9:03 PM: Okay, that was kind of a weird opening. But whatever. Let’s do this thing.
9:04 PM: I think Newt just said that the Clinton economic plan was basically like Ronald Reagan’s.
9:09 PM: Feel like Perry’s becoming a sort of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern type figure in this debate play. Comic relief, vaguely ridiculous, sort of sinister but not much.
9:11 PM: Michele Bachmann think the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is a government agency? Wow.
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