Skip to comments.A new New Hampshire Republican debate: If it's Sunday, it must be 'baloney'! [BARF!]
Posted on 01/08/2012 9:52:57 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
The second Republican debate within 12 hours was held Sunday morning during an expanded version of Meet The Press. Having laid back last night and given Mitt Romney an opportunity to speak at greater length than he has during any previous debate, his five competitors came to muss Mitts rhetorical hair at this one. Newt Gingrich implored Romney to drop the pious baloney about his history as a conservative and his motives for running for President.
Gingrich tried to blast Romney by loosening a shotgun blast: The fact is, you had a very bad re-election rating, you dropped out of office, you had been out of state for something like 200 days preparing to run for president, Gingrich said to Romney. You didnt have this interlude of citizenship while you thought about what you do. You were running for president while you were governor.
Rick Santorum piled on, adding, If his record was so great as governor of Massachusetts, why didnt he run for re-election?
Romney fought back, suggesting that Gingrich had profited in the private sector since leaving Congress. I think it stinks, said Romney. But perhaps he was smelling the baloney Gingrich was advising him to drop?
Rick Perry is fast becoming irrelevant, offering no new answers or ideas, instead spending his time licking labels and attaching them to President Obama: We have a president whos a socialist I dont believe our Founding Fathers wanted us to be a socialist country.
Between Perrys meaningless socialist tag to Romneys repeated use of the phrase career politician to characterize Obama, the divisions between the Republican candidates were never so great that they lost sight of their prime goal: To keep invoking the insult of their choice for the President, fervently hoping that by sheer repetition on TV, the insult would transform into fact for many viewers. Its an old tactic, but sometimes it works.
Between Perrys meaningless socialist tag to Romneys repeated use of the phrase career politician to characterize Obama,.....
Question from "ANDY HILLER:
10:06:46:00 Governor Perry, your partys last nominee, John McCain, wrote in the Washington Post in an Op-ed about a year ago, his words, I disagree with many of the presidents policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our countrys cause. I reject accusations that his policies and belief make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals. Agree?
10:07:13:00 I make a very proud statement and of fact that we have a president thats a socialist. I dont think our founding fathers wanted America to be a socialist country. So I disagree with that premise that somehow or another that President Obama reflects our founding fathers. He doesnt. He talks about having a more powerful, more centralized, more consuming and costly federal government. I am a tenth amendment believing governor. I truly believe that we need a president that respects the tenth amendment, that pushes back to the states. Whether its how to deliver education, how to deliver health care, how to do our environmental regulations. The states will considerably do a better job than a one-size-fits-all Washington, D.C., led by this president." Rick Perry calls Obama 'a socialist' in GOP debate
EW is a joke link.
Look, it comes down to these two debates in NH were HUGE because fourth place or lower in NH is not where ANY conservative can afford going into SC, the decider state.
If only the top three finishers in NH were allowed to go on to SC, we would have a guaranteed CONSERVATIVE victor in South Carolina who always seems to get it right about who our nominee will be.
But it does come down to the fact that ONE moderate has a distinct advantage when we run THREE conservatives against him. And anyone with a functioning brain clearly knows why.
And the governor of the 13th largest economy in the world, with close to half of all jobs filled in his state during the Obama depression (1000 people a day moving to Texas), the former Air Force Captain, 10th Amendment, energy independence guy is the choice we need to make for our nominee.