MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made a major gaffe, early in the GOP presidential debate.
He twice said that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein did not allow weapons inspectors into Iraq.
But United Nations weapons inspectors were in Iraq - and President Bush pulled them out and invaded before they could finish their work. If Bush had allowed them to finish inspecting, they would have proved there were no weapons of mass destruction, and we would not have had this God-awful war. No one called him on it, but it was an embarrassing, ignorant gaffe.
Sen. John McCain should have hit Romney for hiring illegal aliens in his household. The senator has attacked him on it in the past, but I wanted to see him say it right to Romney's face.
Guiliani parried on immigration very effectively. He showed a mastery of the arcana like a smart, prepared lawyer. He also keeps attacking the Democrats, rather than attacking his fellow Republicans. This mimics Hillary Clinton's successful strategy from Sunday night in the CNN sponsored Democratic debate.
So far, Giuliani is winning.
–CNN Political Analyst and Democratic strategist Paul Begala