Thursday, September 22, 2011
As for what was actually said between the two candidates, naturally as stated in the prior two debates between the Romney and Perry, social security was the hot and heavy topic in their discussions. Perry rebuffed Romney's accusation that he wants to eliminate Social Security at the Federal level and let the entitlement program be managed by the states. Perry then says "It's not the first time that Mitt has been wrong on some issues so far" and then said "The bottom line is, we never said we would move them back to the states."
After Perry wrote in his book that Social Security is unconsitutional, he now swears a "solemn oath" to protect the program and said that states, as a cost-saving measure, should allow Social Security recipients to opt out of the program if they choose. Romney now says that Perry is now backing away from his record as stated in his book just 6 months ago. Again another repeated statement by Perry, claiming that Romney's health care that was passed in Massachusetts is a blueprint of President Obama's health care reform legislation. So what does he think of Romney's plan? Perry calls it an "absolute bust". I've heard the same accusations during the last debate. Have we as observists of the debates now already have heard what both candidates are going to say? What else will they talk about and when? Their debates are getting pretty dry already.
Actually, there were others in the debate, including Utah Gov. John Huntsman, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and businesman Herman Cain.
So what is the next debate going to be about? Most likely the same old thing, the same as the last debate and the same as tonight. The tone of the debates are already getting old. There are no new policies being introduced in the debates, and it is clear now that the only people who seem to really count in the race are Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. President Obama has over a year now to pick the two candidates apart, and he should have fun doing it. Both Republican candidates are extremely radical in their thinking, but the one candidate that most likely will "shoot himself in the foot" sort of speaking is Rick Perry.
Just for one moment, I asked myself if I really believed in conservative principles of the Republican party, which candidate would I'd rather be? As far as character, I'd rather be Mitt Romney as personally even if I were a Republican, I would be ashamed to be Rick Perry because of how he has acted on stage during the debates, and if I were either one of them, I would surely realize that I could never gain the great reputation that our present President Barack Obama has earned in less than 4 years as President. Patty Davis, the daughter of President Ronald Reagan has stated publically that her father would not appreciate the likes of either candidate and that neither of the candidates could hold a candle to her father. She also said that her father would be extremely disappointed in both of them for their verbal actions and stated beliefs as 'hard core' Republicans.