Last night's Iowa debate was a solid two-hour block of uncut conservative ideological talking points. That is, admittedly, much too strong a dose for many people. So, here's a little tl;dw bump to get you through till the next news cycle…
Tim Pawlenty: Tried really hard to show how tough he is by repeatedly beating up on a girl; ended up being held down by Bachmann and made to lick a frog.
Herman Cain: Really likes Donna Summer apparently.
Rick Santorum: Got to say about 37 words, most of which were used asking for more screen time.
Mitt Romney: Almost seemed to be superimposed into this debate; was some other place far away in a front-runner bunker debating Barack Obama.
Michele Bachmann: Still doesn't understand how the debt ceiling works, was very adamant that everybody know this; also, very thankful for opportunity to ignore question about submitting to her husband's will.
Jon Huntsman: Was in attendance, supposedly.
Ron Paul: Shocks world with surprisingly reasonable and well-informed argument in favor of a nuclear Iran.
Newt Gingrich: Realized he would not win debate with candidates; chose to debate moderators instead.
All Candidates: There is no greater threat to America today than a slight rise in tax revenues.
Your own insightful insights are welcome in the comments.
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