Overall: On the style of the debate, I am not a big fan of the table style debates. I prefer the podium. The moderator, Martha Raddatz from ABC News did a very poor job of preventing Joe Biden from interrupting Paul Ryan, and from preventing Biden from rambling. Joe Biden was obviously a much more experienced debater. Paul Ryan obviously had less debate experience. However watching Joe Biden left a rotten taste in my mouth. He was childish at times, talked down to the audience at times. He fabricated facts, and acted like what he said was the word of god. I think Paul Ryan was a little too nice at times. However if you listen to the facts being cited, I think Paul Ryan held his own and demonstrated his abilities.
Tag: Mitt Romney
Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.
Romney is the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and then served as a Mormon missionary in France. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and thereafter earned Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration joint degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Romney entered the management consulting business which led to a position at Bain & Company, eventually serving as its CEO to lead it out of crisis. He was also co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm which became highly profitable and one of the largest such firms in the nation, and the wealth Romney accumulated there would help fund all of his future political campaigns. He ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts but lost to incumbent Ted Kennedy. Romney organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, and helped turn the troubled Games into a financial success.
The 1st Romney – Obama Presidential Debate
Overall: This debate focused on domestic issues. I liked the format, and I think the moderator did a good job of keeping the debate moving and keeping the candidates on topic. On the various issues brought up in the debate:…
The CNN Arizona Republican Presidential Debate
On the various issues brought up during the debate I have the following:
Auto Bailout: Rick Santorum said he opposed the bailout because he did not think that government involvement is not the best method for the restructuring. Mitt Romney said that he wrote an Op-Ed in the WSJ opposing a loan package, recommending a managed bankruptcy and help coming out of bankruptcy. He said he supported TARP in order to loosing all the banks and having the entire financial sector going down. Then later the companies actually went through a managed bankruptcy, and the President gave the companies to the UAW; which was a big part of the problem. Newt Gingrich said the problem with the US auto industry was a management system that could not deal with the UAW. Newt said that he agreed to with Mitt, and that President Obama violated 200 years of bankruptcy law in an unprecedented manner and screwed all the bond holders. Ron Paul that the government and politicians were the primary problem in the auto industry.
The CNN Republican Candidate Florida Debate
Overall: I am so sick and tired of the fighting between Newt and Mitt! These two should focus their attacks on Obama, not each other. I said a long time ago, that thoughts were the best ticket would be a…
The CNN South Carolina Republican Presidential Debate
Overall: I was about 30 minutes late tuning into the debate, so I missed the a couple of the early items. Hats off to the crowd for showing their displeasure when Ron Paul was passed over on the Right to Life question. They forced John King to back up and include Ron Paul on the issue. I give the South Carolina crowds 5 Stars in these 2 debates……..
A Few Thoughts on the Fox News South Carolina Republican Presidential Debate
Newt scored big points by referencing the Galveston, Texas and Chilean system. He really knew this subject well. His mention of the Principal Group in Des Moines helping administer the Chilean system was great. It is a good starting point on being able to get the facts on this system out to the public. Also, his comments about the estimates by the Social Security Actuary estimating 90-95% of younger people opting into the system, and the building up of an asset that they own where extremely good. He also referenced Martin Feldstein of Harvard for estimating that this system would reduce wealth inequality in America by over 50% over the next generation.
A Few Thoughts on the GOP National Security Debate
Overall: I like the idea of the debate focusing on a single topic. Overall I think this gave the candidates a chance to shine and demonstrate their skills. I think it kept the snipping to a minimum. I enjoyed the debate and thought it was a rare chance to bring to the forefront several serious topics that do not normally get the airtime they deserve.
A Few Thoughts on the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate
this election is going to come down to a question of who best suited to guide the economy going forward. I feel that the CNBC staff brought a level of knowledge about the economy, how businesses work, and the important issues facing us that were sorely missing in previous debates. I thought the questions were very good, much better than any other debate. I also liked the format that spread the time out much more evenly among the candidates and did not simply focus on the front runners. I think this gave the viewers a chance to better understand all the candidates and their positions.
On the various topics in the debate I have the following:……
A Few Thoughts on the CNN/Las Vegas – Republican Presidential Debate
On the various topics in the debate I have the following:
Tax Code: On whether we should replace the current income tax system with a national sales tax? Michele Bachmann said that the government would be too tempted to raise taxes and that we should give the government a new tax. Herman Cain on claims that 9-9-9 would actually raise taxes on low income, he directed people to the analysis on his web site at www.hermancain.com He said that politicians were attacking his proposal because they wanted to
A Few Thoughts on the Bloomberg News – Republican Presidential Debate
I liked the format of having the candidates sit around a table. I liked the commercials by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. I have followed the Peter G. Peterson Foundation for several years. It is a high quality organization that everyone should familiarize themselves with. The format of the debate was a little different than previous debates. Instead of having the moderator rotate the questions more or less evenly, the candidates were given the chance a better chance to provide rebuttals. This gave the front runners a chance to respond when attacked, but it did sideline the lessor candidates. Also as candidates spent a lot of time attacking Mitt Romney or Herman Cain, it didn’t provide much time for Rick Perry who in my mind is one of the top 2 candidates in the field.
Having the candidates ask each other questions: ………