November 13, 2011 live blogging part 4
9:01 Bachmann sounds like a cheap hawk on military procurement- good start!
9:02 then says “medicare will collapse and people will go into obamacare’ which is just silly. Medicare is pretty expensive but its still sailing along crunching up the public fisc. And “Obamacare” is not a health insurance plan- its a whole bunch of medium sized reforms.
(Am missing a little due to video problems)
9 12 Back to debate. Perry comes alive, says re waterboarding – “this is war.” um, I don’t remember waterboarding happening during ww ii. And THAT was war!
Ten lost minutes, then
9 22 Romney comes through, says Pakistan has “four centers” of power. (very coherent!)
(a few more minutes lost)
9 25 Newt blames Frank Church re Pakistan. Says we don’t know who we can trust. Isn’t that always the case with spies?
9 27 Huntsman emphasizes danger of European debt crisis. Perry tries to say something but is out of time.
From what I saw Huntsman is the most coherent on foreign policy. Among the rest, Perry and Cain sounded worse than the others to me, Bachmann veered back and forth from articulate to incredible. As usual Romney OK but a little more red meat than I would like.