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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: Riodacat

I think Michael Savage puts them all to shame!


751 posted on 10/09/2007 2:03:30 PM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: RasterMaster

More people are paying attention to Hunter than the RINOs think.
***I certainly hope so.


752 posted on 10/09/2007 2:03:38 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq — via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: Riodacat

Yes he is, but the DunkinDonuts will say..”An actor should do better.”


753 posted on 10/09/2007 2:03:39 PM PDT by Pistolshot (Richardson/Paul '08 - Sometimes this stuff just writes itself.)
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To: pillut48

http://media.cnbc.com/i/CNBC/Sections/Video/CNBC_Live/player/live_video_ymyv.html


754 posted on 10/09/2007 2:03:41 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: mnehrling
the Rubics Cube

The World Champion solves it is 12.5 seconds average. I solved it in 0.5 seconds and a 12-pound sledge hammer.

755 posted on 10/09/2007 2:03:48 PM PDT by RightWhale (50 years later we're still sitting on the ground)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Dirty little D.C. secret: The closest advisor to any President is his general counsel.


756 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:20 PM PDT by Darth Republican (Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Dirty little D.C. secret: The closest advisor to any President is his general counsel. They are there to offer insight into and interpretation of the Constiution.

Right. That's like expecting a cardiologist to be an expert in plastic surgery. Different specialties exist for a reason.

757 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:24 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Catholic4Mitt)
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To: RasterMaster
Even though FL won't let anybody drill for tourist/beach reasons, you have to wonder about hurricanes, too. Not that I'm against drilling in FL.

This is a really good debate; I'm surprised.

758 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:26 PM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: steve86

Well maybe Fred is wearing cosmetics..lol!

His voice sounds weak to me, I think he may be ill for real, his voice is very soft

So far I like his positions, he doesn’t seem to really whip out answers though, he is not a debater.


759 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:28 PM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ No more miller brewing products, pass it on....)
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To: pillut48
CNBC Video LINK
760 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:28 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: sweet_diane

761 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:28 PM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: MNJohnnie

He’s scary, isn’t he?


762 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:30 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: jonathanmo

I stand corrected. I “heard” it because I have heard him say that before. My bad.


763 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:40 PM PDT by Shelayne (NO running or relenting until the problem has been dealt with-decisively,systematically,permanently.)
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To: eternity
NO he is beyond kooky into the next generations of kookdom!!
764 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:41 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: traditional1

I’m just getting the “feed” from this thread...thank GOD for the FReepers board!!!


765 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:51 PM PDT by FlashBack (ProudPatriots.Org / WoundedWarriorProject.Org / MoveAmericaForward.Org)
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To: rodguy911
Dang, on the phone and missed a Hildabeast slam, what did he say?

Thanks!

766 posted on 10/09/2007 2:04:55 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: maica

I agree. Romney/Hunter.


767 posted on 10/09/2007 2:05:06 PM PDT by khnyny (It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it..Aristotle)
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To: UKrepublican; All

Thanks to all who responded! I’ve got it now! :-)


768 posted on 10/09/2007 2:05:18 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: All

What the heck kinda question is that?

WEALTH DISTRIBUTION ALERT


769 posted on 10/09/2007 2:05:36 PM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: txflake

Pretty DUmb to claim to want to be “independent from mid-eastern oil”, but vote no to drilling in FL or ANWR.


770 posted on 10/09/2007 2:05:44 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

LOL! I had a vision of his staff groaning:)


771 posted on 10/09/2007 2:05:49 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: spacekicker

I KNOW!

LOL!!

“It wasn’t a country”

oh— so anyone else can attack us and the President is just an old man without viagra unless they actually have the name of a country plastered on the arriving weapons????

hello RON— wake up— it is 2007.....the other countries know they cannot beat us militarily....so they just “sponsor” little jihadists.....


772 posted on 10/09/2007 2:05:56 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (When will the leftist elites finally award Bill Clinton with the Nobel "Piece" Prize?)
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To: maica
Why has Hunter never held a leadership position in Congress or elsewhere? I like his perspective but I doubt his team-playing or Aministration-building skills

He chaired the Armed Services Committee, actually.

773 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:14 PM PDT by jmyrlefuller (The Associated Press: The most dangerous news organization in America.[TM])
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To: pillut48

http://media.cnbc.com/i/CNBC/Sections/Video/CNBC_Live/player/live_video_ymyv.html


774 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:15 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (All my posts represent my opinions.)
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To: rodguy911
Being on economic issues, this debate should be Rudy's best, and he has had some good answers. However, he really seems a lot less polished this time around.

Dare I say that the extra-long campaign season might be wearing some of the candidates down? A few of them seem off their game this time around.
775 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:16 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.... Valor.)
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To: All

Looks like CNBC is keeping Chrissy on a very short leash, eh? :-)


776 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:20 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: wastedyears

“I wouldn’t drill off the coast of FL” First thing I ever agreed with McCain on, although he probably doesn’t mean it.


