First, if people don't see that polls do matter, then they aren't watching the debates. In past debates Cain got only a few questions, but in this debate he got the most questions. And see how few questions Bachmann is getting now that she is running so low. The polls at this point can change and aren't votes, but the polls matter in terms of donations coming in, question and respect at the debates and media coverage you get. Polls matter! My Take: Debate Loser: Perry - the man needed to knock the ball out of the park and the guy didn't even get a hit. He sounded so clueless and so Bushesque, I see him sinking further. "What is your economic plan" Perry's reply "Energy independence!" Every President since Ike had that aim! I think that is a good aim for our energy needs, but if that is your only economic plan, then you look like a fool! As Perry does. I am off any Perry wagon I might have been on. Debate Winner: Romney - not because he had the best performance, because he didn't, but as the front-runner he did a good enough job not to lose ground and with Christie's endorsement, he will gain some ground. I think he had a FLAWLESS rebuttal to Perry's question on Romneycare. Perry tried a gotta question and Romney hada flawless rebuttal and Perry once again had a blank dumb-founded look! I used to be glad he was TX's governor, now I think Perry needs to get knocked down from that all important state. Debate best Performance: Paul - Anyone who is familiar with my posts know that I am not a Paul fan, but even I was like Paul is making sense. He stayed away from his bat crazy policies and just answer had witty answers to the questions! Worst Question Response: Cain - Sorry to say it, because I see the man as our savior, but Al Greenspan? Are you serious. I think it was a case that Cain got caught off guard by the question and couldn't think of any other name, but Greenspan is not a favorable name. He is viewed an integral part of the cause of the mortgage meltdown. Quit Complaining Award: Santorum - Quit complaining about the number of questions you get. You are at 1% in the polls, not raising money and lucky to even be allowed at the debate. You don't deserve to move up from the kids table until you prove to be a contender. Bat-Crazy-Bitch Award: Bachmann - I used to think she was a smarter Palin, but now I think she's a nutjob who levels below Palin! I wish he would get more traction: Huntsman - The man ran a great state in UT. He has great knowledge on China. He was a successful businessman. He has a pretty good economic plan. Yet he can't seem to get off the ground. He is my number 2 favorite after Cain, but I think he might be done before Iowa.