Friday, December 16, 2011

Nah, I didn’t watch it either, but ...

Watching half a dozen or more people argue with one another can be pretty tedious, and that's the good news. The bad news is, they all think we can choose a President this way. So here at Chez Alexandre, we'd rather keep watching reruns of NCIS, or even read a good book. Still, the highlights of last night's Iowa debate would still make for a good palate cleanser, and if you need one to start the weekend, The Daily Beast has seven brief video clips with the following:

• Rick Perry's "Tebow moment"
• Mitt Romney's take on Obama's egg-laying diplomacy
• Ron Paul on Obama's worst enemy
• Huntsman taking on Trump (Real bad-@$$ move, there, Jon-Boy!)
• Rick Perry (again?) on the do-nothing Congress
• Mitt Romney (again?) admitting mistakes
and, of course ...
• Newt Gingrich's "Jimmy Carter moment"

Naturally, everybody was dumping on Newt. After all, what fun is it if you can't kick a man when he's down, or at least headed there? Unfortunately, the Beastmeisters neglected to include Michele Bachmann, who's been coming on strong, and who actually held everybody's attention for several minutes talking about partial birth abortion. (What's that? We're making a big deal out of "culture war" issues at a time like this? Oh, the humanity!) She also managed to come out of last night's debate smelling like a rose, despite her exciting new "bad hair day" look (and that's probably all it is). Obviously hot Republican babes really scare some people. She should let her hair down again and really crack the whip, don't you think?

Or don't you?

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air provides a post-mortem on last night's proceedings, including what may be Ron Paul's perennial Achilles heel.

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