GOP Debate: Stormy Weather

The always-interesting Vaughn Ververs has posted his take on last night's GOP debate:
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Divisions on issues ranging from immigration to abortion were on clear display.

And after months of treading softly around an unpopular administration and many of its policies, wide cracks emerged between President Bush and the candidates in his own party who are seeking to replace him.

Almost to a man, the Republican field continued to stick with the president when it came to the issue of terrorism and sounded every bit as strong and determined as their party leader in pledging to fight it. But for the first time on a national stage, the candidates began to truly distance themselves from President Bush, sometimes in jarring language.

Follow the link above to find out what the "jarring language" was. Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy (and looooonnnnggg) campaign.