The Campaign Spot

The Florida Republican Debate, Part One

It’s the usual Fox News crew handling debate duties tonight, Brit Hume, Wendell Goler, and Carl Carmeron.

Ah, Cameron is in person tonight, no wandering around a Florida diner, letting missing-link yahoos ramble their gripes with candidates before finally meandering towards a question….
Did Mitt Romney get his hair mussed up? Didn’t Laura Ingraham say she wanted to do that?

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National Review

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