I don’t normally come across fantastic headlines across the web but this one about Newt Gingrich’s South Carolina Primary win was concise and bold just the way I like my headlines. Whoever wrote this Huffington Post headline did a great job. Well done!
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I couldn’t say it any clearer than that!
Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to be President of the United States and he may have been told and shown a clear path by his strategists on how to get there but these debates clearly highlight his weakness, he doesn’t know how to efficiently articulate his points when he’s standing toe to toe with his opponents.
Tonight’s Fox News/Google Presidential Debate clearly points out Gov Perry’s shortcoming. I don’t know how he prepares for debates but as a former debate captain he would not be on team! He doesn’t know how to get and keep a debate crowd, which is different from a crowd on the stump on his side and he struggles continuously on how to answer the moderator’s question without undercuting the main issues that his campaign is running on.
While Former Governor Mitt Romney, although still very robotic, gets more and more human with every debate and yes I am really saying that Perry just gets worst. Romney comes prepared and he attacks Perry from all corners but what is even more important is that he looks natural doing it. He actually seems to like the fact that he has a real opponent. Perry gets on stage and tries to maintain his positions and then crumbles and stands around with this plastic smile that’s almost worst than George Bush!
I’m shocked that he is as bad a debater as I have ever seen on the national stage.
The other candidates all had their moment but I think the best line of the debate was from former Governor Gary Johnson who said that his neighbor’s two dogs have created more shovel ready jobs than this administration. That was the best line!
And one of the worst moments; the booing of a gay soldier Stephen Hill, by an audience member who asked Rick Santorum about repealing, “Don’t ask don’t tell.”
All the other candidates will continue to run until their money runs out or until debate organizers stop inviting them to participate. I don’t see anyone emerging to threaten Romney and Perry’s front runner status Ron Paul is going to hang in there for third place but once again the battle remains between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.
Republican Presidential Candidaten Michele Bachmann claimed after the CNN/Tea Party debate on Monday,on the ”Today” show, that a woman came up to her and told her that her daughter had become “mentally retarded” after being vaccinated against Genital human papillomavirus (HPV).
A few hours ago two doctors offered to pay more than $10 000 for proof of the woman’s claim and Bachmann’s assertions.
The doctors only want the medical records of the woman or child involved in the story but I’m taking it a bit further I doubt there ever was a woman!
Now, don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that people don’t make these types of claims all the times and politicians and public figures probably hear these types of stories more than psychiatrists! However, they tend to either dismiss the story or do their own private investigative work to see if their is any validity to the claims. And sometimes, where there is smoke there is fire. For instance, last year the US government issued an official apology to the Guatamalan government some 40 years after it was revealed that Guatamalan prisoners and mental health patients were intentionally infected with gonorrhea, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Michele Bachmann supposedly repeated a story she had just heard from a woman, she had just met just after the CNN/Tea Party debate on Monday September 12th on a national television show the day after. I don’t think she’s that dumb. However, I do believe that she would take an issue that she knows could resonate and top it off with a wild accusation that feeds into the public distrust of public health inoculation programs, throw it at her main opponent Rick Perry and hope that it sticks.
She has said that she doesn’t know if this story is true, but putting aside the crazy accusations this ‘mystery woman’ made to Representative Bachamann and the examination of her records, I just would love for the Bachmann campaign to produce the woman that said it and allow her to be questioned by the media. I doubt they can. They can certainly produce many people who would make that claim but the actual person who told Michele Bachmann that story, right after the debate and with all the cameras around her I’m sure some photographer would’ve captured the exchange. So that would be proof.
I doubt that woman and her daughter will ever be found because they probably don’t exist.
And I’m not the only one who doubts Bachmann’s story either. Laura Curtis, a conservative blogger has now had a change of heart about about Bachmann and states on her blog, Pursuing Holiness, that Bachmann either, “lied or was incredibly stupid to repeat such a ridiculous story.” I don’t normally agree with conservatives but on this point I’m definitely nodding my head in agreement.
There’s not much to really write about after the GOP Presidential Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California a few hours ago. I give the overall debate a 3 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being off the hook and 1 an absolute bore.
Current GOP front-runner and Texas Governor Rick Perry won. Well, he won by default. He won because none of the other candidates could actually land a political punch that didn’t seem contrived and insincere. When Romney and Perry attacked each other’s job record, early in the evening, the entire exchange between them with each pointing out that previous Governors Michael Dukakis in Massachusetts and George W. Bush in Texas were the real job creators in their states it seemed almost childish.
In addition, when Representative Ron Paul attacked Perry for not being nearly as conservative as he says he is, Perry accused Paul of betraying Ronald Reagan’s GOP. If you’ve seen Ron Paul’s latest ad TRUST which completely disses Rick Perry you may have thought Paul would’ve hit Perry a lot harder than that but he didn’t. I guess Paul decided he had more important things to tell the American people for example how he would eliminate airport security, dismantle FEMA and get us a gallon of gas for a silver dime!
And Former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman, oh man, the guy just seemed out-of-place up there.
Yes, really that’s the best they could do. And Tea Party favorite, Representative Michele Bachmann, wasn’t really given the chance to say much she was thrown a couple of questions here and there but nothing that could really get her going. And the other three candidates, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum received the same treatment as Bachmann.
So with just a few sparks here and there from the other candidates Romney and Perry were allowed to pretty much go after each other and we expected that since the two have been declared the ones to beat with Rick Perry now leading most of the national polls.
But what was surprising, to me, was how easily the six other candidates were marginalized and dismissed. When either moderator, NBC’s Brian Williams or Politico’s John Harris decided to ask any of the other candidates a question I’m sure I’m not the only one who was thinking “Why are you guys even bothering?” since most of the debate was centered on either Romney or Perry.
To be honest, if I had been one of the other candidates on stage tonight I wouldn’t be hard press to consider the entire evening a waste of my time.
Since I always have a lot to say and I love making silly one line comments..Twitter is perfect for me tonight during the debates, I’ve decided to tweet the GOP debate and do a follow up blog after the debate like a ‘real’ reporter! Follow me on twitter @blackliberal.