In a news forum sponsored by CBS News and National Journal tonight at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Republican Presidential candidates focused on foreign policy issues.
Several candidates did very well in presenting their views and articulating conservative principles, the best being Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Ron Paul.
Rick Santorum appeared to be off his game a bit this evening, but his views remain solidly conservative.
Mitt Romney always presents himself well, but one must always be mindful of the fact that in several areas of critical importance to conservatives, the candidate leaves much to be desired. These areas include RomneyCare, energy policy, gun rights, government bailouts, and his flip-flops on the abortion issue.
Jon Huntsman is another that is able to present himself well but articulates views that are more often than not indefensible from a conservative point of view. And the fact that he served in the current Administration automatically makes him suspect.