Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Live blogging the R debate from Mesa...

...though I'm in my living room watching CNN.  Seems the AZGOP didn't want to give out tickets or press credentials to lowly liberal bloggers.  Not sure why... ;-)

Anyway, it's time to hide the women, children, minorities, and small animals.  The GOP's presidential candidates are in town. 

Well, hide them if you think the civil rights of ethnic and racial minorities (and everyone else) should be protected, women should have access to reproductive health care, poor children shouldn't have to work as janitors in schools in order to get an education, and when you are mind-boggling wealthy, you should be able to afford a car that is big enough for the family dog.

Will post updates as this goes along...

...Romney during introduction: "America's promise has been broken by this president". He must believe Reagan is still president...

...Santorum: I will cut everything that the Rs don't like. Apparently, poor people are the cause of all that ails the US.

...Romney: Doubles down on Santorum's attack on the poor by adding public sector employees...

...Santorum now opposes No Child Left Behind because it led to spending on education.

...Gingrich finally gets to talk. Talks about founding fathers. Yes, he's a historian.

...Gingrich and our Jan have something in common: They want to get rid of civil service! Whoooo hoooo!

...Ron Paul's groupies out in force, but Paul is sticking to his same talking points. He's not trying to become a factor in the race...

...OK.  the highlight of this entire debate has been the anti-Arpaio ad that aired during the break. 

They have beaten me into submission.  I'm signing off...

2 comments:

Thane Eichenauer said...

You missed out on loads of fun at the Mesa debate. The Dream Act people had a 12 foot by 80 foot sign. The Ron Paul people had a couple of 8 foot by 40 signs. The "Don't Start a War on Iran" were out with some nice signs.

Next time I recommend you show up in person. The CNN TV experience is not anywhere near as fun.

cpmaz said...

Thanks for the advice Thane, maybe next time I will.

If only to cover the sideshow, which is often more entertaining than the carefully scripted goings-on in the main tent.