Romney cruises to another debate win as Perry’s fade continues

The GOP debate: Yada, yada, yada (AP)

The overhyped GOP debate Tuesday night reinforced the momentum of frontrunner Mitt Romney and continued the slide into political oblivion for former flash-in-the-pan contenders Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann.

Romney, riding high going into the debate with a high-profile endorsement by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, cruised through the evening by looking far more Presidential than any of the other pretenders to the throne while avoiding any major gaffes or wounds from his challengers.

While others tried to land punches on Romney, the former Massachusetts governor avoided any direct hits and deflected attacks with ease.

The Bloomberg/Washington Post debate was clearly Romney’s night.  Rapidly-fading former frontrunner Rick Perry came into night needing a serious jump start to his campaign but appeared — as he has so much in the past — like a befuddled deer frozen in the headlight of an oncoming train.

Michelle Bachmann?  She had better start taking book tour lessons from Sarah Palin.

Only Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, appears to remain as a challenger to Romney’s juggernaut.  Cain’s much-hyped “9-9-9″ tax plan garnered a lot of attention — most of it critical — from the other candidates.  Cain has replaced Ron Paul as the darling of the straw polls — the votes for sale “beauty contests” that generate more media attention than actual proof of political strength.

Most called Cain’s tax plan more gimmick than substance.  Bachmann even compared it to Satan, suggesting “9-9-9″ is really “666” — the “mark of the Beast” mentioned in the Book of Revelation — upside down.

“The devil’s in the details,” she said.

That’s assuming any voters can find the details amid all the hyperbole and hype of staged, media-event, debates.

 

 

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7 Responses to "Romney cruises to another debate win as Perry’s fade continues"

  1. griff  October 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Oh the drama!

    Which traitorous corporate shill will get the nod to run against the traitorous corporate shill we have now?

    Like sands through the hourglass…

  2. Carl Nemo **==  October 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Romney is the frontrunner because the MSM tells us so…no?

    I also have to laugh at these never-ending schemes to modify the existing tax structure. Seemingly folks don’t realize that the IRS’s main mission is intel gathering and surveillance over the heavily taxed masses. They’ll burrow into every aspect of your life if they choose to do so.

    The IRS, FINCEN, Justice Dept. and Homeland Security all work as a ‘team’ to create a more efficient electronic surveilled internment camp for the American people, every day, in every way. Candidates that talk about tax reform are simply blowin’ smoke for votes. Congress will never let it be so.

    Regardless of who wins in November 2012, we’ll still be roped, their captive dopes as usual. / : |

    Note: I didn’t listen to the ‘debates’. Same ol’ crimpol b.s.; I.E., just another day in the cosmic barrel.

    Carl Nemo **==

  3. Rick  October 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    This is my latest favorite.

    http://www.isil.org/resources/lit/looting-of-america.html

    There are so many laws on the books they’ll get you on something.

    • Carl Nemo **==  October 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      Truly a stunning link Rick. The seizure scenarios leave one hushed and it’s a powerful message as to how degenerate this nation has become; I.E., once the land of the free and home of the brave.

      This is a virtual script for creeping to terminal fascism run amok while our vapid citizenry shop until they drop, watching endless, inane, HDTV presented programming including so-called presidential wannabe ‘debates’. / : |

      I can assure readers that Romney, Cain, Perry et al. with the exclusion of Ron Paul are nothing but corporate shills. The media isn’t giving Paul any traction whatsoever because he isn’t an approved presidential ‘product’.

      At this point I see our duty disappointment in chief getting reelected against this gaggle of rethug nomination hopefuls.

      Carl Nemo **==

  4. griff  October 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    By the way, what’s Obama up to these days?

    Just wondering.

    • Carl Nemo **==  October 12, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      I understand he’s been getting cozy with the extreme left and trying to shapeshift into a populist personage, at least until he’s reelected which seems a fait accompli at this point in time.

      He’s doing what he does best; I.E., vend endless bullsh*t to the unwashed masses. / : |

      Carl Nemo **==

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