Last night, Patch covered the Fox News/Google GOP debate in Orlando, Fla., with a that featured several local political experts and enthusiasts.
Following the show, we asked those same people ?
While many of the Patch panelists said Ron Paul wasn't his normal outspoken self, supporters chimed in saying the Texas Congressman still stood out, despite being provided limited opportunities by Fox News moderators.
"Romney won, but Santorum did well," said Bedford's Steve Poschmann, a new addition to Patch's debate panel. "Perry didn't help himself. Bachmann did not do great. Huntsman did fine, but not great. Paul has done better in other debates."
University of New Hampshire political science professor Dante Scala agreed.
"Another good night for Santorum, becoming Perry's chief antagonist on right," said Scala. "Ron Paul seemed a little subdued tonight. Never seemed to have a signature moment."
"I disagree," said one Paul supporter. "Ron Paul won this debate. The only reason he seems 'subdued' is because the moderators gave him the 2nd least amount of time."
"4 questions asked to Ron Paul? Was that the right number? Felt like 2," said another supporter.
Others, still, were more to the point.
"Ron Paul won hands down ... Professional, short concise answers that spoke volumes about his experience and maturity as a national leader," said one commenter. "Perry is a blowhard and Romney is stiff and appears aloof."
"None of 'em comes close to Ron Paul in terms of knowledge, experience, wisdom, statesmanship and patriotism," added another.
Do you think Paul won? If not, who? Maybe debate newcomer Gary Johnson?
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