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Qtec
11-13-2011, 03:33 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Welcome to live coverage of tonight's Republican presidential candidates debate in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The topic tonight is supposedly foreign policy but never mind that the real questions are: <u>Can Rick Perry remember what day of the week it is? Can Herman Cain make it through 90 minutes without casual misogyny? </u>And can anyone lay a finger on frontrunner Mitt Romney?

And the definitive answer to all three questions is: maybe.

It seems like only yesterday that the Texas governor sent his ailing campaign into a tail spin when he blanked out on the third thing in a list of three. In fact it was the day before the day before yesterday It could happen to anybody, said his supporters. But anybody isn't running for president even if the current Republican field is a veritable "who's that?" of political talent.

Perry of course has to make it through the whole debate without even the hint of a gaffe, snafu or misstatement. But of course that's why we are all watching. Deer caught in headlights have better debate repartee than Rick Perry.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Foreign policy, though, is the hardest subject for the eight Republican candidate on stage tonight, because it not only requires them to know facts </span>but also that it is the one area where even the occasional Republican concedes that President Obama has had one or two tiny successes, such as the death of whats-his-name, that guy, Osaka Lin Baden.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Of the candidates, Ron Paul has at least a coherent presidential foreign policy, which is not to have a foreign policy and leave the rest of the world to its own devices. For the rest, foreign policy boils down to two words "Israel" (good) and "China" (bad). The only exception is Jon Huntsman, who runs with "China" (good) <u>although he is hampered by knowing something about the subject, as a former US ambassador to China.</u>
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The only other performance of note could be that of Herman Cain, and the increasing ludicrous contortions he needs to go through to link foreign policy with his tedious 9-9-9 tax reform boondoggle.

The action starts at 8pm ET and we'll be blogging every hesitation, repetition and deviation by Rick Perry right here. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Or you can follow me on Twitter @RichardA and read much the same nonsense but shrunk to just 140 characters.</span> And why not vent your frustration by leaving a comment below? It's therapeutic </div></div>

LOL

link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2011/nov/13/gop-debate-south-carolina-live)


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Gayle in MD
11-13-2011, 07:26 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Welcome to live coverage of tonight's Republican presidential candidates debate in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The topic tonight is supposedly foreign policy but never mind that the real questions are: <u>Can Rick Perry remember what day of the week it is? Can Herman Cain make it through 90 minutes without casual misogyny? </u>And can anyone lay a finger on frontrunner Mitt Romney?

And the definitive answer to all three questions is: maybe.

It seems like only yesterday that the Texas governor sent his ailing campaign into a tail spin when he blanked out on the third thing in a list of three. In fact it was the day before the day before yesterday It could happen to anybody, said his supporters. But anybody isn't running for president even if the current Republican field is a veritable "who's that?" of political talent.

Perry of course has to make it through the whole debate without even the hint of a gaffe, snafu or misstatement. But of course that's why we are all watching. Deer caught in headlights have better debate repartee than Rick Perry.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Foreign policy, though, is the hardest subject for the eight Republican candidate on stage tonight, because it not only requires them to know facts </span>but also that it is the one area where even the occasional Republican concedes that President Obama has had one or two tiny successes, such as the death of whats-his-name, that guy, Osaka Lin Baden.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Of the candidates, Ron Paul has at least a coherent presidential foreign policy, which is not to have a foreign policy and leave the rest of the world to its own devices. For the rest, foreign policy boils down to two words "Israel" (good) and "China" (bad). The only exception is Jon Huntsman, who runs with "China" (good) <u>although he is hampered by knowing something about the subject, as a former US ambassador to China.</u>
</span>
The only other performance of note could be that of Herman Cain, and the increasing ludicrous contortions he needs to go through to link foreign policy with his tedious 9-9-9 tax reform boondoggle.

The action starts at 8pm ET and we'll be blogging every hesitation, repetition and deviation by Rick Perry right here. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Or you can follow me on Twitter @RichardA and read much the same nonsense but shrunk to just 140 characters.</span> And why not vent your frustration by leaving a comment below? It's therapeutic </div></div>

LOL

link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2011/nov/13/gop-debate-south-carolina-live)


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