I think the bottom line is, there was enough beating up of each other tonight [between Romney and Perry] that we didn’t have to get in. You know, never interrupt your enemy when they’re in the process of destroying themselves is an old adage.Michele Bachmann campaign consultant Ed Rollins, who recently took a demotion • Discussing Bachmann’s debate performance on Wednesday. Bachmann, once the toast of the campaign, disappeared for long stretches last night, no longer standing out as a frontrunner, leading some to claim that her campaign was “finished.” Rollins apparently feels that way himself, recently calling the race “a Romney-Perry race.” Was it the Newsweek cover that did her campaign in? Or does she need another one of those? source (via • follow)
adancewithdaffodils asks: Thanks for the play-by-play of last night's debate! Do you know where (if) we can watch the debate online? No cable, and internet decided to go out RIGHT before the debate. Thanks!
Here’s why I find it impossible to be a Republican: any crowd that instantly cheers the execution of 234 individuals is a crowd I want to flee, not join.Andrew Sullivan on the debate crowd’s positive response to the large number of executions that Perry resided over while governor of Texas. (via liberal-life)
In order for the republican party to win, we can’t run from science… By making comments that don’t reflect the reality of the situation, you turn people off.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, easing off direct attacks on Texas Gov. Rick Perry, among others in the GOP field, for a general point about the Republican party.
Huntsman was doing great up until this; it was similar to when Tim Pawlenty backed down from his “ObamneyCare” comments a few debates back. Huntsman still turned out what was overall a charismatic and commanding performance, but this wasn’t the best note to end on.
I was surprised that Romney was not more rattled and deflated.Al Sharpton, setting a low bar for Mitt Romney in the MSNBC wrap-up.
The question isn’t, would we favor a tax increase. The question is, how would we generate revenue?Newt Gingrich, taking a bit of a risk addressing revenues. He got an enormous applause.