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Thursday, May 03, 2007

First GOP Presidential Debate Tonight

Tonight will be the first debate between the announced GOP Presidential candidates at the Reagan Library up in Simi Valley. You'll notice I said "announced" candidates because there's one guy who hasn't quite announced yet and will not be at the debate, but he will be on a lot of people's minds. I'm talking about Fred Thompson. Mr. Thompson will be at a dinner tomorrow night here in OC for the Lincoln Club.

It should be an interesting debate. I hope the three frontrunners will be forced to give answers on their solution for our illegal alien invasion that's been happening. All three frontrunners that I've heard speak on the issue so far are either slightly for amnesty(Romney) or full tilt for open boders(Giuliani & McCain). This is going to open a lot of GOP voters' eyes when the person they thought they liked comes out for amnesty.

As far as I can tell, the only candidate out of the ten that wants us out of Iraq is Ron Paul. This is going to be a nice contrast from all the other candidates. Hopefully the voters will take notice of his principled stand. I think Rep Paul stands to gain a lot of support out of this debate when people hear about his ideas for the future.


  • At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Lee Lemke said…

    I thought they all came over pretty well especially Hunter, Rudy & Romney. Yes, Ron Paul is against the Iraq War. He was the only one that sounded like an isolationist nut. Voting against the Patriot Act and the Iraq War just puts Iraq in line to be the next Afghanistan for terrorists. That is a very short-sided result. I didn’t even hear him say anything about illegals although I do agree with him on that. Chris Matthews against a lot of dumb questions. ‘What do you dislike most about America?” “Which cabinet official would you keep?’ “Would you keep Karl Rove?” “Would it be good to have Bill Clinton back in the White House?” “What is your most significant weakness?”

  • At 11:34 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    "an isolationist nut"....you know Lee, Bush promised not to be the world's policeman and not to nationbuild when he ran in 2000. How's that been going the last few years? Face it, Bush has squandered the conservative movement. We must rebuild from scrath now. The war in Iraq has destroyed our party. The sooner we start to realize this, the better. It won't matter a hill a beans who our nominee is in 08 if we're still in Iraq. We will get crushed at the ballot box like in 06. Ron Paul is the best choice to lead our party out of this mess.

  • At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Lee Lemke said…

    Everything changed on 9/11. It’s not just about winning elections. It is about stopping terrorism. Just because the Dems are irresponsible doesn’t mean Republicans should be too. We are not in Iraq because we want to nation build. We need to leave Iraq with a stable government that will not harbor terrorists. Otherwise we end up with Iraq being a training ground for terrorists just like Afghanistan was before 9/11. The Patriot Act helps root out terrorists here at home. Ron Paul voting against that makes no sense. He
    has no chance of getting the nomination let alone winning the general election. Although almost every Democrat agrees with him about Iraq, almost every Republican in congress disagrees with him. All the Republican presidential candidates including Hunter & Tancredo disagree with him too.

    This is the 2nd time that I have gone through this cycle of mainly Democrats wanting to cut & run when a war gets tough. You were born after most of the Viet Nam War was over. I remember it and John Kerry & his hippie friends protesting very well. I will never forgive the Democrats pulling the rug out from under out troops in Viet Nam. Cutting & Running is a LIBERAL way of doing things not a CONSERVATIVE way.

    I was interested to see that there were a lot of complaints on FOX NEWS today about the debate questions.

  • At 6:52 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    I'm tired Lee of the Dems and the Reps not following the US Constitution when it comes to making war. Why wasn't a war declaration issued for this current war in Iraq? I agree that 9/11 was absolutely horrendous. What we should have done is do what the Constitution calls for in cases like this. We are not at war with any country last time I checked. We are at war with a bunch of Al Qaeda terrorists. The Congress should have granted letters of marque and reprisal against all the perpetraitors of 9/11. Remember those from your history/civics books? Basically this would have authorized our military or any other private person to kill/and or bring to justice all who were responsible without giving Bush an open ended blank check to wage war and drain the Treasury.

  • At 10:53 AM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    "Any society that would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"

    Therefore Allan & Lee, any rebuilding of the conservative movement by the Republicans must start with the Patriot Act dumping.

    Since that will never happen the Republicanism is dead.


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