“The New Republic” Says Huckabee, McCain Win Debate

“The New Republic” has a good overview of the debate in a short, succinct article. (link)

Here are some excerpts:

Mike Huckabee and John McCain were both pretty impressive in tonight’s CNN/YouTube debate, but it was fairly clear who the loser was: Mitt Romney….from his self-contradictory claim that he would sign a federal anti-abortion statuteto his strained answer to the question of whether he believes every word in the Bible is literally true (which looked bad particularly in comparison to Huckabee’s graceful, commonsensical response).

I don’t know how many people in Iowa were watching tonight, but among people who were, I’d expect Huckabee’s emerging lead there to widen.

This article pretty much echoes my thoughts on the debate. Huckabee and McCain gave strong performances, while Rudy and Romney both looked off their games.



3 thoughts on ““The New Republic” Says Huckabee, McCain Win Debate

  1. Unlike every other Republican candidate on the stage in last night’s CNN/YouTube debate, only Ron Paul demonstrated that he truly “gets it” when it comes to foreign policy. Witness his comment in reply to an attack on his position on Iraq. He said, “The best thing we can do for the Iraqi people is to give them their country back. That’s the most important thing that we can do.” He went on to make a great point about Vietnam. He said, “Just think of the cleaning up of the mess after we left Vietnam. Vietnam is now a friend of ours. We trade with them. Their president comes here. What we achieved in peace was unachievable in 20 years of the Americans and the French being in Vietnam. So it’s time for us to take care of America first.”

  2. Alex,
    What you posted here was not a comment, it was a dissertation, that is why I edited it down. I immediately became suspicious of the comment because of the length. So, I Googled a few sentences of it and guess what I found?


    The original author was not cited anywhere in the comment. Here is the original article written by Walt Thiessen for those curious.


    This is why Ron Paul supporters get so little respect. I welcome intelligent debate on this blog. Copying and pasting someone elses article does not qualify as intelligent debate.

    Please, keep your comments intelligent and pithy. I don’t care if you use oudside sources, but please CITE them. Do not plagiarize on my blog.

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