Skip to comments.(LIVE THREAD!) Republican Presidential Debate #5 - Sep. 12, 2011 8pm/5pm: Tampa, FL (CNN)
Posted on 09/12/2011 7:14:30 AM PDT by newzjunkey
Broadcast on: CNN
Broadcast time: 8pm EDT/5pm PDT
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.
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.
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.
Huntsman was Utah Governor, former ambassador to China under Barack Obama.
Paul is serving his 11th full term in the U.S. House. Hes an ob-gyn and was Libertarian nominee for president in 1988. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2008
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.
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).
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.
Innocent young girls? Does she get out much?
Polio vaccine--the effects of polio are devastating--I stuck up for Bob Bailey in the next block when, on his aluminum crutches, punks on bikes attacked him.
How is Bachmann going to reverse the Lady Gaga culture Clinton left us with.
she so pandered to romney...probably wants the VP at this point.
I must have missed that. I was back and forth tending to kiddos. FWIW, I’m a Palin, Perry, and Cain supporter.
Texas is hardly the “land of Statist’s
So Palin made an accusation that Perry took Merck money in order to pass that bill..
Have to agree with you.
Palin and Bachmann are now off my list re this attack on Perry. Both were very passive aggressive in their responses to Greta.
I really liked Perry tonight.
THERE'S a conflict of interest. Making it opt-in really made the BIG DRUG COMPANY some easy gold extracted from the BIG INSURANCE COMPANY mine. If Perry was so all-gang-out set on protecting the Texas schoolgirls from cancer, why didn't he ask the legislature to subsidize a Public Health "need"? No. Instead he went the Obama-style route. EO money from my political enemies to my political friends.
we even had a troll give us a dissertation on Gardisol..ha.
I missed that. Greta really said that? That’s bad.
I thought Perry’s comment about the 5,000 was pretty damned stupid but he didn’t use the word “flip,” lol!
From what nether region did you pull that garbage? Never mind! I can guess!
Bachmann is so far up ROnmeys arse, he will have to open his mouth so she can see!
I think we need our guys to be here.
We need them lined up all around the edges,
and in the nooks and cranies of this great country.
Sometimes I’m afraid that is why they have been
put elsewhere - because we are being invaded -
ever so quietly.
You know what the context was...and it wasn't "as of this moment"...you don't say to drop it or forget it unless you mean for good...not for the moment...
She is in fact running
Since he was talking about the young, and becoming contributing members, he was probably meaning those brought here by their parents through no fault of their own.
He thinks that’s best for the state of Texas to have those kids working on their education rather than being a burden on the state just hanging around getting in trouble.
He also made a point that no one heard, or at least didn’t respond to: “we share a 1200 mile border with Mexico”. He talked about them having agreements with one another.
I know that Ohio has an agreement with Kentucky (and probably Indiana, PA, MI, and WV, too) called “reciprocity” regarding in-state tuition for those in border counties getting reciprocal in-state tuition if they go to the other state’s schools. That makes sense to me.
It highlights to me that Texas just might have very good bordering country reasons for dealing differently with Mexico than does Ohio, and for the same reason that Ohio has good reason to have special arrangements with kentucky et al.
For all intents and purposes, she just called Rick Perry a crook. Hard to endorse a guy after that, and somewhat surprising in that she just endorsed him for Governor two years ago and didn't seem to have a problem with it then.
Very strange. I'm no longer sure how this plays out from here.
Just opt out.take responsibility as a parent.
Sorry you feel that way. I was trying to be helpful in a decision that may become hazardous to children whom really do not know better.
Thank you for your kind description of me...
Trust me...there are legions of us no longer in uniform, that are here to protect and defend
I'm not your comrade, commies have been my enemy for about 60 years now.
Ever been to public schools?
Yeah, with time off when I had mumps, measles and chicken pox. None of which I acquired while rubbing genitals.
What exactly is it that makes you think you're a conservative? Do you support Obamas mandates as well as Perry's or are you a pick and choose statist?
If you mean about Romney dragging her everywhere when she was ill and should have been in bed...
you might read it again
its a black mark against your uncaring Willie Mitty
not his wife...
as a mormon wife shes obligated to obey him and his unreasonable selfish demands...
regardless of her own health...
Well then she should have gone after Romney on RomneyCare which is 100% a law in place.
it may have been an accurate description of the appearance of a conflict of interest, but she alleged he basically took a bribe - just not right. And if she was going to throw out allegations, she could have thrown out hundreds against obama.
well you can be sure of one thing. this issue will be fully investigated and if there’s anything there it’ll come out.
