Monday, December 12, 2011

Presidential Elections 2012 - #3486 - Michael Barone - Thoughts on the ABC/Drake Debate - Washington Examiner

In the first hour or so of the Republican presidential candidates debate conducted by ABC News at Drake University in Des Moines, we saw the most contentious, negative debate of the campaign. It is just 24 days from the Iowa precinct caucuses, and at least a few of those days—Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day—are off limits to politics. Candidates who had been willing to hang back and speak positively in earlier encounters suddenly seem to be feeling the pressure to knock down one or more of those rivals who appear to be standing in their way. Michele Bachmann, whose campaign cannot survive a disappointing showing in Iowa—she doesn’t even have a headquarters in New Hampshire, and her website’s list of New Hampshire news items are all datelined Iowa—went after Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney for their support, in different ways and different times, of individual mandates to buy health insurance. Read more....... Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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