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

Yep. It was beautiful.

Now on to foreign policy and Afghanistan.

501 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:23 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Diogenesis

“Cain defends himself well to biased-as-heck Wallace.”

Herman’s solid and doing well - just wish he’d get more questions.


502 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:23 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: tioga

It looks like Perry is the spare MSM entry. They’ll have plenty of RINOs to prop up if Romney fails. After Guliani failed, the MSM and Fox News propped up McCain.


503 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:28 PM PDT by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: tirednvirginia

I’m a man and I NEVER make sexist remarks, little lady.

Both MB and SP are great.


504 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:33 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Tennessee Nana

Is their response about Perry not being there, or Palin not being there...important? Dumb, dumb question. Trying to find fault with people not there who cannot defend themselves is not what the debaters should be asked to do. I hate the dumb questions being asked


505 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:38 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: CitizenM

Bathroom break?


506 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:41 PM PDT by AnnGora (For a copy of this tagline, send 19.99 to Copy of Tagline, Pueblo, CO...)
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To: All
Asked if Perry jumping in is a risk.

Paul says Perry is status quo, he's not.

Cain one more politician running helps him stand out even more.

Huntsman digs Perry on prayers!!

Bachmann asked Palin steals her thunder. She welcomes anyone who wants to run.

Newt says lots of candidates can come in Perry, Palin, Rudy.

I didn't see Santorum getting a shot at answering. Hmm.

507 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:41 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: All
Fox's people says Bachmann is imploding and being petty, says Newt is winning but it's too late, says Romney is "escaping a lot."
508 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:56 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: PapaNew

Me too ... Palin is it.

“Anything worth having is worth waiting for.”


509 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT by Reagan69 (First they came for Sarah Palin and conservatives said nothing...)
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To: AnnGora

some of the candidates are being ignored—i think The Paw has gotten the most floor time


510 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:00 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: PapaNew
ME TOO!


GAME ON!


POSITIVELY PALIN

2012


511 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:03 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: CitizenM

Michele get a headache?


512 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: tirednvirginia

If Bachmann looks bitchy it’s because Pawlenty set it up that way. He’s desperate and it’s shot my opinion of him all to hell.


513 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:07 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Hey 0bama/ save the drama/ for your dead and commie mama.)
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To: PapaNew

yeah, there’s definitely a opening for Palin.


514 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:23 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: bvw

The states are limited by the U. S. Constitution. “Marriage” isn’t in there but life, liberty, and property is.


515 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:27 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Skeez
Pawlenty just looks like someone doing a bad SNL skit.



2012 => Cain/Bolton
516 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:29 PM PDT by Dissident1
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To: Yaelle

The snarky bimbo asks no interesting questions. Where are the economic questions?


517 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:33 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: eyedigress
Understand that these early debates weed out the ones that have no chance.

I know. Have been watching these since the 1960s.Unfortunately, last time, the candidate on both sides that should have been weeded out early went on to their party's nomination.

518 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:41 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Those of us who suffer migraines know that is not funny.


519 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:50 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Hey 0bama/ save the drama/ for your dead and commie mama.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

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

To be fair, she’s the only one who can’t just whip it out over a urinal...


520 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:50 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: tsowellfan

Newt’s slick. He’d do a Wallace on Obama in any debate.


521 posted on 08/11/2011 7:23:55 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: advance_copy

Romney is a zit that desperately needs to be popped. More Romneycare questions are needed to corner this greased pig.


522 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:02 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: tsowellfan

Exactly how does BO debate without a teleprompter?


523 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:12 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: ejdrapes

what does KAD mean?


524 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:23 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: tirednvirginia
Sorry. I think 'bitchy' is an insult to females not made to males, whether a female says it or not.

Sorry if you don't agree. It's demeaning and inappropriate, IMO.

525 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:23 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: right way right

I LOVED Newt on the super committee. He was FANTASTIC!


526 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:35 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: cripplecreek

To paraphrase a movie, Newt came to this debate to chew gum and to kick ass and folks... he’s all out of gum.


