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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

The Candidates...

Gary Johnson

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.

Herman Cain

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.

Rick Santorum

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.

Ron Paul

Paul is serving his 11th full term in the U.S. House. He’s an obstetrician-gynecologist and was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2008

Tim Pawlenty

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: cain; debate; debates; garyjohnson; gopdebate; hermancain; johnson; paul; pawlenty; presidentialdebate; ricksantorum; ronpaul; santorum; scdebate; scgopdebate; timpawlenty
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Surprise! Yes, there is a debate tonight. Yes, those are all the candidates for this debate. Showtime in an hour.
1 posted on 05/05/2011 5:08:26 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Admin Moderator

Live thread FYI


2 posted on 05/05/2011 5:10:23 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Checking in! I was hoping there would be a live thread!


3 posted on 05/05/2011 5:10:37 PM PDT by sneakers ("Obama is like the dog that chased a car and caught it. Now he doesn't know what to do with it.")
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Without Sarah, there is no debate.


4 posted on 05/05/2011 5:17:29 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded.")
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Eager to hear Herman Cain. Should be good.


5 posted on 05/05/2011 5:26:27 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: NoGrayZone

I agree, without Sarah this is meaningless.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 5:27:57 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail Edition)
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To: NoGrayZone

Without Trump, there is no agenda.


7 posted on 05/05/2011 5:29:53 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Mozilla

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.


8 posted on 05/05/2011 5:33:49 PM PDT by sneakers ("Obama is like the dog that chased a car and caught it. Now he doesn't know what to do with it.")
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9 posted on 05/05/2011 5:38:08 PM PDT by justsaynomore ("Holding hands and singing kumbayah is not a foreign policy strategy!" - Herman Cain)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Where are they getting the debate questions from?


10 posted on 05/05/2011 5:39:20 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Trainwreck. I saw on Fox & Friends this morning that Chris Wallace and Juan Williams are questioners. I'd guess there must be at least one, maybe two other Fox reps. If they stick to the mold of Wallace and Williams, maybe they'll add Geraldo and Shep. pfffft.

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.

11 posted on 05/05/2011 5:42:14 PM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Does anyone know if C-SPAN is carrying also? I don’t have the Fox News channel. :-(


12 posted on 05/05/2011 5:43:18 PM PDT by reegs
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To: reegs

Audio on Fox News Radio:

http://affiliates.foxnewsradio.com/radio/player.html


13 posted on 05/05/2011 5:49:03 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

ditto


14 posted on 05/05/2011 5:50:23 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

ditto


15 posted on 05/05/2011 5:50:36 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

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.


16 posted on 05/05/2011 5:53:48 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: BigEdLB

Cool... it looks like FoxNews.com is streaming the debate live: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-debates/index.html


17 posted on 05/05/2011 6:01:02 PM PDT by reegs
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To: CounterCounterCulture

None of these idiots has a shot at the nomination, much less POTUS.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 6:01:25 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

I don’t know if I’d throw that kind of language around with Herman Cain. I’m very interested in hearing him tonight.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 6:07:27 PM PDT by reegs
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To: CounterCounterCulture; Mozilla

There can be no nominee without an announced candidate. Here are my choices for the nominee of these five...BEFORE the debate.

1. Cain
2. Pawlenty
3. Santorum
4. Paul
5. Johnson

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.


20 posted on 05/05/2011 6:08:28 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: reegs

Of these five I guess I would lean to Cain or possibly Santorum. We will see.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 6:10:52 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: Steelers6

Yep - Jacob.


22 posted on 05/05/2011 6:12:34 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Brown suit and orange tie on Pawlenty? Peculiar choices.


23 posted on 05/05/2011 6:14:04 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Had the wrong link earlier. Here’s the streaming link: http://live.foxnews.com/


24 posted on 05/05/2011 6:14:19 PM PDT by reegs
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To: reegs

Hmmm... Herman Cain would not release a dead Bin Laden photo. I’d like to hear his reasoning.


25 posted on 05/05/2011 6:15:19 PM PDT by reegs
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Go Ron Paul!


26 posted on 05/05/2011 6:15:25 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: All
For releasing Osama photo: Paul, Santorum, Pawlenty, Johnson

Against: Cain.

27 posted on 05/05/2011 6:15:46 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: Rome2000

In contrast to the idiots who were too cowardly to show up?


28 posted on 05/05/2011 6:16:09 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I agree with your choices in that order.


29 posted on 05/05/2011 6:16:52 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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It’s nothing more than a media event for undeclared candidates. Makes no sense


30 posted on 05/05/2011 6:20:35 PM PDT by Sammie42 (Barack has got us baroke)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

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.


31 posted on 05/05/2011 6:20:53 PM PDT by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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Paul wants out of Afghanistan.

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.

32 posted on 05/05/2011 6:21:35 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: Sammie42

Makes no sense? Let me guess: your candidate didn’t show.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 6:21:38 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Rome2000

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.


34 posted on 05/05/2011 6:22:48 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: Captain Kirk

Agree...

Santorum is coming out strong!!


35 posted on 05/05/2011 6:22:55 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: All

Santorum’s head is very, very orange. It doesn’t match his heads.


36 posted on 05/05/2011 6:23:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: Captain Kirk

I guess Mitt thinks he’s too good to be on stage with the rest of these guys?


37 posted on 05/05/2011 6:24:05 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: All

Ron Paul taking the Holder view on trying terrorists, ending “torture,” closing Gitmo and secret prisons.


38 posted on 05/05/2011 6:24:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: newzjunkey

Paul is anti torture...etc.

Paul’s gang is there hollering,, stupid.they ought topull them out!


39 posted on 05/05/2011 6:24:56 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: lonevoice
Cain is out for me then... I will not support anyone that would keep such information from the people that actually paid for the operation. The only real evidence that we have seen (I trust our Military but I am talking about hard evidence) has come form the pakistanis.

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.

LLS

40 posted on 05/05/2011 6:25:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: ejdrapes

That turned me off.

Like Pawlenty and Santorum..where’s Cain?


41 posted on 05/05/2011 6:26:02 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: All

Okay Ron Paul,

How were Americans treated as prisoners by Japan?

By North Koreans?

By the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong?

By Iraqis?

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.


42 posted on 05/05/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: newzjunkey
Santorum’s head is very, very orange.

It doesn't match his 'hands'. But it's a perfect match with Pawlenty's tie!

43 posted on 05/05/2011 6:26:32 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long history of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: ejdrapes
Support for waterboarding: Cain, Santorum, Pawlenty.

Against Paul and Johnson.

44 posted on 05/05/2011 6:27:29 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: Rome2000

We need Allen West in there. I hope he runs.


45 posted on 05/05/2011 6:28:13 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: wastedyears

Cain came out strong now!

who is this Johnson character?


46 posted on 05/05/2011 6:28:16 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: newzjunkey

wow there’s a shocker


47 posted on 05/05/2011 6:29:15 PM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
It's like a traveling troop following the Grateful Dead... are they passing doobies and wine sacks?

LLS

48 posted on 05/05/2011 6:29:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: HollyB

Christie and Allen West!

Endgame!


49 posted on 05/05/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Where is the Great Santini NOW when we need him?)
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To: newzjunkey

Thanks for the updates!


50 posted on 05/05/2011 6:29:46 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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