I also had the same impression of his five grand remark. He wasn’t offended at the suggestion of being bought. He was offended that it only took 5 grand out of a 30 million haul.
She should have said “So, Governor, if it was say a few million then that would been enough for you?”
It’s like the line about what kind of woman do you think i am?
I could not think of who you meant here--please let me know. Thanks.
it is called “politics” in other words...Do what you need to do to make certain YOu are the one who comes out on top no matter the cost....YOu know........LIARS!
Michele was tough tonight. However, she is 100 percent correct that if this is not done in 2013 we are stuck with Obamacare for life. The full implementation takes place in 2014. I think people need to remember that. She is very schooled on it because it seems to be her passion to get rid of it. I think she was tough tonight but really no more difficult than any guy on the panel. They just don’t have that high pitched voice.
“And candidates in any primary will always make criticisms of opponents that the other party can use in the general election. Has always been that way and always will be. “
That’s why incumbancy is a huge advantage. 0 is gathering amunition at these debates.
If governor Palin does not jump in the race before Iowa caucuses, and preferably before thanksgiving, it will be way too late after that.
From the Perry-jungle (all the Perry plants) there’s a awful lot of disgusting fear-mongering about warts (aka HPV) going on. Thanks for the sanity and perspective.
It's not a matter of simply accepting corporate contributions. It's a matter of what's done in return for those contributions and the non-arms length relationship between many politicians and corporations.
Then again, her calling her friend Rick Perry a crook tonight was a shock too.
I guess we'll soon see.
reality. get with it....UNTIL you secure the border and reform immigration from the backlog and create visas...any other options are ludicrous.
Michelle Bachmann in the HOUSE? ABSOLUTELY...Michelle Bachmann in the WHite House? NO WAY in HELL!
I am sick of her pettiness.
Good luck with presenting reality.
Bachmann isn’t going to be anybody’s VP.
Rubio will be vp with either Perry or Romney.
Bachmann tore into Perry because it is in her strategic advantage to cut into Perry’s vote. She needs to reclaim some of her support that went to Perry. If she builds up Romney, she hurts Perry.
Obviously, Texans told Rick Perry to take his Gardasil statist mandate and stick it where the sun don't shine. Yet that doesn't stop many here from defending it. Go figure.
And Perry spoke at blatantly racist La Raza (lots of applause too) ...Biilderbergs (One World Order) ...wanted a huge imminent domain land grab with the TTC...so off MY list...how do you feel knowing my vote will cancel yours?
As with SS, Perry has a way of shaping “the next debate”
You should have seen Michelle on the CNN after interview...
“You can’t afford to maek a mistake!!!If you are President you can’t make a mistake, not one!”
she is scairy.and not presidential material.
Call me a RINO, but it is simply not a Christian thing to do to punish a kid for the sins of his parents.
I think she confronted the issues head on with conviction and clarity.
Bachman is a conservative...but she is also a seof absorbed, self serving opportunist...hence, there is no way in hell the wehcn gets my vote
If Perry's motive was to solve a problem -- whether he did it the right way or not -- and Palin is saying otherwise, she doesn't deserve the job.
Right now, I'm thinking that Sarah doesn't deserve the job.
That is self absorbed wench, for those of you in Rio Linda
Well I agree sort of. I would not mind her as President. She would probably do a pretty good job. I mean she is tough at least. After this debate, I HOPE and PRAY that Sarah gets in. She is really our only hope. Perry was toss and turned by the Republicans. How is he going to react when the heat really starts with Obama. I was floored when he said giving illegals tax funded reduced tuition to aliens is “The American Way”. Yieks. sorry but that is unsat. Plus I don’t like him blaming Obama over immigration. Jan of Arizona doesn’t complain, she does. Perry reminds me of Obama in that he blames others (President). is he going to blame Obama for everything during his presidency? Obama does that with Bush right now and it is really annoying.
Yes, in December 2009, almost two years ago about five months after she left office. And then she worked and worked hard for Republican candidates across the spectrum in 2010, most of whom were elected.
No, I don't think she's considering a third-party run. If she doesn't run as a Republican, she will be out there speaking her mind and setting the Republican/Tea Party agenda. I think that is her dilemma now - to run and be constrained by federal election laws, or to be a spokesperson on her terms for individual choice, free market principles and defender of the constitution.