The clear winner was Michele Bachmann, who kept her insanity bottled up very effectively, only lied once or twice, and made the rest of the group look like vacillating stooges. More on her in Rolling Stone next week.
I can't wait! (Seriously, Bachmann and Glenn Beck are two minor obsessions of mine. Imagine how excited I get when she appears on old Glenndolf's show)
I didn't watch the debate in its entirety, but I watched enough to know it was boring and horrible and chock-full of pandering. On the other hand, Ron Paul is doing his level best to make some headway with independents:
[It was] hilarious watching Ron Paul sound off at length about the ins and outs of monetary policy while at least four or five of the other candidates stared nervously off in other directions, having absolutely no idea what the hell he was talking about.
You can disagree with Paul about monetary policy - hell, I think he's nutty as a squirrel's dinner on many issues up to and including Paul's desire to abolish most Federal agencies (the EPA for example). He's the only one in the GOP field talking about ideas right now, though, and for that I respect him.