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Who Won Tonights Debate?
Randy Larsen

Posted on 10/18/2011 7:02:34 PM PDT by Randy Larsen

Who do you believe won tonights debate?

Honesty please


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1 posted on 10/18/2011 7:02:36 PM PDT by Randy Larsen
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To: Randy Larsen

I am on the Cain train but Newt won again with Cain second


2 posted on 10/18/2011 7:03:43 PM PDT by DirtyDawg (eat fruit)
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To: Randy Larsen

I did. I missed the whole thing!


3 posted on 10/18/2011 7:04:12 PM PDT by Huck (TAX TEA NOW==SUPPORT 9-9-9!)
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To: Randy Larsen

Romney lost in spite of the loaded audience and the always sympathetic CNN. Romney losing is a win for Conservatism.


4 posted on 10/18/2011 7:04:51 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Randy Larsen

For the first 115 minutes, I thought Anderson Cooper won by starting a food fight with every question.

Then Newt called him on that very point at the very end, so I’ll give it to Newt by a nose at the final buzzer.

We have GOT to attack Obama and not each other in these things, and let us choose who we think can attack Obama the best. And memo to Rick Perry: Romney is not your problem. Attack the left and shore up your immigration position. That’s your only chance.


5 posted on 10/18/2011 7:05:24 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Randy Larsen

Newt has won every debate.

Newt/Herman!

or Herman/Newt (maybe even better)


6 posted on 10/18/2011 7:05:38 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Randy Larsen

I am half way through the debate that I recorded.

The crowd is solidly behind Romney. He walked all over Perry and was a condescending prick to the rest of the candidates.

He is the media darling, and I refuse to say that he won.


7 posted on 10/18/2011 7:06:06 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Randy Larsen

Peanut butter and banana. And my computer game.


8 posted on 10/18/2011 7:06:06 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DirtyDawg

Newt sure is a strong candidate. I’m not sure he can be trusted to preside well but he sure is impressive!


9 posted on 10/18/2011 7:06:17 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Cain!)
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To: Randy Larsen
I thought Perry sang great, but Paula didn't seem to think so. Cain was good too, but Simon slammed him and....

Actually, I might have been watching the wrong channel

10 posted on 10/18/2011 7:06:29 PM PDT by txroadkill (Antlers up! The Claw must be feared! Back2Back American League Champions!)
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To: Randy Larsen

Newt...


11 posted on 10/18/2011 7:06:35 PM PDT by folkquest
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To: Randy Larsen

Cain won.

Newt is not really a contender.

Cain-Gingritch 2012!


12 posted on 10/18/2011 7:07:07 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Randy Larsen

I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t really watch the debates much anymore. I prefer to do my own research with the candidates own campaign websites as a point of reference.


13 posted on 10/18/2011 7:07:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Randy Larsen

I think Mitt bombed tonight. Newt was great as usual. No winners
imo. Also these debate forums suck.


14 posted on 10/18/2011 7:07:43 PM PDT by hope
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To: Randy Larsen

Bachmann was easily the most impressive on immigration. Rick Perry was an embarrassment. Romney and Gingrich were the best debaters.

Cain doesn’t come across to me as all that substantive.


15 posted on 10/18/2011 7:07:47 PM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: All

Newt but kudos to Santorum for getting Romney ruffled.


16 posted on 10/18/2011 7:08:17 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: big'ol_freeper

Herman/Newt

I like this ideeeee....a


17 posted on 10/18/2011 7:08:29 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Randy Larsen

The Democrat Party.


18 posted on 10/18/2011 7:08:29 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Randy Larsen

Romney was hurt the most by this debate. It will be interesting to see if his support in the polls softens.


19 posted on 10/18/2011 7:08:42 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Meet the New Boss

Bachmann and newt did great.


20 posted on 10/18/2011 7:09:20 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: hope

>>> Also these debate forums suck. >>>

Which is why I think Newt gets the win tonight at the very end, when he basically said as much, and said he would debate Obama in the old style - two men, no moderators.

I would pay to see that BTW.


21 posted on 10/18/2011 7:09:45 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Randy Larsen

If winning means coming away with more support than you went in with - Herman Cain won, absolutely.

If winning means being the smartest and cleverest - Newt won.

If losing means demeaning yourself by quibbling over trivia and minutia, being argumentative and petty - Romney, Santorum, and Perry lost.

