By Dick Morris on September 23, 2011

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In this video commentary, I discuss last night’s GOP debate in Orlando, FL. The debate last night was the seminal event so far in the presidential nomination race. One candidate soared and another fell badly. Who’s up? Who’s down?

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give all the excuses they could come up with.

He has addressed Romneycare numerous times already and I think Obama has a HUGE threat on his healthcare plan if Romney is running against him. Why? Because Romney has experience on healthcare and he can offer that knowledge to the American people. What do the other candidates have on healthcare? No experience what so ever. None. If Obama tries to play with Romney’s Massachusetts healthcare plan saying that he used it for Obamacare then Romney would tear him up on the fact that Obama has never bothered to work with him or ask him any questions about it. Thus, it makes Obama look quite stupid.

Romney’s record in Mass. is more than sufficient. For a liberal state plagued with simple minded liberals running the legislature and pretty much most of the government, Romney did an amazing job. Unemployment was under the national average, and the quality of jobs in Mass was excellent as compared to Texas and its low paying jobs.

If Romney can manhandle Perry on stage, deal with Pawlenty’s nasty attacks, as he dealt with them when facing Huckabee, Rudy, and McCain, then he is the best one to handle Obama.

You have to understand that the best way to defeat Obama is on stage. Outsmart him. Handle the pressure, and have the experience that overpowers Obama.

I know Romney is flawed. He is not the perfect candidate. But, he is the right candidate to beat Obama, no doubt about it. I really do like the other guys, a lot….really really a lot. But, I will not forgive myself in making a mistake, and neither should ANY of you, in voting for one of the other candidates that would get defeated by a big, nasty, powerful, dirty, and extremely rich Obama machine.

I hope you will all come to realize that the votes that win the elections are the independent votes. You take part in selecting the wrong candidate that loses those votes, then guess what? You pretty much casted a vote for Obama.

I choose Romney. I am fully confident that he will kick Obama’s butt like no one could.

  • WDS225 on September 24, 2011 11:35 am

    mperoni101 said: “…You have to understand that the best way to defeat Obama is on stage. Outsmart him. Handle the pressure, and have the experience that overpowers Obama. …I choose Romney. I am fully confident that he will kick Obama’s butt like no one could.”

    Do you really think he would be better in a debate vs President Obama than Gingrich?

    No way.

    If Newt Gingrich were nominated, and had the full power of the Republican Party behind him, he would crush Obama.

    No one else that’s running has the experience, insight, and connections to harness that power more than Gingrich.

  • Rudolph on September 24, 2011 11:45 am

    To: mperoni101 – For taking up so much space you didn’t give me much reason to vote for Romeny. You clearly know little about the tea party as you claim they can do harm, but don’t exlain why. Bottom line without the tea party our conuntry may be too far gone to save. The most importanmt movement has been the one to haul in the reins of big government and big spending.

    Cain is a problem solver. You don’t think he had to deal with people? That experience is transferablle to foreign policy.

    You sound foolish when you say Paul is an old man with old ideas without citing any, and what you think would have been their dangerous outcome as none of them have been applied. Look how the media has had to eat crow with regards to Paul. Five years ago they TOTALLY dismissed him and made fun of him, now they have to treat him seriously because things he said would happen, happened, and we have SERIOUS problems. I don’t agree with his application of liberty in the sanme way he does, but I’d be disrespectful not to acknowledge that much of his focus has been right on. Please, anyone who contributes here, don’t talk down to the rest of us as if to say we don’t understand that your candidate simply is the ONLY choice to beat Obama. It really makes you sound as if you haven’t been following the process…

  • Mick on September 24, 2011 3:32 pm

    I wish these candidates would switch the conversation away from these loaded questions. Rather than beating each other up we want to hear how
    they will win in 2012, bashing each other gives ammo to the opposition.

    This is why I believe Palin will run; she has been vetted brutally for 3 years, and nothing alarming has appeared, unless fiction is now truly journalism, the general public is onto the lying media finally.

  • Rick Oltman on September 25, 2011 12:42 pm

    I am glad to hear you say that immigration is “THE” pivotal issue. Perry stumbling on this has exposed that most Americans want the immigration laws enforced.

    I expect to hear more, and more focused, questions about enforcing the law.

  • Mss Abby on September 25, 2011 1:00 pm

    Dick you are biased….. why not report how the other fared?

    I choose Ron Paul and I truly like Cain. Both are knowledgeable and have plans to help us bring American back to greatness. I believe in them. I also like Newt, as he is probably the most intelligent of them all, but he carries baggage and don’t know how much that will hurt.

    I hate Romney – he is a manufactured media baby and a RINO. He’s more socialist than Republican. He has media consultants, speech writers, image consultants and is totally fake and manufactured. Same with Perry and I live in Texas – but I would take Perry over Romney anytime.

    None have any plans for recovery except Herman and Ron. They need to be given the chance to put this country back where it belongs.

  • jandcbinnc on September 25, 2011 2:30 pm

    The very important Presidency 5 Straw Poll was held yesterday in Orlando, Florida, and Herman Cain placed first with 37 percent of the vote! Rick Perry followed him at 15 percent and Mitt Romney at 14 percent. His first place finish shows strength in the state of Florida and it signifies the overall momentum of the campaign. This straw poll finish, coupled with polling numbers and exit interviews in Florida, show that he is not only gaining ground in the Sunshine State but that his message is resonating with the people of America.

    The results of the Straw Poll are as follows:
    Herman Cain 37%
    Rick Perry 15%
    Mitt Romney 14%
    Rick Santorum 11%
    Ron Paul 10%
    Newt Gingrich 8%
    Jon Huntsman 2%
    Michele Bachmann 2%

  • Mick on September 25, 2011 4:23 pm

    Why are positive Palin posts, never allowed, hmm ?

    Freedom of press should be that ?

  • Rudolph on September 25, 2011 8:13 pm

    Mick – what are you saying? You had a post about Palin deleted? Is there somerthing that Palin brings that someone in the race doesn’t already have? Christie is the only person that would as I don’t think he has the problems Perry brought and certainly can talk on his feet better than most. Someone mentioned if America isn’t ready for a female/Bachmann as president. Unfortubaltely Michelle has made too many guffaws and mistatements to risk putting her forward as the nominee. I really liked her and her chances early on, but the mistatement on the effects of the vaccine was the last straw. In terms of Gingrich, he’s a great orator but isn’t always that smart. He was dead wrong on manmade global warming among other things. Witty without necessarily wisdom…

  • tmess11 on September 29, 2011 9:17 pm

    Unfortunately Rick Santorum does not have the political machine in his oorner. Santorum has the perfect mix of Newt’s policy knowledge, Romney’s political acumen, and Perry’s fire. The problem is that nobody is noticing this teriffic candidate.

    The other candidates have many liabilities while Santorum is strong across the board with the exception of lacking the political machine required to be competitive. Obviously Newt has skeletons in the closet, Perry can barely string together a coherent argument, and Romney will not be fully trusted by conservatives.

    Santorum and Cain have been the best “electable” conservative candidates throughout the debate. I fear the Mr. Cain may not have the foreign policy knowledge or background to remain competitive in general election debates. I believe Newt is the brightest bulb in the pack but I don’t believe he can win the general election.

    Hopefully Santorum will gain traction in his truly grass roots campaign. I know I will be supporting Senator Santorum throughout the primary and ultimately will vote for whomever the Republicans nominate because they will all be better than the current occupant of the White House.