I watched the FOX News debate (December 15, 2011) expecting a Cage-Fight. But, to the GREAT credit of the Candidates, with the exception of Michelle Bachmann and Ron Paul, all of them focused on two things:
1 – Beating Obama.
2 – What they individually bring to the table.
It was the best of all the debates, since the spotlight was on real issues, including a brand new one about activist judges presented by Megyn Kelly, which showed just how onside Gingrich is with the thinking of the people.
I learned more about the First Tier Candidates from this debate, than I did from all the other debates combined. And I also learned why the Secondary Candidates are indeed Secondary Candidates.
The most important thing that I came away with from this debate, was just how ready either Gingrich or Romney is to take on Obama, beat him, and then provide exceptional leadership.
THE INSIDERS ARE THE PROBLEM:
I still tend to lean towards Gingrich, and I greatly resent the Republican Party INSIDERS who are doing whatever they can to control the outcome of this competition by INSERTING Romney as THEIR Nominee.
I would be very supportive of a Romney Nomination if that was the choice of the people. But, make no mistake about this – The Insiders REALLY want Romney to win, which gives me reason to be concerned.
IF PERFECTION WAS POSSIBLE:
My perfect candidate would be a mish-mash of Gingrich/Romney, which in combination would probably deliver the best President the world could hope for. But, that’s only wishful thinking.
So – Whether it’s Gingrich or Romney . . . Obama will lose and America will win.
IT’S NOT AS IF FOX NEWS DIDN’T TRY TO DRAG THEM INTO THE MUD:
That my opinion of this FOX News Debate being the best so far, has little to do with FOX News, and everything to do with the Candidates who very wisely chose to focus on the issues, rather than on character assassination of each other.
I’m happy that the debates are done for now, before the Nominee Hopefuls destroyed each other, to the point that the winner could become unelectable in November 2012 because of self inflicted wounds.
But, that said . . . whoever walks away with the Nomination, supposedly Gingrich or Romney . . . will have the kind of battle scars that will make him MORE formidable in November 2012, than Obama could ever imagine in his worst reelection nightmares.
Thursday . . . December 15, 2011 was indeed a very good night for America, and for the world at large.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov