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The First Ever GOP Presidential Twitter Debate! (live at 3:00 PM eastern)
WGST ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Posted on 07/20/2011 11:24:06 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

This afternoon will mark an historical event: The FIRST EVER Presidential Twitter Debate! 640 WGST and Theteaparty.net have teamed up to bring you 5 GOP hopefuls as they face off online. The participants include: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson, and Rick Santorum. Rusty Humphries and S.E. Cupp will be your hosts and moderators today starting at 3pm.

Follow the tweets online (below) and LISTEN LIVE to the play-by-play and analysis from Rusty's panel of pundits. Jeffrey Kuhner from the Washington Times will be on hand along with John Hayward from Humanevents.com.

Read more: http://www.640wgst.com/pages/Rusty_Humphries.html?article=8850590#ixzz1SfcKkvua


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; cain; debate; garyjohnson; gingrich; mccotter; santorum; twitter
Michelle Bachmann
Herman Cain
Newt Gingrich
Gary Johnson
Rick Santorum
1 posted on 07/20/2011 11:24:15 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: justsaynomore; kingattax

ping.


2 posted on 07/20/2011 11:25:55 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Cain/Bachmann and I can sleep at night again ;-)


3 posted on 07/20/2011 11:26:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Pan_Yan

This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of.


4 posted on 07/20/2011 11:42:57 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Pan_Yan

Rusty Humphries is a favorite of mine.


5 posted on 07/20/2011 11:45:17 AM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Cain/Bachmann and I can sleep at night again ;-)

If Sarah doesn't hop in, that ticket works for me. I would love to see Palin/West or Palin/Cain. Either of those would really open my checkbook :)

6 posted on 07/20/2011 11:46:04 AM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: Peter from Rutland
This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of.

Apparently you don't hear yourself speak.

7 posted on 07/20/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: Pan_Yan

None of whom will beat Obama. I’ll skip this “debate.”


8 posted on 07/20/2011 11:52:36 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Coburn is a traitor. Obama loves the Gang of Six.)
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As if the 30-second to 1-minute Q&A “debates” aren’t bad enough, now we have this crap Twitter site with its 140-character limitations.


9 posted on 07/20/2011 12:04:00 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
now we have this crap Twitter site with its 140-character limitations.

On the bright side we won't have the Obama / Pawlenty method of telling a story or spouting talking points until time runs out.

10 posted on 07/20/2011 12:24:09 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: MNJohnnie

Have you stopped beating your wife?


11 posted on 07/20/2011 12:34:04 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Pan_Yan

Bachmann’s opening statement:

TeamBachmann .@140townhall TY for this forum. @I’m running 4 POTUS 2 bring the voice of the people back to DC. @That voice requires fundamental changes.

TeamBachmann .@140townhall Fundamental change in how we spend #taxpayer $, & return to constitutional principles of ltd govt and personal responsibility

TeamBachmann .@140townhall Obama failed. With ur help we can return the people’s voice to the WH, restore fiscal sanity, & make Obama a 1 term president.


12 posted on 07/20/2011 12:36:10 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Gingrich opening statement:

newtgingrich Thx to @140townhall @secupp @TalktoRusty @TheTeaParty_net @NYKellen @ @DustinStockton @AndrewHemingway

newtgingrich As conservatives we know replacing a Dem w/ a Repub is not enough to return America back to job creation and balanced budgets. @140townhall

newtgingrich If I am elected the next time a president says the era of big govt is over…he’ll mean it. My intro video: http://t.co/sus1ifk @140townhall


13 posted on 07/20/2011 12:37:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Jim Robinson

We ought to have a FreeRepublic candidate debate, moderated by JimRob. It would beat the heck out of that Twitter crap.


14 posted on 07/20/2011 12:42:21 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Thad McCotter’s opening statement:

ThadMcCotter .@140townhall Our American Dream is endangered. America’s dismantling. Abroad, our troops fight terrorists & tyrants; Iran goes nuclear;

ThadMcCotter .@140townhall& communist China claims the 21st Century. At home, R 14 mil unemployed; 30+ mil underemployed; inflation up; real wages down.

ThadMcCotter .@140townhallBig Gov’t & Big Biz claim they are bigger than We, the People. And we wonder if we matter anymore. You matter more than ever!

I didn’t even know he would be in the debate. he wasn’t listed in the opening article.


