Open thread: The second battle of New Hampshire

posted at 8:15 am on January 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

If you’re up early on Sunday morning to watch this live, congratulations. You’re now officially a hardcore political junkie.

A reminder: The debate begins at 9 a.m. but NBC is airing it in the regular time slot for “Meet the Press,” so look for it then in your local TV listings. (MTP airs here in NYC at 10:30.) Here’s the Hot Air/Townhall Twitter widget in case any of us are livetweeting. Last chance for the Not Romneys to land a knockout blow on Mitt or else he wins Tuesday’s fight easily on points. Cue the imperial march.

Update: Here’s a live feed, belatedly.

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At least not for Romney, but he would for Gingrich. He hinted that way a couple weeks ago on Fox

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 2:19 PM

No, he didn’t.

steebo77 on January 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Two of the stronger anti-Romneys need to unite or all need to go home.

Either way the land will be further scroomed. Just prepare.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:26 PM

No, he didn’t.

steebo77 on January 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Indeed. He’d ruin his word and his chances for the future. He’d be a fool to get into this mess.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM

RIP tony blankley

Ot:VIA drudge

cmsinaz on January 8, 2012 at 2:32 PM

No, he didn’t.

steebo77 on January 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Indeed. He’d ruin his word and his chances for the future. He’d be a fool to get into this mess.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM

The operative word was HINTED. You know that was a couple of weeks ago when Gingrich was getting endorsements from Laffer and the like. By the way, steebo77, accusations of lying shouldn’t be kept in one’s scabbard loosely.

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Perry needs to run this debate response as a commercial.

http://www.therightscoop.com/rick-perry-jokes-about-remembering-cuts/

ZGMF_Freedom on January 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM

..not a big fan of Perry as the nominee, but I will agree, this is a profound crystallization of the difference between the conservative, personal responsibility philosophy and the liberal, big government mentality.

Good job, Rick!

The War Planner on January 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM

The VP in this upcoming election WILL have to outshine the nominee just like the previous election where Palin was much more relevant than Juan McCain. I dont care if Rubio is from Spanish Harlem, Miami or the South Bronx and guess what neither do the hispanics.

justonevictory on January 8, 2012 at 2:38 PM

..also OT and from Drudge, a reminder of how tone-deaf and out-of-touch this first couple is:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/in_blunderland_hKpNQkHfvpEWe4F51kI4dP

More here from the London Daily Mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083831/Obamas-held-secret-Alice-Wonderland-themed-party-White-House-depths-recession-2009.html

..so think about this if your guy is not the GOP nominee and you want to cast a protest vote or just vote for Obama for another four years of this shite.

The War Planner on January 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Romney should pick Bobby Jindal, Bob McDonnell or Susan Martinez as VP. Jindal is going to be president one day. Martinez would be a way to make a play for the hispanic vote. McDonnell is very conservative, and a very safe pick from a competitive state. Rubio is too inexperienced. Needs more time in the Senate.

therightwinger on January 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Cindy M. famous schmamous….he is hispanic….we need that vote to win!

justonevictory on January 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM

If I wanted to play identity politics and cater to groups instead of doing what is best of the entire country, I would become a Democrat.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM

The Republic is in a desperate condition. I find myself getting angry with the denial of far too many people who act like this is simply another election cycle… “ho-hum..theres always next time” is ignorant beyond belief imo.
The question is not if a candidate is “kinda liberalish”..or might take another couple baby steps to the left to be “reasonable”, etc.
The shift to the left Is.Complete.Now. It has to be dismantled, and anyone short of having a pit bull approach to it will fail the country.

+500

Absolutely.

On the other hand, there seems to be a huge difference of opinion on who is the most electable.

I just don’t see Perry being able to win against Obama. Even if ends up being an OK debater, he just doesn’t seem to me to be able to win independents and the country as a whole probably has had enough of texan republican presidents for awhile.

Mitt could win – maybe — he isn’t a strong candidate and it would be very close, but he also isn’t brave or principled enough to be more than a caretaker president and certainly isn’t a pitbull, except for when it comes to himself (apparently). He’d be wishy washy and we would end up with democrats gaining seats in congress, and he’d just capitulate to them in order to stay popular for re-election.

Better than Obama, sure.