777 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:22 PM PDT by darkangel82 (All right! Let's go Tribe!!)
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To: longtermmemmory

>> I wish the others would just drop out but they are going to stay in so they can barter for convention speech time.

Agreed. They’ve had 8 months to get traction ... now they’re just distracting.

Thompson, Giuliani and Romney should probably be the only three left ... though McCain and Huckabee might have made enough of a dent to stay around for a little while longer. Everyone else should hit the showers ... its over.

H


778 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:23 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor (How 'Bout Them Cowboys!!!)
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To: padre35

Fred is not a strong debater, for sure. He’s playing within his skill set, however and not messing up, which I believe was his goal..


779 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:45 PM PDT by jonathanmo (No tag available at this time.)
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To: eternity

Is that an opus?


780 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:46 PM PDT by GOP_Proud (I'm really tired of the Paulie WalNUTS.)
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To: ellery
Did I just hear Romney say you sit down with your attorneys so they can tell you what to do about Iran???

Yes.

781 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:48 PM PDT by CatQuilt (aquietcatholic.blogspot.com)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Mitt may have stumbled onto an honest answer.

@@@@@@

It may be spun as a stumble, but it is the correct answer. As President he would not be a toady to Congress or a Dr Strangelove. Mitt is the real deal EXECUTIVE that we need.


782 posted on 10/09/2007 2:06:49 PM PDT by maica (Where will Americans go for treatment, when we get a Canadian-style “free” healthcare system?)
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To: RasterMaster

I like what Tancredo said about that.

McCain is weak on this.


783 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:02 PM PDT by B Knotts (Tancredo '08!)
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To: darkangel82

Do it for the fish!


784 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:05 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Darth Republican

wonder how he is really getting his money?


785 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:06 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (When will the leftist elites finally award Bill Clinton with the Nobel "Piece" Prize?)
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To: eeevil conservative

Ron said something that 9.11 was just 19 thugs?? No wonder he thinks we can just send pirates after them.


786 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:08 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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To: CounterCounterCulture

McCain has now joined up with Al Gore.


787 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:16 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Did McCain just drop a bombshell? Getting Congress’ approval for an attack, is closer to reality than we’re saying now?

Yeah, that was kinda interesting. I don't think he meant anything specific ... but who knows what he has been hearing from the Bush administration?

788 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:20 PM PDT by Oliver Optic (Never blame on strategery that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Hemorrhage

I think McCain’s bid just collapsed with that response.

Buhbye John


789 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:22 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: maica

Not


790 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:27 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: rodguy911

thanks......

;-)


791 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:32 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (When will the leftist elites finally award Bill Clinton with the Nobel "Piece" Prize?)
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To: SW6906

Reactor was in Iraq, not Iran....1980 or 81....Osiri (sp)

One of Saddam’s sons was worse than the other and was the heir apparent to his father.


792 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:54 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (Sale on Pajama Patrol Badges & Pins @ www.0cents.com)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Rudy correct on Line Item Veto. Romney in LA LA land.


793 posted on 10/09/2007 2:07:54 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Hemorrhage

LOL!!!


794 posted on 10/09/2007 2:08:15 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (When will the leftist elites finally award Bill Clinton with the Nobel "Piece" Prize?)
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To: jonathanmo
Fred is the only one with a Reaganesque understanding and response in his answers.

LLS

795 posted on 10/09/2007 2:08:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: RasterMaster
Thats good to hear.

Poor Mclame—he still thinks conservatives will support him—talk about delusional

796 posted on 10/09/2007 2:08:18 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: mnehrling

Maybe we can make the islamists walk the plank. lol


797 posted on 10/09/2007 2:08:23 PM PDT by darkangel82 (All right! Let's go Tribe!!)
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To: airborne
Hunter said if there's time; well, we KNOW Iran has a nuclear program and so does Congress.

YOU need to listen to the replay, not me. Since Congress knows, we have TIME (as Hunter said), and that would be the instance where he would contend the Congress has to give approval under the War Powers Act. That's EXACTLY what he said, and he will regret having ceded power to the Congress because they (Democrats) will either claim the President mis-represented the facts (and did act without approval) OR, that the President CANNOT take action without approval because they knew ahead of time. There's no getting away from what he committed, and now he has to deal with it, and try to spin his way out.

798 posted on 10/09/2007 2:08:36 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: MNJohnnie
"Ron Paul says economy is in recession!"

Bawhahha...I noticed that too, BUT what about McPAIN brilliant answer about digging for oil ONLY if Floridan wanted it!! WHAT A PUTZ!

799 posted on 10/09/2007 2:08:37 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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HAH! Huckabee said “Goober”.


800 posted on 10/09/2007 2:08:45 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.... Valor.)
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