Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26th, 2012 CNN Florida Debate

Post debate opinion:

Mitt Romney - He had another solid debate performance, especially early on when immigration was discussed and through-out the debate when he often mentioned his private sector experience. I really liked his answer on Latin America and how President Obama has ignored the region. Also, the brief shot of his wife when he was praising her showed something very special there.

Newt Gingrich - He predictably pandered to the crowd at times (no surprise) and he attacked CNN... meaning I'm a genius. On substance, Newt had a good debate as always, although he toned down his rhetoric on Cuba from Monday and received a full-body slam from Mitt on his Moon colony idea.

Rick Santorum - He came right out the gate fighting, and damn did he win this debate. His answers were undoubtedly the best, most passionate and best received tonight. I didn't like his no position in regards to Puerto Rico statehood, but he stole the show when he pleaded everyone focus on policies and issues; not petty politics.

Ron Paul - Only he can manage to find a reason to bring our War on Terror into every answer, and be wrong everytime. Same ole, same ole from the GOP's crazy uncle.

Winner: Rick Santorum.

Original Article:

The four Republican candidates will meet once again in the Sunshine State, this time in a debate moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer at 8 p.m eastern standard time, to make their final case before Tuesday's delegate rich primary that at least two million Republicans will participate in.

Before Monday's debate Newt Gingrich was surging to a ten point lead and marching towards an landslide, but now Mitt Romney is surging to near 40% and strengthening his early lead over his opponents. Tonight's debate could, and probably will, determine who comes away with Florida's delegates next week.

Debate participation will be allowed this time, unlike in NBC's quiet affair Monday night, which Gingrich complained about because he couldn't use the audience's energy to appear stronger and everyone should be on the lookout for Newt to attack the media tonight, as he almost always does with CNN.

I expect things to get interesting, and suggest you stay tuned to Pundit Press for updates all night, including my post-debate analysis immediately afterwards.


  1. Dr. Ron Paul was the only serious trustworthy candidate on that stage. Straight answers and no lip service. The Constitution needs to be supported and Dr. Paul is the only candidate that will actually do what he says he will do.

    No Kings, No Wars.

    No one but Dr. Paul

    Ron Paul 2012
    Restore America Now!!!

  2. I wonder why he brings up the War on Terror...

    Man, what a waste of time this article was...