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New Hampshire Republican debate in song

New Hampshire Republican debate in song

Differing impressions of tonight’s Republican debate in New Hampshire:

According to Mitt Romney:

Tonight’s the night that the lights went out in Texas

According to Rick Perry:

And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

According to Herman Cain:

Let me entertain you, let me make you smile

According to Michele Bachmann:

I am the tax lawyer, Obama’s the tax man, I’ll cut your taxes, goo goo g’joob

According to Newt:

I’m still glowin’, I’m still crowin’, I’m still goin’ strong

According to Rick Santorum

Gonna ramble on, sing my song

According to Ron Paul:

To dream, the impossible dream

According to Jon Huntsman

Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow, and oh so mellow


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BannedbytheGuardian | October 11, 2011 at 10:51 pm


I peeked in at the conversation . It does not seem a good avenue to determine a primary vote. Of course the rich lady housewife Georgette from Pepublican Central has stated they have their canddate chosen.

If you are reading this Cowboy Curtis . It is should HAVE -not should of . Should’ve would’ve might’ve could’ve is also correct .

A nightmare Pres/VP pick would be Romney/Bachmann.

Please do not let that be the default duo.

    Cowboy Curtis in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | October 11, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    You lost me. My computer was acting up all through the liveblog, so I missed a lot. Or maybe you’re making fun of my Southern colloquialisms….in that case I denounce your abject racism, sexism, and all the other dozen or so -ism’s you are blatantly guilty of.

Sorry my computer went nuts during the liveblog. I blame Obama and Wall Street.

Overall, I didn’t think anyone had a great night. The moderators clearly had it in for Perry, which I think is a recurring theme over the last month. Libs that they are, they don’t want Romney, but they can live with him (and they don’t think Cain can actually win). I thought Cain did okay, and Paul only look 30% as crazy as usual. Guess it helps when foreign policy is put off limits. Bachmann physically looked 150% better than in the past debates. The big hair looks okay in pictures, but on tv, it makes her look a little crazed. And she stayed away from the Gardasil/Slut/Retard crap, which is a HUGE plus. I think its the best debate she’s had since Iowa. Newt, as always, rocked. Its such a shame that his personal life is such a disaster, because he’s the most brilliant and gifted man in the field. Huntsman…why is he even there? Santorum, well, he did okay but he isn’t going anywhere.

The debate format was terrible. I think Santorum asked the longest question in human history. The moderators were awful and seemed more intent on arguing than actually getting answers from the candidates. Its ridiculous that Republicans keep going to these leftist forums for their debates. Brit Hume and Killer Kelly (and perhaps the lovely Andrea Tanteros) ought to be running all their forums.

I still think Cain is going to crash and we’ll be looking at a Perry/Romney showdown come January. I don’t say that out of wishful thinking, but rather, because for all of his many good qualities, while Perry isn’t a good debater, Cain is a downright crappy politician. And that counts. A lot.

I don’t know how many feel as I do, but it will be a cold day in hell before I EVER vote for Romney. Feel sick about Christie’s endorsement today of Romney too. The way things are going I am worried I may end sitting this election out. Romney would be as bad as Obama. He is more liberal the veneer he wears can ever cover. Cain or even Perry would be better picks.

    Aggie95 in reply to Genie123. | October 11, 2011 at 11:26 pm


      Cowboy Curtis in reply to Aggie95. | October 11, 2011 at 11:28 pm

      And I’ll sick my attack cow on you. And trust me, you don’t want that.

        A attack cow …really ….we had a goat with a bad attitude once and I worked some mean Brama’s in Texas but an attack cow ….. I’d like to see that ….chuck the odd liberal over the fence and see what happens ….would it be worth popping popcorn

          Cowboy Curtis in reply to Aggie95. | October 11, 2011 at 11:40 pm

          She was an orphan calf that I raised by hand from the day she was born. And let me tell you, she is a hippie-stomping machine. She’s trampled more men than smallpox.

          Aggie95 in reply to Aggie95. | October 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm

          Hmmmmm I have a chocolate lab pup that has left a trail of paw prints over me more than once ….when crazy hits him he starts doing laps around the house …..git to high ground

          Cowboy Curtis in reply to Aggie95. | October 12, 2011 at 12:35 am

          I’ve had dogs like that, especially after bathtime. But none came close to my baby moo. She loves Jesus, America, and Ronald Reagan. And she hates hippies and democrats like the plague.

    Valerie in reply to Genie123. | October 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    We have a national emergency, and you’re going to throw a tantrum?

If he’s still in when it rolls around to PA I’m in for Newt

I thought Perry did okay tonight, Newt was awesome, Romney was irritating and Cain was a little testier than he normally comes across. Huntsman was a weasel, and Ron Paul was himself. Santorum made some good points, even if he had to inject himself into the format and Bachmann was a total non-factor.
Cains’ 9-9-9 plan started to show cracks under scrutiny and hopefully people will look closely at the limitations of the 999 plan, for example: one of the deductions that would be removed for corporations under 9-9-9 are labor costs. That would not just include payroll, but all benefits. How long do you think health benefits and pension plans would last after 9-9-9? How many new workers would be hired without labor cost deductions? This is Cains signature plan.

    Aggie95 in reply to damocles. | October 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    they likely pay more than 9 % now ….but figure the reduction in their compliance costs …accounts…. lawyers…etc should make up the difference if there is any

All I could think of Crazy Train….

I can’t believe we can’t do better than this.

I don’t think Cain is going to crash. I think he has staying power – and grows on people

I can on say after observing some of the past debates, that there is no leadership being displayed by any (I guess that means all) candidates who permit the Democrats to dictate the forum and the questions to be answered.

This process has gone as far as it needs to go where all first and second tier candidates are permitted in the debate. All candidates with poll numbers under 10% should be excluded from future debates. Questions need to become more substantive to explore just how our candidates will govern. This means that the enemy can no longer be invited to the picnic. The RNC should videotape the debates and sell them to the networks.


I think Conservatives need lessons in how to talk about a debate they witness. The smart thing to do is focus on what you liked, and offer praise for that. Then. Shut. Up.

Every one of these people made a positive contribution to our national discussion at some point, and those points will be lost, if all the first-cut voters can talk about is how much they hate one candidate’s position or another.

Don’t watch the debates because can’t trust most of the moderators/organizers. Already know the process is usually meant to make the candidates look bad so I refuse to let any sway my opinion.

Do enjoy the comments here but strongly agree with Valerie. We – conservatives – need to learn when and what to say on sites like this. Too many lurkers and trolls searching for ammo. IMO

Thanks, professor, for the occasional poll. Results of those are the most encouraging thing we have going right now.

I don’t care which songs they’re singing … Here’s the song I’m singing:

Remember this: 1992 presidential election (Clinton-45 million votes, Bush senior 39 million and Perot 20 million)

again in 1996: Clinton 47 million, Dole 39 million and Perot 8 million.

I’m really getting worried that Ross Perot-I mean–Ron Paul, will go third party and we will be loathsomely stuck with Obama.

Aggie95 | October 11, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I concur. Loved what he said on F&F this morning, namely if he is the candidate he will challenge The Won to a series of 3-hour Lincoln Douglass debates and then we’d see who would be left standing. Would I love to see that!