Thursday, October 20th, 2011 12:14:13
America Loses in Most Recent Debate
In the two hours of the Republican debate Tuesday night, more energy was spent in back-and-forth bickering than substantive answers. At times, I put my head down to avoid watching the candidates talk over each other. Due in part to a fast answer-and-rebuttal format, it felt more like a schoolyard argument than the serious discussion that would help propel the issues forward for the voters.
Included in the debate were former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza Herman Cain, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (my father), Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Congressman and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman boycotted the debate due to a conflict between New Hampshire and Nevada over the Republican primary calendar.