Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tonight's Presidential Debate

Tim Pawlenty will  participate as will former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.); ex-Godfather’s Pizza chief executive Herman Cain; and , Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson.

My take on Herman Cain is here.

My take on Gary Johnson is here.

My report on my recent visit with Ron Paul is here.

Other likely Republican Presidential candidates, Mitt Romney, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, and Donald Trump, former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.).  and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, will not be participating.

The debate will air at 9 p.m. EST on the Fox News Channel.


  1. Every time I hear Herman Cain mentioned, it's as the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza. Since he's running for a job with national government, I would think he would want to highlight his government experience, like that he was chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Maybe even highlight his time as CEO of the National Restaurant Association lobbyist group.

    Surely the types of things Cain would have to do as president are more in line with these government-centric entities than anything he would have done as the CEO of a privately-owned corporation.

    All the other candidates are recognized by their current or former government positions (former governor, former speaker, current representative, etc.).

  2. I think your criticism of Cain is fair though I would like to hear your take on if Paul is electable or not. That's where I see Paul faltering. What was it Obama said early on, "I don't like all those other guys before me"? If it were solely based on principles, I'd love Paul, but let's not be naive enough to think principles alone drive the consciousness of the public.

  3. Paul supporters "Sir, if you run for President you will have the vote of every intelligent American."

    He responds, "That's no good, I need a majority!"

  4. @11:28

    Since Paul is the only true liberty loving, true libertarian candidate, it is does not matter if Ron paul is elecetable or not, because if he does not get elected, then (assuming obama loses) you just replace one statist with another.Cain, Santorum, Romney, Trump would be no more dangerous to economic and civil liberties than Obama has been.

  5. "If it were solely based on principles, I'd love Paul, but let's not be naive enough to think principles alone drive the consciousness of the public."

    So true, but that hardly means that principles alone shouldn't drive MY conscience, at least. The public will believe what the government tells them to, but that doesn't mean people who know better have to remain shackled to such stupidity and lies.

  6. Humans have a tremendous capacity for rationalization. Some version of "electability" is always the keyword used when someone is rationalizing their addiction to voting for statists.

  7. Ron Paul Money Bomb going on right now.