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Who Won The Debate

September 8, 2011 by USA Post 

Who Won The DebateWho Won The Debate, Philip Klein has captured accurately: When the dust settles on the presidential debates, which tend to be remembered as a defining moment, and in this case, it was definitely the exchange between the two candidates in the race for Social Security.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry refused to retract his comments that Social Security was a “Ponzi scheme,” explaining that while it would be there for those who are at or near retirement, which was not sustainable for younger generations. He said politicians must be willing to be “provocative” about the issue on the recognition that the program was a “monstrous lie”.

However, Mitt Romney sure, saying it was not necessary adjustments to finance the program, but it was wrong to call it a failure.

The exchange, more than any other point in the debate, Perry portrayed the contrast between Romney and approaches to the campaign. Romney is the establishment candidate is trying to win on the basis of being more “reasonable” and eligible, while Perry wants to appear as someone who adhere to their conservative principles and say it like it is.

Ultimately, I think this change is likely to play into the hands of Perry in the Republican primaries, because at this point the base wants someone who is willing to shake things up and challenge the status quo. And there is good reason to feel this way. To do anything to achieve long-term fiscal problems the nation, we need a president who is willing to accept real change in our structure of existing law. After seeing this change, Perry seemed ready to do so, while Romney seemed to offer more of the same. Their overall response of the Social Security tried to have both. In defending the program as a success simply needed to be adjusted, it was not so different from Obama.

So I think that Perry, the response of Social Security, his strong defense of his death penalty record, touting the economic performance of Texas, and his willingness to attack his rivals in a way that was not Tim Pawlenty We showed why he shot himself in the lead in national polls, shortly after entering the race. However, it appeared that the tires as the debate progressed, and many of your responses – such as global warming, foreign policy, the rate of uninsured in Texas, and education – were evasive, vague and unfocused. While he made no major gaffes tonight in future GOP debates, and especially if he becomes the candidate, you will need a time out as more polished and demonstrate a better understanding of the details.

Perry value in telling the truth about Social Security is a good omen for his willingness to tackle head-on entitlement reform, and the opposite is true of Romney. One of the main reasons that voters are reluctant to change the rights is because politicians lie to them, claiming that these programs are fine. Perry, meanwhile, says things like: “I think the first step to finding solutions is to admit we have a problem and admit that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme.” Perry is right.

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