It was mostly fair. but frankly did avoid the stance on abolishing the . He talked about his smaller Constitutional Government, bringing home all American troops, stopping aid to , but was quick to point out he would stop all aid to the Arab States in the region too. However, I believe we are bound by a treaty brokered by to aid as part of a Peace treaty between and . he also spoke about abolishing the CIA, IRS, , DOE, was allowed to qualify all these positions but not really say exactly how he would do it. I do think somewhat framed the questions to as to get a visceral negative reaction from listeners, especially talking about the Civil Rights Act.
I think defended himself well, I don't think he changed many minds, but I'm sure he may have created a little more curiosity about himself to voters not so in tune with the Internet. But as I type this is presenting the Poll numbers and is practically missing from all those. There are those who might think that this part of the hour is the Media promoting the usual Establishment Candidates with the usual emphasis on the Democratic top three. Hillary, Obama and names being said over and over blah blah blah.
It's worth noting that change is often desired but rarely pursued by people in their regular lives. Change is hard, and there's always the uncertainty that change may make things worse. I think that is often the subtle attraction of status quo candidates. is the candidate offering the sea change to American Governance. It's all well and good to run on reducing spending but at the end of the day people want spending reduced but not their benefits. ran down a list a ear marks for 's district and asked him point blank why he doesn't refuse them. said that he's just trying to get his district's money back for them. He then went on with some stump speech about a corrupt system.
As for me, I have no idea what candidate I'll support. I see reality disconnects in all of them. Perhaps it's best in our soft Fascist state that special interests will simply rig the election and try to keep this Great American smoke and mirrors game going. Like I said, change may not always be good. Change always sounds good in the sales pitch, but the devil is in the details on the ground. So far I'm unconvinced, besides, no Candidate is saying how all this change would be made and how it would come to be.