Well, the last debate before the Florida primary is in the can. And oh, what a debate it was. Here are the ten failiest … and therefore most fabulous … moments:
1. Mitt Romney: “I don’t remember what’s in my ad … and I approve this message.”
Romney zinged Newt Gingrich for calling him the most anti-immigrant candidate, only to apparently forget the very ad that’s very effectively making that point, in Spanish, in Florida, with a tag line recorded by Romney, saying he approves this message. In the end, lying about the ad may hurt Mitt later, but the substance of the ad hurts Newt now. Bye bye South Florida voters!
2. Mitt to Santorum: Romneycare being just like Obamacare not worth getting angry about. Takeaway: Romney got owned, but the owner kind of comes across like Norman Bates.
3. Suddenly, Republicans can’t be enough of Hispanic immigrants! Hey, it’s Florida. Best part: Mitt Romney speed names every Hispanic he can ink of, even dredging up his erstwhile endorser, Mel Martinez. Caliente!
4. Newt hits moderator, moderator hits back. And not only did Newt get owned by Wolf Blitzer, he did so in the process of practically begging for a truce with Mitt Romney. Never a good look, and needless to say, Romney said no thanks.
5. Take my wife, please! Newt says Callista would be a good first lady to “hang out with” in the White House, in part because she plays the French horn, but really she wouldn’t be any better a first lady than the other guys’ wives. Time for another Tiffany’s line of credit!
6. Mitt Romney utters two words he should never, ever say: “you’re fired.”
8. Romney never voted for a Democrat… when there was a GOPer on the ballot… So what happened when there wasn’t?
9. Screamy don’t do science … Rick Santorum used his final answer of the debate to thoroughly lock down the antimodern vote, by saying that unlike his opponents, he didn’t fall for that global warming malarkey… Leeches, anyone?