The GOP Debate
Michelle Bachmann ~ Bachman readily attacked all of the questions aimed at her, defending her beliefs on a wide variety of issues. She voiced her opinion on Obamacare, green thinking, energy reform… Bachmann is able to connect multiple issues to each other, and create a solution by fixing multiple fronts. She was particularly smart when discussing when the United States should become militarily involved internationally. The only questions are in her ability to implement her thoughts.
Ron Paul ~ A great many words reflected little government, state rights, and private sector initiative. Very right-wing and straight, many issues were faced with blunt conservatism. He would make a great candidate, except for how he is not the most eloquent speaker. Were he able to speak on a variety of issues and describe their importance in detail, he would still have a hard time facing liberal youth.
Rick Perry ~ He did a great job representing his position on the military, and his state’s growth levels were represented. Many great points were made on moral standings, and on general economic planning for the nation. However, his conservatism was called into question with executive orders and obligatory vaccination programs. I have also analyzed his wanting to change the Constitution, and his decisions are not at all in the conservative mindset. I still need to research his background – but he is not the person we believe him to be.
Mitt Romney ~ Romney did a great job of bashing president Obama, and of praising his state of Massachusetts. I am unsure of Romneycare, and still need to research the Hillarycare program mentioned tonight… He is a great speaker, but I am wary of him as being a political player. His state does not have the most exemplary record, and yet he flaunts it. I am overall not sold on Romney’s character, and cannot choose him over others with much clearer views.
Jon Huntsman ~ I did not enjoy his talking points. Huntsman spoke in a very rehearsed manner, and he was the few to diplomatically recognize his fellow candidates in a politically-correct manner. As a diplomat to China, he may have a past of appeasing Chinese interests and not advocating for American interests as much as he could have. Huntsman also was questioned on his attacking his fellow candidates, and answered in a political tangent that is typical in Washington these days.
Newt Gingrich ~ He spoke very few times. Yet every statement was greeted with the audience applause. Gingrich’s statements reflected great intellect, and his past experiences lent him great credibility. He was one of the few candidates to speak of the Republican aim to bring America back on track, as opposed to being enemies with each other.
Herman Cain ~Cain had the ability to relate the successful solutions of foreign countries to our own issues – but I am still unsure of his ability to attend to foreign relations and diplomacy. His 999 plan sounds quick, easy and an effective way to lower taxes as well as shrink government. I need to look into his past and position on issues, but I do not believe that he will go far when comparing him to other candidates.
Rick Santorum ~ Santorum was not a major speaker, and he did not have the passions that others had. He will surely fade in the election as he did in the debate tonight.
Many candidates did a great job of speaking, while others did a great job with stating their perspectives. There are only a few candidates who are good at both, and they will have to face a liberal youth and the American media. I wish the best of luck to the great conservatives who are representing the Republican party, and Americans who want a brighter future.
In the coming election there will be many Democrats who side with the Republican party, in that they agree with Right-wing values. Candidates should be called into question on their backgrounds, not to harass them but to ensure their right-wing nature. Beware of these RINO candidates, who shift their points of view to appeal to the voters; vote for the true conservative candidate in 2012!