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Duel at Drake Debate

Duel at Drake Debate

Tonight is the Republican Debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Everyone is expecting fireworks. We’ll see.

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Does anyone have the link to watch it online?

Thank you.

[…] Tonight’s “Duel At Drake” will provide both Gingrich and Romney the opportunity to… Perhaps Rick Perry might get in the act too and resuscitate his campaign: “There is some chatter in Republican political circles that Perry’s ads are (finally) starting to take hold in the Hawkeye State and that his support is beginning to bump upward. […]

oooohhh, lookie there – ABC has fancy-dancy Red/Yellow/Green bars to tell the candidates when to speak. High tech…

anyway, moving to the serious (*smirk*), did anyone else notice Michele lite up like a Christmas Tree when her name was called, like she really, really, really anticipated and/or desired some of that hooting and clapping a couple of the other candidates received? I almost felt bad for her when the crowd stayed quiet…

Oh, and I miss Cain




(that ones for you, buddy)

    GrumpyOne in reply to Darkstar58. | December 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I hear you!

    The attacks on Cain were more than disturbing, they probably bordered on the criminal…

    Darkstar58 in reply to Darkstar58. | December 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    ooooooh, ouch!

    “let’s be candid. The only reason you aren’t a career politician is because you lost to Kennedy in ’94”

      GrumpyOne in reply to Darkstar58. | December 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Kind of empty statement in that had Romney won, would he have continued to run for re-election? When he won the governorship, he did NOT run for re-election.

      So far, Romney has the facts IMO.

        Darkstar58 in reply to GrumpyOne. | December 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm

        Except that he actually agreed that he likely would have been a career politician had he won.

        Anyway, he didn’t run for re-election as Governor as he was behind in the polls and wasn’t going to be able to win. He barley got elected the first time (less then 50% of the vote) and had lost too much support over his tenure to keep the job.

Seems very polite so far…

Well, ol’ Newt made a, (big to me), mistake regarding illegal immigration where he referred as to someone that spent 25 years here, has ties to the community and have been a good “citizen”… Er, Newt, if they’re here illegally, they sure better not be a citizen..

…Romney is also favoring amnesty. Obviously both are out of touch when it comes to the opinion of the majority of Americans.

    Darkstar58 in reply to GrumpyOne. | December 10, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    okay, I got around to looking up some of the recent polls on this one. Here ya go:

    …Romney is also favoring amnesty. Obviously both are out of touch when it comes to the opinion of the majority of Americans.

    Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think would do the best job handling immigration issues?

    Newt Gingrich 27%
    Rick Perry 13%
    Mitt Romney 11%
    Michele Bachmann 9%
    Ron Paul 8%
    Rick Santorum 4%
    Jon Huntsman 1%

    Regardless of who you may support, which of the Republican candidates do you trust most to handle immigration?

    Gingrich: 27
    Perry: 18
    Paul: 13
    Romney: 8
    Bachmann: 7
    Santorum: 3
    Huntsman: 3

    Brownstein also noted the partisan breakdown in the findings, and the fact that Republicans are not as uniformly hard-line as many in the political class suggest, writing, “just 33 percent of Republicans supported deporting all illegal immigrants. That’s significantly more than the 15 percent of Democrats who backed that approach. In a roughly mirror image, just 19 percent of Republicans wanted to allow all illegal immigrants to stay, compared with 32 percent of Democrats. In both parties, though, the largest group aligned behind the choice Gingrich has championed: allowing long-term illegal immigrants who have not broken any other law to remain. Forty-three percent of Republicans and 42 percent of Democrats backed that option.”

    Gingrich isn’t out of touch with Americans at all. In fact, a higher percentage of Americans support his ideas then anything anyone else has given.

Gasp! Perry finally said something that makes sense. “Enforce the laws on the books…” Also, the federal governnment stop suing the states that have passed immigration control laws.

Only problem here is that Perry has a dismal record on creating state laws in TX regarding illegal immigration.

Oh boy… Newt just compared himself to Reagan!

I think that there was only ONE Ronald Reagan..

    Darkstar58 in reply to GrumpyOne. | December 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    but he did so rightfully – Reagan embodied a willingness to tell us the truth, no matter, in simple terms everyone would be able to grasp.

    He compared what he said to that – correctly

    He also called himself a Reaganite – which is true as well. Both Contracts with America would be considered Reagan-inspired proposals.

    Plus, Newt is one of only two people to change Washington since WWII – the other being Reagan. In fact, Sen Chris Shays (if I am not mistaken) said just that, merely a couple days ago

    Now technically, personality wise, Newt is possibly more Churchill then Reagan – but he and Ronald also have extreme similarities as well; that’s just fact.

Perry obviously doesn’t know the difference between a Predator and the stealth drone recently “captured” by Iran.

Yep, Perry who’ ain’t ready for prime time…

Thanks, Professor Jacobson, great chat. Can’t wait to see you analysis of this one.