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(LIVE THREAD!) Republican Presidential Debate #3 - Aug. 11, 2011 9pm/6pm: Iowa (FOXNEWS)
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Posted on 08/11/2011 4:15:45 PM PDT by newzjunkey

Broadcast on: FOXNews

Broadcast time: 9pm EDT/6pm 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 the 58th 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.

Ron Paul

Paul is serving his 11th full term in the U.S. House. He’s an obstetrician-gynecologist and was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2008

Tim Pawlenty

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.

Mitt Romney

Romney was the 70th 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.

Jon Huntsman

Huntsman was Utah Governor, former ambassador to China under Barack Obama.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012debates; 2012gopprimary; avoiderromney; bachmann; cain; cowardromney; debate; debates; gingrich; gopdebate; hermancain; huntsman; iowadebate; jonhuntsman; michelebachmann; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich; pawlenty; presidentialdebate; ricksantorum; romney; ronpaul; santorum; timpawlenty; tpaw; wallace4milt; wallace4romney
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To: exit82

The other candidates will make that determination for me. He is giving it to the press and Obama. He has trampled wallace’s attempt to side-track anything.


451 posted on 08/11/2011 7:15:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: TaraP
-"GOV. Perry has the support to ensure Obama starts packing!"

A bit presumptuous wouldnt you say. You "think" he has the support. Unless of course you just rely on what the MSM tells you, in which case you then take it as "gospel".

452 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:06 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: TaraP
GOV. Perry has the support to ensure Obama starts packing!

Oh joy, another globalist, Bilderberger, CFR, GOP elite, WashPo fave Texas governor. Sure gets me motivated. Scrap the TEA party, I'm goin mainstream. Where's the donation form?

453 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:27 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: LostInBayport

Wallace has nothign but gotcha questions.

Pray for America


454 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:29 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: Yaelle

You’re most certainly right about that! It’s too bad that he’s such a loser and traitor to our side!


455 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:29 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: PapaNew

Yeah, he is wrong. The states do have the right to be “wrong” morally. Whether you like it or not, the right exists.


456 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:29 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Santorum just channeled his inner-Lincoln & blow-torched the 10th Amendment.


457 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:32 PM PDT by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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To: PapaNew

Can a state redef marriage, murder or life?


458 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:43 PM PDT by bvw
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To: KansasGirl

Paul still worries me a bit. Santorum is also great. He is coming into his own. Again, he would have a hard time getting ahead of Romney in many places and with many voters who don’t really listen to him, and have pre-conceived ideas because of past comments he made a few years ago. He is, however, 100% conservative with no belief in government paid abortions or many of the existing abortion “rights” It would take a miracle for him to get the womens’ votes he needs. Unfortunate.


459 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:48 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: All
Bachmann asked about mandates state vs feds. She sees no difference on its constitutionality.

Ron Paul says the feds can't prevent a state from doing bad things. Attacking "corporatism" doing well under both Obama & Republicans and says doctors and patients suffer and pushing market-based health savings accounts.

Santorum attacks both Bachmann and Ron Paul as "10th amendment run amuck." He says Ron Paul would support bigamy laws, Bachmann won't defend marriage.

460 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:54 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: All

No Perry, No Palin.

Fox should have cancelled in the last minute.

Iowa doesn’t mean anything this time.


461 posted on 08/11/2011 7:16:57 PM PDT by right way right (Whats it gonna take?)
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To: PapaNew

The congressman on the foxnews commercial feed is critizing the questioning.......Newt is standing out...I don’t like him...but he’s doing the best tonight!


462 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:03 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: tioga

Romney just stinks. The stupid media is trying to push this guy on the GOP because they know he’s the only feasible candidate for the nomination that Obama can beat.


463 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:09 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: ohioWfan
"I’m loving Santorum here"

Santorum just pulled out a gun and shot himself.

He makes a good point but hardly anyone understood what he said.

464 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:20 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: Robwin

Wallace is losing!


465 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: newzjunkey

Great. Santorum hitting it out of the park on the 10th Amendment. Too bad this guy is so unknown. He really slapped Pual and Bachmann across the face on that.

Bachmann looked like she was storming over to whine to Rick as they went to break.


466 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:31 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: tnvol01
Chris Wallace is getting beat like a rented mule tonight.

I hope that Mike Gallagher poses some tough questions to Chris Wallace tomorrow on his radio segment with him. Wallace needs to be held accountable for his disgusting behavior tonight. His smirking haughtiness has always been annoying but Wallace's performance during the debate has crossed a boundary.

467 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:38 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: tirednvirginia

Bachmann is the winner so far. Passion, energy, and actually answering the questions. She just cut off Romney at the knees with her answer on Romney’s health care mandate in Mass. No government, federal or state, should force a citizen to purchase a good or service. It is wrong at any level. It is tyranny.


468 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:47 PM PDT by kabar
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To: LostInBayport
He then made a great statement about America not having Sharia Law in our courts!

