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Debate Results

Posted by Troy on 9th November 2011 in Political

Here’s my impression of the candidates:

Santorum:  Who?  Sadly, I like what he says much of the time, but this guy is utterly forgettable.

Huntsman:  He had some good answers, but he still comes across as a politician who is willing to say whatever he needs to say to get your vote.  He is also too afraid to take a stand.

Perry:  Oh, poor Perry.  He needs to just call it quits.  When he fumbled for the third Department he would cut, it was just painful.  He is just inarticulate.  Worse than that, he has become afraid to take a stand.  He is viewing every question as a possible pitfall.

Bachman:  Bachman had some solid answers tonight, but she blends into the background.  She is close to being forgettable, and that’s not good.  She lacks the strength of presence to be President.

The top four:

Ron Paul: Ah, they refrained from having him talk about foreign politics inside national defense.  He really shone. 

Romney:  As slimy as I typically find the guy, he actually gave some really solid answers.  I still don’t trust him, but at least he’s stopped straddling every issue.

Cain:  Cain did great.  He gave some pretty strong answers on most of the questions.  He did have a couple of weaker answers, but above all, he was damn loveable.

Newt Gingrich:  Say what you will.  Every answer, a great answer.  Based solely on answers, he’s the strongest candidate.  The question is can he overcome the prejudice against him.

The Republican Debate

Posted by Troy on 7th September 2011 in Current Events, Political

I still don’t see people’s gripes about this group of candidates.  In the face of a hostile host (MSNBC), they all performed admirably.  I like a lot of Newt’s responses, but we all know there’s no way in hell he is going to get the nomination.  Even Huntsman had his moments (although I still maintain that he’s a Democrat plant in this race).  I will say that Perry has fallen in my estimation.  He isn’t very quick on his feet.  In that regard, he is much like Obama.  Great at speeches, but not so much when it’s live action. 

I think it’s anybody’s game, honestly.  On the upside, I think I could vote for any of these candidates without wishing to shoot myself, so that is always a plus.

Huntsman hits the race

Posted by Troy on 21st June 2011 in Current Events

Yet another spineless contender.  Let’s face it.  This guy has no chance.  There is no way that Obama would appoint someone whose views differ too much than his.  Huntsman is tainted.  We need people with backbone.  So far, the only ones in the contest that fit this are Bachman and Gingrich and possibly Ron Paul, but all these candidates have issues.  I’m still holding out that Rick Perry will join in the race.  I think he will.  He’s moving that way at least.  He’s done a lot of the right things in Texas, and I think he would stand up and fight Obama and not be afraid that CBS and MSNBC and others will call him a racist because he dares to challenge Obama on his performance.