Did Newt Gingrich Win the First TV GOP Debate?
For the most part, with the glaring exception of John King goading Tim Pawlenty into a one-on-one with Mitt Romney by jabbing at his recent “Obamney Care” comment, the candidates didn’t take shots at each other.
It’s hard to tell who won. Instead of actually debating, they took turns spinning each other around and taking blind aim at the Obama piñata.
Astoundingly, Newt Gingrich may have been the candidate that came out on top. He called out the CNN anchor for his questions, he cited particulars of certain past legislation and financial regulation. He made his stance on NASA and gay rights and the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law.
Former Bush 2 Chief of Staff Andy Card said Gingrich exceeded his expectations: “He opened right up by saying: 14 million jobs are lost, people are out of jobs, and we need a new president. That was the most succinct opening statement — I thought he did a good job,” Card said.Do agree with Card? Did Gingrich redeem himself from last week and pull out the W?
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