Newt Gingrich - Newt had one or two bright moments, one of which was "Having some kind of central bank is an important part of dealing with monetary policy in the world. But having Bernanke deal with hundreds of billions of dollars, in some cases, trillions, is insanity. The Fed should be audited, it should be transparent. Frankly, their monetary policy has been a major factor in the bubble that was created and the economic pain we're going through now."
That being said, Newt Gingrich was a very angry man tonight. He yelled at the moderators, didn't want to answer the questions asked of him and wanted to answer others. He was very dismissive of every one on the stage. As he got angrier and angrier, he clearly showed he does not have the temperament of being POTUS. I think he lost the debate tonight because he didn't have the patience to answer the questions, and address what was being asked.
Ron Paul - While Ron Paul has some solid ideas on the Federal Reserve and a clear understanding of the U.S. Constitution, although I think he takes some of them too far, he once again showed that he is clearly out of his mind on foreign relations. He does not understand the dangers of the radical Islamic mind. He does not understand how dangerous Ahmadinejad is, as Paul said he wouldn't prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons. He also continued to say that if we just left everyone alone and lived in peace and liberty, everything would be okay. I'm going to guess the man has never run across the path of a despot, dictator, or madman, or he would never say anything so asinine. Ron Paul was the clear loser in every single way tonight.
With all that being said, I still believe any one of these people would be leaps and bounds better than Barack Obama. One thing is absolutely certain, if Barack Obama wins another term you can kiss the America we know and love goodbye. That is unacceptable to me and why I dedicate so much of my time informing, inspiring and motivating others to get involved, and begin making a difference within the circles of their own influence.
So those are my personal summaries for tonight's debate. Others will not agree, but then this is my blog and my opinion. So there you have it!