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.
Probably because Ron Paul is 90% a crazy loon 9-11 truther.
Since no one is held responsible, they'll do it again.
We need to bring back tar, feathers, and the rail.
Perry very good on social security answer, imo.
Right out the box she’s going for Obammy’s jugular!
wow , the first question , by a novice, was better thought out than every question by Williams
First: Much too soon. The election is not for fourteen months. I actually read today about the “critical Fall runup” to the nomination. May 2012 and June 2012 are critical. This is absurd.
Second: Submitting to anal exam by enemedia - terrible idea.
Third: The voters’ willingness to be exposed to this sh*t more than a year before they have to decide is in doubt. One way for Zero to prevail is for the public (which has a five minute attention span) to get sick of whichever of the seven dwarves comes out on top.
Fourth: This canned, enemedia driven process favors the RINO with the most money.
Romney’s ready to pounce on Perry about Social Security.
[Romney needs to worry about his own change on SS and his own Romneycare problem.]
>> “This debate will not have a great audience because it conflicts with Monday Night Football.” <<
This is no debate!
Its a controlled administration of leftist propaganda.
Hey, Myth....IT'S A PONZI SCHEME!!!!!!
Romney fibbing about Perry on SS already.
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.
Perry didn’t say how he would fix SS.
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.
Bingo! One thing I've noticed about Perry is that he speaks up and then shuts up.
Mitt is in full attack mode on Perry
Glad to see so many TP patriots in the audience!!!
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.
To hell with Mitt.
bye bye every one but perry and romney - haha
Woo hoo! In your FACE Romney! Get him, Perry!!!
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.
It sounded like she sounded like she had memorized her response.
Romney is a jerk.
With a statement like “a border fence will keep us in” isn’t enough?
TP audience doesn’t care for Romney’s attack on Perry’s position on SS.
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.
I guess Mitt is the moderator now
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.
Mittens being Mittens! Get him Rick and get him to shut up!!!!
I like to turn the sound off and make up my own dialog.
Mitt “I look great in a suit.”
Perry “So do I, and I can kick you’re #$$”.
Did I? I take it that you think Ron Paul is a nut. Correct me if I misunderstood you.
Perry got in a good dig.
And another ...
“Blitzer is gonna wear these people out. He’s pressing all the hot buttons.”
As much as I hate these venues and moderators, they are being well prepped for the coming debates against Obama. What kind of prep is he getting from the fawning press corp. He’s gonna crumble without a teleprompter.
Myth...my grandma knows it's a Ponzi scheme. She's skeert of you, Myth!!!
Romney is SUCH a tool.
Sounds like the audience is with Perry over Mitt.
Mitt seemed to be getting one over on Perry.....
I want a debate, not a Romney-Perry show.
Rick just buried Mitt :)
The audience doesnt like Myth.
Exactly correct! From the naming of the show, to the defining the candidates.
Your wishes have POWER!
Hugh Hewitt is running it with commentary and the drinking game phrase is Social Security.
There are more than two candidates up there Wolf.
I think the other candidates went back to the green room.
This is a GREAT discussion on SS by all the candidates. I love it!!
Cain is tooting Perrys horn on Galveston!
Mittens is desperately trying to stop Perry.
Cain: I don’t care what you call it, it’s broken. YES IT IS. Don’t take the bad bait people.