View 708 Saturday, January 07, 2012
It’s late and I have sort of taken the weekend off, but I did watch the Republican debate in New Hampshire.
Nothing spectacular; George Stephanopoulos performed as expected, interrupting the candidates and badgering them as they attempted to answer hostile questions, and in general trying to get them to bash each other and not the Democrats. Newt was less testy than I had expected; apparently he has thought about giving vent to pure negativism, and Romney’s defense, that he is a capitalist and capitalism is supposedly the conservative side of the debate with the President, is so manifestly true that it seems to have chilled some of Newt’s ardor. I do not like to hear the Republican candidates bash each other; I would rather see them compete by talking about what they would do. Some did.
Ron Paul was consistent.
Michelle Bachman was missed.