Friday, January 25, 2008

Who Won the Debate?


D.I.T said...

Mitt Romney commanded a performance the seemed to dominate. His understanding of the economy and the presentation of an economic stimulus package surpassed his rivals. He showed true republican leadership with fiscal, social and national defense. His did not waiver at difficult issues and he shows optimistic and essential executive decision making skills.

Mom23QTs said...

I was absolutely moved by Romney's performance last night. If I wasn't already a big supporter, I would've been by the end of the night. He gives me hope for the kind of America I want my kids to grow up in. (I blogged about last night as well. :-)

Anonymous said...

When John McCain was asked on the January 24, 2008 Republican debate by Tim Russert about his knowledge of economics he challenged the question and said he didn't know where that quote came from. There was not a follow up by Tim Russert and the point dropped. Does this mean that the New York Times Paul Krugman is lying or misquoting the statement or did it in fact happen? Is this all wrong or did Tim Russert have it right and no one caught it?
Maybe Tim can clear it up on Meet the Press?
The New York Times’ Paul Krugman noted recently that, in a moment of candor, John McCain admitted economics isn’t his thing. “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should,” he said. But, “I’ve got Greenspan’s book,” he assured the audience.

If any needed evidence of McCain’s weakness on the economy was needed, simply witness how he has dealt with the need for economic stimulus. After last week’s debate in South Carolina, U.S. News wrote that the question of whether the economy needs a stimulus “vexed” the GOP front-runners, who “appeared unaware of the fiscal stimulus debate currently happening in Washington and being closely watched by Wall Street.”
At that debate, McCain said:
“I don’t believe we’re headed into a recession,” he said, “I believe the fundamentals of this economy are strong and I believe they will remain strong.”
In the course of seven days, McCain appears to have reversed course, offering his own stimulus package:
“The fact is we have some tough times ahead,” McCain told supporters in Columbia. But he said the U.S. economy will rebound. “We will get through this rough patch,” he said.