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.
“If any of the wealthy on these platforms says one darned thing about a situation they have no knowledge of, like having to scrape their knuckles or work with a broken leg/foot/fingers, I have nothing to say to them.”
Vote for Cain then.
His 3-job Dad, working Mom, and humble background tell you he understands working man’s issues.
But IMO, in a debate, you don’t look at the camera when a fellow debater is responding to a challenge YOU threw out. She should have looked at him directly instead of continuously looking away.
It is a rare female who can be a great leader of men. Not common at all.
Which brings up an awful lot of anger in me. Which is why one more of our kids dying in Afghanistan or Iraq is a crying shame.
When your government stops trying to win a war, and is just holding on for some pre-determined date to depart, then you ask how they hell they can live with their consciences.
A well reasoned argument, but impossible to prove.
The debate was great. And it was great because all (except one) took a position and defended that position. Because all (except one) battled in the arena of IDEALS and IDEAS.
[There is NO financial help on tuition, they have to pay it themselves but at the in-state rate. Like other kids who attended high school in Texas for at least three years.]
Actually the residency requirement for legal residents is 1 year for in-state tuition, and there is no requirement of attending high school in TX. This law is clearly to allow kids who have lived most of their lives in TX, because their parents brought them there, the opportunity to go to college without the burden of out-of-state tution costs.
Had Bachman been swift on her feet she could've nailed Perry by saying..."then you admit you're for sale if the price is right"...because his comment was definately admitting as much.
Government subsidies don't go over well in Texas. If we had the government pay for everything, we wouldn't be very conservative then, would we?
Conflict of interest? It will probably be a source of talking points, but let's get this vetted by the American public and see. For a measly $5,000 of campaign donation (measly for a big business donating to a major politician's campaign funds) and everything done in public for all to scrutinize and investigate at the time, I think you'll not see this talking point gaining much steam. It just doesn't make sense other than it was what it was. But like I said, let's get this vetted and go on.
Now we are losing troops like the worst days in Iraq. For what? To install another Islamic terrorist state like we went there to destroy?
“There isnt a cancer that cant be cured by the right diet, as long as no pharma poisons, radiation, or surgery have spoiled the chances.”
I employ diet as part of my anti-cancer regimen and I think it’s important, but that statement’s over the top. There are people who have tried diet and alternative medicine before trying allopathic treatments and it didn’t cure their cancer (some, yes - but by no means all). Not to mention that there are strongly conflicting opinions on what the best dietary approach is...total vegans, Paleo-diet advocates (a la Weston Price Foundation), raw foods only, Gerson therapy, etc., etc., etc.
All of the stupidity is coming from your keyboard!
Try Webster Kher’s web site; it has all you need to know about cancer and how to deal with it.
Cancer gets cured gently every day.
Most mesothelioma victims are quite close to death before diagnosis, and that is why few survive, but if by chance they had gotten some better advice on diet earlier in life, most would live decades longer.
Exactly. They get to vote in their dictator.
And when we leave, he’ll be the strong man.
then they’ll attack Israel and us.
“I think they call some vaccines mandatory so insurance will pay for them.”
That is correct. little-stated fact is that the Federal govt put gardasil on their vaccine list forcing states like Texas to have it in their programs. This is why it came up as an issue in the first place. its why several states started mandating it,
I too think Perry made a mistake but its no big deal.
All the people bent out of shape over this are not at all noticing that medicaid taxpayer dollars have been paying for this vaccine for years.
Perry definitely stumbled on the immigration question by his defense of in state tuition for illegals.
Perry gained several points with me for handling that question so honestly. I just wish his supporters would follow suit.
>> “Cranberry juice cures something” <<
Cranberry fruit, not juice, prevents and cures bladder cancer, if used correctly. The juice is useful only if it contains the solids of the fruit.
If there is, Bachmann opted out of it tonight.
You’ll note that Obama is quick to give up Iraq, where we had control and a chance of success.
We could have had democracy from Turkey to the persian gulf.
Now we have unrest in Egypt, and Libya and turkey on the march against Israel.
He is hanging onto Afghanistan and getting our troops killed there at an alarming rate.
It has nothing to do with the First Amendment, as you should know. It has everything with SP tantalizing her fans with the possibility of a run, but not getting into the fight and joining a debate where you have to raise your challenges face to face with your opponent(s).
If she decides not to run, she can attack to her heart’s content. In the meanwhile, she’s playing the fan base and attacking from a safe distance. I don’t see political sniping as particularly courageous nor an attribute of leadership.
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