This is a summary of most of the field:
Iran - Huge threat. Holy Cow! We gotta do something!
Iraq - The war was mismanaged but we're not against mismanaging it a little more in a different way.
Gay people - They can be fired for being gay...at least in Wisconsin.
Abortion Summary - I was pro-choice now I'm pro-life but I'm okay with the states making whatever decision they want to make even if I personally would make another choice because I'm against choice.
Evolution - Sure why not, but I still believe in God...but that won't impact my policy decisions unless it does.
Monetary Policy - (crickets)
Would you pardon Scooter Libby? - Who is this Scooter Libby you speak of?
What's the difference between a Shiite and a Sunni Muslim - Rudy nailed this question and impressed both people still watching at this point.
Ron Paul's summary - Against the war in Iraq, Iran is not really a threat, our bad foreign policy forces us into debt, our debt forces us into bad monetary policy, our bad monetary policy forces us to keep our poorest Americans poor. Also he said he would never interfere with habeas corpus to which most Americans probably mumbled, "What the hell did he say?" Ron needs to remember that he needs to dumb it down for the GOP audience; he's not speaking in front of the LP.
My overall thoughts - I liked this debate as much as I enjoyed the Democrat debate. The GOP debate was more civil. Also, calling it a debate isn't as accurate than calling it a style-points contest on a 10-way press conference. I rooted for Ron Paul but it was obvious to anyone watching that Rudy and Mitt probably did the best. Worst performance was Tommy Thompson though I will say that if the debate was a brawl...Tommy would've won hands down.
Anyone else have thoughts on what they saw or sound bites they heard later?