527 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:39 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: newzjunkey
And Bill O'Reilly predicted that this debate would be all about going after Obama. A BOR prognostication failure.

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.

Bachmann at the commercial break, briskly walked over toward Santorum. She definitely had something to say to him.

528 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:48 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: newzjunkey

I agree with them.
Bachman and Romney are now at bottom.


529 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:48 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: riri
Can ya just see the ads nows?

Yes, even through the abrasions and hematomae from banging my head on the keyboard.

530 posted on 08/11/2011 7:24:58 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: Lazlo in PA
her tete a tete with Paws

It was instigated by Wallace. Paws has made some remarks about her competency and achievements. She responded and she did so with a laudry list of items about Paws. The fact that she is a woman who is tough and agressive seems to turn off some here who call her bitchy. I find it refreshing. Sarah Palin gets similar criticism. Just sexism.

531 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:01 PM PDT by kabar
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To: CitizenM
Why did Michelle leave?

I still wonder why Notre Dame Coach Ty Willingham was gone from the sidelines for a few minutes back in 2004. He missed part of the third quarter in the game against the Spartans at Michigan State. As far as I know, the coach never explained his absence.

532 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:07 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: All
Pawlenty says Afghanistan is still worth bit but drawdown should be based on and not on Obama's reelection calendar.

Romney asked about apparently opposing views supporting Bush doctrine vs not being able to fight revolutions for others. Says its consistent. Should be on general's time table, not Obama's political time table, says Afghanistan needs to pick up the fight and defend the liberty dearly won for them (by us).

533 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: AnnGora

Maybe she got “cornered” in the ladies room by lesbians.


534 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:32 PM PDT by Reagan69 (First they came for Sarah Palin and conservatives said nothing...)
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To: Taffini

I agree. Too many up there to really get any substance. Basically, it is going to be whoever gets off the best soundbite.


535 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:50 PM PDT by AnnGora (For a copy of this tagline, send 19.99 to Copy of Tagline, Pueblo, CO...)
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To: right way right

He said he dipped it because his love for America was so strong.


536 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:50 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: newzjunkey

Fox’s people are dumb.


537 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:55 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Yaelle
Yeah, I know. She's no Hillary Clinton. ;-)
538 posted on 08/11/2011 7:25:57 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: advance_copy

Yes, I’m actually surprised at how “blah” Romney is.


539 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:07 PM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: newzjunkey

I really appreciate your summaries. Well done.


540 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:18 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: Darth Republican

Newt KO #3


541 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dandiegirl

W/0 a TelePrompTer, BO probably has receivers in his ear for debates. Also, he is never asked about his previous statements or his record. “what’s your favorite movie?” are the hard hitters for Barack.


542 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: CitizenM

“I really like Cain, wish he had the full support he deserves.”

Me, too. I love Herman and objectively speaking, I think either he or Newt could beat BHO, particularly in debate.


543 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:44 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: bvw

Newt is kicking ass tonight.


544 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:44 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Darth Republican
Newt's still coming on strong. I LIKE it.

(Still not Presidential material, though....)

545 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:44 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Taffini

KAD = KOOL-AID DRINKER


546 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:47 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: AnnGora

Msm tomorrow: Bachman’s small bladder could hinder presidential hopes. What if she leaves nuclear football in public restroom. And has a migraine at the same time?


547 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:58 PM PDT by riri
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Lol, exactly!


548 posted on 08/11/2011 7:26:58 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Fudd Fan

Right. Bachamann had to defend herself. Only one that looks bad is Pawlenty.


549 posted on 08/11/2011 7:27:31 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: TheConservativeParty

Foreign Policy

Paw

We were jusified in the invasion in Afghanistan

Still worth it but we must have a successful withdrawal

Romney

We have helped Afghan sometimme in next 2 years we must withdraw The generals...follow their recommendations

Newt

We need to rethink everything in the area


550 posted on 08/11/2011 7:27:39 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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