GOP Debate Got Personal
Monday evening’s televised debate that took place in Florida was a bit different compared to other debates – moderator Brian Williams told the crowd no applauding until the event was over.
The conversation was stoically different in tone, after being blown out in North Carolina by Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney changed his tune and was on the offensive during the 90-minute forum.
The former Massachusetts governor who has a habit of attacking President Barack Obama laid the ground work for the negative campaigning that will be taking place in the Sunshine State.
Romney who claimed that he learned a valuable lesson in Carolina, spent 70% of the time blasting Gingrich dubbed the “influence peddler” for earning millions with Freddie Mac while the country struggled and insisted that the politician’s poor leadership as Speaker hurt the GOP.
Newt did not take the bait, and repeated several times that Mitt was simply inventing lies which he planned to clear up on his website.
The two traded accusations of being flip-floppers, using nasty tactics to win elections and lying to score political points etc…
When the hammering was over it must be said that Mitt showed us that he was a better debater that previously thought and Newt has more difficulty controlling his anger than previously imagined.
As for Rick Santorum who won Iowa he tried to push the message it was not a two-people debate in vain and Ron Paul closed the door on ever running as an independent and flirted with the idea of building some kind of coalition with Newt.
Right after the debate Mitt published his tax returns showing that he made $42.5 million in income over the years 2010 and 2011, 15% went to Uncle Sam and 15% more went to the Mormon church.
It also showed that he once owned a Swiss bank account but closed it last year because he saw that it would be politically embarrassing for him.
Experts believe Romney who is worth about a quarter of a billion dollars is probably the richest candidate to seek the highest office in the land.