Newspaper Takes from the Desert Dust-Up


NYT: “It was the most acrimonious debate so far this year. Marked by raised voices, accusations of lying and acerbic and personal asides, it signaled the start of a tough new phase of the primary campaign.”

Politico: “Mitt Romney found himself under a fierce assault from his primary opponents for the first time in the 2012 race during Tuesday night’s GOP debate, with multiple rivals assailing him over his record on health care.”

AP: “Republican presidential contenders attacked upstart Herman Cain’s economic plan forcefully as a tax increase waiting to happen Tuesday night, moving swiftly in campaign debate to blunt the former businessman’s unlikely rise in the race for the party’s nomination.”

Washington Post: “Old animosities also flared anew as Mitt Romney and Rick Perry swapped biting personal criticisms. ‘You have a problem letting other people continue speaking,’ Romney said.”

WSJ: “The attacks on Mr. Romney’s health-care law were only one element of a debate that had multiple targets, reflecting a campaign in which all the candidates now know well each others’ vulnerabilities.”

Related Topics: 2012 Elections, News, Republican Party, The Page

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