Skip to comments.Republican Presidential Debate #1 - May 5, 2011 - Greenville, South Carolina (Live Thread)
Posted on 05/05/2011 5:08:20 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
Broadcast on: Fox News
Broadcast time: 9pm EDT/6pm PDT
Johnson served as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2002. He founded what would become one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico. He has competed in several triathlons and climbed Mount Everest.
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.
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.
Paul is serving his 11th full term in the U.S. House. Hes an obstetrician-gynecologist and was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2008
Pawlenty served two terms as governor of Minnesota, from 2002 to 2010. He served in the Minnesota House from 1992 until 2002. He is the son of a truck driver.
I am impressed with all of them. I could vote for any of them over Obama.
I hate the stupid timer they have. Let the guys finish a sentence!
Thats how Obama got into trouble...said he would pull out of Afgan and Iraq and close GITMO but had to renege when he got into office and was presented with the facts. Cain is correct in his answer for that reason.
This guy was sinking fast. Now it's just bubbles after his defense of abortion.
Immigration enforcers are Cain & Santorum....
Cain asked about DOMA. Says Obama violating oath by not defending DOMA in the courts.
Johnson supports "right to choose" though "viability," parental notification, no public funds for abortion.
Ask Pawlenty about embryonic stem cell research. Says we should't pursue new lines but supports Bush policy on existing lines.
Santorum asked about moral issues. Borrows a page from Keyes, talking about Declaration. Rights come from God, belief in family, belief in life. Dodges the question about gays.
Santorum is trying to come across as decisive, determined; but he is coming across as defensive and angry.
I never said that I expect to find a candidate that I agree with on everything.
A poster said that Cain was right on "everything" and I responded with two examples where he wasn't.
But do I appreciate your wish for good luck.
Absolutely you can... obama has not taken that away... yet.
If he were to become a serious contender the drive-by media will turn the screws on him regarding these issues. Other than those two issues I named previously, I think he is a supremely intelligent, articulate man who obviously loves this country.
He’s doing very well tonight, isn’t he? :)
I don’t agree with him everytime- but I like his problem-solving attitude.
Good question, will you “fire” teleprompter of the US?
okay - I understand.
Sorry, my bad...misunderstood, but meant well!
Did Ron Paul bus a bunch of supporters into the debate site?
His supporters travel well, it’s why he always wins the CPAC straw poll.
It certainly seems like he has his own cheering section.
my question is:
Judging from his performance tonight, can you see how Pawlenty could generate enough support in IA or NH to cut into ROMNEY’s support?
If he doesn’t catch on soon, he will be over and done by autumn. I do not see how any of the other 4 will play a major role in the ‘12 campaign.
That's a pretty low bar. I'd vote for Heidi Fleiss over Obama, at least she ran a successful business and doesn't hide who she is.
Pawlenty getting hammered on cap and trade. That’s his Romney Care.