Michael Barone's latest Washington Examiner article dissects the impact of last night's Republican presidential debate.
The sharpest conflict came between the two candidates from next-door Minnesota who, they assured us, are anything but twins. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has spent more time and money in Iowa than anyone else on the stage but has been lagging behind Rep. Michele Bachmann, launched the sharpest attack of the evening.
He called her record of accomplishment and results in Congress "nonexistent." And he said she had "a record of misstating and false statements." Later he said "leading and failing is not the objective. Leading and getting results is the objective."