A devastating number of Pinnochios thrown out by Gingrich. Romney scrambling for Geppettos.— Jesse Taylor (@pandagon) January 8, 2012
Ron Paul: I’m totally ineffective because EVERYONE ELSE is out of touch with reality. #fitn— Drew Cline (@DrewHampshire) January 8, 2012
Starting to think some of these politicians might be less than completely honest.— daveweigel (@daveweigel) January 8, 2012
Entitlements are not rights.Ron Paul, narrowing down the libertarian philosophy to four words. Paul notes that “the rich people” get entitlements usually, not the poor.
I don’t blame him for the recession and for the decline, what I blame him for is having it going so long, going so deep.Mitt Romney • Talking about how much blame Obama should get for the recession.
A member of my cabinet was gay.Mitt Romney • Validating his gay-rights record. Rick Santorum got the question, too, in which he claimed that, if his son was gay, he’d love him just as much as he did the second before he said it.
I was the governor of a state that had a slightly Democratic-leaning House.Mitt Romney • Understating his strongly-Democratic legislature while he was governor.
I think this discussion has been very superficial so far, and I think your question was superficial.We agree with you, Ron Paul. “I really consider that, in the debate format, to be less important than we really believe in,” he says.
If your record was that great, why didn’t you run for re-election?Rick Santorum • Making a more effective argument against Mitt Romney than Newt did.