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Friday, August 12, 2011

Quick Thoughts on GOP Debate

The debate last night in Iowa was surprisingly excellent. Rich Lowry offers his quick views here, which overall I agree with. It was nice to see real questions from the moderators rather than the sort the Leftist media trots out (with the exception of a couple of silly questions, one from Byron York about whether women should be submissive to their husbands. Huh?).

I also thought Romney is going to be very tough to beat. Despite what may be too many moderate tendencies, they do not show at all in a debate and he is by far the most knowledgeable about the economy. I was impressed because he among others would destroy Obama in a debate.

P.S. The one comment that truly bothered me in the debate was when Bachmann said that, once the GOP gets 13 more Senators to create a filibuster proof majority, she would overturn Obamacare. This is absurd - it was passed via budget reconciliation because we were told it would reduce the deficit and therefore didn't need a filibuster-proof majority, so why wait for that to overturn it? It makes no sense - especially since overturning truly would help reduce the deficit.