It was highly enjoyable watching last night's GOP debate sponsored by Fox News and the Examiner newspapers. Usually, I find them quite boring, even when I am highly motivated to watch.
Not so last night. Tim Pawlenty looked small, Michele Bachman, despite her diminutive stature, loomed large. The only one missing was Texas Governor Rick Perry, and it won't be long before he arrives at his Waterloo (Iowa.)
|Ames, Iowa - A slow-moving Republican presidential campaign came to life Thursday night in a GOP candidates' debate that featured the fiercest face-to-face exchanges of the 2012 contest. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has lagged behind in national public-opinion polls, came out swinging: He jabbed front-runner Mitt Romney, mocking his wealth, and he criticized surging fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann for what he called her lack of experience and successes. (Snip) Mr. Romney was also asked about his record as the head of Bain Capital, a private-equity firm, and about cases where he laid off many workers from some of...|