This is one boring debate. The crowd is conspicuously missing as a debate factor. You can barely hear a throat clearing out there. I wonder if this was planned or if the crowd is just finding this so boring that they fell asleep.
Romney went after Newt pretty hard on Freddie Mac. Newt seemed to struggle a bit, but he did not implode. They spent a lot of time on it, and it really seemed to devolve into bickering which probably lost people on both sides. Romney likely got the better of the exchange, but I doubt it will be enough to cause a significant electoral shift.
Unbelievably, the panel brought up Terri Schiavo and the ethics of DNR's. For one thing, that's apples and oranges. But, seriously? That's what is on people's minds these days?
Brian Williams tried to throw Santorum some red meat with a perfect set-up question to attack Gingrich on Freddie Mac and Romney on Bain, but he didn't know what to do with it. He just doesn't grab you. Fail.
Romney: Kennedy had to take a mortgage out on his house to be able to defeat me. [Because, you know, I have much more money than the Kennedy's. LoL.]
And the debate ends with little action. No fire at all. A real snoozer. My guess is, the media will try to hype a Gingrich defeat that didn't really happen. I can see the headlines now: Romney's back!