I managed to watch a bit of the Republican Presidential Debate tonight. (My family gets everything, even TV stations banned in the US. It’s great. But more on that some other time.) Here’s my thoughts:
- I will never vote for someone who moves their hands like they’re karate chopping with both hands in slow motion. (Although I would vote for someone who actually had that skill.)
- Why is Ronald Reagan seen as a positive precedent?
- Giuliani definitely said that insurance needs to cover less, instead of more. I’m not sure how that helps anything.
- One candidate (I forget which) bashed Washington, saying that it screws up anything it takes over. Reminds me of a terrible mayor my hometown had, who ran on the slogan “Don’t trust City Hall” (and then spent the next 4 years swearing at public events and collecting sports memorabilia). If you don’t have faith in where you’re going, why go?
- Politicians are very good at dodging questions.
- Seems these candidates are still happy calling themselves pro-life, while not objecting to war, and are fine with denying healthcare to people. Pro-life needs to be a comprehensive agenda, not just a one issue agenda.
- Speaking of a one issue agenda, Ron Paul (which reminds me too much of Sean Paul) managed to turn every question I saw him answer into something on the war. And oddly enough, he was the only person to get consistent applause.
That’s all for now.