I don't have much time, I have an Environmental Science midterm, but I will do well if I admit that being a global warming skeptic is "equivalent to thinking the earth is flat".
I had a chance to meet the candidates and their families, most of whom were very nice, polite, and seemed genuinely interested in what I as a student was up to.
Mittens acted very presidential, spoke with clarity, and didn't do anything to make people think he wasn't the frontrunner. During commercial breaks he was talking with the crowd and the moderators and seemed very confident.
Herman Cain I thought did a good job. All 16 students in the focus group came out with favorable views and are riding the Cain Train. The economy is his specialty and he had a good showing. I was able to talk with him for a while on The Green after his appearance on Greta.
Perry needed to have a huge night, and as much I was pulling for him to be the second coming of Reagan, he let me down again. He was really into energy independence, even when he was asked about health care. He said him not having a jobs plan is excusable because he hasn't been running for as long as Mitt?? When he entered this race he was a force to be reckoned with, and he has quite a few bruises now because the fall from the top is a long way down. I would love to see him make a comeback and articulate conservatism with passion and in an intelligent manner, but that isn't looking likely.
Gingrich is brilliant, he had a smile on his face the entire night. He loves politics and debating and seemed excited to be a part of the process. He has about as good of chance as winning as Joe Biden at this point though.
Michelle Bachmann spoke with clarity and intelligently, but will do little to help her cause.
- Chris Christie's wife fell asleep.
- The insane heckler was being escorted out and yelled "Don't f****** tase me b****!"
- Michelle Bachmann was wearing high heels, had a lift on her chair, and a booster for her feet to look the same size as the other candidates.
- Anytime Newt is off camera and moderators are talking he shakes his head and says "That's not true, that's just not true."
It was a great day for the Big Green community and I was honored and humbled to be a part of the process.