At Tonights Repub Debate in Florida, who did the best ?

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    Jan 27, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Couldn't help but notice when Wolf Blitzer asked why each candidates wife would make a good 'first lady'. The first thing out of Gingrich's mouth was' "Well I think that all three wives" (shall I leave it there ? LOL) actually in fairness, he went on to say that any of the "three wives of the other candidates" would make fine 'First Ladies'. Ha !!

    I thought Santorum brought up something against 'RomneyCare' comparing it to 'ObamaCare' that will stick and cause Romney a lot of problems if he becomes the nominee. Santorum was saying that there is no difference between the two programs 'mandate'. Romney was pissed at that one.

    I think Blitzer did a good job at giving Ron Paul time to speak.

    A Palestinian Republican asked what these candidates would do for the Palestinians in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Only Romney and Gingrich spoke on the subject, they did not answer the question and just gave Israeli Lobby talking points. (maybe for Gingrich that will bring him another million or two from the Dual National Adelsons who have already given him $10 million.

    When asked how religion would affect their presidency, Ron Paul answered first and answered in a way that separates his religion from any of his government activies, Romney was similar, but Gingrich and Santorum was over the top with their God being a part and parcel to their leadership. Gingrich took the opportunity to through out again this 'war on Christianity' bullshit again. These last two are dangerous.

    What stood out in your minds ? Who won ?

    I Liked Ron Paul's answer to why he could beat Obama, which was in short that he offers a very real difference in the Status Quo on all fronts. The rest I thought were just a draw, little more than just talking points.

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    Jan 27, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    The News talking heads seem to think that Romney did the best and that Gingrich missed an opportunity to 'shine' tonight to get him a solid lead.

    Several talked quite well about Ron Pauls performance and all liked Santorums taking on Romney over the Mandate in 'RomneyCare and 'ObamaCare'.

    Right now Romney only leads Gringrich by 2 points, 36% to 34% Santorum is at 11% with Paul at 9% only 7% are undecided
  • KissTheSky

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    Jan 27, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    I only saw half of it, but Gingrich had as much energy as a sack of potatoes.
    If this was his last chance to make it in work for him in Florida, I think he failed.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 27, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    Romney really shined tonight. I don't have any doubt that he will be the nominee though, admittedly, it will be a bit of a rocky road getting there --- at least for the next month or so if he doesn't win Florida handily. Santorum had a few good moments, but nothing that was a game changer. Ron Paul had a great night. He is just so likable in so many way -- he is what he is. Gingrich failed to rise above it all and be the front-runner. He seemed to shrink as Romney towered. I think Romney took the lead tonight, and I suspect he will hold onto it.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 27, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    For me it isn't about who did the "best", but rather who didn't embarass himself, yet again. I always hope to hear something valuable or important,
    but we tend to get a regurgitation of the latest strife among the candidates.
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    Jan 27, 2012 10:32 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva said
    CuriousJockAZ said. Ron Paul had a great night. He is just so likable in so many way

    Yeah, he's like that uncle you see at Christmas who asks you what grade you're in and how you're enjoying school when you graduated 7 or 8 years ago......and then he tells you he can pick up alien radio messages on his dental fillings.....and you edge away to get some more punch.....

    LOL !!! Well JP, I do believe I'd rather have this 'old uncle' many times over rather than Gingrich who is totally sold out to various Corps, lobby's and a $10 million dollar Adelson donation for an obvious agenda not necessarily in the best interests of the US, much less our soldier aged grandkids and nephews.

    Read The Jewish Daily Forward's article titled "What Sheldon's Money buys" Sheldon Adelson that is. Its quite interesting and only based on the donors real history and agenda.
  • DalTX

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    Jan 27, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    Obama won, again.
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    Jan 27, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    Mr. Romney came out on top against Mr. Gingrich. Rep. Paul had some good 1 liners, but was rather a non-issue imo. Mr. Santorum beat everyone. shocked the heck outta me!!!
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    Jan 27, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    I agree with Tailgater.
    I think Santorum was the strongest.

    Neither Mitt nor Newt "won".
    They both lost.

    The two of them are locked in a brawl that's bloodying both of them and will guarantee that whichever one of them eventually gets the nomination will be toxic and clearly defined for the American people in very negative terms.