If you didn't catch it, check it out on Fox via the internet. It was a very good debate, and pretty entertaining too. I don't know that I've ever written much political comments, but here goes. I'll probably regret it tomorrow.
A few thoughts:
-Prediction: If Romney wins, Thompson will be his running mate.
-Prediction: If Huckabee wins, McCain will be his running mate.
-I really like Huckbee and Paul. Romney's such a slimy politician, and H and P are much more honorable, worthy-of-your respect leaders. Unlike Bush in the pre-election debates, Huckabee calls the press on their hypocrisy (in reference to the faith-litmus test) and he answers the questions he's asked with wit and in detail. It's obvious that he heard and understands the question as well as the touchy issue he's been asked to address. Compared to all the hot air blowing around, he's a breath of fresh air.
-The Republican party must really hate Paul. They were downright rude and condescending in the debate--well Huckabee wasn't condescending. Paul would never run as vp, but if he did, he and Huckabee would be an awesome team.
-So nice to hear candidates discussing overspending and encouraging the entire nation, down to each family, to cut debt. I love the dual approach of lower taxes AND reduced spending. Huckabee's plan is particularly nice.
-This is a sad comment on our culture, but I don't think Thompson, Paul, or McCain are electable for President, and it's mainly because of their age. Thompson is the most extreme example. He looked terrible last night, but I think most people would have a hard time voting for someone who looked old. Romney and Huckabee are the opposite... in their prime, charismatic faces, healthy color to their faces...
-If I had to choose between Romney and Obama for president, I would easily vote for Obama. I want to hear more from him.
-I do not like Hillary's politics one bit. She and Romney seem to be in the same slimy politician camp, where everyone's filthy rich and power-hungry (emphasis on filthy, not rich). They're very sketchy.