Thoughts on the Republican Presidential Debate

I am so grateful for the opportunity God has given me to vote! I always wish I had more time to look into each candidates voting records and beliefs. That is why I was so excited last night when Daniel informed me that the Republican Presidential Debate was about to begin! Here’s six things that really caught my attention:

1. Part of the debate was questions from normal citizens! What an encouragement that the Republican Party considers what it’s people think and take time to answer their questions!

2. When they were each given 30 sec to answer a question like “How would you get America back on track?” Santorum, Gingrich and Romney had very general answers. I liked how the others knew what they were going to do and could state some clear steps of action. Johnson – Balance the budget and implement fair tax that will create jobs. Paul – Free markets because people create jobs not government. Perry – Repeal Obama Care, lower corporate and local tax rates and make America energy independent. Bachmann – Repeal Obama care. Cain – 999 tax plan. Hutsman – Tax and health care reforms. It just says a lot that they would know how to sum it up right there on the spot.

3. Everyone (except Perry didn’t really say anything) agrees education is not something the federal government should be so involved in! Santorum even stated it has been the parents responsibility to educate their children, not the government, from the beginning! Gingrich even favorably mentioned home schooling as an option! Paul, Bachmann and Cain also seemed passionate about getting federal government out of school.

4. Santorum seemed strong on giving our troops all the support they need while Hutsman was more eager to just get our troops home.

5. Ron Paul had a good caution about how a fence to keep immigrants out could also be used to keep Americans in. I just loved it when he said moral character of the people will solve problems better than laws could. Wow. Amen!

6. Perry seemed the least supportive of Israel and Cain seemed like the strongest supporter of Israel though they didn’t all get to talk on that one much.

The conclusion for me is Perry and Romney are out of it. Being a women, I wouldn’t want Bachmann to have to endure the stress of such great a leadership position unless there were no righteous men to take the stand. I admire her for her willingness to go through that for her country if need be. Lord willing, a righteous man will be able to do it for her. I’m kind of liking Ron Paul right now.

I’d love to hear what your thoughts were! Especially if I misunderstood something or took it out of context! Praise the Lord for the chance to live in America, publically talk about such things, and vote! Let us not take for granted the privilege of being able to have a say in politics and let us use it while we still can!


  1. Daniel Staddon September 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Wasn’t that good? The few minutes I was able to watch of the debate really challenged me to search out what I believe on all these controversial issues. Excellent review, Esther!

  2. James September 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Loved how Fox and Google made this debate a very interactive one with the populous. It was good to get to know the candidates more; though I don’t know much about them, I was very impressed with Gingrich and Cain. For further study into what each candidate stands for, look up Very helpful and easy to use!

  3. Michael September 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Thanks Esther for taking the time to do this! It is good to see conservatives standing up and ready to take leadership. I’m really liking Cain too! When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.

  4. Jonathan Ingersoll September 25, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Hey, came from Robert’s facebook.

    I tried to stream that debate for people at Verity, unfortunately the connection wasn’t that great so I wasn’t able to see all of it.

    Seeing Perry that night and before seemed to reinforce the idea that he is very pro-big government by looking at his foreign policy and illegal immigration policy.

  5. Jonathan September 25, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I liked Cain, but I didn’t find on his web-site his views on abortion. Any of you know?

  6. Michael September 26, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    Bachmann’s clear understanding of separation of church and state was impressive. And almost all of them seemed to strongly favor effective education over government education. Santorum has a thorough voting record, and his initiatives show who he really is – a solid conservative. And we all appreciate his stand for marriage.
    It was wonderful how they didn’t attack each other.

  7. Carrie September 28, 2011 at 5:49 am #

    To answer Jonathan’s question, Cain is the strongest opponent of abortion among the Republican candidates at the moment.

  8. Donald September 29, 2011 at 1:35 am #

    Here’s one place to find where Cain stands on abortion:

  9. Jonathan September 30, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Thanks guys. Did you all get to watch the yet? What are you thoughts?

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