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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: EDINVA

I guess that’s one for the guys. LOL!


951 posted on 08/11/2011 8:12:51 PM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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To: newzjunkey

Romney parroted his answers from the last debate.....he had nothing of any substance to offer tonight. To say he played it safe is an understatement. Even Huntsman took some chances.


952 posted on 08/11/2011 8:13:25 PM PDT by tioga
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To: All

Huntsman= RINO!


953 posted on 08/11/2011 8:13:34 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: onyx

She Wins


954 posted on 08/11/2011 8:13:44 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: KevinDavis

Of course there has been a business cycle. Railroad magnates of the 1800’s would attest that they started it.


955 posted on 08/11/2011 8:13:48 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: pulaskibush

Santorum was correct on debt ceiling. It can’t be done overnight. We will have to continue to raise it until we can change the spending trajectory. When you borrow 42 cents of every dollar, you must get to a balanced budget in a phased manner. That won’t happen until we get entitlement reform.


956 posted on 08/11/2011 8:13:48 PM PDT by kabar
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To: FReepers; everyone; All
FREEPATHON DAY 42



If you haven't yet donated, please remember to donate *after* the debate!


We are Conservatives.

We don't take free rides on the backs of others!

Thanks very much from our hearts to all who have donated and intend to donate!!!


957 posted on 08/11/2011 8:13:50 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: Taffini

Don’t forget: sweetened or unsweetened?


958 posted on 08/11/2011 8:13:59 PM PDT by AnnGora (For a copy of this tagline, send 19.99 to Copy of Tagline, Pueblo, CO...)
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To: bray

The biggest problem these candidates had to overcome tonight was overcoming the questions of these Fox moderators.


959 posted on 08/11/2011 8:14:05 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: All

A lot of the questions FOX asked were BS, lame stream media kind of gotcha questions. I am TICKED and FOX will hear from me.


960 posted on 08/11/2011 8:14:19 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: tomkat
Tonight's debate is a great example of the GOP herd thinning itself out by attrition.

Yes it is, and I think FOX missed a great opportunity to have Jerry Springer ask the questions instead of the dimwits they actually used.

961 posted on 08/11/2011 8:14:23 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: silentreignofheroes

Yep and she shall once she announces!


962 posted on 08/11/2011 8:14:43 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: All
Huntsman asked about waivers on No Child Left Behind. Huntsman would abandon NCLB. Vouchers, technology, local control.

(Lost the feed when Cain was asked the same question.)

Huntsman supported the Boehner deal against default.

Candidates wrapping up.

963 posted on 08/11/2011 8:14:46 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: AnnGora

I think they’re like Howard Stern’s “Baba Booey” brigade.


964 posted on 08/11/2011 8:14:57 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: kabar

Good closing comments by Cain.


965 posted on 08/11/2011 8:14:57 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: tioga
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966 posted on 08/11/2011 8:15:08 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Hey 0bama/ save the drama/ for your dead and commie mama.)
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To: tomkat
-- But I wouldn't mind if she waited till the first of the year, if that's what her team thinks is wise. --

Or even longer. The election is 14 months off, she could wait until it was 6 months off, and have time to make her point. Why submit to the "establishment timecycle"?

967 posted on 08/11/2011 8:15:26 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: eyedigress; All

Right.. The fact is the business cycle always has its ups and downs..


968 posted on 08/11/2011 8:15:31 PM PDT by KevinDavis (What has Ron Paul done in Congress??)
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To: tsowellfan

Zero would be burnt toast (no racism intended :) ) but Newt will be better served by helping the others with their debating skills. :)

He IS a pro at it!....and knows history backward and forward.


969 posted on 08/11/2011 8:15:36 PM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Felt bad for Santorum tho, they didn’t give him fair time.


970 posted on 08/11/2011 8:15:36 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: newzjunkey

Cain is the only one who improved his standing in my eyes tonight (except Newt, but I won’t consider him as the nominee).


971 posted on 08/11/2011 8:15:38 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: glock rocks

I’m not sure who “won” tonight but I do know this: Freepers your enemy was nowhere on that podium tonight. He’s in Washington and his name is Barack Obama.


972 posted on 08/11/2011 8:16:07 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: glock rocks

Look at it this way: if Fox hosts a Democrat debate, think of the entertainment with these kinds of questions!


973 posted on 08/11/2011 8:16:07 PM PDT by AnnGora (For a copy of this tagline, send 19.99 to Copy of Tagline, Pueblo, CO...)
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To: onyx

Huntsman is the worst of everyone in the race.


974 posted on 08/11/2011 8:16:39 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: ohioWfan
Good closing comments by Cain

He is a man of few words, but well chosen and straight forward. As most successful administrators who inspire confidence.

975 posted on 08/11/2011 8:16:49 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: tomkat

I agree. Sarah Palin is very smart and knows what she’s doing. Because of that, I doubt she’s going to be running.

Remember the pounding Al Gore got for trying to limit the number of debates out of fears that he may make more gaffes?


