Republican Focus Group Debate Watching

January 31, 2008 at 10:18 am (POLITICS)



  1. Jersey McJones said,

    “Bad questions by bad moderators led to bad answers. The focus group never had a chance.”

    With that sleazoid Luntz running the affair, I’d say it doubly never had a chance.


  2. AL said,

    Eric, You nailed it. The “did too, did not” spat by McRomney was painful, as were the questions. A lot of people were “in the trenches” during the past several years trying to get certain legislation passed in Washington, as both Huckabee and Romney were “in the trenches” while governing their states…it’s sad that we are reminded daily that someone was literally there…and I’m sorry I can’t get off that soap box. I was leaning toward McCain until this debate – I’m tired of the “say it enough times makes it true” games we’ve been playing by the press and politicians on both sides. I’m going with style until he gets eliminated…

    I watched Fox News for a while after the debates, but I didn’t know what I was looking for and missed you.

  3. Jersey McJones said,

    Oh God, yeah, that little spat between McCain and Romney was just aweful. Like a pre-schoolyard fight.


  4. GrannyT said,

    The majority of Americans have not voiced our voices by voting. It is NOT a 2 man race. Mike Huckabee is NOT unelectable. He was elected several times and left office with a majority approval rating in a highly Democrat state. His approval among Republicans was 71%.

    Romney was only elected once and could not have been re-elected because his approval rating when he left was horrible. Visit to see an example of things to come; proving how unelectable Romney is. He is NO conservative. A vote for Romney is a vote for McCain.

    If you want a TRUE consistent electable candidate, vote for Mike Huckabee.

  5. micky2 said,

    Granny, how much were you paid to post that ?

  6. Woody said,

    Eric – Your post is about the best analysis of the debate I have read. The childish bickering between McCain and Romney on timetables was anything but executive calibre. Huckabee has never been high on my list, but he was certainly the most easy to listen to last nite. He made the most sense in that moment. Even Ron Paul tweaked my approval when he called the McCain/Romney spat for being so irrelevant to the issues that they should be talking about. As a lifelong fiscal and social conservative, I am concerned for our Republican party. It is starting to feel like we have lost our way. I am a disappointed old guy (77) so it is easy to fall into the “younger generation has gone to pot” syndrome, but I tell you, after the legacy of debt being left by Bush, and what is going on in these debates, I am really worried this time.

  7. Brian said,

    I feel fortunate for not having responded to the email I was sent to perhaps join the focus group…furthermore…CNN has lost all credibility when it comes to these debates anyway…

  8. Jay said,

    WIth an achingly liberal lMSM running the debate process, it turned out sort of like one would expect it would, with the leading GOP candidates bitch-slapping each other. It’s going to be awful difficult to engender party loyalty after the GOP convention, but it would seem like the Dhimmicrats are even worse off.

    Another election leaving me pondering about what candidate to vote against…

  9. blogmasterpg said,

    Hi, my friend. As You know, I’m Italian, but the election of U.S. Predsident is important also for my country. U.S. is a big nation and has lot responsabilities in all the world. Only in My country there are3-4 (american, of course) militay-jet aerports: one in Sicily and one, the bigger in north-east builded when Urss was a problem for europe, ; Naval Base (Neaples) and 1 submarine base (Sardinia). Italy coniderated for (Thruman?) as a “Natural aircraft carrier” andtha’t exatly. 2,000 Year ago Roman’s Impere called the sea aroud Italy “Mare Nostrum” that means “Our’s sea” and in fact, now, it calls “Mediterraneo” that in Italian language is translate of latin “Mare nostrum”. OD; for return to Presidential of that year I think that “The match” is not ended. The new candidate of republican partie ( I never remember his name) is a good person. It’s not a Republican as reagan or Bush but I love it very musch and in my country is appreciate. Obama? Obama at Whita house is a dream for America freedom and rights. but if he will not a win is the same thing for the american’s minds. To have possibility Obama will be the President of United States of America means in your country there is a true democracy, not as in italy. Corruptions, mafia that change and doesn’t shoot mre, transforming on business or political men. We have big problems, but if someone help us i think we can resolve. I open a new blog: is a little thing, but the only possibility to change is an help of European’s nations (and usa) can give us. Most itlian’ people are good persons, but ‘mafie’ are very strong: south regions are very invaded from it; local goverment now also in central regions are warning. Most part of politics in all italy makes the same thing of mafia (without shoot, of course). Now if a man disturb noone kill him: there is another kind of die: the civil die. Displacement , mass-media massacre ( the most important mass-media controlled by politic) , as a social delete. Scuse me for my words, but i hope someone can understand what going on my country (and sorry for my bad english language)..

  10. micky2 said,

    The mafia pretty much runs if not also influences your government ?
    Thats insane. I’m sure they have in stuck there nose in quite a few areas. But I had no idea it was so widespread.
    Be carefull what you write frotello. It almost sounds dangerous.

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