Thursday, January 24, 2008

Recapping the (Boring) GOP Debate

I usually dislike recapping debates, both because my perceptions of which candidates did well and which ones did poorly usually don’t match the convention wisdom, and because in a week, everybody forgets about the debate anyway. But seeing as I made it all the way through tonight’s excruciatingly boring debate, I may as well give my impressions.

In brief, Mitt Romney and John McCain did well, and Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee did poorly. Romney and McCain simply managed not to sound stupid and avoid gaffes, which is a pretty low bar, but not one that Rudy and Huckabee could clear. Giuliani seems confused—his answers tended to ramble and make little sense. (His response to a question about why he airs ads in Spanish when he believes all American citizens should learn English was dreadful. He claims that his Spanish ads are for bilingual voters. Right).

Huckabee did get some good jokes—he made some funny Chuck Norris jokes, and he got in a good line when asked about the FairTax. However, his shtick is getting pretty old. Voters, I believe, want more than jokes from their candidate.

Also, somebody really needs to tell Huckabee that Chuck Norris isn’t going to be his ticket to the White House. It is already a bit bizarre that Norris follows Huckabee everywhere—celebrity endorsements are common, but Huckabee is milking his for all that it is worth. Huckabee, like the other candidates, has his supporters engaged in telemarketing campaigns to ensure voters come out for Huckabee. The name he gives his supporters? Rangers. As in Walker, Texas Ranger, Norris’ TV show.

I am starting to think that Huckabee believes that Norris’ TV exploits really happened. Somebody needs to tell Huckabee that Chuck can’t really wrestle bears, doesn’t fly around in a jet pack, and doesn’t carry an anti-tank gun to work with him. Chuck Norris was a nice endorsement—but Huckabee needs to come back to the real world.

Also, in case anyone was holding out hope, Giuliani is finished. Even he didn’t sound like he thought he could win.


At January 24, 2008 at 9:18 PM , Blogger WomanHonorThyself said... seems gloomy now Daniel.............

At January 25, 2008 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Name: Soapboxgod said...

That was a dreadful debate. I was ready to smack Russert upside the head which is odd because I don't mind him so much on Meet the Press.

At January 26, 2008 at 7:40 AM , Blogger Beth said...

I didn't even realize there was a debate, but it seems like I didn't miss much. Without any conservatives in the race anymore, I can only imagine, how every issue had some governmental intervention attached to it.

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