It was an odd moment as all four of the Republicans seemed to want to spend more. "That's disgusting," Rick Santorum said about military cuts under Barack Obama. The Laissez-Faire Four fell on top of themselves to offer higher veterans benefits. Even Ron Paul sounded more like Dr. Joyce Brothers than Ayn Rand, saying he was worried about inadequate mental health coverage. Future-oriented Newt offered an homage to the big spending G.I. Bill. Oh, well, every theory has its holes.
Obamacare? They all want to get rid of it, of course. But pre-existing conditions? Well, said Romney, that can be taken care of under his plan, too."The American people are frightened bureaucratic, centralized medicine," said Newt. Santorum attacks "RomneyCare." and Gingrich accused them of "playing footsie with the left" which sounds dangerously like man-on-dog. Paul waxed rhapsodic about pre-Medicare medicine, but said he'd go slow in eliminating health programs and sharpen his knife for military spending.