|Romney and Perry - GOP Debate Sept 7, 2011.|
"Winner of the Debate: Romney, hands down. He got a lot of face time, made no big mistakes and was more self-assured behind the lectern even than the uber-confident Perry."The duel is promoted by the media and MSNBC and Politico, the sponsors of the debate, played along by placing Romney and Perry next to each other and dead center (fourth and fifth) on stage. The other six candidates flanked the leading duo.
Perry: We created more jobs in the last three months in Texas than [Romney] created in four years in Massachusetts.Fact checks reveal that Romney was indeed correct about that last retort.
PERRY: I know back and forth -- Michael Dukakis (governor of Mass. before Romney) created jobs three times faster than you did, Mitt.
PERRY: That's not correct.
ROMNEY: Yes, that is correct.
Amazingly some Republicans are supporting Perry in using such "provocative" language and even agreeing with him about Social Security.
Now here's a warning to the Republicans - and Tea Party supporters of Perry: Perry may be able to get away with that provocative language in the Primary Election, but in the General Election, if he's the GOP nominee, Obama will have a field day with him and all his extreme right positions, and as a result, the Republicans will lose AGAIN!
As for "erring on the side of saving lives", Perry again, in defending his record for the most death penalty executions, and when asked if he is bothered by them, he said he does not lose any sleep over any decision to execute an inmate.
So much for "saving lives" especially when there's new evidence that supports the fact that Perry may have executed an innocent man in 2004.
The two-man race is getting more interesting by the day. Anyway, may the better, smarter, more qualified and more experienced man (Ahem!) win the GOP nomination.