I don’t know if Newt will win, but I think he has the best chance because he actually has ideas, is willing to fight persistently, and has shown a willingness to win over moderates while not giving up on principles. Yeah, his baggage could kill his chances…but if he fights hard, I could see him winning big too – and then using that to actually accomplish something which would help turn the country around. We could always use congress to keep any of his crazier ideas from getting implemented.

deploylinux on January 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM

..also OT and from Drudge, a reminder of how tone-deaf and out-of-touch this first couple is:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/in_blunderland_hKpNQkHfvpEWe4F51kI4dP

More here from the London Daily Mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083831/Obamas-held-secret-Alice-Wonderland-themed-party-White-House-depths-recession-2009.html

..so think about this if your guy is not the GOP nominee and you want to cast a protest vote or just vote for Obama for another four years of this shite.

The War Planner on January 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I think most of us in the Not-Romney crowd are first and foremost Not-Obama. We just need a little reminder sometimes. Historians will look back at the failed Obama presidency and theorize why we elected someone so inexperienced and unqualified. Obama’s personality as shown by these articles will no doubt cause his post-presidency to be as embarrassing as his presidency.

ZGMF_Freedom on January 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

The operative word was HINTED. You know that was a couple of weeks ago when Gingrich was getting endorsements from Laffer and the like. By the way, steebo77, accusations of lying shouldn’t be kept in one’s scabbard loosely.

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM

What accusations of lying? Your interpretation of the interview was probably delusional, not dishonest.

steebo77 on January 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

PAUL RESPONSE TO SANTORUM;

“He’s right. Unlike Senator Santorum, I was not interested in getting big government legislation through. It’s much easier to get your name on bills and get them passed when you endorse big government and he’s taken that path. I’ve preferred to vote only for spending cuts or things which will shrink the size of government and that often means I vote alone.”

fatlibertarianinokc on January 8, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Rubio is too inexperienced. Needs more time in the Senate.

therightwinger on January 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

You mean unlike Obama who had a huge storehouse of experience and achievement.

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 2:51 PM

cmsinaz on January 8, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Oh, so terribly sad, I didn’t even know he was ill. God bless his family.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Watch the video. It’s incredibly good.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:51 PM

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Not fighting you. Just not good for Rubio to consider/do.

——-
So sad about T. Blankley loss. The good die young.

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I just don’t see Perry being able to win against Obama. Even if ends up being an OK debater, he just doesn’t seem to me to be able to win independents and the country as a whole probably has had enough of texan republican presidents for awhile.
deploylinux on January 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM

As long as you’re earnest and speak passionately about what you believe in, I think a lot of independents will gravitate towards you. Remember, fence sitters care less about the issues and policies and more about the candidate’s character than us partisans.

ZGMF_Freedom on January 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Who the hell even watched this second debate? Diehards who already made up their minds months ago?

Don’t conservatives go to church on Sundays? or spend time with family at the local brunch?

haner on January 8, 2012 at 2:55 PM

What accusations of lying? Your interpretation of the interview was probably delusional, not dishonest.

steebo77 on January 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Awe delusional that explains it. How many more reductos do you carry in your mighty scabbard for people who might disagree with you?

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 2:56 PM

haner on January 8, 2012 at 2:55 PM

You better hope so and for a media black out. What are the chances?

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 2:56 PM

RIP tony blankley

Ot:VIA drudge

cmsinaz on January 8, 2012 at 2:32 PM

That’s a shame. RIP.

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Awe delusional that explains it. How many more reductos do you carry in your mighty scabbard for people who might disagree with you?

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I didn’t call anyone a liar. I just disagreed with you about the meaning of Rubio’s interview. Then you said I called you a liar when I didn’t, which prompted me to say that I didn’t think you were being dishonest. Chill out. Dude.

steebo77 on January 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

As long as you’re earnest and speak passionately about what you believe in, I think a lot of independents will gravitate towards you. Remember, fence sitters care less about the issues and policies and more about the candidate’s character than us partisans.

ZGMF_Freedom on January 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Does that describe Gov. Romney? “The president may be a nice guy, but he’s just over his head,”. Killer.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Wait, they’re doing another one now?

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Who the hell even watched this second debate? Diehards who already made up their minds months ago?

Don’t conservatives go to church on Sundays? or spend time with family at the local brunch?

haner on January 8, 2012 at 2:55 PM

So you admit that you’re not a conservative???

