So I watched it for lack of anything interesting to do at work, and this is what I got out of the debate:
She seemed a little bitter about being in third place. She tried so hard to make an impression, but in the end, she was literally standing there with little substance to any of her arguments. Other than attacking Obamacare. And showing pure frustration. I tried not to look at her directly, since I felt she was draining my intelligence just listening to her.
Conspiracy, conspiracy, hate the media. Derp aderp derp wonk wonk. Same ol’ same ol’. Why does Newt Gingrich hate America?
Although I have very little faith he’ll change anything, he made me laugh. Especially at Rick Perry. Seriously, although they all took potshots at him, he made everyone else seem like he was the forerunner and they had no confidence in their own arguments. It was bizarre.
I seriously don’t like him. At all. He’s one of those guys who seems intelligent and a go-getter, but he’s totally ignorant about a lot of things. The worst part is that when he’s wrong, he insists that somehow he can force reality to change so he’s right about it. Examples: Social Security and Climate Change. Also, his attacks on Mitt Romney made him seem … unprepared. He totally ran out of gas at the end, and repeated the same word like ten times in one sentence. I was totally disappointed in him (I actually had higher hopes he’d prove himself to me).
He was there? I honestly don’t remember him being even significant enough to get my attention. Also, I was like “LOL whu?” when he said something about fighting Massachusettes Romneycare.
Like Herman Cain, I thought he had a very weak showing. Does he talk about anything other than “maybe this” or “maybe that”?
If he weren’t Tea Party-ish material, I think I’d like Huntsman. I like him more than I like Rick Perry. I like that he was actually somewhat normal compared to the rest of them. But unfortunately, unless you are a freak with weird and outlandish ideas, you don’t stand out. So Huntsman was like a sturdy tree in the hurricane that was Romney and Perry. But he was merely one tree in the vast terrain of the debate. With no leaves because they literally stripped them away.
My opinion was that Rick Perry was winning the game hands-down when he made Bachmann and Romney play his political game. But after last night, he was playing Romney’s game. He totally played into Romney’s hands, especially by calling social security a “ponzi scheme.” You tell 180 million Americans who legally paid into social security who are now living on it that we’re taking it away. Romney basically said what those 180 million people were thinking (in a nicer, more diplomatic way) – go fuck yourself, Perry.
SCIENCE!!! There’s a planet made of diamond bigger than Jupiter out there. If we ever catch it, it becomes the absolutely biggest planetbusting weapon against the arachnids we can field. Just shove it at the enemy planet.
EDIT: Malkaia pointed out that I missed Ron Paul. Which I just realized I had a thing written about Ron Paul but it got lost in the transition. So here it is:
Out of all the people on the stage, Ron Paul appeared to be the least engaged. He sorta stood back and let everyone attack Rick Perry, and then repeated the same message he always does – less Federal government. Which wouldn’t be so bad, if he would go into more detail about how he plans to cut spending without turning the rest of the country against him. At least he didn’t go on a “return to the gold standard” rant that I’m so accustomed to from him. Again, like Huntsman, he blends in, which means he’s invisible to the independent voter.