For some good straw poll blogging, I recommend Marc Ambinder, The Fix, and Cyclone Conservative.

Well, first Newt started by pandering to the anti-immigration forces. Wasn’t he an open borders guy back in the day? Wasn’t he a hero of guest worker programs?

Mitt Romney started by confusing green beans and soybeans. Romney understands that we need change in Washington. He says that change is Washington is going to start "with the results today." Romney starts talking about "strength", a word that David Brooks notes is a bit of a strange fit.

Romney plays up Gitmo. The idea of children cheering for Gitmo turns my stomach.

Romney just said that he wants to cut dividend and capital gains taxes. Actually "zero" for the middle class.

Romney hits on immigration. "Stop illegal immigration." "Amnesty will not work."

Romney also talks about abortion. He says he is firmly pro-life. (whatever)

He talks about marriage. He says he "wants our kids to understand that before they have babies, they get married."

He just called for a button on every computer to cut off porn. DIdn’t Clinton propose that? The V-Chip or something.

Then Romney kicks into his good flag story. And then he ends with his family. I really detest this exhibitionism. But I am amused by the music, "a little less talk and a lot more action."


neil · August 11, 2007 at 5:02 PM

He just called for a button on every computer to cut off porn.

Now that’s what I call liberal government! But wait, he might not have to start from scratch. It’s likely that a great deal of work on these subjects has been done in Iran and China; perhaps we could build on their technology rather than starting from scratch.

neil · August 11, 2007 at 5:22 PM

A liberal government? I meant a limited government.

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