LevinFan on January 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Funny but your “simply another election cycle” comment is exactly why a smart, experienced conservative like Romney is the ONLY remaining choice in an election cycle that is existential for the country. Beating Obama is a MUST for the survival of the country. There will not BE another election cycle otherwise. Romney is the only one who can bring together enough of the country to beat Obama. As I’ve said before, I’ll support whoever the nominee is but the others are too divisive or too damaged to win in my opinion…and winning is everything this time.
Surely this is better than obstructionism and ideological purity leading to 4 more years of Obama and the collapse of our national economy…along with LIBERAL justice appointments and permanent Obamacare.

camaraderie on January 8, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I chose Romney as the one I would support a number of weeks ago.
I have always maintained that any republican candidate (with the exception of Ron Paul) would be far superior to Obama, and that I would pull the lever for any of them, should they end up with the nomination.
I still feel that way, although I must admit that as many “flaws” have come to light in regards to each of the other candidates, my conviction that Romney is the best man for the job has only grown stronger.
I am convinced that Mitt will surprise the doubters by revealing himself to be much more solidly conservative as president than expected. On top of that, he is unquestionably the most capable and competent of the options, and is IMHO a true patriot, a good and decent man we can be proud of who will restore America to a position of prosperity and a position of power and respect in the world. He CAN and WILL take it to Obama.
Those who are so petty and bitter because their favorite has faltered to win the nomination, that will stay home or vote in protest for Ron Paul, or whatever, will bear responsibility for the disaster that follows, should the communist in the white house get four more years to destroy this nation.

jibjab75 on January 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I’m confused, I thought the debate was earlier.

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:08 PM

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:08 PM

It was recorded earlier and depending on you local station might just be airing now. They did not preempt Meet the Press.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM

didn’t call anyone a liar. I just disagreed with you about the meaning of Rubio’s interview. Then you said I called you a liar when I didn’t, which prompted me to say that I didn’t think you were being dishonest. Chill out. Dude.

steebo77 on January 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Look no problem. Maybe an overeaction on my part. Actually both you and Shade might be correct. Going into a VP usually is like going into a black hole politically. Often VP’s are never heard from again and their careers are ended. Rubio should probably shoot for the top job in a few years hence.

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Next debate in 30 minutes!

And another one at 9 tonight!

And another at 2 a.m.!

Last candidate standing!

profitsbeard on January 8, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Those who are so petty and bitter because their favorite has faltered to win the nomination, that will stay home or vote in protest for Ron Paul, or whatever, will bear responsibility for the disaster that follows, should the communist in the white house get four more years to destroy this nation.

jibjab75 on January 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Big jump from not being thrilled with Gov. Romney, to staying home. So was it the Iowa caucuses or you decision to support Gov. Romney that clinched the nomination. Lots of states could be saving a lot of money if only they had been told.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM

He CAN and WILL take it to Obama.

jibjab75 on January 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM

We have no reason to believe this. The smiles, the smooth talk, the blather when asked a tough question (“Can a state outlaw contraception?” The answer is Yes, a state can), the superficial, scripted talking points–all these point to a run-of-the-mill RINO. His entire political history is one of either failure or accomodation to liberals.

We want a fighter. Not another McCain.

spiritof61 on January 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM

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canopfor on January 8, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Someone needs to go through, turn the sound off, and caption this based on all the hand gestures.

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I will vote for the Republican candidate, whoever it is (exception: The Doctor). I will not support another RINO blow-dried squish in the primaries.

Even Romney could beat Obama–the incumbent is that weak. But take care. I see a Wag the Dog coming during this election season. And this puppy speaks Farsi.

spiritof61 on January 8, 2012 at 3:19 PM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/club-for-growth-agrees-rick-santorum-is-big-government-conservativ

workingclass artist on January 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Good post this morning workingclass!

Rapunzel on January 8, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I’m confused, I thought the debate was earlier.

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:08 PM

It was, this is rerun from earlier today

Rapunzel on January 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

jibjab75 on January 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Wake up:

If re-electing Obama meant we’d be bankrupt tomorrow morning, electing Romney means we’d be bankrupt tomorrow afternoon.
You don’t really think Romney has the gonads to fix entitlements or reform the tax code, do you?
For crying out loud, he doesn’t even have the gonads to tell the electorate what he really believes. At one point, he’s to Ted Kennedy’s left and says he’s no Reagan Republican, and these days, he’s Mr. Conservative. Give me a break.

How do you defend:
1. Romneycare with it’s funding for abortions and planned parenthood.
2. Waffling on global warming
3. Having John Holdren as an advisor for carbon caps in MA.
4. supporting Ethanol subsidies
5. Appointing liberal judges in MA.
6. MA being 49th in job creation under him.
7. Raising numerous fees as MA governor.
8. Refusing to call Maobama a socialist.
9. Not being able to handle a Bret Baier interview.
10. Being non existent on the issues of the day over the last 3 years.
11. Saying the era of Reagan was over while running against Ted Kennedy.
Apologies for anything I left off.
Seriously, this wimp is the best we can do???

