Did Ron Paul Win GOP's National Security Debate?
by Peter Grier
Did Ron Paul
win Tuesday's GOP debate at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington?
hard to really say anyone wins a debate, given that
theres no scoring, and Wolf Blitzer doesnt come out
afterward and hand out a medal. In general, last nights word
fight was high-minded and good for everybody, except maybe Herman
Cain, since he didnt say much.
Blitzer did well, too drawing candidates into real conversations,
and emceeing questions from assembled think-tank luminaries. The
whole thing was a real debate in that it juxtaposed real differences
Which is where
Congressman Paul comes in. It was him against the Republican world
last night. His positions are often very different from those of
his GOP opponents, and he defended them with his typical well-honed
points. Youre reminded once again that hes been at this
for decades. Even longer than Mitt Romney.
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