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By Noel Sheppard | December 10, 2011 | 21:38
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich at Saturday's debate in Iowa marvelously countered Mitt Romney's accusation that he's a career politician.
"The only reason you didn't become a career politician is you lost to Teddy Kennedy in 1994":
Submitted by bkeyser on Sat, 12/10/2011 - 10:20pm.
Second look at Bachmann and Santorum.
Submitted by GregE on Sat, 12/10/2011 - 11:57pm.
....response to Romney was money.
Once again, moderators trying to get things stirred up. And of all the Yahoo questions coming in, they choose the one about infidelity. Go figure. Then say there are over 12,000 questions, and they choose the one about when was the last time you struggled to pay for a luxury or even a necessity. Everyone on the stage is well-off and has been for many years now, as is every DC politician so none are going to claim any financial struggle in the last 10-20 years that anyone would sympathize with. I believe Steffi was waiting for someone to complain that they had to pump their own gas one day last month, so the liberal media could use it for the next month to prove they're all out of touch. The candidates knew it too.
Agreed bkeyser, the drone answer was right on the money. Once that drone was in Iran's hands, the toothpaste can never be put back in the tube.
Santorum is best when he's not knocking heads with someone else on stage, because when he is, as he was a couple of times in other debates, to me he holds on in a way that comes across as whining. But that's constructive criticism, I like him and he's consistent and a strong conservative. And agreed, he helped himself tonight.
Thought it was interesting that Gingrich picked Perry's strength on 10th Amendment as something he's learned from. I liked that the moderators asked them to pick something they liked about someone else. It brought out interesting response from a couple of them.
Submitted by redfish on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 12:03am.
"Santorum is best when he's not knocking heads with someone else on stage, because when he is, as he was a couple of times in other debates, to me he holds on in a way that comes across as whining."
Whenever Romney is knocking heads he comes off as combative and whiny also, as I think he came off that way tonight when arguing with Newt. He has a tone in his voice that sounds like he's offended that anyone could disagree with his position and is struggling to figure out how they could be so stupid.
Submitted by GregE on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 1:07am.
......he repeats in a way so as not to let the other person talk. He did that many times in the earlier debates. Now that Newt has risen to the top, Romney has to go after him, and Newt is no "early debate" Rick Perry, and puts it right back to Romney as if it's just too easy.
Submitted by RESTLESS 1 on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 1:23am.
Romney may not be a career politician, but that is only because he has lost most of the elections he's entered. He's been trying for quite some time.
Submitted by motherbelt on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 8:04am.
That's gonna leave a mark.
There's no way I'm going to believe Romney didn't run for governor just to check a box on his presidential qualifications. He served the one term, didn't run for re-election, and immediately filed papers for an exploratory committee to run for president (in 2008). Up until then, the governors had the big advantage.
So Newt is right; looks like Romney was always trying to get to Washington.
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