Dave Weigel rounds up the mushy answers the Republican candidates gave Tuesday night when asked about the foreclosure mess. Here, for instance, is Bachmann:

I’m a mom. I talk to these moms. I just want to say one thing to moms all across America tonight. This is a real issue. It’s got to be solved. President Obama has failed you on this issue of housing and foreclosures. I will not fail you on this issue. I will turn this country around. We will turn the economy around. We will create jobs. That’s how you hold onto your house. Hold on, moms out there. It’s not too late.

Hoo boy. Conservative economics blogger James Pethokoukis is also unimpressed, and he offers three better answers the candidates could give next time. I’m still left yearning for the jobs debate on Earth 2.