Conservative Refocus: Our Take On the Recent GOP Debate Results
August 18th, 2011
By Barry Secrest
Well, I enjoyed the recent debate and it was most interesting. My Impressions were as follows:
Winner and position #1: Newt Gingrich
He challenged the media, but better than that, he delivered a both clear and concise Conservative message. I know, I tore him up a couple of months ago, but hey, He is still my estranged hero, even though his view might occasionally shift with the winds.
If only he could do "this" on " Meet The Press"
#2: Michelle Bachmann: Gamely bending back the assault by Pawlenty, Bachmann let everyone know that she is "no pushover." Not only that, clearly the hottest contestant in the field. Grroowwwll!
What is with Conservative Women?
#3: Rick Santorum: Addressing the issues forcefully and with conviction and parlaying a playful sense of humor, Santorum has our vote for veracity, but can he win?
#4: Ron Paul: As a Conservative who leans Libertarian, I had to convince my Conservative teenage son that Paul's viewpoints are valid and need to be heard. Paul, as always, had a number of vapid fans in the audience, but we can certainly understand why. I explained to my son that isolationism, while laudible, is probably not the best answer, but is quite valid, under the present circumstances.
#5: Mitt Romney: He was there, he got pummeled, He left. Slick through it all, however.
#6: Hermain Cain: If ever I had a problem that required extraordinary wisdom, I would go to Mr. Cain, but having never held an office, he will be a tough sell to the Moderates and Independents.
Possibly future Presidential fodder. Having said all of that "I love Cain with all my heart"
#7: Tim Pawlenty: Attacking other candidates and incessantly bragging, while ostensibly impressive on the face of it, will not win the Presidency. Drop out dude, you don't even bring a convincing argument.
#8: John Huntsman: The Obama double? Get serous homey, don't waste your time. I would take the purple goat with a pentagram carved in it's head anytime.
There in Spirit:
#9: Rick Perry: He is just two points under Romney and hadn't even announced. This guy will be a gamechanger. He just announced. A Conservative Christian, and former Texas Governor? My Kind of guy, and one who has the ability to beat the stuffings out of the Messiah himself.
#10: Rudolph Guliani: Extraordinarily brainy and a formidable speaker, having Guliani in the race will bring a whole other dimension and a welcome one at that. Maybe he will even cross-dress for us during a debate....but don't get me wrong, on the basis of leadership, Guliani is a tough and difficult to beat. Extraordinarily fond of this man, I am, and it's because of his personability and the leadership that he exhibited during 9/11. A keeper, if ever there was one.