You may not agree with Mitt Romney on anything...but you can't deny that he has dominated every single GOP debate thus far. He was even able to defend the controversial, big government RomneyCare program he put into place as Massachusetts Governor.
Last night, Romney said:
You know, the great thing about running for president is that you get the chance also to talk about your experience as a governor and I'm proud of the fact that we took on a major problem in my state, and the problem was that we had a lot of kids without insurance, a lot of adults without insurance, but it added up to about 8% of our population. And we said you know what, we want to find a way to get those folks insured but we don't want to change anything for the 92% of the people that already have insurance. And so our plan dealt with those 8%, not the 92.
One of the problems with ObamaCare is he doesn't just deal with the people without insurance. He takes over healthcare for everyone. Then he does something else that Chris Christie said today. He said the problem with ObamaCare is he spends an extra trillion dollars and raises taxes. And raising taxes is one of the big problems, something we didn't do in Massachusetts. He also cuts Medicare, only ‑‑ but people out there talking about cutting Medicare, it's President Obama that did that. And I'm proud of what we were able to accomplish. I'll tell you this, though: We have the lowest number of kids as a percentage uninsured of any state in America. You have the highest. You have over ‑‑ I'm still speaking. I'm still speaking. I'm still speaking. We had ‑‑ we have less than 1% of our kids that are uninsured. You have a million kids uninsured in Texas. A million kids. Under President Bush the percentage of uninsured went down. Under your leadership, it's gone up. I care about people. Now, our plan isn't perfect. Glenn Hubbard is a fine fellow. I'll take a look at his quote. Some people say that. Just because people say something doesn't mean it's true. The truth is our plan is different and the people in Massachusetts, if they don't like it, they can get rid of it. Right now they favor it 3:1. But I'm not running for governor of Massachusetts. I'm running for president of the United States. And as president I will repeal ObamaCare, I'll grant a waiver on day one to get that started and I'll make sure that we return to the states what we had when I was governor: The right to care for our poor in the way we thought best for our respective states.
"Yeah, that was a smackdown," Glenn said.
"Romney is by far the best at this," Pat said of his debate performance.
"Even when he's saying things that are really questionable and somewhat disingenuous, he comes off as really authoritative on them. That's real difficult," Stu said.
Nevertheless, Glenn said that he was still impressed by the other candidates when it came to actual policy.
"I think Romney gets crushed by Ron Paul in the facts on, you know, the economy or on, you know, the Fed or any of that stuff, on printing money," Glenn said.
Glenn also took time to compliment Herman Cain, and said that he thinks the candidate is enjoying a lot of success right now due to his 9-9-9 tax proposal and his underdog status.