With the primaries coming up just around the corner in January, the presidential race is getting hotter every week. Last night, the republican candidates got together in Florida for another lively debate, and this one was even more emotional than ever, with the sharp insults flying.
"We're not going to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House by acting like Hillary Clinton," Romney said.
Rudy Giuliani commented: "You know, Fred [Thompson] has his problems, too," and called him "the single biggest obstacle to tort reform in the United States Senate."
Candidate Mike Huckabee likened the entire event to a "demolition derby."
At one point, John McCain shot back at Mitt Romney: "Gov. Romney, you've been spending the last year trying to fool people about your record. I don't want you to start fooling them about mine," said McCain.
At times like these when the field really heats up, the candidates are getting so wrapped up in pointing out each others' flaws that it seems like presidential politics turns into politics as usual – mud-slinging, name-calling, and not a whole lot of substance. But don't tune out just yet – this presidential election has the power to have a huge impact on the next few years of your life, so sifting through the fluff and name-calling and finding the substance behind each viable candidate and making an informed vote is our responsibility as American citizens. Don't forget to get registered to vote in this winter's primaries before it's too late!