15 posted on 07/20/2011 12:44:25 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I agree, but I’d make a terrible moderator. Need someone better versed in issues and political campaigning. Hey, how about you?


16 posted on 07/20/2011 12:46:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Having seen the treatment that other candidates have been given when they’ve signed in on FR I would be very suprised if any of them would show up.


17 posted on 07/20/2011 12:47:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Jim Robinson

It’d been fun the first time Willard went to answer a question and you shouted FUMR.


18 posted on 07/20/2011 12:48:52 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Peter from Rutland; MNJohnnie

I happen to be his wife...

you may want to rephrase the crapt you type...


19 posted on 07/20/2011 12:49:36 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Pan_Yan

Yup. Completely biased and tactless moderator. And proud of it.


20 posted on 07/20/2011 12:50:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

ROFL!!

My mother hates him.....’cuase he is BIASED!!!!

but then she thinks Obama is dong a “good job”


21 posted on 07/20/2011 12:51:44 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Pan_Yan

Herman Cain’s opening statement:

THEHermanCain @140townhall It’s great to join you all in this debate of ideas. Tea Partiers & all conservatives deserve to hear what our candidates think.

THEHermanCain @140townhall My 40-year record as a job creator & a solutions-oriented leader makes me a unique & qualified candidate to be America’s CEO.

THEHermanCain @140townhall I appreciate the opportunity to communicate directly with the citizens’ movement. Thanks Rusty & S.E. for moderating this event


22 posted on 07/20/2011 12:52:03 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Cain is MY MAN!!!


23 posted on 07/20/2011 12:53:00 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Pan_Yan

Rick Santorum’s opening statement:

RickSantorum @140townhall Great to be w @TheTea Party_net. I am running for pres because Obamacare threatens the soul of America - God given liberty.

RickSantorum .@140townhall In 2008 Americans voted for a pres they thought they could be in, I will be a president who believes in you, the people

RickSantorum .@140townhall and i have a record in DC to back it up. please watch: http://t.co/UyocVV3


24 posted on 07/20/2011 12:55:55 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Rick is a nice guy.....but weak....he just strikes me as a wimp


25 posted on 07/20/2011 12:57:54 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Pan_Yan

Gary Johnson’s opening statement:

Drugs.

(just kidding)

GovGaryJohnson I’m Gary Johnson former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico. @140TownHall

GovGaryJohnson In office I vetoed 750 bills, cut taxes 14 times & left the state with a $1 billion budget surplus: http://t.co/JXQEeSG. @140TownHall

GovGaryJohnson To learn more about me watch my YouTube video “Who is Gary Johnson”: http://t.co/4YC0jQr & visit: http://t.co/4YC0jQr. @140TownHall


26 posted on 07/20/2011 12:58:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Gary is the unknown Ron Paul....

his speach makes him sound a tad gay to boot...


27 posted on 07/20/2011 12:59:35 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Jim Robinson

btw—

Newt, McCain, and Palin have the same attorney (friend of mine)...

I think Palin is the smartest of the four...I was told 2 yrs ago she would not run.....but I wonder if she isn’t playin’ the other 3.....


28 posted on 07/20/2011 1:03:38 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Peter from Rutland
This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of.

I always wonder when this elite political establishment will hit bottom, and they keep surprising me by going lower.

I wonder if anyone believes George Washington would do something like this.

"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."

Nope. Just won't fit into 140 characters...

29 posted on 07/20/2011 1:05:54 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (It's not really 'cut, cap and balance,' it's 'tinker, obfuscate, borrow and spend.')
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To: Peter from Rutland
Hey, just to cut into the boredom of this "debate," maybe we could come up with our own appropriate "tweets."

Maybe something from G.K. Chesterton:

"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." #gkchesterton

Hey, that's only 77 characters!

30 posted on 07/20/2011 1:15:56 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (It's not really 'cut, cap and balance,' it's 'tinker, obfuscate, borrow and spend.')
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To: eeevil conservative

We’re all conservatives here, knock it off please.


31 posted on 07/20/2011 3:05:00 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Jim Robinson
I suppose I was being a little cheeky, considering your "passion" for Romney. LOL.

Thanks for the compliment and t'is an intriguing thought, although I'm a more behind-the-scenes guy than somebody out there in front. :-)
32 posted on 07/21/2011 2:40:22 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I suppose your right. I haven’t seen Pat Buchanan around these parts since 2000. ;-)


33 posted on 07/21/2011 2:43:36 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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