So much for President Reagan’s 11th Commandment: â€œThou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” Sunday’s GOP presidential debate found the eight remaining contenders roughing up one another more than usual, though the most blistering talk was reserved for Hillary Clinton (mentioned 33 times in 90 minutes).
â€œYou’ve just spent the last year trying to fool people about your record. I don’t want you to start fooling them about mine,” John McCain said to Mitt Romney.
â€œFred was the single biggest obstacle to tort reform in the United States Senate,” Rudy Giuliani said of Fred Thompson.
Given the mood, the refusal of Mike Huckabee (in photo) to join the â€œdemolition derby” served his growing breakout appeal. â€œWhat I’m interested in is fighting for the American people,” he said. (Another sign of Huckabee’s strength: He just earned Chuck Norris’ endorsement.)
Funny how nobody seems very interested in criticizing President Bush, low poll numbers or not. Reagan would approve.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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