The folks at National Review were sure enthused by Fred Thompson's debate performance tonight. Scroll down and check out the many entries for January 10th at The Corner.
Jim Geraghty of National Review's Campaign Spot: "This performance was so commanding, I wanted his last answer to echo back to the lights in the back of the auditorium, blow out all the lamps and spotlights, for the theme to 'the Natural' to play, and for him to trot around the stage in slow motion while sparks showered down in the background."
Even Hugh Hewitt, the No. 1 spinner for Mitt Romney, backhandedly admitted Thompson won the debate, having a "great" night to Mitt's "good" night. Wonders will never cease.
John Podhoretz at Reason: "Fred Thompson is not only winning this debate, he is giving the most commanding debate performance we’ve seen from any candidate in either party since the beginning of this endless primary process."
I find troubling the weight being given to New Hampshire and Michigan in the nomination process -- as independents and Democrats have the opportunity to vote for the Republican nominee!
I'm also completely sick of the media coverage, fitting the facts to their pet storylines, and fawning over their favorite candidates...NBC even admitted it's "hard to stay objective" covering Obama. (Brian Williams thinks it's "courageous" for his reporter to admit this. I suspect if the reporter were this enthused about a conservative, he'd be fired.)
The prospect of a liberal who calls himself a Republican being the nominee is quite disheartening.
And I'll add to that thought that the more I see of Mike Huckabee, the more I think he's a walking disaster...for our party and for the nation, should he happen to get as far as the nomination.
I'd sure like to think there's still hope for a true conservative candidate, such as Fred Thompson, to be the Republican nominee.
Friday Update: Re my comment above about the media fitting the facts to fit their favorite storylines and their preferred candidates: Rush Limbaugh is on a wonderful rant this morning about the drive-by media telling us that the most conservative candidates in the race don't have any hope. The media's pushing their storylines by saying it's "too late" for Thompson and that if Romney loses Michigan -- where Democrats can vote for Republican nominees! -- it's too late for him.
This is after just two states have voted!