11:04 p.m Winners Santorum and Gingrich losers Romney and Huntsman. Pawlenty got noticed, Bachmann and Cain did good but likely did not advance much For Bachmann that’s ok for Cain that’s a problem, Ron Paul was…Ron Paul.
11:01 p.m. Gingrich: We’re in a crisis now start saving the country now, call congress back.
11:00 p.m. Huntsman: Obama won on hope, I’ll win on solutions.
10:58 p.m. T-Paw: I am the effective conservative leader
10:58 p.m. Bachmann: worst closing so far
10:58 p.m. Romney: He (Obama) doesn’t understand on how the economy works. Good hit on Obama.
10:57 p.m. Paul, Our liberty comes from creator give a full Paul answer.
10:57 p.m. Cain: I represent Growth, if the economic engine doesn’t improve the rest doesn’t matter
10:56 p.m. Closing remarks will anyone break out Santorm ok
10:55 p.m. Cain hits unfunded mandates
10:55 p.m. Huntsman on No child left behind, education should be local. Not a bad answer. Good defense for Boehner.
10:53 p.m. Hits back on debt ceiling before final remarks.
Round 4 belongs to Santorum without a doubt.
10:49 p.m. Santorum showmanship vs leadership lands a solid blow on Bachmann and Paul
10:48 p.m. Weigel talks about hitting the front runner (Romney) but Romney has been the invisible man.
10:46 p.m. Gingrich hits the Fed and Paul backs him up.
10:44 p.m. Cain backs up Bachmann, but not a memorable answer, Cain answers that you need comprehensive changes. Good answer: Uncertainty is killing us. It’s their money!
10:41 p.m. Bachmann points out the problem with the debt ceiling deal, asked what she would say to annalists answer: “We just heard from S & P”
10:42 p.m. Huntsman is invisible.
10:40 p.m. Personal accounts for unemployment? Interesting idea from Mitt? Best answer of the night from him.
10:38 p.m. T-Paw talks about moving forward when you can, good point.
10:37 p.m. If Santorum wasn’t in my top 3 before he is now.
10:36 p.m. Bachmann defends traditional marriage.
10:34 p.m. Santorum is answering strong on Gay Marriage. He has been strong and decisive in the 2nd half.
10:32 p.m. Huntsman defends civil unions, which nomination is he running for?
10:31 p.m. Romney spins the Marriage debate, he didn’t fight for it in Mass.
10:29 p.m. York asks if Bachmann will be “submissive” to her husband as president. That was a low blow.
10:28 p.m. Cain asked about what the south believes about Mormonism. He is being diplomatic.
10:25 p.m. Gingrich: There is nothing illegitimate about making sure people working for the US are loyal.
round 3. Santorum won that round, TPaw second. Paul most memorable but for all the wrong reasons. Gingrich still up overall but not by much, Bachmann, romney and Huntsman invisible.
10:20 p.m. I don’t apologize for the Iranians being free, Santorum is on a roll on the terror issue.
10:18 p.m. Bachmann defends Gitmo etc, answer was ok but she left out something big, Bachmann plays the “classified info” card, Paul defends trials. Not a bad defense.
10:17 p.m. Cain’s answer on Iran is good.
10:15 p.m. Santorum hits a roundhouse on Paul, did I just hear Paul say we’ve been at war with Iran since 55? Am I actually hearing this?
10:13 p.m. Paul defends Iran and suggests they are not going for the bomb and if they do who cares? And people want him to be president?
10:11 p.m. T-Paw hits Obama & CLINTON on Syria: “He’s not a reformer he’s a killer!” on Assad! Great answer.
10:09 p.m. Huntsman gives his best answer of the night on Cybersecurity and China
10:07 p.m. Newt on Libya; He is playing with the questioners, and hitting Obama at the same time. “We have a bigger strategic deficit than a fiscal deficit”
10:06 p.m. Romney shown two opposite statements and says he has the same view. His tone isn’t bad but he is not winning any votes tonight.
10:05 p.m. T-Paw hitting Obama on Afghanistan. It’s still worth it.
10:04 p.m. Again Gingrich answers best but Bachmann is a close second.
10:02 p.m. Huntsman jokes about prayer, that’s was a huge mistake, but it won’t hurt him with his voters.
10:01 p.m. It’s the “everybody hit Rick Perry question.”
