Thursday, November 10, 2011

CNBC debate highlights

I'm not gonna over-analyze it, but just wanted to say a few words about last night's CNBC so-called 'debate'. Unlike the previous Lincoln-Douglas style debate, we were back to attack merchants as opposed to 'moderators'. Not surprising, coming from the source. But putting that aside, let's hit the highs and lows...

It didn't take long for the 'moderators' to deviate from the specified topic of the whole debate, the economy, to berate Cain on the tired & FALSE allegations launched over the past week-and-a-half. Neither the audience nor candidates would participate in that mischief, and Cain succinctly answered the question, then continued back on topic throughout (as the moderators were forced to as well)...


(The Dodd/Frank response was GREAT!  And btw, who let Cramer out of his cage?)

I continue to maintain, whether you like him or not, that Newt Gengrich is the most proficient debater on the stage. And, but for some past uncertainties and fence-sitting, which he has begun to address, he might be ahead of the pack.  However, his debate performances may be the reason for much of his rise in the polls.  Last night was no exception...





And though we've covered the unfortunate air of the moderators and the medium, perhaps the most damaging blow came to the Perry camp...



Oops.  Although he didn't need that to happen AT ALL in this late debate, the media, on the Left and Right, are jumping on this and perhaps making a bigger stink out of it than deserves.  Remember this or this!  Just saying.  But that's what they do, which leads me to a quick mention of the Media.

I know everyone in the media publishes their list of winners and losers immediately following any debate, but I found one of those particularly disingenuous, from the Washington ComPost, that listed Maria Bartiromo along with their picks of presidential 'winners' and lumped the debate audience in the 'loser' category because they had the audacity to call the so-called 'moderators' out when they undoubtedly, and arrogantly, strayed off topic. But, that's our media for ya.

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