Skip to comments.CBS omits key foreign policy and security issues, flubs final half hour of debate
Posted on 11/14/2011 7:00:00 AM PST by FatMax
Republican presidential candidates debated foreign policy on Saturday at Wofford College in Spartanburg (S.C.), one of the most scenic areas in the nation. The debate was promoted as a foreign policy debate. However, some key issues went missing, and they are issues that could impact the freedom of every American.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich once again demonstrated his grasp of the issues, and his win in this debate comes as no surprise to his supporters.
Texas Governor Rick Perry began a path to redemption. Perrys responses were substantive. He joked about his lapse on the Energy Dept. in the last debate and the crowds laughter suggested he was forgiven.
Businessman Herman Cain was challenged; foreign policy is his vulnerability.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney remains Mitt, debating competently but lacking intensity. Texas Rep. Ron Paul remains Ron Paul. Both have a loyal, sharply contrasting constituency that enables them to remain constant in the polls, but both are essentially static when it comes to numbers.
The remainder of the candidates poll below 5 percent.
The debate was sponsored by CBS and National Journal.
The most glaring omission of the night wasnt on the part of any candidate.
Perhaps because of ignorance, perhaps deliberatelywho knowsnot a single question was asked about the foreign policy issue at Americas door. Not a single question was asked about Mexico. No one thought to ask why Mexico continues to shuttle her own immigrants northward. No one thought to ask about potential for violence spilling over the southern border or national security implications of the open border policy the U.S. has employed for decades.
No one even brought up the Fast and Furious scandal at the Dept. of Justice.
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I meant last ELECTION.
Anything that would make Barry Hussein look bad they left out.
the cbs debate was the worst of the lot.
In December 1994 Gingrich engineered a special session of Congress to pass GATT/WTO because it would not have passed in January of 1995 after the Republicans took over the House. This is after Gingrich admitted in testimony that GATT/WTO was a large transfer of power to an international body. He also wanted to expand NAFTA to all of Central and South America, and wanted to increase funding for the UN Human Rights Commission and peacekeeping operations.
Funny how running for President leads to so many conservative conversions.
Whatever Newt did or didn’t support nearly two decades ago, Agenda 21 has to be stopped.
Media’s backs are up against the wall. They have been thoroughly exposed as propagandists and have abandoned all journalistic integrity. These debates are nothing more than an attempt to weaken the Republican candidate since the Obama administration has nothing positive to run on besides a phony narrative.
Oh, I agree Agenda 21 needs to be stopped. However, Gingrich is not the man for the job. His call for increased funding of the UN was not “two decades ago” it was in 2005.
“Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich once again demonstrated his grasp of the issues, and his win in this debate comes as no surprise to his supporters.”
Go Newt Go......
Unfortunately there's still five to go just before the end of 2011.