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Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #8 – Dearborn, MI 10/09/07 - Official Discussion Thread

Posted on 10/09/2007 11:58:39 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #8 – Dearborn, Michigan 10/09/07 - Official Discussion Thread

CNBC/MSNBC/The Wall Street Journal are jointly sponsoring the first Republican Presidential debate of the 2008 campaign focusing on economic issues. It will be held on October 9 in Dearborn, Michigan at the University of Michigan-Dearborn at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Broadcast is live on CNBC at 4 PM ET (1 PM PT) and re-broadcast on MSNBC at 9 PM ET (6 PM PT). CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and MSNBC's Chris Matthews will host the debate.

Live streaming on CNBC.com

Candidates participating:



TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: brownback; chrismatthews; cnbc; dearborn; debate; debate2007; duncanhunter; elections2008; fredthompson; giuliani; gopdebate; hunter; johnmccain; matthews; mccain; mi2008; michigan; mikehuckabee; mittromney; msnbc; paul; paulestinians; presidentialdebate; republican; republicandebate; romney; ronpaul; rudygiuliani; sambrownback; spartansixdelta; tancredo; thompson; tomtancredo
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To: BKerr

me too


451 posted on 10/09/2007 1:42:09 PM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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We take a break at 1:44pm PDT.


452 posted on 10/09/2007 1:42:15 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Duncan Hunter / Alan Keyes '08)
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To: SHEENA26
SHEENA26 wrote: I agree. Hard to believe that Mitt is 60!!

Fred Thompson is five years older than Mitt, but looks about 15 years older.

453 posted on 10/09/2007 1:42:34 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( my opinions do not represent the opinions of the management at Free Republic, they are mine alone.)
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To: Riodacat

ping for later


454 posted on 10/09/2007 1:42:40 PM PDT by MittFan08 (Anybody but McCain)
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To: SE Mom

Fred’s great on taxes now. He’s getting more comfortable.


455 posted on 10/09/2007 1:42:43 PM PDT by BubbaBasher (WWW.TWFRED08.COM)
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To: All

Mathews says the reduction in taxes “costs”

Thompson just called mathews on his bias!

Thompson nailing the low taxes grow the ecconomy.

dry answer.

A lot of uh’s and ums.

not charismatic but information was correct.


456 posted on 10/09/2007 1:42:53 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mnehrling
Fred seems to be the only one that knows the details of the Dubai/NASDAQ purchase.

Giuliani had no clue...

457 posted on 10/09/2007 1:42:55 PM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Pravious

Same problem...it’s just a school yard argument anyway.


458 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:08 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Sam Waterston doing some cross promotion for Fred.


459 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:08 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: AmericanMade1776

I agree. He seems to be settling in now.


460 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:09 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: evets

smile pretty!


461 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:13 PM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: Kevmo
I guess, its a mystery to me musts be name recog. I don’t know what else. Every appearance I have ever seen Hunter do he excels to new highs.
462 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:16 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: AmericanMade1776
FRed started slow, but with the MSM on his every word, he moved forward.

None of the candidates impressed me with their canned same ol'/same ol', and trying to see who could convince un-decided joe six-packs, I still see FRed as the one who can connect between now and November.

Where the unknowns are concerned in this group, they will remain so.

463 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:17 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: jmyrlefuller

mark this post right now 4:28.

Debate win goes to Romney and Hunter.
Thompson’s popularity plummets, falls to 3 or 4 in polls
Hunter gets boost to 3 or 4 in polls


464 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:19 PM PDT by wilco200
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To: jennyjenny

“I like Hunter a lot, but he is coming off as very angry.”

Hunter is serious, not angry.


465 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:21 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!)
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To: guido911

Matthews has really been towing the line the past 30 minutes, but he will cut loose on them tonight.


466 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:30 PM PDT by JFC
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To: jennyjenny

Hunter may seem angry, but I have to admit he wears angry better than Paul does.


467 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:40 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.... Valor.)
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To: jmyrlefuller

Commercial break...that was a really fast paced 40 minutes...not boring at all and Matthews has not let fly a single gotcha question...I am in shock at this point..


468 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:41 PM PDT by jonathanmo (No tag available at this time.)
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To: traditional1

I bet you’re embarrassed watching the debate, aren’t you?

Is that all there is?? hee hee


469 posted on 10/09/2007 1:43:47 PM PDT by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: rodguy911

little traction. I really don’t understand it at all.

Media isn’t going to highlight a Conservative with the facts.


470 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:00 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Duncan Hunter '08 Tough on WOT & Illegals)
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To: brothers4thID

Mitt is a native of Michigan.

I feel the same way about California.


471 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:04 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Catholic4Mitt)
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To: upsdriver

Hey there UPS!!!

