Video completo della CNN del dibattito con i 7 candidati (Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann. Cain e Bachmann rappresentano la corrente del Tea Party) del partito Repubblicano alle prossime elezioni del 2012;
Debbo dire che Ron Paul, Herman Cain e Mitt Romney sono stati molto convincenti, ma in generale lo sono stati tutti e la nota importante e’ che sono tutti d’accordo sul da farsi. Un clima molto diverso da quello dei dibattiti dei candidati democratici nel 2008, in cui abbiamo visto la Clinton ed Obama agitarsi ed insultarsi per primeggiare;
John King per la CNN, emittente notoriamente favorevole al partito Democratico che come consuetudine ha moderato l’evento, e’ stato criticato da piu’ parti per una caduta di stile finale ponendo futili domande e per aver interrotto continuamente i candidati senza dare loro la possibilita’ di argomentare i loro punti di vista e offrire le loro soluzioni ai problemi sollevati: da Hot Air;
That’s not to say that we didn’t learn some important answers from our potential candidates during the evening. Thanks to a brilliant new addition to the debate format, CNN and King managed to teach us that Rick Santorum prefers Jay Leno over Conan O’Brien, Tim Pawlenty prefers Coke to Pepsi, Ron Paul prefers BlackBerries to iPhones, and Michele Bachmann prefers Ludwig von Mises to John Maynard Keynes. Of course, I’m only joking on the last point. Why would a media debate moderator ask about economic policy? King actually asked Bachmann in her difficult “This or That” question to choose between Elvis Presley or Johnny Cash, and Rep. Bachmann immediately disqualified herself from Round Two by picking both”
I punti caldi di cui si deve parlare e su cui si deve agire sono invece, dice “Hot Air“, questi;
- Plans for job creation
- Tim Pawlenty’s plan for sustained 5% growth
- Raising taxes on the wealthy
- Repealing Dodd-Frank* Wall Street regulatory expansion
- Repealing ObamaCare
- Pawlenty’s ObamneyCare comment (with 4 followups)
- Individual mandate in health insurance coverage
- Convincing moderates and independents
- (“Aren’t you concerned about the influence of the Tea Party?”) – domanda provocatoria
- (“CNN is hosting a Tea Party debate in September!”) – affermazione ironia
- How to bring manufacturing jobs back from overseas
- Right to work legislation – is that demonizing union members?
- Government assistance to private enterprises
- Space program
- Housing meltdown
- Food safety
- Social Security reform
- Debt ceiling
- Separation of church and state
- Muslims in government
- Same-sex marriage
- Eminent domain*** (Kelo)
- Ethanol subsidies – which only one candidate got to answer (Santorum)
- Pulling out of Afghanistan after OBL’s death
- Should we start closing overseas military bases?
- Who among this group would you consider as a running mate?
- What have you learned in the last two hours?
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On that point, we didn’t learn anything about energy policy. We learned nothing about the deficit, except what the candidates could shoehorn into answers to inane questions. We learned very little about economic or foreign policy. We covered a lot of nonsense between the first question on jobs and the last question on running mates, but hardly anything that touched on actual voter priorities. We also learned that CNN is willing to pander to both the Tea Party and Tea Party-phobes, practically in the same breath, only separated by guttural grunts from the network’s learned moderator.
The entire event was an embarrassment”