I had expected more from a debate sponsored by Fox and Google, utilizing some of the best of the Fox commentators as questioners. I understand that thousands of questions were googled or you-tubed in but many of the answers were not in response to the questions asked, as per a usual politician response.
Rick Perry must somehow understand that Texas is one of 50 states and not the only state in the union. He seems not to have a grasp of what one must have to be a candidate for all of the people. He again did well for hispanics regarding his insistence upon providing an education for illegal youth, but this may not play well with the Tea Party and some Independents. He did not play well against Romney when he had an advantage and did not make use of it. I am not certain if he has a grasp of foreign policy, any more than barack obama.
Romney came out, again, clean, since he really was not challenged except for some of his repeated flip flops.That said, he still remains the moderate despite the MA health care issue and Independents will look more favorably at him than obama. He looks presidential and has a great barber.
Michelle Bachmann is boring and when she persists to relate her experience as a mother of 5 and assorted fosters which to her credit is admirable, monies that might go to a wasted campaign might best be distributed elsewhere. She was unable to answer a question regarding taxes and salaries, asked and unanswered at the last debate. Michelle should gracefully back out.
Newt Gingrich is still the smartest of the crowd, but is he electable? Perhaps as a vice presidential candidate.
Herman Cain makes more sense than anyone, including democrats, but we understand the pizza and burger king connection and are full. It is a shame that America might not give him a second look because of the mistake they made with obama.
Rick Santorum is abrasive and while he might make some political points might be a distant VP candidate if someone wishes to take that chance. He is not presidential. Kudos to his wife and 7 children.
Ron Paul has bizarre confusing proposals, that will again deny a nomination, although he might be useful in a Republican administration as an adviser.
John Huntsman and Ron Johnson should take a look at the replay of the debate and just quit for the sake of their loony backers. They are wasting time and money…which hopefully is their own. They bring nothing to the table that would remotely suggest that their input would be of value in a new Republican administration. Looking forward to a smaller group next debate.