LevinFan on January 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM

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canopfor on January 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I don’t know if Newt will win, but I think he has the best chance because he actually has ideas, is willing to fight persistently, and has shown a willingness to win over moderates while not giving up on principles. Yeah, his baggage could kill his chances…but if he fights hard, I could see him winning big too – and then using that to actually accomplish something which would help turn the country around. We could always use congress to keep any of his crazier ideas from getting implemented.

deploylinux on January 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Totally agree. Experienced and intelligent, along with a little bomb-dropping.

ChicagoJewishGuy on January 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

It was recorded earlier and depending on you local station might just be airing now. They did not preempt Meet the Press.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Oh ok, thanks. I see people have comments at the beginning of the thread that match up to what I’m watching now. Makes sense.

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

spiritof61 on January 8, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Does he have to do wag the dog? He is the killer of Bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and ended the evil Iraq war.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Totally agree. Experienced and intelligent, along with a little bomb-dropping.

ChicagoJewishGuy on January 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Bombs good

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

We have no reason to believe this. The smiles, the smooth talk, the blather when asked a tough question …We want a fighter. Not another McCain.

spiritof61 on January 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Again I see sour grapes… I and the vast majority believe that Mitt won both these debates handily, inspite of a concerted effort by the moderators, and other candidates’ efforts to take him down.

Who do you think has a real chance of beating Mitt, and then Obama? Keep in mind that most of them can’t even get it together enough vto get on the ballot on all the states.

jibjab75 on January 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Huntsman is a doofus, “I will always put my country first”. I’m 95% sure he means the USA, but you never know.

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Schadenfreude on January 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I hadn’t heard about Tony until I saw your post just now. Very sad, I always enjoyed him, good humored sort. RIP Tony Blankley.

Bmore on January 8, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Does he have to do wag the dog? He is the killer of Bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and ended the evil Iraq war.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM

If DNC internals show that he’s down double digits and unemployment numbers are up, there’s a heavy presumption that he will be toast in November, against anybody. That’s when he will wrap himself in the flag, jut out that chin, and order the saturation bombing of the Iranian sites. It’ll get 2-3 million of those “independent” votes that everyone is so desperate to win.

spiritof61 on January 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Newt wants to solve the deficit with cleverness. He’s going to balance the budget with his brain.

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Who do you think has a real chance of beating Mitt, and then Obama? Keep in mind that most of them can’t even get it together enough vto get on the ballot on all the states.

jibjab75 on January 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

As of this point it’s either Newt or Perry, with Santorum on the ticket as VP. Both of these guys have serious flaws, but they have the skills and credentials for the job. Newt would do much better against Obama in the election, but Perry is a more solid conservative and probably more trustworty, if boring. Santorum needs a little more seasoning before running for the top; 4 years of veep would be good for him.

Romney is McCain 2.0. Huntsman has no reason to be there. Paul is a pathetic joke.

spiritof61 on January 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Reposted FYI

spiritof61 on January 8, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Huntsman is a doofus, “I will always put my country first”. I’m 95% sure he means the USA, but you never know.

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Maybe it is just me but there seemed to be a sort of oriental cast to the eyes and skin of Emperor Sun Liu Huntsman last night.

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 3:36 PM

So was it the Iowa caucuses or you decision to support Gov. Romney that clinched the nomination. Lots of states could be saving a lot of money if only they had been told.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM

It was after the first 4 or 5 debates. Mitt showed me he was the sharpest mind of the lot and that he is sincere in his desire to do the right things for the country…coupled with vthe fact that he obviously is the most prepared in terms of organization and ability to defeat Obama.

jibjab75 on January 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

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canopfor on January 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Romney is McCain 2.0. Huntsman has no reason to be there. Paul is a pathetic joke.

spiritof61 on January 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I agree with you about Huntsman and Paul…not so much about Romney. McCain lost to Obama when Obama had no record to be judged on, and in a year that most of the country was looking for “hope” and “change”. McCain offered little of either. Such is not the case this time. Obama is extremely vulnerable now that he has exposed himslf as a communist who hates America and is determined to ruin us via bankrupcy, if by no other means. And Romney is Much more inspiring and competent a figure than McCain. I respected McCain as a veteran but not so much, as a true republican or conservative. He represented a typical washington insider and was infamous for his being out of step with his own party.

jibjab75 on January 8, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Newt wants to solve the deficit with cleverness. He’s going to balance the budget with his brain.

