iReporters' take on CNN GOP national security debate
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Last night, the prospective GOP primary contenders gathered at George Washington University in Washingon, D.C., for a CNN-hosted debate on national security and foreign policy. Candidates squared off on the war in Afghanistan, immigration, aid to Pakistan, and why they believe they'd be a more effective Commander-In-Chief than President Obama.
iReporters who watched the debate shared their thoughts on the best and worst performances of the night.
Longtime politics iReporter Egberto Willies was impressed by last night's debate, and thought it was one of the more substantive ones to date. While he thought Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney were "intellectualy dishonest," he was particularly impressed by the philosophies of libertarian-leaning candidates Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul.
"Jon Huntsman came across as a real conservative with true American values without the need to pander," he said. "Ron Paul is consistent and I like his mind-your-own-business foreign policy. These guys were the only consistently truthful ones on stage. The others knowingly lied to pander."