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.
That would be Wolf Blitzed for those of you in Rio Linda ;-)
And for those of you that actually USE spell check ;-)
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Wolf: “I’ll take dumbarse Liberals for $500, Alex”
The debate format and commentators are themselves another battle front.
Why should conservatives hand over their microphone and message to the leftists in the MSM who ask a bunch of stupid questions and not only make themselves look stupid, but more importantly silence the message of the conservative candidates who have the answers for America and instead make them also look stupid and marginalized?
I think the conservative candidates with their head screwed on straight should band together and demand ground rules that include conservative moderators and questions that go the heart of the issues that threaten our country's future. They should also widely publicize these demands to the American people and figure out their own live video debate if they can't get cooperation.
I saw on a Drudge headlined news report that the guest (Perry spoke bout on his FB page) looks like it will be Jindal.
Govs Jindal and Perry must have forged a bond after the Katrina devastation. Texas willingly offered space to LA victims IIRC. They had to have been in close communication.
Glad to see Gov Jindal give his endorsement. He’s had his problems with the Marxist in the WH as well; particularly after the oil leak.
Thanks for the thread. Do we thin the heard tonight?
Don’t flame me. I just remembered who the crazy governor was at the time of Katrina. Blanco biatch
If not for that corrupt government those levies would have been re-inforced.
Huh? Umm ... you know Perry thinks man-caused global warming is bogus, right?
I was pleased to read that Jindal was endorsing Perry. He’s a good man to have on Perry’s team!
That’s a shame that a typo,mispell makes us all get flameproof vests on.I didn’t even see your mistake.
Don’t forget mayor Nagin and his chocolate city.
I know it seems ridiculous - but Bachman lost her momentum when she wished Elvis ‘Happy Birthday’ on the 34th anniversary of his death.
Elvis Presley fans span the ages - from 20 to 80. They vote too;)
lol...well it was a stupid mistake. How in the world could anyone forget the characters in the Katrina debacle? Thank you for your graciousness.
Nagan...pffft. He’s now an expert on hurricanes isn’t he? /s
I expect the same eight next Thursday unless Sarah Palin announces.
(CNN's stream is glitchy.)
It seems pretty empty in here right now for a live thread
For anyone without television. . .watch the debate at this CNN webpage. . .streaming live now. . .
(Click on the small picture titled “Live: CNN Tea Party Debate” or on the words “Launch Live Player”. . . then there’s a 30-second commercial. . . then a pop-up window for which I clicked “No” for the “Adobe Flash Player Enhancement”. Then to the live debate!)
Note: CNN’s live player seems to be taking forever to load right now. So here’s another link that is working now. . .
Won’t be watching this one...we just had a debate last week and the questions will all be gotcha types etc. PUKE on CNN anyway.
Cubs are on, MNF is on...much more entertaining.
HI, HI. Hi. I think Wolf Blizter is the lone nod for this.
I had almost given up hope that FR would be back in time.
HI, HI. Hi. I think Wolf Blizter is the lone mod for this.
CNN playing the same game as MSNBC trying to pump up Huntsman acting as if he’s running fourth after (this order) Romney, Perry, Bachmann.
CNN over dramatizing the start of this debate.
That CNN intro was disgusting. Cain is a “pizza executive”? The pic of Bachmann made her look 90 years old. Perry was bending forward and his face was distorted. Awful. I hate CNN.
Jindal was nobody after Katrina...Blanco wuz Guv....that being said, you need to educate yourself about Bobby’s “accomplishments”. You will not be impressed.
I’m all in.
I predict Newt will make the most interesting, and intelligent statement in the joint press confernce they call a debate.
Good grief! They’re introducing the the candidates like they’re American Idol contestants.
The stage looks so much better than the MSNBC one did with all that red!
ONly reason Im wwatching the debate is to see Newt blast Wolf Blitzed, like he did the moderators in the other debates.
It will be 8:30 by the time this starts. First that video, then Woof Bitcher blabbing away and now the candidates walking out one by one.
Well here we go folks
Sort of wasting time.
The candidates could have already been on stage, brief intro, then questions.
Parading them is just needless theatrics.
Reminded me of the Iron Chef intro!! Good grief!!
Bachmann’s hair looks better tonight. That’s a...relief.
Michelle gives Romney a smooch.
Hermann got the most applause!
Romney smooches Bachmann. GAG.
Bachmann smooches Romney?
More like the WWE.
I thought it was unintentionally hilarious. For those who didn't see, there was a brief intro of each candidate followed by a CNN appointed nickname, like Michelle Bachman...The Firebrand, or Herman Cain...The Businessman, etc.
Yikes!! Michele planted a kiss on Mitt!!!
Worth reposing Lazamataz’s list from the other day. I’m still LMAO!
I just got an advance leak of the questions Wolf will be asking:
1. Tea Party members are as racist as the KKK. Can you elaborate on why that is?
2. It’s obvious that the only objection to Obama is the fact that he’s colored. Can you explain this phenomenon?
3. Can you tell us why you substitute the words “Respecting the Constitution” for “Crushing Minorities and Women”, when it is is obvious you mean the latter?
4. Capitalism is another method used to oppress minorities. Would you like to expound on why Communism is vastly superior to Capitalism in every way?
5. U mad bro? Y u mad?
6. Obama single-handedly saved our economy. Would you like to expound on how you would even get CLOSE to his greatness?
7. Why are you such haters in the Tea Party? Haven’t you ever sought therapeutic treatment for your deranged hate?
8. The Teamsters have recently said that they intend to line up in squads and start killing Tea Party members. Why do you, in the Tea Party, motivate (and thusly cause) this violence? Have you no shame at all?
(wrestling fan here) Hit the nail on the head, I was thinking the same thing...
She must want to be his VP, REALLY REALLY bad! (puke)
Bachmann got perhaps the loudest applause as she walked out and stood by Romney. . . then they kissed.