Writes Biff Orpington:
"I was at the CNN viewing party in Cincinnati for the debate tonight and I wanted to pass on a few things to you. First of all, Ron won the pre-debate straw poll with 51 votes, Perry was second with 41, and I believe Bachmann third with 21 or so (not sure of the numbers after Ron and Perry). And those 51 votes were quite a cross section - grandmothers and doctors and businessmen and college students and married couples and Viet Nam vet bikers and hippie chicks! Also, I know my sign ("I'm voting for peace") was briefly visible during a cut-in to the Cincinnati venue, but I'm not sure if my Rothbard tie could be made out, but I hope so. I don't know how the last 15 minutes of the debate went though, as my wife became too angry with the reactions (both at the debate and in our location) to Ron's mention of the Palestinians, and well, we had to leave."