The overwhelming consensus regarding the GOP presidential debate in Orlando, Florida last night is…
Mitt Romney won.
SENATOR JOHN THRASHER: ROMNEY WINS ORLANDO DEBATE
Boston, MA – Florida State Senator John Thrasher issued the following statement on tonight’s Orlando debate:“Mitt Romney came out on top in the debate tonight by sharing his vision for getting America back to work. His experience in the real economy is unparalleled in this field of candidates, and he demonstrates the leadership necessary to create jobs and turn this economy around. President Obama’s failure to do so will be the critical issue of this election.
“Our nominee must also be someone who will save Social Security, not someone who will dismantle it. Millions of Americans rely on this program. Does Rick Perry think it will be feasible for these hardworking Americans to still receive the benefits they have been promised if Social Security is run by the states? The federal government has an obligation to honor its end of the bargain, and Mitt Romney will ensure Social Security is sustainable for future generations.”
SENATOR NORM COLEMAN: ROMNEY WINS FLORIDA DEBATE
Boston, MA – Former Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman issued the following statement on tonight’s Orlando debate:
“Mitt Romney stood out tonight as the only candidate prepared to lead our country at home during a time of economic strife and abroad during a time of great uncertainty. Mitt is clearly head and shoulders above the rest of the field when it comes to understanding the free market and what it will take to get our economy on track again. Whether it is his twenty-five years of experience working in business or his record turning around Massachusetts’ economy, Mitt Romney has a lifetime spent creating jobs and working in the real economy. That experience was on display tonight.”
CONGRESSMAN TOM ROONEY: ROMNEY “READY TO BE PRESIDENT ON DAY ONE”
Boston, MA – Florida Congressman Tom Rooney issued the following statement on tonight’s Orlando debate:
“Mitt Romney won tonight’s debate by laying out his pro-growth economic plan and displaying why he is ready to be president on day one. President Obama’s policies have failed Florida – unemployment is now at 10.7% and is much higher in parts of the state. Mitt Romney has the experience working in the real economy that will be needed to get Florida and our country on the right track – he isn’t another career politician. Floridians are also looking for the candidate who will fix Social Security for future generations, not a candidate who has pledged to dismantle it and possibly put our seniors’ retirement in question.”
Governor Tim Pawlenty wrote a strong op-ed for Mitt Romney; that will be a separate post.
Dick Morris: Romney Won, Perry Lost:
What do you think of Morris’ assessment? Regarding ‘flip-flop’s… that label has now been welded on Rick Perry.
What commentary are you finding on the debate? Please share it in the ‘comments’ section.
► Jayde Wyatt