I am not going to rehash but Pawlenty is toast, too mean, too lame.
backyardconserv Anne Leary
Bachmann emerged as a great debater, reinforcing her image of holding her ground--this sets her up for a decisive straw poll win. She handled the submissive question just fine, I don't think the question was out of line.
Romney is too bland, no standout, but is in it for the long haul, not really competing in Iowa this time. But really, 7 points for starters? Boil it down for the debate.
I was glad to hear Herman Cain emphasize growth. With humor.
Perry, offstage, may be the answer, given Texas' carrying the country on jobs and opportunity.
But I have to say, I hope Sarah runs. I think she has more vision, more grace, more cool under fire, a successful track record of challenging the powers that be, more understanding of the American people and what is at stake--and a gift for advancing her ideas in a phrase at the time we most need it.
...I agree with her as much as I agree with Charles Krauthammer:)