RINO in Name Only on January 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Brains can be helpfull in solving problems.

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I am just so damn frustrated that none of these pansies in the field are taking the fight directly to Obama.

karenhasfreedom on January 8, 2012 at 12:10 PM

So true, and the media for the most part has used the debate much ado over nonsense overdose to destroy these candidates. I’ve watched almost all of them in their entirety, and I don’t remember any questions about the lack of a budget, the Libyan debacle, Solyndra, Fast and Furious, the murder of a true American hero Brian Terry, etc. etc. etc.

jazzuscounty on January 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM

RIP tony blankley

Ot:VIA drudge

cmsinaz on January 8, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Too soon gone. He was great on the McLaughlin group. Issue #5 — Eleanorrrr?

Wrong!

mickytx on January 8, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Just escaped from the asylum. How’d Perry do?
RIP Tony Blankley. I came of age-and into my twenties-watching ‘McLaughlin’. *shakes head sadly*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 8, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Perry did well, today, and I will enthusiastically vote for him, if I get the chance. The man is totally lickable likable. Bright, too.

TheClearRiver on January 8, 2012 at 4:59 PM

We need to draft Rubio for the Republican nomination. . .a Romney/Rubio ticket would NOT get my vote.

Pragmatic on January 8, 2012 at 5:23 PM

TheClearRiver on January 8, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Outstanding. Moving from Chicago to Lubbock was like leaving hell and entering heaven. You can practically smell freedom wafting in the west Texas wind.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 8, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I love Perry . . .if not Perry or Gingrich or Rubio . . . . then I’ll just be voting for down-ticket conservatives.

Pragmatic on January 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Perry needs to run this debate response as a commercial.

http://www.therightscoop.com/rick-perry-jokes-about-remembering-cuts/

ZGMF_Freedom on January 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Perry crosses me as a humble guy from west Texas, who doesn’t take himself too seriously. I really like that.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Perry crosses me as a humble guy from west Texas, who doesn’t take himself too seriously. I really like that.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Yeah, he’s one of the few politicians I know that has humility.

His answer was really impressive too:

Q: With more Americans than ever on government assistance, is it un-american for americans to feel relieved when the government helps them.

A: Americans want a job. That’s the real issue. The fact that there are people who want government to give them things is wrong. What we should focus on is how to create the environment where entrepreneurs know that they can risk their capital and have a chance at a good return on investment and create jobs. An environment where people can have the dignity of providing for themselves. I’ve done that for the last 11 years as governor. That’s what the American people want.

Heck, I’m just impressed he even remembered the question to begin with. Because I didn’t.

ZGMF_Freedom on January 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

After I got offline, I was able to catch a few more minutes of the debate and I was so PROUD of Perry calling Obama a “socialist” w00t! Especially with the way the question was asked, implying that he’d better answer that Obama is a wonderful, patriotic American, and Perry just said what was the TRUTH. No John McCain in him! Perry is not a squish and he would never tell us “Obama will make a gret president” like McCain. It’s so refreshing.

GO PERRY!

Aslans Girl on January 8, 2012 at 5:58 PM

ZGMF_Freedom on January 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Yes, a great answer. Americans don’t want an un-employment check, they want an employment check!

Aslans Girl on January 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I think it’s great that even though the debates aren’t asking him as many questions as the others, he still manages to be the story with his answers. The voters can’t ignore that he called Obama a “socialist”. And I can’t imagine the MSM will, either.

Aslans Girl on January 8, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Perry is a microphone hog who craves attention. He is using us to sell books. He should go back to that state that has more cow pies and insects than people.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Here we go again. Another repetition of the move from Chicago to Lubbock. Its repeated over and over in every freaking thread how she can smell the freedom in Lubbock.

Well I guess when you are shacked up with your Mommy-in-Law any place would suck and any move would be more freedom. Duh.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Perry is a microphone hog who craves attention. He is using us to sell books. He should go back to that state that has more cow pies and insects than people.

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Good use of irony there youngster. Let me guess, you love steak right?

kenny on January 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Frobenius on January 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

You don’t like what I write.
Fine. Whatever. No skin-off-my-nose.
If I’m as pathetic as you seem to believe that I am…skip over my comments. Ignore them.
I will continue to say WHAT I want, HOW I want , WHEN I want.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM

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