666 points to whoever answers these two questions:
1. Did you watch the GOP debate last night?
2. Who do you think won?
I watched the first 20-30 minutes. I think Newt won because it was his debate to lose and nobody landed any really good shots. I’m beginning to believe it will be Obama vs. Gingrich.
I am making out a bucket list.
Merry fucking Christmas
Time to work out that escape plan.
We are so fucked.
Newt’s book is Winning the Future and Obama’s slogan is also Winning the Future. So no matter what happens we’re going to have a 2012 WTF.
As far as GOP candidates go, I think it’s still too early. Newt could implode on his own. Heck, for all we know the RNC rules and bylaws committee could take his delegates away and give them to somebody else.
copy cats. 😆
I’m starting to think Newt’s rapid rise is the anti-RNC/Romney sentiment more than his popularity.
I watched the last half. I don’t know who won, but I know Romney did more damage to himself trying to wage a $10,000 bet with Rick Perry on camera during the debate. Talk about tone-deaf.
I saw that… it was just weird.
And struck me as “creepy”.
I thought Mormons didn’t gamble?
I bet they do.
Ha! So he’s offensive AND irreverent! He might grow on me…
Shades of Rick Lazio’s “sign the pledge, Hillary” moment.
I agree with both you and vodkapundit 😀 The “bet” has been the highlight of the screaming meanie media all morning, so I switched to HGTV.
Everyone who saw “Trading Places” knows that the super rich bet $1 because money means nothing to them.
Newt rose (and rising) because he chastises the media and he has been effective calling Obama out. people feel he can give Obama hell. Romney seems so pusillanimous at this point that the voters are thinking he is incapable of standing up to Obama shenanigans.
Romney is like Obama. He’ll leave it to the advertising people and political groups to call Obama a gay Muslim terrorist.
I agree. I think Newt’s appeal is about his calling out both the media and the Obama administration. People are angry, they want to see somebody kicking some butt. Even Ron Paul has some appeal right now because he’s confrontational.
Ron Paul has most of the right answers. I just saw a snippet of last night’s debate (can’t stand that woman, Sawyer and her midget). The question was about how govt can change people’s behavior for their own good (of course). Ron Paul’s answer was right on the money. The question was ridiculous and he made it clear with his witty one liner but liberals think they are so perfect in their hearts and minds that they know what is good for everybody else and their govt composed of themselves knows what is best for everybody else. The whole thing is illogical and revolting and Ron Paul says that to their face which is why his popularity.
I watched the whole thing. Newt took a few minor hits. But he handled them all. One hit was when he told Mittens he would have been a career politician if he had beaten Teddy. The crowed booed. Then Mittens later admitted he was probably right. So that helped Newt back again.
Newt’s biggest vulnerability was what Michelle kept hitting at, Newt’s previous position of being for mandates. Newt didn’t handle it very well. But it didn’t seem to stick.
There was a long creepy segment where they all talked about how if you cheat on your wife, you have a character issue. Perry especially went on and on about it. Luckily for Newt it turned into a long creepy segment where everyone including the audience was uncomfortable. Which in turn helped Newt. It sort of made the case how that’s no one’s business. Newt then answered and handled it well.
Mostly all the air was taken out of the room when Mitt made the 10K bet with Perry. What a fucking idiot. He was provoked into it by Perry poking him about Ronmeycare again. Romney was such an amateur. After all these years, you can poke him and get him to cry. Who would have thought. Anyway, the second he made that bet, he was done. I mean, he’s done.
Newt won big. Not because he was smart in the debate or won all the points, but because he survived the beating, some of the beating self destructed on its own, and because Romney self destructed.
At this point it’s Newts race to lose. If he just coasts and doesn’t say anything to stupid, a challenge I’ll admit, he’s got the nomination.
Big congratulations to the stunningly stupid GOP party machine for setting this up. You people are geniuses. You worked really, really hard to keep Palin out so Mitt could win, and Mitt was never going to win. Now you’ve got Newt.
At this point, I expect a rerun of 2008 with the GOP party machine being for Obama again. Wonder if the Republican party voters out there are OK with that. Perhaps they’ll wake up and notice how their party isn’t on their side in the same way the Dem party isn’t on the side of its members.
honk.. honk.I noticed. 😦
My rule of thumb would be to support a candidate that both party establishments despise.
Me llamo Payaso. No soy Americano, soy Canadian. No tengo papeles, pero tengo dinero. Yo quiero cerveza.
Too bad Mexico treats illegals way worse than the US.
What about Cuba?
They really like you if you defect TO Cuba.
I just remembered, I need to move to Canada. How could I have forgotten that. 🙂
Looks like the DNC is backing Newt:
Holy shit! I have never seen an “attack” ad that is more likely to get your target elected.
I’d say Glenn has lost it except I don’t think he ever had it.
My response is scheduled in a few minutes.
I read a comment on Legal Insurrection about Romney’s lame “I know Bibi too” remark about the Palestinians. It reminded me of Obama’s “I have a bracelet, too” line from his debate in 2008.
Now I see people talking about a potential battle of the professors. The difference being that Newt actually taught at a college and Obama was picking up a check for being made-up adjunct faculty.