Republican Debate Liveblog
Well, CoverItLive completely crapped out. So I guess the live bit is down to me manually updating the liveblog, like some kind of animal.
1917: Ron Paul says we need to mind our own business. Iran is a problem because we overthrew Mossadegh and installed the Shah.
1919: Ron Paul now seems to be saying we have to try terrorists, and not reject the rule of law. Not just say someone is a terrorist and then shoot ’em.
1921: Yeah, I’m sure Rick Santorum is extremely concerned that Iran’s mullahs violate the rights of gays. Paul: That’s war propaganda.
1922: Ron Paul is quite the isolationist. I get Paul’s stance, but I certainly worry that ignoring the world will result in another Pearl Harbor. Although, having said that, we spent several years ticking the Japanese off prior to Pearl.
1929: The Lovely Christine thinks Herman Cain is weak. “Go back to selling pizzas.”
1931: Romney wants a Federal Marriage amendment to the Constitution to ban gay marriage. Jon Huntsman, on the other hand, loves him some Civil Unions for gays. Ron Paul could care less. Rick Santorum doesn’t like it all. Doesn’t think much of abortion, either. Even in cases of rape.
1939: Romney wants personal unemployment accounts, rather than unemployment benefits.
1942: Huntsman wants to end the EPA’s regulatory power, and have more industry in the US.
1943: Bachmann: This increase in debt and the debt ceiling is madness, and the S&P downgrade proves it.
1945: Cain: Cap gains tax to 0%. Tax breaks to companies that bring profits back to the US.
1947: The Fed needs more transparency, according to Gingrich, and needs a sound money policy. But we still need it. Paul is happy that the issue of the Fed is getting some traction.
1949: Santorum thinks the Fed should be audited, but Ron Paul is a crank. Pot. Kettle.
1954: Huntsman says No Child Left behind should be scrapped. Cain says the federal Govermne t should be out of the business of micro-managing education.
1959: Closing statements of any interest: Ron Paul: Liberty is my chief value. Perhaps the only candidate for which that’s true. Romney: Obama is an economic incompetent. Huntsman: This nation is hurting and it’s bankrupt. Debt is killing us. Gingrich: The election is 15 months away. This country is in crisis now. We need leadership.
So, that was it. No one really grabbed me. Did anyone grab you?