I’m watching the Republican Foreign Policy Debate. I was wondering what others think. I’m going to write some random thoughts as I watch. I hope this can start a little conversation. Please write your thoughts.
-Bachmann’s knowledge base is impressive. I hadn’t realized she is on the intelligence committee. So far, her answers on Afghanistan and Pakistan have been pretty on.
-Sanitorum (sp?) Had a very poor answer on Iran and a very good answer for Pakistan. I was shocked at how much I agreed with his views on Pakistan.
-Perry. Look at Gingrich and Romney’s faces when Perry answers about Pakistan and foreign aid… I had to pause to laugh. They didn’t even try to hide their shock at his answer (I was then surprised when Gingrich said he agreed…he had rolled his eyes when Perry was speaking).
-The torture debate was interesting. I hope they all chime in on it. I fall in with McCain/Huntsman/Paul.
-“no booing” was an interesting rule. Seems like there are a lot of people who were really against Obama taking out the American citizen terrorist. I fall in with Gingrich/Romney/Obama
-Gingrich and Romney are giving Perry that “WTF face” again as he’s talking about China.
-Romney’s “free trade by the rules” was interesting. “we are in a trade war now”
-Huntsman’s answer to that was good too.
-I’m surprised to see Gingrich and Cain supporting Mubarak. It sounds like he would still be in power there if they were president.
-Gingrich: The “training component” for unemployment is a great idea. Very necessary.
-Is Bachmann saying we should be more like China? “They don’t have foodstamps”…sure, but does she really want that sort of poverty to exists in the US?
-Sanitorum: “You don’t cowboy this one.” Nicely said.
-Huntsman answered well as well on Pakistan.
Okay, what do you think?