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(LIVE THREAD!) Republican Presidential Debate #5 - Sep. 12, 2011 8pm/5pm: Tampa, FL (CNN)
2012 Election Central ^ | Sept. 12, 2011 | CNN/Tea Party Express

Posted on 09/12/2011 7:14:30 AM PDT by newzjunkey

Broadcast on: CNN

Broadcast time: 8pm EDT/5pm PDT

The Candidates:

Michele Bachmann

Bachmann is serving her 3rd full term in the U.S. House. Founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, she earned a Master of Laws degree, worked as a tax attorney, and was a foster mother for 23 teenagers. She is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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.

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican member from 1979 to 1999. He has a PhD in modern European history.

Jon Huntsman

Huntsman was Utah Governor, former ambassador to China under Barack Obama.

Ron Paul

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

Rick Perry

Perry is the three term governor of Texas, from 2000 to current. He is a retired Air Force captain for former farmer. He has a degree in animal science.

Mitt Romney

Romney was governor of Massachusetts (2003 to 2007) and former CEO of Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican 2008 nomination for president. He has an MBA (Harvard) and JD (Harvard Law).

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.


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To: KansasGirl

Romney fibbing about Perry on SS already.


161 posted on 09/12/2011 5:19:51 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Eaker

Yeah, Romney, calling SS a “criminal enterprise” in your book is so much better than the term “ponzi scheme.” I hope Perry calls him out on that in the rebuttal.


162 posted on 09/12/2011 5:19:51 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Jim Noble

Perry didn’t say how he would fix SS.


163 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:07 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BRL

I’m glad they’re letting Tea Party folks ask (at least some) of the questions. Hopefully there aren’t any plants in the audience.


164 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:07 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: DRey
Michelle talking too much or something.

Bingo! One thing I've noticed about Perry is that he speaks up and then shuts up.

165 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:15 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: newzjunkey
Who is this Rick Perry?
166 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:18 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: newzjunkey

Mitt is in full attack mode on Perry


167 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:20 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: Jane Long

Glad to see so many TP patriots in the audience!!!


168 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:32 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: KansasGirl

And right away Blitzy is letting Romney rebut that answer. I can’t stand the creepy way Mitt stares and smiles right at Perry when Perry is speaking.


169 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:43 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: PMAS

To hell with Mitt.


170 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:51 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: BRL

bye bye every one but perry and romney - haha


171 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:51 PM PDT by BRL
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To: KansasGirl

Woo hoo! In your FACE Romney! Get him, Perry!!!


172 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:56 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: SgtBob

I corrected the post. Just a slip in memory. As far as Jindal, it’s true I don’t know alot about him but he stood up to the marxist during the oil spill. Can’t be all bad.

He’s not running for president; seems like a solid endorsement to me. It beats the hell out of pawlenty.


173 posted on 09/12/2011 5:20:56 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin 2012....Any Questions?)
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To: DRey

It sounded like she sounded like she had memorized her response.

Romney is a jerk.


174 posted on 09/12/2011 5:21:04 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: itslex71; Eaker

With a statement like “a border fence will keep us in” isn’t enough?


175 posted on 09/12/2011 5:21:28 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: newzjunkey

TP audience doesn’t care for Romney’s attack on Perry’s position on SS.


176 posted on 09/12/2011 5:21:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: newzjunkey

Perry is not being honest here. W tried to reform SS and many others have pointed out the problems in the past. Over heated rhetoric such as “Ponzie scheme” and “atrocious lie” serve no purpose other than to give the Dims material for non-stop TV ads should Perry be the nominee.

Not smart to write the Dims ads for them.


177 posted on 09/12/2011 5:21:34 PM PDT by Will88
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To: PMAS

I guess Mitt is the moderator now


178 posted on 09/12/2011 5:21:39 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: KansasGirl

Yep, just like talk radio said. Mitt is trying to nail Perry by lying about him. He is going for broke on that. Ha ha Perry got applause for his rebuttal.


179 posted on 09/12/2011 5:21:42 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: newzjunkey

Mittens being Mittens! Get him Rick and get him to shut up!!!!


180 posted on 09/12/2011 5:21:50 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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