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Come on, Thompson

05/04/07 12:23AM

(By msnbc's Tucker Carlson)Tommy Thompson just declared that “several thousand" soldiers have been injured in Iraq so far. Try more than 24,000. Come on. That's pathetic. read more

Not ready for prime time

05/04/07 12:20AM

(From NBC's Chuck Todd)Four guys seemed ready for this debate, the other six were, well, not ready for prime time. The "ready" candidates on this stage tonight: McCain, Hunter, Romney and Huckabee. The other six... shaky at best. read more

Big story of the night

05/04/07 12:14AM

(From NBC's Chuck Todd)Big story of the night: Giuliani's tentative performance. This is almost a carbon copy of last week. The hot buzz candidate (Obama vs. Rudy) is struggling in their debut while the old reliables (Clinton vs. McCain) showed experience in this format matters. read more

Where's Rudy?

05/04/07 12:09AM

Is Guliani even in this deabte?  This "I was a Governor and therefore  I....." is very interesting.  Lots of credential flashing tonight.   That didn't happen much in the Democratic debate.  Here it has put Romney and Gilmore out front with more confidence.McCain is keeping up.  But Where is Rudy?? read more

Would the day Roe v. Wade is repealed be a good day for America?

05/04/07 12:06AM

(By msnbc's Tucker Carlson)Would the day Roe v. Wade is repealed be a good day for America? It’s a simple enough question, and all the candidates responded to it simply. Nine of them agreed it would be a good day. Giuliani’s response: “It’d be OK.”So the repeal of the single most controversial Supreme Court decision of the last 30 years is no big deal one way or another? read more

No breakthrough moments for Giuliani

05/03/07 11:54PM

(By msnbc's Joe Scarborough)Each presidential debate has its defining moments. So many Republicans are breaking through and speaking to their specific audiences. Tommy Thompson, Mike Huckabee, Jim Gilmore and Sam Brownback are having good moments. Mitt Romney looks like he owns the stage. But Rudy is having none of those breakthrough answers. Why? Who knows. But that leadership style we saw on the streets of New York after 9/11 is not translating on stage at the Reagan library. read more

McCain lookr most prepared

05/03/07 11:53PM

(From NBC's Chuck Todd)McCain looks to be the most prepared tonight... His answers are crisp and ready for air. It's the difference between doing this before and doing this for the first time. Ask Barack Obama, John Edwards and Hillary Clinton from last week. Obama wasn't ready for the format, Edwards and Clinton were. read more

Rudy's sole goal

05/03/07 11:46PM

(From NBC's Chuck Todd)Rudy's sole goal tonight: prove electability. Analyze every answer he's given and it's all been framed thru the prism of "electability." read more

Here's a fun game

05/03/07 11:42PM

(From NBC's Chuck Todd)Here's a fun game... Compare how many times the candidates mention Reagan vs. Lieberman...Brownback just made the first mention; it won't be the last.  read more

Romney off to a strong start

05/03/07 11:41PM

Moving to the halfway point of this Republican debate, it looks like Mitt Romney is trying his best to pull down the mantle of Ronald Reagan. He is off to a very strong start. The man who is best alligned to do that--John McCain is simply stumbling too much to strike voters as Reaganesque. He is clearly uncomfortable. Perhaps tomorrow, we'll find out why. Jim Gilmore and Mike Huckabee are off to strong starts as is Sam Brownback. Giuliani may have Reagan's leadership qualities but he seems to lack Reagan's optimism. But Mitt Romney has it in spades. He is clearly winning this debate. read more

Giuliani, McCain seem nervous

05/03/07 11:37PM

(By msnbc's Tucker Carlson)Both Giuliani and McCain seem nervous. Rudy, who may be the most fluent, natural speaker running for president, stumbles over his words at least twice in his first answer. He speaks too fast, rushing to squeeze every imaginable talking point – 9-11, Reagan’s legacy, the rebirth of New York City – into a single paragraph, if not sentence. McCain follows his pace. He explodes out of the box like a sprinter, then trips almost immediately. Weirdly, it’s Romney who seems most relaxed. He may not know who he is, but he’s good on stage. read more

Breakthrough moment for Romney

05/03/07 11:27PM

"He is going to pay and he is going to die."What a breakthrough moment for Mitt Romney, talking about Osama Bin Laden. John McCain followed by promising to follow Bin Laden to the gates of Hell. Mitt Romney is doing very well, as is Giuliani. John McCain is off to an tentative, uneven start. read more