The Debate So Far

by Jonah Goldberg

I’m live tweeting it, but my general sense is that it’s a very good debate despite the moderators. The GOP field is getting much, much better at these sorts of things and it shows. The early exchanges with Romney and Perry were very solid and I think you’d have to score them as a draw. It is shocking how much less of a presence Bachmann is since her victory in the Iowa straw poll. Of the second tier candidates, I think Santorum and Gingrich have helped themselves the most, with Cain close behind.