Liveblogging the debate, 5
Huckabee: "We're a great nation not because government is great, but because people are great." See, he's slick
. Oh, and he mentions Reagan again.
Thompson believes it's okay to fire people for being gay.
Romney talks about the separation of church and state -- appropos, for some reason, the question of whether Catholic communion should be regulated by the government. Subtext: "There's nothing wrong with voting for a Mormon!"
Huckabee: "When a person says my faith doesn't affect my decision-making, that says their faith isn't significant enough to be part of their decision-making." Direct attack on Romney. It's starting to get ugly. Mitt's trying to be gracious about it, though.
Rich Lowry thinks
"they're all talking too fast."
Also at the Corner: Peter Robinson thinks Mitt blew it on abortion
, but Jonah Goldberg thinks he nailed the religion question
. Lowry agrees.
Thompson: Reagan, Reagan, optimism.
Harris asks Brownback: "What's with your party and all this corruption?" Brownback blames it on the breakdown of the nuclear family. Fair enough.