The pundits are tracking twitter where we're expressing ourselves in full force--let the audience respond, otherwise the debate might as well be held in an empty room.
Romney tried to wound Newt by making over the top suggestions that he was a lobbyist, while today we learn of Mitt's investments in Fannie and Freddie, albeit in a blind trust. Kind of a draw on that one, but this is the crux of that back and forth:
The release of the tax information is unlikely to end a problem that has dogged Mr. Romney on the campaign trail. Rich Galen, a Republican strategist who used to advise Mr. Gingrich, said the Romney release puts him ahead of his rivals' disclosure, "so the number of years isn't the issue; the issue will be the sophisticated use of the existing tax code."Couple that with Mitt's timid tax reform and you see why conservatives have deep reservations about the guy despite his private sector success.
Good ole Mitt tried one more time to connect with voters, rattling off lousy Obamanomics stats in a perfunctory manner. Mitt Romney, Talking Point Man.
But the moment that stuck with me was the question on what have you done for conservatism. Mitt thinks just raising a family and working in the private sector counts as conservative. Kind of like having to buy government healthcare just for existing. Funny, though, I know lots of flaming liberals with families and private sector experience.
Ron Paul had it right, defining conservatism as smaller government and protection of bedrock individual liberty. As did Newt. And Newt said this too: I ask Americans to be not for me, but with me.
The old Obama cheerleader media may wish the Tea Party and conservative movement were dead.
But to hearken back to another great American, we have just begun to fight:)
P.S. Black Rush caller who finally abandoned Obama over Keystone