Friday, January 11, 2008

Did you watch the Republican Primary Debate on Fox last night?

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...

Unrelated comments:
-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.


alice said...

Very interesting comments! Thanks for the thoughts. I missed the debates, so it's nice to hear reports from those who saw them.

pwt said...

I watched the debate and thought it was good too. I had a few good belly laughs even.

I'm voting for Thompson in the Florida primary (assuming he's still in the race).

I don't like Huckabee bc he's not a conservative. If you look at his record as governor, he's been pretty disingenuous about it during the debates. To me he seems like the slimy, slick talker. I respect him as a man, he seems like a good guy who means well, and it seems that he genuinely loves the Lord. All that being said, I don't want him as Commander in Chief.

I don't particularly care for Paul, but you're right, he did get a couple of rude questions. He's got some good ideas, and I do agree with a lot that he believes in, but he's got some wacky stuff going on too.

McCain is not a conservative, so no vote there, although if he were the nominee I would vote for him. Just because he'd be better than Obama, Hillary or Edwards.

I don't have any real issue with Romney, per se, I just prefer Thompson. Mainly because Thompson has been an actual conservative for much longer.

I would caution against saying you would vote for Obama over Romney. At least until you check up on him some more. I was just on his website and couldn't find where it mentioned his stance on abortion, but from what I remember he's pro-choice. No pro-choice candidate will ever get my vote, including Guiliani, should he be the Republican nominee. Oh, and it's not just about the possible abortion issue on Obama. He's got far-left views on pretty much everything. He's also one slick talker. I think he's pretty much all talk and no substance, well very little anyway.

Anyway, I don't know if you were looking for this type of response or not! You may not know that Damian and I are pretty into politics. Me more so than him sometimes bc the whole mess just frustrates him to death!

Incidentally, Thompson's list of Huckabee's faults was pretty accurate. Unfortunately in that type of setting there's not a good way to discuss and debate it all out. There are also quite a few instances of Huckabee changes his views and mis-remembering things he's said in the past.

As far as I know at this point, Thompson doesn't have that problem. Oh, also unfortunately, I think you have a point with him looking old. It would be a shame if someone didn't vote for him bc he looked old!

Kinda like a guy I heard on the radio who said he voted for McCain not because he believed in policies really, but bc of his war service. Seriously, I appreciate what McCain did for our country, but that doesn't mean I have to think he should be President.

Well, I know this is the longest comment I've ever posted! Sorry to keep going on. Consider yourself lucky that my family is waiting for me!

I hope y'all are well and had a lovely Christmas!


Moriah said...

Hello!! I got your friend request from the Covenant alumni thing and then saw your blog feed...


So, nice to catch up again, a bit.

Sarah Murray said...

Talk politics anytime!

I would agree that I would rather vote for Obama, being a compassionate down-to-earth sort of person, over Romney, the most arrogant man in the race, any day! I just cannot get past his arrogange. With Obama as president the House & Senate will keep things in check. I just appreciate the man's honesty. I don't agree with his socialistic ideas for the economy, but I don't think most of America does either. Anyway. I'm hoping it will come down to McCain vs Obama. I don't believe it's the job of the president to make moral decisions for its citizens. I don't believe it would be good PR to have an self-professed evangelical Christian as commander-in-chief since we are in a war against as Islamic nation. That's my 2 cents.