Good Lord this was the worst debate I think I’ve ever watched.The audio was terrible. When the audience clapped the sound of the candidates faded away. The charts and polling was silly. Too many bells and whistles and too damn many candidates on the stage.Did you know Gary Johnson intends to balance a budget? Whoopitydoo.Rick Perry was a train wreck in this debate. He flubbed his response on Romney flip-flopping. He got the first question tonight and stumbled. Good grief. Romney did so much better than Perry. So much better. But I still cannot believe these candidates have pulled their punches on Romneycare. He’s getting a free pass on it. But his answers on so many questions, while smoothly delivered, were Democrat like.The winner is Herman Cain. The audience loved him. Other than his question on Israel, Cain’s answers really were out of the park awesome. He provided the most uplifting moments and the most memorable lines, with substance included.Biggest two surprises of the night? Rick Santorum came off like a jerk. He was way too angry on every answer, even those times I fully agreed with him. He was just angry.Jon Huntsman gave some very good and substantive answers.Lastly, if Newt Gingrich could operate like he debates he’d be President.There are still 15 minutes left, but I’ve had enough. This was miserable all around.
Herman Cain Won the Debate
By Erick Erickson | 10:43 PM on September 22, 2011
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