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Who was the strongest debater of the event?

  1. Mike Huckabee

  2. Duncan Hunter

  3. Rudy Giuliani

  4. Ron Paul

  5. Mitt Romney

  6. Tom Tancredo

  7. Fred Thompson

  8. John McCain

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  1. Backdrifter Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος

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    Did anybody watch? I was really impressed with Huckabee and Paul. Definitely the strongest candidates. Paul really did not get a chance to shine and I think that was intentional. The corporate media seems to have a vendetta, and it's shame because he is probably the most honest out of all the candiates and truely deserving of the Presidency. I thought Giuliani and Romney really tarnished their images in tonights debate they both came off as panderers and flip-floppers. I will not be voting for either of them especially Giuliani, I am getting tired of his fear mongering and invoking terrorism in ever other sound bite. It's despicable. McCain made some good points, but he also seemed really tired. I guess I would be the same way after running for president as many times as he has.

    My vote goes to Huckabee simply because he got more screentime than Paul who I place in second with McCain in third. The rest can take a hike.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. SuBe Voluntaryist

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    I completely agree, the crap between Guliani and Romney tonight was uncalled for. Thompson didn't shine his comercial was terrible. Huckabee did a great job with the question about Jesus. Explained Fairtax fairly well for 90 Secs. I enjoyed it, but felt that it was kind of a circus.
     
  3. Backdrifter Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος

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    The circus feeling is probably because there are so many candidates to choose from. But, the primary is probably the MOST important part of the election and more American's really should pay more attention to it. People always complain about only have two choices in the general election, but the primaries are when you really get to choose who want for president.
     
  4. Backdrifter Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος

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    Nobody else watched? :(
     
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    I watched some of it. Kitchen Nightmares was one :D

    Anyways Huckabee came on quite strong imo. Giuliani probably next.
     
  6. Addendum Registered

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    I'm not a member of the Democratic party or the Republican party, so I don't bother with primaries
     
  7. Backdrifter Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος

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    Honestly, I used to fee the same way, but the primaries is where you really have the most selection for a candidate. I just don't want to be in the same situation I was last time where niether candidate, I felt, was worthy of the position.
     
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    Maybe, but I don't see a reason to join any political party
     
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    What state do you live in? You many not have to, some states have primaries which don't require any affiliation with a party.
     
  10. Addendum Registered

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    On the weekends, the state of inebriation :woot:

    Tennessee.
     
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    Tennessee has an open primary too. So now you have no excuse!! :woot:
     
  12. Mr Sparkle Registered

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    you were impressed with Paul?
    like....Ron Paul?
     
  13. Backdrifter Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος

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    Yes. I was.
     
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    oh...Stewie.....NOOOO!!!!
     
  15. Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    I think Huckabee stole the show, he really opened my eyes.
     
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    would you say you...heart Huckabee?
     
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    Why? He's in love with true freedom, something I think America has lost sight of in the past 8 years. We are all afraid of an enemy that we can't see or hear who doesn't even have their own country. Fighting terrorism doesn't involve invasions and big grand campaigns, it should be fought in covert operations and secrecy. The war in Iraq is not about terrorism, its about lining the pockets of military contractors with tax payers money. Take away the tax dollars and this stupid war goes away. We shouldn't be afraid of terrorism. If things continue the way they are, they will implanting little chips under your skin with all your financial records, health records, criminal records, and if you decided to jump out of line...click...you don't exist any more. No thanks, I want to be free. I want my children to be free. Ron Paul's policies are in line with what I believe. As V put it: People shouldn't be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people.
     
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    well, yeah I guess.
    there's still kind of a sick feeling I get when I start reading some OTHER stuff he said, but really, I guess he is pretty much the lesser of 20 evils.
    maybe Richardson or Kucinich, but they are both Ugly so no one will ever vote for them.
     
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    Yeah. Paul's ideas might be considered radical, but they make sense. We need to scale back our government. It's out of OUR control and in the control of the military industrial complex.
     
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    I guess it could be worse.
    you could be voting Hillary.
     
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    Too true. She seemed to be the dart board for the evening too.
     
  22. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    Kucinich has a hot wife so that negates his ugliness.
     
  23. Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    That's a riot. I was saying he should use that for his campaign.
     
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    Ron Paul might be the best out of the Republicans in the running, but sadly it doesn't matter in the least because it will never happen. Whether he is the strongest or weakest, it won't matter. I've already thrown him out of the running.

    But the scariest answers were when they were asked about the Bible.
     
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    See I just can't allow myself to think like that. I have to believe that anybody can be president because this is America. It may seem like the system only lets the rich and powerful into office, but we can't lose sight of the fact that the real power in this country lies within its citizens. Once we lose sight of that, then freedom is truely dead.
     
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