/2011 8:11:40 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Brilliant

I agree but there is a lot of talk about a Cain/Gingrich ticket which I would personally love to see. Greta had only Cain and Gingrich on her show tonight. Interesting.


36 posted on 10/11/2011 8:11:52 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2

Some have posted there is a Constitutional impediment to a Cain/Gingrich team as they are from the same state. I don’t know that to be true for this situation, just passing that info along.


37 posted on 10/11/2011 8:14:14 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: AdamBomb

She’s eating a corndog, It’s done at county fairs all over the country.
What else do you see? enlighten me.


38 posted on 10/11/2011 8:14:36 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

I don’t think this kind of format makes it possible to say who “won”. It was good in showing more personality and interaction, just not a win/lose thing. The moderator/questioners somewhat to my surprise were decent, the older woman from WaPo seemed fair, the younger chippie was clearly wishing she was hanging with a bunch of libs where it could be all smiles and softballs.

Newt is certainly opening the kimono and seems to not care what anyone thinks about his answers, which is refreshing.


39 posted on 10/11/2011 8:15:51 PM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdamBomb

Say what you will, but that’s just not Presidential...well, ok, maybe in a Clintonian sort of Presidential, but...oh, nevermind.


40 posted on 10/11/2011 8:15:51 PM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Redmen4ever

I think he’s running for higher speaking and personal appearance fees, at minimum. He’d love to be POTUS and would, I think go for VP and be a good one, but it’s all upside for him.


41 posted on 10/11/2011 8:18:19 PM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Redmen4ever

I’m not sure. Maybe State Dept.


42 posted on 10/11/2011 8:22:07 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

Winner: Gingrich (if it wasn’t for his baggage and Pelosi loving he’d be a legitimate contender)
Other winners: Cain, Santorum, Romney (to the uninformed who don’t know his record)
Treading water: Bachmann, Santorum, Paul
Losers: Perry, Huntsman


43 posted on 10/11/2011 8:23:46 PM PDT by PAConservative1 (Cain/Palin 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MattinNJ
Newt, in my opinion, one this by the mile you say. He does it with very few words and clearly the brightest bulb on the panel. Seems fairly easy for him, kinda like Rush with half his brain tied behind his head.

It is getting easier for me to forgive NEWT, as I know he can hit the Presidency with a running start.

My choice is NEWT, and let him pick his VP.

44 posted on 10/11/2011 8:25:45 PM PDT by annieokie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: eyedigress

As these debates continue, there’s little doubt in my mind Gingrich is making up the most ground.


45 posted on 10/11/2011 8:26:06 PM PDT by Rational Thought
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

Cain=President
Palin=VP
Newt=Chief of Staff


46 posted on 10/11/2011 8:26:58 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LesDowrey

GSElevator GS Elevator Gossip
#1: Ron Paul strikes me as the kind of guy that would be a fan of autoerotic asphyxiation.

http://twitter.com/#!/GSElevator


47 posted on 10/11/2011 8:27:04 PM PDT by Fred (But we are never going to survive unless we get a little crazy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BreezyDog

It’s kinda boring but Newt is best early on. Cain steps in some pooh with the fed chief question and Perry is somewhat medicated. The tilt is with Romney. He did pretty good, but it was geared that way.


48 posted on 10/11/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: gov_bean_ counter

“Some have posted there is a Constitutional impediment to a Cain/Gingrich team as they are from the same state”

As far as I know Newt Gingrich’s current residence of record is McLean, VA and Herman Cain’s residence is Atlanta, GA so there should not be a problem with the electors from GA voting for President and VP from GA. Its a problem if both candidates currently have their residence in GA.


49 posted on 10/11/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: justsaynomore
"I had hoped he would sell the benefits of this plan better."

Just how simple does it have to get for you to understand "simple"?

50 posted on 10/11/2011 8:32:50 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-87 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson