Writes Roger Simon about the debate:
"[T]he crowd didn’t get into real cheering until death raised its zany head. The candidates were asked about launching an attack into Pakistan, as we did with the killing of Osama bin Laden, and Newt Gingrich, a historian (as he never tires of reminding people), brought up America’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson. 'Andrew Jackson had a pretty clear idea about America’s enemies,' Gingrich said. 'Kill them.'
"This excited the members of the audience so much...[that] the best thing a Republican candidate can do is promise them anything — as long as it involves somebody dying. Monday night, Ron Paul said: 'Maybe we ought to consider a golden rule. Don’t do to other nations what we don’t want them to do to us.' He was roundly booed." (Thanks to Michael Tennant)