Just because he’s mostly wrong doesn’t mean he’s always wrong.Rick Santorum, taking another broad swipe at Ron Paul.
Tim Pawlenty wants everybody to know, he’s a pro-life kinda guy. That’s perhaps not so surprising in and of itself, but it is worth noting that Pawlenty did offer some qualification to his stance — he explicitly cited risks to the life of the mother as adequate reason to approve an abortion, though he didn’t mention such provisions in cases of rape, which were broadly viewed within even Republican political norms in the recent past. He also confirmed that he supports punishment for doctors who perform abortions, presumably legal ones, though he doesn’t support such penalties for the mother.
letthetruthlaugh asks: Can you explain to me how that comment by Ron Paul is part of an "isolationist streak" ? As far as I'm aware, isolationism refers to not making alliances or economic relationships with other countries, not refusing to make war with other countries. Wouldn't ending the hostility with Cuba and opening back up dialogue and trade be the opposite of an isolationist streak?
» SFB (Chris) says: When you got us, you got us. This live-blogging stuff sort of demands we play a little faster and looser than we normally would, but you’re absolutely right — isolationism by definition very heavily refers to conditions of economics, trade and diplomacy, and as such, the Cuban example would be the opposite. What we should’ve said is that Paul is both an ardent, “traditional” conservative, while being firmly opposed to foreign military intervention (at least, we haven’t heard him argue otherwise), which gives him some strange political bedfellows. Thanks for keeping us on our toes!
If you were president, would you be submissive to your husband?Byron York asks Michele Bachmann the kind of question that will ensure Byron York doesn’t get to do another debate.
It’s about time we talked to Cuba and stopped fighting these wars that are 30, 40 years old… we need to mind our own business.Ron Paul, flashing the isolationist streak that’s made him a tantalizing figure for hard-line conservatives and anti-war liberals alike the last two election cycles. He’s getting a lot more play than Rick Santorum so far — Santorum just called out in protest that he’s been questioned so rarely. Moderating is a tough gig, but they really haven’t spread the ball around evenly so far.
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Awkward moment after the break, as Michele Bachmann was missing from the stage when Bret Baier tried to start things up again. She arrived in a matter of seconds, but still an odd and unhelpful moment for her.