Monday, January 7, 2008

What the Media is Saying About Fred Thompson's Debate Performance

George Stephanopoulos: "I think Fred Thompson had a terrific night."

"I think Fred Thompson had a terrific night." (George Stephanopoulos, ABC)

"Fred Thompson won the debate." (The Atlantic)

"[Fred Thompson] came to play tonight." (ABC)

"[Thompson] and McCain sound like the adults on stage." (The Atlantic)

"Fred Thompson talking some serious substance too -- man, maybe I underestimated him." (ABC)

"Every answer was thoughtful and well-crafted; his tone matched the tone of the question; he wisely refrained from interjecting in the back and forth squabbling. He very deftly reminded viewers that he served on key Senate national security panels and is bringing his experience to bear." (The Atlantic)

"Still, it summed up what is likeable about Thompson - direct, clear, and logical." (National Review)

"Thompson is excelling on policy and style." (The Atlantic)

"Fred Thompson does get bonus points ... for intellectually honesty." (ABC)

"Fred Thompson does a great job of making the free market case for health care, in contrast to Romney's statism." (American Spectator)

"I think even the most ardent Romney supporters would agree that he didn't handle the question on his MA health-care plan all that well. There was a bit of a deer-in-the-headlights look when Thompson challenged him on the plan." (NBC)

"[Romney] was backed into a corner on mandates in health care by Fred Thompson." (The Atlantic)

"How could [Mitt] have let Fred Thompson best him on a debate over healthcare? (ABC)

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