Analyzing Last Night's GOP Debate

Friday, September 23, 2011

Republican presidential candidates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) speaks as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Phelan M. Ebenhack-Pool/Getty Images/Getty)

The third Republican debate in as many weeks on Thursday night once again centered around former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Texas Governor Rick Perry sparring with each other. Perry and Romney challenged each other over their conservative purity on issues such as immigration, health care, and entitlements. The Fox News and Google-sponsored debate featured a question regarding Don't Ask, Don't Tell from a gay soldier, who was loudly booed by the audience.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, CEO of Christie Strategies, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush, analyze last night's debate.


Ron Christie and Todd Zwillich

Comments [1]


If it were an audience in a DNC debate who cheered inappropriately, would it have been ignored by most of the media?

Just in the last month there have been high profile union leaders, Democrat members of Congress and many others on the left who have said outrageous and hateful things and it has been largely ignored including the Obama campaign last week launching what has been called an informer website and still no comment or discussion on it which suggests a clear double standard.
There is seems to be little danger of the news media painting anything other than a flattering portrait of the left or allowing themselves to be "distracted" or "sidetracked" with the recent nasty, embarrassing and sinister behavior from the left, is there?

Sep. 23 2011 09:12 AM

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