Originally Posted by Direckshun
He definitively campaigned much right-er than he debated last night.
You mean he was definitely caricatured as much right-er than he debated last night. His positions last night were just as right as he's been all along. I find it an acceptably pragmatic form of conservatism. BEP and billay say it makes him a RINO. Obviously one of those is a more reasonable take than the other, but they wouldn't be calling him a RINO if he'd always been a fire-breathing movement conservative.