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Thursday, September 06, 2007

GOP Debate

I watched the GOP debate last night in New Hampshire. It coincided with our bi weekly Irvine Ron Paul Meetup so we ended up having a debate watching party. Our group is growing fast. We have almost 250 members now.

The news from yesterday was that Fred Thompson finally announced he was joining the Presidential race. Brit Hume started off the debate asking some of the candidates how Fred Thompson would change the race. I thought Dr. Paul had the most honest answer. He believes Sen. Thompson will further dilute the vote of the people that support the Iraq War. I'm with him on that. The more the merrier. Come on in Newt. We need more pro war candidates in the mix.

Fox News did an okay job with the coverage. The moderators asked some tough questions of Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. I can't wait to hear Hugh Hewitt try to spin that Romney had a good night. He looked like a deer in the headlights when a voter dressed him down about Romney equating his sons work on his campaign to men and women serving in the military. That was a great debate moment.

The most compelling moment of the debate was an exchange between Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul about the Iraq War. Gov. Huckabee thinks we should keep staying over in Iraq even though in his words "we broke it and now we own it". Dr. Paul then responded..."The American people didn't go in. A few people advising this administration, a small number of people called the neoconservatives, hijacked our foreign policy. They are responsible, not the American people". This prompted Chris Wallace to ask Dr. Paul if he gets his marching orders from Al Qaeda. What a ridiculous question, but Dr. Paul had a great answer for him. He said that "I get my marching orders from the Constitution", YES! Awesome answer.

Once again Dr. Paul was the winner of the Fox News poll of who the audience thought won the debate. He took 33%. The next closest person was Gov. Huckabee at 18%.


  • At 10:48 AM, Blogger Claudio said…

    I actually cheered Ron Paul when he answered Chris Wallace back. I thought moderators were supposed to be impartial. Chris Wallace was being outright accusatory in his response. Good for Ron Paul.

  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    Exactly Claudio. Last night was a watershed moment in this campaign. As far as Chris Wallace, what a tool. I can't believe he's Mike Wallace's son. Maybe he was just trying to play devil's advocate or something. I don't know, but he teed it up perfectly for Ron. I think this exchange will go down in history as one of the most important one liners in Presidential debate history. I'm still cheering this morning..."I get my marching orders from the Constitution" Take that neocons.

    What are you doing watching a GOP debate Claudio? You geek, LOL. It must be that same curiosity of watching a train wreck. I try to watch the Dem debates too if I get a chance.

  • At 11:48 PM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    "I actually cheered Ron Paul"


    You are cheering to anything including leftist forefathers like Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, any lawless behavior committed by Mexicans, and cheering when they are treading on the constitution and burning USA flag.

    Your cheering usually appears as barking of the Chihuahua.
    You must overcome your puberty before your cheering can be taken seriously.


  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Claudio said…

    I think that comment will become a part of political lexicon for years to come. I truly hope it does. I am quite the political geek, I like to see exactly what the other side is saying.

  • At 11:48 AM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    "I like to see exactly what the other side is saying."

    Why Claudio?...

    So you can flip-flop along your melancholy?

    Your literary work titled "Ignorance to Enlightenment" is must read for any student of psychiatry medicine.


  • At 11:54 AM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    I should add Claudio, that "Ignorance to Enlightenment" could qualify as priceless literary art if you would cut off your left ear and become Claudio Van Gogh.


  • At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Anti-War Ron Paul 33%
    Pro-War guys 67%
    In any election that is a massacre.

  • At 10:05 AM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    It is obvious that you are a product of the Santa Ana Public Educational system - Anonymous.

    Assuming that there is totally 17 Rep. candidates then your equation must be rewritten as follows:

    33/1% - 67/16% != to a massacre.



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