On immigration I have to side with Rudy and McCain. Romney and Huckabee sound like the blowhards Bill O’Reilly and Lou Dobbs on the issue. Demagoguery of an issue that really doesn’t affect that many people. I mean seriously, how many of you readers lost your job to a Mexican immigrant with little education and no English language skills? Please.
On healthcare, they were all pretty inarticulate. The solution to escalating prices is competition and getting rid of the third party payer system we currently have.
On “change” Rudy scores points. Change can be for the worse and Rudy explains that eloquently.
Fred doesn’t seem like he wants to be there.
Ron Paul repeats the “war for oil” canard that the libs are so proud of. Ugh.
McCain talks about greenhouse gas emissions. Ugh.
Thompson says no to “windfall profits” tax. Thank God someone is making sense.
Rudy talks about an energy independence program. Ugh, Here’s a clue, how about letting the market dictate when we move away from oil? When oil truly gets to expensive, consumers will demand new energy sources. There’s a reason why 5 years ago everyone was driving an SUV. Oil was cheap. Forcing that through taxation or subsidies is a mistake that will lead to inefficiency and unintended consequences.
Romney talks about innovation and I agree but it has to be private innovation.
Despite my thoughts on Fred’s performance (which are influenced by the fact that I was in and out of the house because I was grilling Churrasco on the BBQ and that every time I paid attention it seemed that Mitt Romney was talking or McCain was attacking him), several people are calling Thompson the debate winner. Apparently his economically phrased answers and ability to stay out of the name-calling gave him the nod from several pundits.