976 posted on 08/11/2011 8:16:58 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: kabar

Yep, that was the reality of the situation..


977 posted on 08/11/2011 8:17:05 PM PDT by lwd
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To: newzjunkey

These idiots who keep saying Obama doesn’t know what to do to help our economy...he not trying to help our economy, he’s trying to destroy it and the nation it belongs to.


978 posted on 08/11/2011 8:17:24 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: LostInBayport

I concur.

God speed to all the candidates, including Ron Paul.


979 posted on 08/11/2011 8:17:24 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: TaraP
Obama has the *Youth* vote.....Why because he can brainwash them...Destroy the *Family* and you can brainwash the youth who will be the generation of tomorrow.....

Obama had the "youth" vote in 2008. McCain wasn't going to get the youth vote anyway -- which doesn't mean a Republican can't get it.

But Obama doesn't have it now. Millions who voted in 2008 probably won't show up in 2012.

And the proportion of conservative youths who will show up next November will be much higher. I wouldn't write off the "youth vote", just yet.

Perry's fine. I could vote for Perry. I could vote for Palin. I will vote for whoever wins the nomination.

980 posted on 08/11/2011 8:17:53 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: kabar

I like Santorum. He is a good, honest man. He would be a good President.


981 posted on 08/11/2011 8:17:59 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: ohioWfan

Cain’s a nice guy, but he has absolutely no chance of getting the nomination.


982 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:06 PM PDT by kabar
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To: LostInBayport

LOL

Romney just said

Barry dies understand the economy because he has never lived in this economy

Romney himself has never lived in the economy

He had a rich daddy...

hes got more than 250 MIILLION


983 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: CitizenM
If he doesn't win the nomination, he needs to be used in the new administration.

I really, really like the man.

984 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:10 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: newzjunkey

Stay tuned for the after debate comments.


985 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:21 PM PDT by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: tioga

Huntsman has a strong fiscal conservative record in Utah but he needs to spell it out in more detail. Voters aren’t going to take the time to read. Good thing is not another one until September 7 and then every two weeks thereafter. lol


986 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:21 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: LUV W

Tonight was a schizophrenic circus.

8 candidates is (at least) 3 too many. Impossible to discern 1 minute fastballs.

Fox & Washington Examiner people were pathetically awful.

P.S. Ron Paul wins the Straw Poll Saturday.


987 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:28 PM PDT by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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To: SUSSA

You’re right! Huntsman ought to be challenging obama!


988 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:34 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: KevinDavis

Unfortunately the FED came in and stole that wealth of opportunity through the powers of Congress granted by the States. Here we are.


989 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:37 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: tsowellfan

If Palin doesn’t win, say hello to Romney.


990 posted on 08/11/2011 8:18:37 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: LUV W
Newt will be better served by helping the others with their debating skills

Amen to that!

I only hope they see those skills he has.

He has many videos on his YouTube channel. They should be studying his debating skills.

991 posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:07 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: PapaNew

Newt’s answer - probably the best final statement.


992 posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:30 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: newzjunkey
Scorecard
1 Cain
2 Santorum  
3 Bachman
4 Gingrich
5 Paul
6 Huntsman
7 Romney
8 Pawlenty


993 posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:30 PM PDT by Dissident1 (Cain / Bolton 2012)
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To: PapaNew
B T T T ! ! ! ©


994 posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:35 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: EmilyGeiger
Agreed. Even after Santorum called them on it in the first half of the debate, he still was short-changed. I'd like to see a time break-down for each candidate, and I'm sure Pawlenty would easily win.
995 posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:39 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: kabar

I must admit Newt speaks as if he is comfortable and confident—he didn’t rattle or seem like he was on the hot seat


996 posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:39 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: silentreignofheroes

Rick and Cain summed it all up........Paul going religious? bad wars.......blah, blah.....Gold...peace......Romney - economic crisis...goes for Obambi’s throat......had to have had a job to create a job? woah! Economy, economy... Bachman send a message to DC on what we think of Obama.....send a message to Washington that they can’t miss. Pawlenty....freedom is a blessing....leadership...I am the leader for America...God Bless America. Huntsman.....LOVE this country, we are hurting, scared and bankrupt...debt...barrack won on hope, I will win on solutions. Newt...crisis NOW, call now and repeal, repeal, repeal.......save American families.

Bret........there is no salvaging this mess. You messed up worse than any candidate........pathetic showing for FOX.


997 posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:45 PM PDT by tioga
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To: newzjunkey

Good grief,

Huntsman’s mannerisms remind me of one of Dan Akroyd’s characters from SNL. Is this guy for real? LOL!


998 posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:55 PM PDT by Artcore
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Next Fox-promoted debate: SEPTEMBER 22nd in Orlando


999 posted on 08/11/2011 8:20:00 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: kabar
Oh, Cain is a lot more than a 'nice guy.'

He's sharp, he knows how to lead, he's honest, he elevates the debate, and I hope he makes a good running in the Republican primary.

1,000 posted on 08/11/2011 8:20:04 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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