View Full Version : Weekly Standard: Barnes: Two Hours of Humiliation

Bradley in DC
11-29-2007, 10:06 AM

My impression was that Ron Paul, the libertarian, got considerably more attention than he usually does in debates and far more than he deserves as a marginal candidate. At least Paul's harping on the need to keep American troops at home prompted one good exchange. John McCain's response to Paul was that he'd been with the troops on Thanksgiving and their message was, "Let us win. Let us win. Let us win."

Nonetheless, it was a good night for Paul if only because he was treated as a major political figure rather than as the Republican version of Dennis Kucinich. The other candidates, with the exception of Mike Huckabee, were losers. They came off as a bunch of squabbling cousins.

11-29-2007, 10:10 AM
The condescending tone of this article is no surprise coming from Bill Bloodlust Kristol's pre-eminent neocon birdcage-liner known as The Weekly Standard.

11-29-2007, 10:28 AM
That was a horrible article. Debates should not be held to make candidates "look good." Debates should be held to expose the flaws our would-be President. This debate did just that. How anyone could take Guiliani remotely serious after that performance is beyond me. The hypocrisy of both Mitt & Guilini were fully exposed in this debate. It was a blood bath...awesome!