Romney led off with the crowd-pleaser: the score of the Bruins game.
Romney also started off the talk about the social issues. He gave a two-word answer to King’s question about gay marriage: “constitutional amendment,” one banning it. Romney also effectively avoided criticism over his shifting position on abortion.
Bachmann’s answers have been very impressive. She’s effectively established herself as an accomplished mother and professional, mentioning her 23 foster children in multiple questions. Although she’s the rookie on the stage (Cain excepted), her answers are the most polished and appealing so far. While her defense of the right to life was the most energizing, Pawlenty successfully touted his strong pro-life accomplishments as governor — in both legislation and appointing judges.
Still no questions about Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, etc. Of the issues that have come up so far, very few will be decided or even influenced by the next president. The wars, on the other hand, will be almost entirely under their care. Where are the questions?
Does the rest of the field realize that they’re all chasing Romney? Doesn’t seem like it.