Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Shalit, Israel Aid
Haaretz – Since Labor Day, the Republican contenders for the Oval Office have sparred five times in TV debates. As a result of that tight schedule, some of the dynamics and even the exact wording in the debates became quite predictable.
There were all the usual hallmarks. Rep. Michele Bachman attacked U.S. President Barack Obama (“The good news is the cake is baked. Barack Obama will be a one-term president”); and candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney exchanged their traditional jabs, as though they were still running head-to-head, despite that Romney is now leading the polls.