June 24, 2019

The Debate Show

For months now we’ve been watching a series of kick lines fatuously called debates. The formula is essentially the same:  a moderator or moderators, presses a slowly diminishing number of Republican candidates for their party’s nomination with a variety of questions, mostly irrelevant, idiotic and quite obviously designed to make the questioner look good and […]

CNN Florida GOP Debate Post-Mortem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.26.12 @ 11:17PM Here are my final thoughts on tonight’s Florida GOP Debate in Jacksonville which aired on CNN. Ron Paul – He had his moments during the debate especially when Wolf Blitzer asked him about his medical records. Paul handled that question with good […]

CNN Florida GOP Debate Post-Mortem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.26.12 @ 11:17PM Here are my final thoughts on tonight’s Florida GOP Debate in Jacksonville which aired on CNN. Ron Paul – He had his moments during the debate especially when Wolf Blitzer asked him about his medical records. Paul handled that question with good […]

CNN S.C. GOP Debate Post-Mortem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.19.12 @ 10:55PM Here are my final thoughts on tonight’s GOP Debate in Charleston, South Carolina which aired on CNN. Ron Paul – He was marginalized in the debate. It was too much for the audience which forced moderator John King to include him […]

Fox News South Carolina GOP Debate Post-Mortem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.16.12 @ 11:36PM Here are my final thoughts on tonight’s Fox News South Carolina GOP Debate which took place in Myrtle Beach. Rick Perry – He was full of piss and vinegar tonight. Perry scored early when he called upon Mitt Romney to release […]

NBC Meet The Press NH GOP Debate Post-Mortem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.8.12 @ 11:41AM Here are my final thoughts on the New Hampshire GOP debate which aired this morning on NBC’s Meet the Press and moderated by David Gregory. Jon Huntsman – I think this was his best debate. His answers were full of sobriety […]

A GOP Pajamas Debate

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.8.12 @ 12:21AM Since we have to get up bright and early tomorrow for the next GOP faceoff I think the candidates should be required to spend the debate in their pajamas. Admittedly this format would work better if Michele Bachmann were still in the […]

Fox News Iowa GOP Debate Post-Mortem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 12.15.11 @ 11:50PM Here are my final thoughts on tonight’s Iowa GOP Debate in Sioux Falls which aired on the Fox News Channel. Rick Santorum – He had a particularly eloquent rebuttal to Ron Paul on Iran and he had Romney on the defensive […]

ABC Iowa GOP Debate Post-Mortem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 12.11.11 @ 1:05AM Here are my thoughts on Saturday’s GOP debate broadcast by ABC and co-sponsored by the Des Moines Register and Yahoo. Rick Santorum – A respectable performance. He didn’t complain about not getting enough time to speak but time is running out […]

CNN-AEI-Heritage Foundation GOP Debate Post-Mortem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 11.22.11 @ 11:29PM Tonight, I watched the CNN-AEI-Heritage Foundation GOP Debate and here is my evaluation of each candidate. Jon Huntsman – This was probably his best debate. He had a strong exchange with Mitt Romney over troop levels in Afghanistan. Huntsman also made a […]