If losing means seeing a couple of your opponents make fools of themselves acting like petty prima donnas - then Obama won.


22 posted on 10/18/2011 7:10:06 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: submarinerswife

doesnt it seem like there are too many debates, the campaign season is too long and this is easy to get tired of.


23 posted on 10/18/2011 7:10:25 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Randy Larsen

Newt/Cain tied.
I like a Cain or Newt/Bolton ticket!


24 posted on 10/18/2011 7:10:32 PM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: Randy Larsen

Cain got creamed on 9-9-9. He needs to just go with a flat tax and walk away from that. In German, it would be nein! nein! nein!

Perry and Mitt were pissy little grade-schoolers. Both lost.

Newt won again with sound reason and devastatingly incisive phrases.

Bachmann convinced me that we need a Secretary of the Border, and she should be IT.


25 posted on 10/18/2011 7:11:31 PM PDT by Migraine
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To: Randy Larsen

CNN and the Democraps! (It was designed for that outcome!)


26 posted on 10/18/2011 7:11:34 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Randy Larsen

Why would anyone want to watch a “debate” moderated by Anderson Cooper on CNN?

Who on EARTH agreed to this repeated nonsense? The RNC?


27 posted on 10/18/2011 7:11:35 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Randy Larsen

Looks like a tie between Cain and Gingrich.


28 posted on 10/18/2011 7:11:54 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: hope
"Also these debate forums suck."

I refer to them as "target practice/range time" for the lame stream media.

29 posted on 10/18/2011 7:12:10 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NYCslicker
I think it was overall a draw.

Except for Ron Paul, all of they each made some excellent points. It probably will not have a major impact. CNN sure was gunning for Mitt Romney to appear as the "yokozuna" (top dog), though--that much is clear. Hey, they have their agenda. I know for sure they want him matched against Obongo and want guys like Cain or Gingrich or Santorum now where NEAR that nomination. Paul for them is a freak show for viewership ratings..

It is clear as the clock I see on this wall here about CNN. Nobody fools me with their CRAP.

PS I would not be objective, but I think Cain did very well tonight. He looked the most presidential and accepted responsibility and sucked it up when he had too, but also stood his ground when everyone thought he might back down. He pivoted well, and got out of a lot of potential headlocks. He tired a bit at the end. Gingrich a close second--his personal baggage notwithstanding, he is an eloquent man that stays on message and keeps the anti-Obama drumbeat going which we need before such a large live national audience.

30 posted on 10/18/2011 7:12:29 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Herman Cain will be the nominee of the GOP! The momentum is unmistakeable. The Dems/RINOs hate it.)
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To: Randy Larsen

Newt was The clear winner and the only adult in the room. Perry imploded. Romney sounded great but we know better. Time for Santorum, Bachman, and Paul to go home. Huntsman was not missed.


31 posted on 10/18/2011 7:12:34 PM PDT by MattinNJ
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To: Randy Larsen

I don’t know who won but I can tell you the loser...Ron Paul. He is a disgrace and he definately has mental issues. Loser.


32 posted on 10/18/2011 7:13:13 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Randy Larsen

Ron Paul because his eyebrow didn’t fall off, this time. /sarc


33 posted on 10/18/2011 7:13:20 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Randy Larsen
#1 Newt

#2 Paul

#3 Bachmann

34 posted on 10/18/2011 7:13:40 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Obama is traveling in his Canadian-made Cana-Bus One)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Are you serious?


35 posted on 10/18/2011 7:14:29 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Cain!)
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To: Randy Larsen

Newt did.


36 posted on 10/18/2011 7:15:33 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Randy Larsen

Of all things Perry could have attacked Romney on, he chose immigration... and over an event that was so frivolous and defendable that Perry came out looking like the biggest hypocrite since Bill Clinton... I was extremely embarrassing to me as a republican.... and then getting into an interruption match to boot...

Perry is toast.

Newt clearly outshone everyone on stage, and at the very least guaranteed himself a seat in a Cain administration.
(VP if he wasn’t from GA)
Newt is a player... his campaign is broke... he knows that Cain is going to run with this thing.

I just loved the way he defended Cain and so respectfully made a good case against the NST in favor of his own ideas.

yeah... Newt won... but it won’t be enough to move him up in the polls or out of debt.


