8:15 Perry was obviously told by advisors to be nicer tonight. It is freaking me out. Perry is smiling a lot while still saying crazy and aggressive things. This will backfire.
8:16 Romney says ponzi scheme rhetoric is dangerous and starts hitting Perry about his book. Maybe this debate will be fun, at least for a half hour or so.
8:17 Romney is smacking Perry around about SocSec. Hard.
8:19 Crowd very pro-Perry. Romney holding his own with Perry even though Perry getting the applause lines so far.
8:20 Wolf seeks to elevate the debate by bringing in Cain to the discussion about SocSec. >mfw
8:22 Huntsman does a good two-step to cast both Romney and Perry as the crazies
8:22 Gingrich blames Obama for ruining the world and stuff. Crowd goes wild.
8:23 Apparently Huntsman referenced Kurt Cobain. I missed it.
8:25 Santorum spoke. No one listened. Did it happen?
8:25 Question about budget. GET READY FOR BALANCE BUDGET AMENDMENT HOOOORAHHHHHS
8:28 Santorum spoke again. No one listened. Did it happen?
8:39 Officially bored. Thus endeth the live blog.
9:30 Just posting to say Santorum’s freudian slip about “illegals…I mean latinos” was wild.