;-)


472 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:17 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (When will the leftist elites finally award Bill Clinton with the Nobel "Piece" Prize?)
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To: The Pack Knight

Paul is a nut.


473 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:25 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: CAluvdubya

Dunked it!!!


474 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:25 PM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: padre35

Fred’s answer=HOME RUN!!!!

“You shouldn’t confuse the wealth
of nations with the wealth of government”


475 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:27 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Riodacat
"I notice that Fred’s suit jacket doesn’t fit him around the neck.."

Wow. That should disqualify him for public office of ANY kind immediately.

He needs the Romney-coifed-look!

LOL

476 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:37 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: Post-Neolithic

Amazing it’s the first time I heard about Dubui shipping nuclear triggers to an annonymous Islamabad source.

#####

Transshipped - about 10 years ago.


477 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:37 PM PDT by maica (Where will Americans go for treatment, when we get a Canadian-style “free” healthcare system?)
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To: mnehrling
Dubai seems to be a whole different world than much of the rest of the mid-East.
478 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:44 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: darkangel82

Fred’s a snoozer, for sure. Like most actors.


479 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:44 PM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: wilco200

Mark this post...this debate is meaningless!


480 posted on 10/09/2007 1:44:54 PM PDT by Right_Rev (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: davidosborne

You are full of crap! Fred is the only one slapping chrissy and he just destroyed chrissy’s Alternative Minimum Tax 100 Billion Dollar Boondoggle. His answer was PERFECT and delivered perfecly! He explained CONSERVATIVE ECONOMICS as well as Reagan did. He is the only man that understands TAX CUTS ALWAYS WORK.

LLS


481 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: BKerr

OK, vote for the guy who won’t win, while I vote for the one who will.

Now if millions of others do as you have I’ll look around more.


482 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:07 PM PDT by RockinRight (Can we start calling Fred "44" now, please?)
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To: jennyjenny

Fred is definitely holding his own. He’s meeting or exceeding expectations so far.


483 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:08 PM PDT by BubbaBasher (WWW.TWFRED08.COM)
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To: pissant

Hunter is a protectionist. He is sounding the same theme Clinton did in 1992 about China. The reality is something far different. The US has a tremendous investment in China and vice-versa. China sends 21% of its exports to the US. Is Hunter saying that we should reduce those exports? What happens to China’s economy and ours? And the global economy?


484 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:14 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Guenevere

You always refer to a politician using the last or highest rank they acheive.


485 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:20 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Hey, weren't you banned for being an idiot in another thread...)
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To: johnny7
Giuliani had no clue...

Is Fred the only one of them who reads FreeRepublic?

486 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:22 PM PDT by RightWhale (50 years later we're still sitting on the ground)
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To: jonathanmo

Is all he going to ask is about taxes?


487 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:24 PM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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We’re back from the break at 1:46pm PDT


488 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:25 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Duncan Hunter / Alan Keyes '08)
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To: ellery
Very, very, good answer.

And a good debate, our guys are smokin the Hildabeast, by a mile!!!!!!!!

489 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:28 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: AmericanMade1776

Seems like he is in pain during the debate

490 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:29 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( my opinions do not represent the opinions of the management at Free Republic, they are mine alone.)
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To: eeevil conservative
Hey EEC!! How are you gal!!!!
491 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:33 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: wilco200

Marked and agreed.


492 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:33 PM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Romney always looks like that, he just stepped out of a boardroom.


493 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:40 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ No more miller brewing products, pass it on....)
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To: BubbaBasher
Fred’s great on taxes now. He’s getting more comfortable.

Heh ... "When the Democrats target the rich, if you're in the middle class, you'd better run to the other side of the house."

Hopefully he's warming up.

494 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:43 PM PDT by Oliver Optic (Never blame on strategery that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Huck

Get real...


495 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:44 PM PDT by Right_Rev (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: jonathanmo

I got here a little late- that was my question- how badly has Matthews smashed them as a partisan..


496 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:44 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Guenevere

>> Why is the moderator calling Thompson ‘Senator’...
..He’s not a senator anymore????

For the same reason the Reagan funeral was for “President Ronald Reagan” ... once you gain the title, you don’t lose it when you leave office.

H


497 posted on 10/09/2007 1:45:48 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor (How 'Bout Them Cowboys!!!)
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To: BubbaBasher

I think RuPaul has only been asked one question.


498 posted on 10/09/2007 1:46:06 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (BUILD THE WALL, ENFORCE THE LAW! ®™ ± ‰¢ ©)
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Chrissy asks Fred about Bush’s involvement in Iraq.


499 posted on 10/09/2007 1:46:18 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Duncan Hunter / Alan Keyes '08)
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To: RightWhale
Duncan is a freeper.

Fred’s Iraq answer is spot on.. can’t way to see how FraudPaul answers.

500 posted on 10/09/2007 1:46:18 PM PDT by mnehring ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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