Thursday, September 08, 2011

Perry and Romney go head-to-head on MSNBC debate

The GOP had a 100 minute presidential debate last night on MSNBC (I didn’t see it come on CNN).
The most interesting point was that Mitt Romney defended the individual mandate in Massachusetts as the way to go, while criticizing Obamacare as too expensive for potential employers.

The debate was aired at 8 PM EDT from the Reagan Library in California.

There has been controversy over the "fact checking" of both candidates on who created the most jobs.

Newt Gingrich was strident as usual, and Michele Bachmann looked diminished. After all, she thinks it's all right for the federal government to stiff people on its current bills.

Perry called Social Security a "Ponzi Scheme" (aka Madoff), but said he would not jeopardize the benefits of current recipients. 

The story is here

The candidates stayed away from gay issues.  For example, SLDN has recently expressed concern that “conservative” president could re-implement the full military ban (even beyond “don’t ask don’t tell”).
Romney and Perry obviously were the “leading” candidates.  


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