Just finished watching the Republican debate. As you probably know, for some reason, I really enjoy politics. Here is my reaction:
Rick Santorum-- Wow. Great prolife candidate. He has very strong moral values. Sometimes seems a little defensive and I think that makes him look weak. I wish he'd talk less about his credentials (which are impressive) and more about the country. He's so articulate and intelligent. He looks the best when he's talking about his ideas.
Herman Cain-- I like his common sense ideas, his good natured manner, and his business experience. Seems like a good man.
Michelle Bachmann-- I think she really demonstrated how intelligent, principled, and charming she is. I like her. I think she could actually win this.
Ron Paul-- I like a lot of his ideas. His extreme anti-military positions are troubling.
Pawlenty-- Unimpressive. Seemed to be picking on Bachmann.
Romney-- Was impressive in the specificity of his ideas. He's OK. For some reason, I find him kind of bland.
Newt Gingrich-- This guy is nothing if not brilliant. He has such impressive experience. I just wish he could stop appearing as though he finds the general public tiresome in their stupidity. He doesn't really seem to want the Presidency much-- more like he's doing us a favor by running. I think he could really take off as a candidate if he could demonstrate some humility and affection for ordinary, non-elitist Americans.
OK. Thanks for indulging me. I needed to talk about this :-) Any opinions any of you would like to share? I include in that invitation those who might be thinking, "I'm not going to vote for any of them." :-)
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