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Friday, May 04, 2007

Krusty Konservative: First Republican Debate

Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative

If it's not bad enough to front load the nomination kalendar, the media outlets are just adding fuel to the fire by having these early debates. I'm afraid to think how many debate threads I'll have to post between now and the Iowa Caucus. Here is the problem with early debates; none of the kandidates and especially the frontrunners will say anything of any substance this early, unless they're getting their butt kicked already. Frontrunners tend to avoid konfrontation, give politically korrect answers, and avoid nailing down their policy on most any topic. On to the debate, I thought Chris Matthews did a great job, much better than Brian Williams did with the Democrats last week. Maybe Matthews and MSNBC used the days between the two events to improve on the first debate. I'd like to do winners and losers but I don't think anyone walked away with a victory last night. So here is a list of disappointments. Sam Brownback: Someone wake me up when he is done speaking. The guy just lacks energy. He could give the best answers of the night but it will not register with me because I was probably getting popcorn, checking my email or taking a nap while he talks.

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