Skip to comments.Republican Presidential Debate #1 - May 5, 2011 - Greenville, South Carolina (Live Thread)
Posted on 05/05/2011 5:08:20 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
Broadcast on: Fox News
Broadcast time: 9pm EDT/6pm PDT
Johnson served as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2002. He founded what would become one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico. He has competed in several triathlons and climbed Mount Everest.
Cain is the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He lost the Georgia Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in 2004. He was recently the host of Atlanta-based radio show.
Santorum served two terms in the U.S. House and two terms in the U.S. Senate. He became the Senate's third-ranking Republican in 2001. He was defeated for reelection in 2006.
Paul is serving his 11th full term in the U.S. House. Hes an obstetrician-gynecologist and was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2008
Pawlenty served two terms as governor of Minnesota, from 2002 to 2010. He served in the Minnesota House from 1992 until 2002. He is the son of a truck driver.
Live thread FYI
Checking in! I was hoping there would be a live thread!
Without Sarah, there is no debate.
Eager to hear Herman Cain. Should be good.
I agree, without Sarah this is meaningless.
Without Trump, there is no agenda.
That’s who I want to hear. I love Sarah too, but the more good choices we have, the better, and I have been impressed with what I’ve heard from Cain.
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Where are they getting the debate questions from?
Chris Wallace was interviewed and indicated that a lot of his questions would be about the OBL kill. His first question, he said, would be whether the candidates supported the president's decision to kill Bin Laden. In other words, the known libs at Fox are going to try to control the debate and make the candidates say as many nice things about Ozero as possible. Focusing on Bin Laden will also keep them from talking toooo much about that pesky economy in the toilet thing.
Herman Cain was on Fox News yesterday praising Ozero for not releasing the photos of Osama Dead Laden. That was a disappointment.
This debate really is meaningless given that it's a pretty safe bet none of these five candidates will last very long into the primaries.
Does anyone know if C-SPAN is carrying also? I don’t have the Fox News channel. :-(
Audio on Fox News Radio:
Switch over after American Idol to watch the debate, I’m thinking Jacob will be voted off. I would be shocked if it’s Lauren or Scott.
Cool... it looks like FoxNews.com is streaming the debate live: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-debates/index.html
None of these idiots has a shot at the nomination, much less POTUS.
I don’t know if I’d throw that kind of language around with Herman Cain. I’m very interested in hearing him tonight.
There can be no nominee without an announced candidate. Here are my choices for the nominee of these five...BEFORE the debate.
Cain gives a real world, private sector sensibility. He can also attack Hussein without the race card...
Pawlenty is a two term Republican from a Democrat state. I know he has liabilities, but who DOESN’T?
Santorum is very good on the issues, but I wonder if he has the executive experience for the job.
Ron Paul is GREAT on fiscal responsibility, but I do not believe in isolationism...which is what he seems to embrace
Gary Johnson to me is largely unknown. I have heard he is pro-abortion, though, and that puts him in a bad light with me.
Of these five I guess I would lean to Cain or possibly Santorum. We will see.
Yep - Jacob.
Brown suit and orange tie on Pawlenty? Peculiar choices.
Had the wrong link earlier. Here’s the streaming link: http://live.foxnews.com/
Hmmm... Herman Cain would not release a dead Bin Laden photo. I’d like to hear his reasoning.
Go Ron Paul!
In contrast to the idiots who were too cowardly to show up?
I agree with your choices in that order.
It’s nothing more than a media event for undeclared candidates. Makes no sense
Yes the republicans are that dumb.
Eating their own with a full year before the meat starts.
Roll out a few RINO’s and we will end up with another Dole/McCain option.
Cain won't commit to staying or going without a briefing on what's really going on there.
Johnson's positioning himself as anti-war.
Makes no sense? Let me guess: your candidate didn’t show.
well if Sarah’s the one (which a lot of people here seem to think so) then she should sh*t or get off the pot. What is she waiting for? I support Michele Bachmann. At least she’s given a date, that she’ll announce by June.
Santorum is coming out strong!!
Santorum’s head is very, very orange. It doesn’t match his heads.
I guess Mitt thinks he’s too good to be on stage with the rest of these guys?
Ron Paul taking the Holder view on trying terrorists, ending “torture,” closing Gitmo and secret prisons.
Paul is anti torture...etc.
Paul’s gang is there hollering,, stupid.they ought topull them out!
obamao had no problem demanding the release of photos from abu ghraib... and he KNEW that those photos would set of muslims... he is playing politics with our National Security and if Cain and anyone else running either denies that fact or is ignorant of that fact... they are not qualified or deserving of our nomination.
That turned me off.
Like Pawlenty and Santorum..where’s Cain?
Okay Ron Paul,
How were Americans treated as prisoners by Japan?
By North Koreans?
By the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong?
America has been the only ones to treat prisoners of war humanely. When our men and women are captured, they aren’t just simply thrown in a jail and fed at least twice a day. They’re thrown in SECRET jails, tortured and beaten, then summarily killed.
It doesn't match his 'hands'. But it's a perfect match with Pawlenty's tie!
Against Paul and Johnson.
We need Allen West in there. I hope he runs.
Cain came out strong now!
who is this Johnson character?
wow there’s a shocker
Christie and Allen West!
Thanks for the updates!