I thought Newt did well, He smashed Chris Wallace and ground him into dust. He was also good on this stupid committee of 12. I thought the Bachmann/Pawlenty feud was narrowly won by Bachmann. She is no Sarah, that’s for sure. Herman Cain had some good lines. I like him as Commerce Secretary or something. Most of these people are running for cabinet posts, not the top job. Romney failed the Romneycare test. Hated Huntsman. Santorum was good in some areas, especially when he took after Ron Paul on Iran. But he’s not going to get any traction. Ron Paul alternates between smart and crazy so often it makes your head spin.

Without Perry and Palin present, this debate did not help decide who might be the GOP nominee; on the other hand, it showed who should not.