37 posted on 10/18/2011 7:15:38 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: MattinNJ

Say it isn’t so!!

Wo ist Jon Huntsman?


38 posted on 10/18/2011 7:15:47 PM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: Randy Larsen

I am wondering why people think this is a true debate when the moderation is controlled by the Left?

Just an observation; Newt would fold like a house of cards if Obama got personal with him and we all know Obama would.


39 posted on 10/18/2011 7:16:20 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Randy Larsen

My 2 year old grandson. But I swear the little bugger cheated.


40 posted on 10/18/2011 7:17:11 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Randy Larsen

Definitely Newt.


41 posted on 10/18/2011 7:17:34 PM PDT by llmc1
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Newt, Paul, Bachmann


42 posted on 10/18/2011 7:17:47 PM PDT by duckln
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To: Randy Larsen
Are you serious?

Deadly.

The establishment wants Romney. The debate was stacked to make all the candidates attack each other like wild animals, and for Romney to emerge as the de facto front runner. Eventually, in the general, Romney will lose to Obama. Ergo, the Democrat Party won that debate.

43 posted on 10/18/2011 7:17:56 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: re_nortex

Santorum is the one who landed the Best Against that Phony Romney,I was Hoping that Perry would finish him off with The fact That Romney had John Holdren that Radical Science Czar Of Obama as one of his advisors on the Enviornment, That Guy is a Real Lunatic,Population Control by Mass Sterilization,Confiscation of your Babies,Perry went back to his argument on Jobs being Created in Texas Versus Mass.that only gave Romney more applause Lines,He should be hit on his flip flops and he cant be trusted . Perry did that in his opening statement and then let it go,when he said Romney was a Convienient Conservative,that is where Romney is Vulnerable not in Statistics he has all that crap Memorized.Again Santorum said Romney is not the One to have a Contrast with Obama and he is Right,he is just like Obama,Big Government solutions.


44 posted on 10/18/2011 7:18:15 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Randy Larsen

Newt is the best debater by far but I don’t trust Newt as far as I can throw him. Cain is an adequate debater whose national sales tax I can’t stand but I somehow trust him to do what he thinks is best fro America, not Herman. Romney is a poseur but he’s good enough at that and debating that he might well win the nomination.


45 posted on 10/18/2011 7:18:15 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (t)
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To: Randy Larsen

Some of the shouting back and forth was over the top.

It was a very pro-Romney crowd, so he had the advantage of having an audience to cheer for and back him up.

Overall, I think Cain perhaps had the best debate. He handled the attacks on his 999 plan reasonable well and continues coming across as a very likable, happy warrior. Listening to Herman right now on CNN, I am impressed by his willingness to just very candidly admit he misspoke or made a mistake.

Perry had his best debate yet, though he was a little too combative. Still, much better debate for Rick and I think it will give him some momentum.

Lastly, much as I detest Ron Paul, I think his plan to eliminate entire departments was a winner. I’d never vote for him in the primaries, but I thought he did better than usual.


46 posted on 10/18/2011 7:18:19 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: mardi59

How bad was Paul? I have a habit of having to go fill up my tea when he speaks... but from Facebook comments, he was an embarrassment. Even some Paul fans on Facebook I know seemed pretty disappointed and even embarrassed.


47 posted on 10/18/2011 7:18:46 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Randy Larsen
Newt is far and away the fiestiest, smartest guy on the stage.
Would love to see him as President, but he wont be.
His negs are off the chart, even with many Repubs.

Would love to see Newt as Veep, in the roll that Cheney brilliantly played.

Mitt / Newt or Cain / Newt - either wins in a landslide.

48 posted on 10/18/2011 7:18:59 PM PDT by MassExodus
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To: Randy Larsen
Newt is far and away the fiestiest, smartest guy on the stage.
Would love to see him as President, but he wont be.
His negs are off the chart, even with many Repubs.

Would love to see Newt as Veep, in the roll that Cheney brilliantly played.

Mitt / Newt or Cain / Newt - either wins in a landslide.

49 posted on 10/18/2011 7:19:03 PM PDT by MassExodus
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To: Randy Larsen
Newt

Cain

Bachmann

Paul

Romney

Perry

Santorum

50 posted on 10/18/2011 7:19:28 PM PDT by Prokopton
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