December 11, 2011 live blogging Iowa R debate, part 4
10:32 Ron Paul explains libertarian position on medicine. Invokes “revolution and Constitution.” Sorry, Ron, but the Framers were not libertarians; if they were, they would have kept the Articles of Confederation (which really did create a minimal federal government).
10:34 Perry calls for part-time Congress. And how much power will that give the President?
10:38 Am watching ABC coverage; they are pretty much declaring Gingrich the winner.
Wonder how debate would be different if Huntsman was there.
Candidates praise each other- Perry praises Paul on currency reform, Newt praises Perry for getting him interested in 10th Amendment (not very persuasive- I don’t think this has ever been a major issue for him), Santorum on Iran, Paul says “you should never give up on opposition- if you’re persistent they will come your way” (well done!) , Bachmann praises Cain for “being very plainspoken.” I’m not sure who Romney praised.