My impression is he does poorly when pressed to answer questions with any specifics. Still the audience likes him; they don’t like Hunstman who is, ironically, the bravest of them because he isn’t intimidated by the base.
Oh, and I cannot abide Newt Gingrich. Never could. Pudgy face. I hate pudgy faces. Whitest man ever. And he has a little little mouth.
Ron Paul is occassionally going so libertarian that even this audience is cringing a bit.
And where is Buddy Roehmer? Stewart had him on last night and asked why he wasn’t included. Roehmer said debate rules say a candidate has to have reached 4% in the polls. Can anyone point to a poll where either Gingrich or Santorum got there?
I’m reminded of the last debate at which Bachmann announced she was a candidate, which meant she wasn’t actually running until then. How the hell did she get into the debate? Never understood that.
UPDATE: I see David Frum agrees with me:
Just speaking personally, I was shocked and surprised at how unprofessional Perry’s debate performance was. Nervous, irritable, stuttering, floundering, he missed opportunity after opportunity.