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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: itslex71
Did I? I take it that you think Ron Paul is a nut. Correct me if I misunderstood you.

No I guess you did understand.

You see, I call him a nut because he is a nut.

I don't hate Ron Paul I just have no desire to have a nut like him as President.

As to you not liking it, no worries I'll sleep just fine.

251 posted on 09/12/2011 5:27:37 PM PDT by Eaker ("If someone misquotes you, it's because they know you're right.")
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To: Hugin

“Big Thinker” Newt’s clearly the most facile up on the stage, but he’s borrowing from Gov. Palin’s Indianola speech tonight: first saying he’ll fight special interests in DC, then pointing out Obama’s threats against SS getting paid during the debt crisis.


252 posted on 09/12/2011 5:27:44 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: itslex71; Eaker
Did I? I take it that you think Ron Paul is a nut. Correct me if I misunderstood you.

I think L. Ron is a nutball.

He hasn't gotten to the good stuff yet, like the fear of a border fence keeping us in.

Haaalp! We can't get oouut!

253 posted on 09/12/2011 5:27:44 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

THIS IS GREAT!!!!!

Santorum is doing great tonight.


254 posted on 09/12/2011 5:27:44 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS AMERICA !)
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To: SoJoCo

Newt is vital in these debates.


255 posted on 09/12/2011 5:27:55 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Robwin

It is a shame. Newt is a brilliant man.


256 posted on 09/12/2011 5:27:57 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: SoJoCo

That’s the plan!


257 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:03 PM PDT by hope
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To: BRL

But is he too damaged for a VP slot?


258 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:03 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: From The Deer Stand

yes!

good obamaslam.


259 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:03 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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Today I got an envelope from the Republicans saying it was my last chance.
Last chance for what?
To send you money so you can stick me with the sad ass romney?

Well don't send me crap like that anymore.
And this is your last chance to put up a candidate I can vote for.
260 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:03 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: TomGuy
hahahah

Newt Gingrich, "I'm not so concerned about Mitt and Perry scaring the American people (w/ regards to SS), when Obama scares them everyday. *Applause* This is eating into my time..." (Paraphrased)

261 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:03 PM PDT by Drrdot
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Yup.


262 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:14 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Lady Lucky

I heard Perry say current seniors would be paid guaranteed


263 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:24 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SamAdams76

ZZZZZZZZZantorum.


264 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:24 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: hope

If Perry/Cain is the final ticket, then I could live with that.


265 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:24 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: newzjunkey

Awesome debate!


266 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:24 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Khepri

>> “If anyone deserves to be attacked it’s Perry... No more ManBearPiggers from Texas” <<

.
Nor “clip-on” Christians from Texas.


267 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:53 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Amen Brother. I love Santorum’s fight. I hope he can break through at some point.


268 posted on 09/12/2011 5:28:56 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: blueyon

AWESOME debate.


269 posted on 09/12/2011 5:29:09 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Yaelle

Absolutely.

Newt is brilliant.And can get his points across!


270 posted on 09/12/2011 5:29:32 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS AMERICA !)
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To: mylife

I missed it...was on the phone (trying to get off) and heard the loud applause :-(


271 posted on 09/12/2011 5:29:39 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: GRRRRR

Huntsman strikes me as yet anotehr closet queen that married only so he had good pictures for his campaign. You know....kinda ike Obammy and his beard


272 posted on 09/12/2011 5:29:39 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Yaelle

They make me want to sing “Jailhouse Rock”.


273 posted on 09/12/2011 5:29:45 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: Free Vulcan

“august powers” sahweet


274 posted on 09/12/2011 5:29:53 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: editor-surveyor

Uncalled for.


275 posted on 09/12/2011 5:30:10 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: blueyon

Sounds like they have all learned to handle the moderators.


276 posted on 09/12/2011 5:30:16 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Whoever gets the nomination needs to tap Newt for the VP slot. Hands down.


277 posted on 09/12/2011 5:30:24 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Yaelle

“Stop paying the crooks” is only a start ...


278 posted on 09/12/2011 5:30:30 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Rusty0604
I heard Perry say current seniors would be paid guaranteed

That's been the deal all along.

279 posted on 09/12/2011 5:30:30 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: Yaelle

I think Newt knows he stands no chance of winning, but for some reason, I think he’s staying in the game to keep the focus on Obama. He smacks the lib moderators when they get mouthy and re-directs the topic back on the failure that is Zero.


280 posted on 09/12/2011 5:30:58 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: CynicalBear

Yup....where is Michelle Bachman?


281 posted on 09/12/2011 5:31:04 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (GOD BLESS AMERICA !)
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To: DRey
Santorum needs to quit talking about his courage.

New spray tan for tonight.
282 posted on 09/12/2011 5:31:17 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: DRey

Surprisingly, CNN really knows how to conduct a debate. This is the best one so far. Visibly and in format. Also no stupid Coke or Pepsi questions.


283 posted on 09/12/2011 5:31:23 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Raebie

Newt needs to be there fighting for this country, in SOME capacity. He is beating them all, BIG TIME.


284 posted on 09/12/2011 5:31:28 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: don-o

I heard Perry say current seniors would be paid guaranteed
That’s been the deal all along.

Never heard any different.


285 posted on 09/12/2011 5:31:33 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: don-o

Santorum is looking good tonight.


286 posted on 09/12/2011 5:31:44 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Allegra

Good to see you on here by the way :) Where in the world (literally! HA) are you right now?


287 posted on 09/12/2011 5:31:44 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: DRey

I’m actually enjoying Newt tonight.

I still don’t want to see him in a swimsuit, however.


288 posted on 09/12/2011 5:31:44 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: SamAdams76

yes, huntwoman is strange.


289 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:00 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Raebie

Newt as Senior Advisor/Attack Dawg.


290 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:00 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: SamAdams76

[Huntsman made some odd comment about Kurt Cobain...pretty lame.]

Completely lame, he is such a dud.


291 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:09 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

From the side view the podiums look exactly like shopping carts!!


292 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:21 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Raebie

No, make him Press Secretary.


293 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:21 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Yaelle

If we want GRAVITAS, Newt’s always the man.


294 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:27 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Imagine Newt debating that idiot Biden, assuming Obama doesn’t dump him.


295 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:40 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

She’s getting shut out again. They think she is done anyway and are going to keep her out of the debate.


296 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:40 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: F1reEng1neRed

Whatever happened to Michelle Bachmann?


297 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:55 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Waiting for Palin)
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To: editor-surveyor

WB asks Perry, “if you were pres., would you vote to eliminate prescription drug pyts for people on Medicare...?”
Does the president vote on that?


298 posted on 09/12/2011 5:32:55 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: jessduntno

I heard Perry say current seniors would be paid guaranteed
That’s been the deal all along.

Never heard any different.

Seems to be “news” to even some FReepers.


299 posted on 09/12/2011 5:33:08 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: KansasGirl

I’m glad to hear that. I’ve liked Cain since his Senatorial run and I hate when I’m wrong about a politician. Just has the effect of making me more jaded but Cain hasn’t disappointed me. He actually would have been my first choice just as Hunter wsa in ‘08 but neither caught traction in the polls unfortunately and I do cut bait in favor of electability...to point. I had no candidate after Fred and my feelings about Romney this year are well...not good.

I hope this is up somehwere online later. I gave up. The feed cut out every other second and I don’t want to go into the other room to watch on my Tv set. I only use that for sports any longer. LOL


300 posted on 09/12/2011 5:33:08 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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