John, Quin: I tend to agree Duncan Hunter was first rate — if not presidential then certainly a Defense Secretary in any competent administration.
Rudy’s getting lousy reviews. I wonder if that has anything to do with his asking-for-trouble response to the question about what if Roe were overturned. It wouldn’t make his day, in other words. In fact, he suggested he’d be fine if the Supreme Court decided to keep it on precedent grounds. Fred Thompson: your numbers just jumped another five to ten points.
Biggest loser: the supposedly principled libertarian champion Ron Paul. He replied regarding any pardon of Scooter Libby by saying the guy deserves to rot given his role in leading us into the Iraq war. Unbelievable. Unless Paul is now a paleo or a Kossite.
Incidentally, the questions were insulting, most of them premised on liberal, gotcha notions — some of the followups were press conference like, completely inappropriate in such a setting. And what’s with the “yes or no” questions from viewers? Tancredo did well avoiding such a trap.
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