10:00 p.m. After 2 rounds Gingrich is winning with Cain, Bachmann & Pawlenty the most memorable besides him.
9:57 p.m. T-Paw hits both Bachmann and Paul and goes directly about Moral Law, his is playing the full actual Catholic! Bravo.
9:55 p.m. Ron Paul talks about the marketplace vs the government and about corporate power vs doctor and patient his best answer of the night.
9:53 p.m. Bachmann answers on health insurance about the power of government to force people. She answers the question that Romney ducked on me almost 1 1/2 years ago.
9:51 p.m. Mitt Answers on 10th amendment grounds but doesn’t answer the court question. If anyone votes for Romney after the court question they are a fool.
9:50 p.m. T-Paw gets an Obamnycare question what will he do: T-Paw and he follows up with a full roundhouse on Mitt on spending in Mass, and on judicial selections mops the floor on him.
9:49 p.m. 10-1 deal. spending cuts vs tax increases. Everybody raises their hands, Gingrich hits the super committee and really goes to town.
9:45 p.m. Santorum decides to elbow Bachmann during his answer, compromise but keeping the core on an answer.
9:44 p.m. T-Paw was shy about attacking Romney but not about hitting Bachmann, there is real bad blood there.
9:42 p.m. Bachmann gets the tax question turns it into an abortion answer and Pawlenty follows up hitting Bachmann and she strikes back. If Pawlenty was a woman it would be a pay per view mud match.
9:41 p.m. York follows up with Pawlenty on Taxes, Pawlenty
like Romney ducks the question at first, but does says he regretted the cig tax increase. Hits Obama on vacation.
9:40 p.m. Byron York asks Romney about taxes increase on Mass. Taxes to Romney. Ducks the answer on taxes and seems to be spinning on Mass record.
9:39 p.m. Ron Paul answers like….Ron Paul. Gives anti war answer on border security.
9:37 p.m. Gingrich gives ok answer on border and English as language.
9:36 p.m. Cain: “High fences and open doors.” Best line of night.
9:35 p.m. Cain: “America’s got to learn to take a joke”
9:32 p.m. Boring question and answer to Huntsman and Romney on immigration. Romney does differentiate between legal and illegal immigration that’s important.
9:30 p.m. Cain asked about the rookie mistakes: But comes back strong on Sharia law.
9:30 p.m. “When you are asked to serve your country you do it.” Very good answer but the rest of it is so so
9:29 p.m. Too much attention to minuta and not enough on debate says Newt, It was a valid question, but he played that smart.
9:27 p.m. Gingrich notes Reagan and McCain both had money issues. This is the type of format Newt thrives in and it shows.
9:24 p.m. After rnd 1 Gingrich & Cain #1 on substance on style Bachmann & T-Paw
9:22 p.m. Romney stresses his private sector experience and defends Mass. Record. brings up Herman Cain.
9:18 p.m. Bachmann doesn’t let up when Wallace follows up with her, “People are looking for a champion”, how will Pawlenty answer? Pawlenty counters saying she has a “record of speaking wrongly”. If this is her record of results she isn’t much of a leader.
9:16 p.m. Pawlenty hits both Obama and Bachmann in his comment ,not a bad answer or a bad hit, Bachmann counters with implementing cap and trade and requiring individual mandate etc. Pretty good for both of them.
9:15 p.m. Santorum’s answer the least memorable, not good when you are in single digits.
9:12 p.m. Pawlenty emphasizes his online plan, stresses the lack of Obama plan, good pivot. He does the same thing that I did on the radio. “I will come to your house and cook your dinner and mow the lawn if you can find Obama’s plan.”
9:12 p.m. Gingrich knocks why him with no business experience question by going to divided government.
9:11 p.m. Huntsman says his plan isn’t up because he’s only been running for a month and a half, bad answer for first debate question.
9:09 p.m. Cain gives the most direct answer best answer so far on what he would do.
9:09 p.m. Paul gives long answer but ducks the divided congress part of the question
9:08 p.m. Romney gives a line about “not eating Obama’s dog food” and just about all of Twitter retweets it.
9:06 p.m. So far 3 questions to two people and each question has been ducked.
9:04 p.m. Romney gets Bachmann question, talks about steps to take and hits Obama
9:02 p.m. Bachmann gets first question, goes straight to the debt ceiling.
9:01 p.m. Byron York means good questions
9:00 p.m. Will drink each time Neo Confederate Sex panic is mentioned.