I watched the GOP debate on MSNBC last night. First, the horse race:
- I think Romney probably made the most traction
- Giuliani really needs to stop talking about stopping crime in NYC
- McCain is the grouchy old man telling the kids to get off his lawn
- Gingrich and Thompson had the best performance by not being there. What's the point of 30 sec responses with 10 other candidates?
I can't believe the questions from ThePolitico.com and Chris Matthews. There wasn't a single question which could be described as coming from a serious, conservative perspective. Politico.com's questions from its users, invariably from San Francisco, CA, Madison, WI, and New York, NY, were terrible and clearly were from the nutroots.
It's a good thing that the GOP isn't a bunch of wussies like the Dems vis a vis Fox News, since they'd only be able to appear on one channel.
But, why didn't Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough, or even Tim Russert moderate the debate? At one point, as a candidate was responding to one of Matthew's idiotic questions, Chris "Softball" Matthews actually provided his own rebuttal by saying loudly "Oh, God...." - dismissing whatever it was that the candidate just said.
ARC: St Wendeler