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Debate Wrap Up: Who Won?

In the video player below, the Washington Post's Dan Balz, Chris Cillizza, and Michael Shear discuss the GOP presidential debate from St. Anselm College in Manchester.

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By washingtonpost.com Editors |  June 6, 2007; 8:51 AM ET Debates
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I think Mike Huckabee did a very good job at last nights debate. He was thoughtful and gave excellent answers to the few questions he got a chance to answer. People need to give him more of a chance and look at him more closely, and not only look at the three "top tier" candidates.

Posted by: cward | June 6, 2007 9:34 AM

Ironically, the GOP group came off looking like the old Dixiecrats from the late 1950s/60s and the DEM group looks more Classic Republican.

Since it is only the 2nd time to see the guys, it might be unfair to say anything, but they ALL come off as total panderers at best, and idiots at worse (if they actually believe the false references they made to factual things about Iraq, "war on terror", 9-11, religion in the US, English language, etc), and the worse possible people to lead the country next. The other Thompson is also lumped in with the whole group. Libby was found to have lied such that whether or not there was a crime committed HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO BE ESTABLISHED one way or the other.

Posted by: Steve Talbert | June 6, 2007 10:13 AM

John McCain, you can tell that having to defend his position on immigration has really brought out the fighting spirit in this man. His answers were thoughtful, to the point and brought forth with emotional conviction. Some of his positions may not please every primary voter everywhere in the country, but there is absolutely no doubting this mans courage of his convictions. I think if anybody can be declared a winner, it would be McCain on this night.

Rudy got to show us his lighter side and while his positions may be perplexing at times, he does have charisma, but he tends to talk himself into trouble just as easily as he can talk himself out.

Mit Romney, as good as he has been looking, and as economically sound, as his policies are, and as much as I hate to say this. He is starting to remind me a little of John Kerry. He is very intelligent and nuanced. But I think he needs maybe to use just a few less syllables and maybe a little more to the point.

Posted by: chris jordan | June 6, 2007 12:49 PM

"""Posted by: Steve Talbert
Libby was found to have lied such that whether or not there was a crime committed HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO BE ESTABLISHED one way or the other."""

Since the prosacutor knew before he even questioned Libby who has leaked the information about Plame and since Libby was charged with lying about where he heard about her, his testamony had nothing to do with if a crime had been committed or not. If it had been a crime the leaker could have been charged for it before Libby was ever questioned.

Posted by: Richard Hayes | June 6, 2007 12:57 PM

You are right, Huckabee was the best not only
in this debate but the last one also.If the
cash starts to come in LOOK OUT!!!

Posted by: Gene Knutson | June 6, 2007 2:42 PM

Who won the debate? That's easy. THE DEMOCRATS! Republican candidates are all mental midgets except for Congressman Paul.
The ultimate flip-floppers.

Posted by: Dan | June 6, 2007 7:23 PM

Ron Paul is actually a Libertarian, which is just a kinder, gentler version of a Republican.

There are only two things I can think of that make Ron Paul unelectable; he is a Republican and he is from Texas.

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT, STERLING VA | June 6, 2007 10:34 PM

This so called debate showed how weak this
Republican group is. With only three in this group have any chance at all of puting up a fight. No wounder the polls show the Republicans are so unhappy.

Posted by: H.Lipson | June 7, 2007 2:12 AM

This so called debate showed how weak this
Republican group is. With only three in this group have any chance at all of puting up a fight. No wounder the polls show the Republicans are so unhappy.

Posted by: H.Lipson | June 7, 2007 2:12 AM

This so called debate showed how weak this
Republican group is. With only three in this group have any chance at all of puting up a fight. No wounder the polls show the Republicans are so unhappy.

Posted by: H.Lipson | June 7, 2007 2:12 AM

Disapointed in Hillary's calling Iraq "Bush's war". Mclain had it right, in my opinion, the nation is at war. One can oppose or support the war but our troops are fighting for the United States not George Bush.

Posted by: vince forte, foxboro, ma | June 7, 2007 7:45 AM

It is comical to watch these guys compete for the majority of the minority votes. The only one who would stand a chance of actually getting elected, is one of the ones that is virtually ignored by the media. If he were showcased by the media, Ron Paul is a candidate that could trancend political lines and draw votes from both sides. The policies he endorses and the direction he wants to take the country is what america needs and where we need to go. Unfortunately, idealistic candidates who want to do the right thing are not friendly to big business because they understand that corporate greed is what is killing america. Any candidate that wants to curb that greed gets no press, because the corporations own the media.

Posted by: traciethedolphin | June 7, 2007 7:58 AM

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