I did catch that part. The audience LOVED it. I think they would have applauded for a very long time had they not been told earlier to keep it brief. Rhe more I hear Cain talk, the more I like the guy. He'll take anything on.
469 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:47 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: ohioWfan

“Then he got snarky after Newt dressed him down.”

Then the audience gave CW a second smackdown by booing him and cheering Newt :-)


470 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:01 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Lilyjuslan

Obama would do badly debating with Newt.

As far as debates go. A debate between Newt and Obama would be the closest to a Chaney vs Obama debate.

Newt is very articulate and has a lot of knowledge about government. Obama would appear to be stupid.


471 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: GlockThe Vote
me too. newt seems like a man on double dose of Viagra.

I am no fan of Newt but tonight (at this time) I would say he is the best.
472 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:27 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

I don’t know, but maybe in MA they can force people to pay jizya.


473 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:32 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: GlockThe Vote
me too. newt seems like a man on double dose of Viagra.

I am no fan of Newt but tonight (at this time) I would say he is the best.
474 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:38 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: tioga

I agree with you re Newt. By the same token I think Pawlenty is making an obvious desperate effort. He’s not highlighting his record, he’s attacking others (chiefly Bachmann who it’s clear he fears). Desperation!


475 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:38 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Hey 0bama/ save the drama/ for your dead and commie mama.)
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To: Fudd Fan

Santorum wasted another opportunity to make himself relevant, just now. His point on the 10th Amendment was,well, weird.

Losers so far:

Pawlenty

Huntsman

Wallace

Santorum

Master Debater, but can’t be trusted: Gingrich

Biggest BS Artist: Romney

Able to take the blows and keep standing: Bachmann

Most Articulate: Cain

Most applause: Paul

Person exit82 wishes was there: Palin


476 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:40 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: advance_copy

oY, that was bad... Michelle.


477 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:46 PM PDT by Reagan69 (First they came for Sarah Palin and conservatives said nothing...)
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To: glock rocks

LOL!


478 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: advance_copy

the MSM is picking romney like they picked McCain and Dole......it’s HIS turn.......gag me.


479 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:15 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Somebody needs to call out Romney - once again he is the kid eating ice cream while other kids are fighting over who blows out the candles.


480 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:31 PM PDT by Virginia8384
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To: newzjunkey

Palenty is a bastard... Attacking everyone...

Rick Perry for President!


481 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:51 PM PDT by Skeez (O)
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To: Reagan69

Why did Michelle leave? Did not seem smart.


482 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:51 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: glock rocks

And don’t forget also a guy that in the right light looks and sounds eerily like George Bush. Can ya just see the ads nows?


483 posted on 08/11/2011 7:19:59 PM PDT by riri
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To: AGreatPer
Oh, I don't think anything so melodramatic happened here.

A lot of people understood his point on the 10th amendment, IMO.

484 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:20 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: tsowellfan

Ron Paul reminds me of a conservative version of Nader


485 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tioga

Is asking the other candidates about Perry who is not there Kosher ???


486 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:29 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: CitizenM

Michelle is still there...don’t know what you mean.


487 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:50 PM PDT by tioga
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To: exit82

Understand that these early debates weed out the ones that have no chance.


488 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:50 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: kabar

Agreed.


489 posted on 08/11/2011 7:20:54 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: exit82

SARAH PALIN QUESTION!!!!


490 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:03 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: ohioWfan

Im a woman and don’t make sexist remarks. Bachman came across bitchy. Sorry.

Bachman doen’t hold a candle to Sarah.


491 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:03 PM PDT by tirednvirginia ( You)
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To: kabar

Bachmann looked terrible with her tete a tete with Paws. She needs to learn to hit back more concisely if she is going after Obummer.


492 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:11 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: KansasGirl

I’m holding out for Palin.


493 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:19 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: teg_76

Problem with Newt is he always lets his conservative side hang out during a campaign. However, his RINO side emerges as soon as the campaign ends.

Too much baggage.


494 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:28 PM PDT by AnnGora (For a copy of this tagline, send 19.99 to Copy of Tagline, Pueblo, CO...)
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To: CitizenM

You ever had to take a wizz?


495 posted on 08/11/2011 7:21:46 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Commercial on. I am watching this debate and so far, I wonder if anyone is watching the same debate I am watching. I don’t have a dog on that stage, but I tell you what. Santorum has given the beat answes of any candidare up there and he just showed bachmnn and paul to be utter hypocrites. Newt has nothing to lose either. Both of them are swinging away. Good!


496 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Going down! (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: tioga

She was late getting back to the podium after the break was over.


497 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:09 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

these loser questioners are not asking any question I want to know the answer to. just proves how shallow the FOX talent is tonight. I miss Tony Snow and Britt Hume.


498 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:16 PM PDT by tioga
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To: All

This is a game show.

If only Newt had never dipped his doodle and resigned.....


499 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:19 PM PDT by right way right (Whats it gonna take?)
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To: tirednvirginia

So you’re another Palin KAD who doesn’t like Bachmann. Zzzzzzz


500 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:19 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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