Mitt Romney should take notice. The Cain/Gingrich debate is EXACTLY what Conservatives are looking for. It is something today’s liberals and Republican posers simply won’t do. The two candidates from Georgia sat down with no time limits, no moderators, and no attacks on each other, they spent an hour and a half laying bold, smart, outside the box proposals on the table. They complemented one another and tossed questions to each other that built each other up. It wasn’t about me versus you. There was no mud, no dirty politics. It was pure and simple ideas and a clear demonstration why these two candidates deserve every Conservative’s consideration. If Mitt Romney is smart, he will be begging to be part of the next debate, because his fiscal conservative, establishment support is not going to win him this primary by itself.
At the beginning of the debate, Cain and Gingrich stood side by side and joked about what the 2012 ticket might look like. Actually, that’s not such a bad idea.
I got done watching the debate feeling much better about the GOP field this year. Cain has been boxed in by his 999 plan in previous recent debates. In this debate be broke out and showed that he is a far more complex and intelligent candidate. He finally had a chance to explain his Social Security private option. Their mutual respect and support helped lend Cain additional credibility.
Newt has been stellar in uncomfortable media run debates. He soared even more in this debate. Newt oozes leadership, and even in this debate was in charge. It would be interesting to see if Newt would still rule the roost with Romney at the table as well. At any rate, to the extent that this debate is replayed and seen by more Americans, Newt’s star will continue rise. This debate highlighted Newt’s intelligence and communication skills.
Hopefully we will see more of these type of debates, and hopefully many more people will watch them. And if the GOP wants to win in 2012, it would be great to see if Obama would step up and give this format a shot.
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