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(LIVE THREAD!) Republican Presidential Debate #5 - Sep. 12, 2011 8pm/5pm: Tampa, FL (CNN)
2012 Election Central ^ | Sept. 12, 2011 | CNN/Tea Party Express

Posted on 09/12/2011 7:14:30 AM PDT by newzjunkey

Broadcast on: CNN

Broadcast time: 8pm EDT/5pm 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 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.

Jon Huntsman

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

Ron Paul

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

Rick Perry

Perry is the three term governor of Texas, from 2000 to current. He is a retired Air Force captain for former farmer. He has a degree in animal science.

Mitt Romney

Romney was 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.


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To: rodguy911

You have FReepmail.


1,251 posted on 09/12/2011 6:58:41 PM PDT by callisto (Who is John Galt?)
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To: BRL

Romney is TOO SLICK...hell, he even makes SLick WIlly seem SLOW! (think about it)


1,252 posted on 09/12/2011 6:58:51 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: BRL

Huntsman is put there to make Romney look good. I just figured it out!


1,253 posted on 09/12/2011 6:58:51 PM PDT by BRL
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To: newzjunkey
Huntsmen meant "motor scooter."

1,254 posted on 09/12/2011 6:58:57 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: MagUSNRET

On steroids...if I may use that worn out phrase.
Now to Greta where the elephant at the debate will be live and maybe she can give them sme MORE ideas to steal.


1,255 posted on 09/12/2011 6:58:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: kara2008
Yes, I completely agree with you. Michele is doing a fabulous job. We all seem to agree that Newt has been hitting it out of the park with zingers, but when Michele does the same she is crucified. I smell a whiff of sexism.

Huntsman needs to exit, RIGHT AWAY. Paul is a crazy man and Romney is such a politician, yuck. Perry is still a RINO. He may say the “right” things, but a look at his record tells you he does not follow what exits his lips.

I desperately want Palin to run. I am at a loss for who I will back otherwise....Bachmann is great, but this is not the time for her, nor will she win.

1,256 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:05 PM PDT by RepublicanChick
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To: rintense

No, Arizona was right, and Texas was right, each in their own way. And I do disagree with the Texas way, while blaming the Feds.


1,257 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Meet the New Boss

Agreed.....but hey, as GWB said and Perry has insinuated, I’m just a nativist for believing our immigration laws should be enforced.


1,258 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:32 PM PDT by teg_76
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I like Herman Cain. I can’t say that enough. The guy is solid and get’s his point across.

I’m sorry to all the Perry supporters, but as of now, He does not do it for me. In no way am I writing him off yet. I think this process is a good process and hopefully the best candidate comes out. But Perry, to me, has been really underwhelming.

And no, I’m not a Palin supporter either. If she gets in she gets in. This is why this process is there. Let it run it’s course.

Like I said, my favorite so far, has been Cain.


1,259 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:32 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Eaker
(Not that you really look too much like a horse ...... oh, you know what I mean!)

LOL!

I would seriously like to have a chat with L. Ron. His Code Pink crap is nauseating.

And I didn't know he had such a disgusting statement up on his website on the 9/11 anniversary until Santorum announced it, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

1,260 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:36 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: newzjunkey

what did Newt say he would bring?


1,261 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:36 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Reagan Man

That DOGPILE on Perry was BRUTAL!!!!


1,262 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:51 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: netmilsmom
It stops ONE form of cervical cancer.

It stops several strains of HPV, not just one.

And on an if come, we are injecting 9 year olds?

Actually it was supposed to be 12-year olds. The idea is to get the vaccine before they are sexually active. Do you have any idea how many 12-year olds are already sexually active?

I refuse to experiment with my kids.

Good for you. That is why there was an opt-out.

1,263 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:51 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: MagUSNRET

As a woman, I was embarrassed for Bachmann tonight. She went from Class Act to Desperate Act. Expect poll numbers to reflect my feeling.


1,264 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:51 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: DRey

She is still at it!


1,265 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:58 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

It is the same if the New England states and Kalifornicate want to let sodomites marry. It is a state’s rights issue.


1,266 posted on 09/12/2011 6:59:58 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: DejaJude

No kidding!


1,267 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:19 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: PMAS
healthcare companies will not pay for an “opt in”, but if it is in the law they have to - but you can opt out

Which means you and I pay for it instead.

1,268 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:27 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Cain will bring a sense of humor to the WH because America is too uptight”

You’d need a winch and a Ram Truck to pull a sewing needle out of Mitt’s ass.


1,269 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:33 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: TSgt

” I wish Perry would have said he would add a shooting range! “

Wouldn’t THAT have been PERFECT! Me too.


1,270 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:33 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: katiedidit1

Newt will bring Piano and chess board.


1,271 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:38 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: CA Conservative

Don’t count on polls. Sept. 2007 had Thompson and Rudy in the lead with McCain way back.


1,272 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:42 PM PDT by rintense (Polls are for strippers and cross country skiing. ~ Sarah Palin, 9.3.11)
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To: KansasGirl

Hey..Perry wanted 11 and 12 year olds given the shots in question, in the event that they might become sexually active and thereby get cervical cancer...that`s it in the nutshell

So he shares the same values as those that want to have these same 11 and 12 year old girls put condoms on cucumbers.

Their argument is the same as his, if they should become sexually active as young girls, they will need to know how to put condoms on, it`s very much the same thing.

Now we know a little more about the guy that supported Rudy G for President in 2000, and this after telling us that he was deeply in repentance for supporting these same types of things while a Democrat.

The big lie is that he voted for Reagan twice??? I call him a liar, voted for Reagan yet campaigned for Gore in 1988...give me a break


1,273 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:00 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

and they should go back to Mexico and wait 12 years to get a visa????
________________________________________

Why not

other people do

at least they ones who love and respect America

what makes the illegal aliens so special that they dont have to obey the laws and wait in line like everybody else ???

Wouuld you be jumping on me if I had not waited but just
waltzed into the US ???

or would I be one of youre special interest group...the illegal aliens then ???


1,274 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Safrguns

And he’s still standing. He had a strong debate.


1,275 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:24 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: LUV W

Yeah its that 80/20 thing haunting him again....


1,276 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:30 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: concerned about politics

Romney look desperate tonight.

At times so did Bachmann, Santorum and Huntsman. Too many canned answers.


1,277 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:33 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: TSgt
Rick and Nita hunting


1,278 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:38 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Allegra

Glad you’re back—safely.

Freepgards.


1,279 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:50 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: GatorGirl
Bachmann is shrill and her attacks ring hollow.

BAchmann lost me tonight compltely. I had no idea she was such an airhead. She stood there and listened to explainations and then pretened they said something completely different. I don't want anyone that empty headed near the levers of power. Boy, what a revelation!

1,280 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:50 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: katiedidit1
what did Newt say he would bring?

Jewels from Tiffany's. (lol.)

1,281 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: potlatch

That is a good reason to advertise the vaccine. People should talk to their doctor, and if they agree that the vaccine would be good for them, they should get it.

The vaccine should not be mandated for school attendance, because it’s not generally something you get from contact at school. Yes, there are a LOT of kids hooking up at school and having oral sex, but that’s not the point of school.

Perry was well-intentioned but wrong on the vaccine. He wanted to make it more readily available to children, and the school vaccine program was a way to do it where a law already existed. But it was wrong-headed, and at least he learned a lesson but it doesn’t make it right.


1,282 posted on 09/12/2011 7:02:21 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: kara2008

I really agree with your post. Bachmann was tough, Perry somewhat weak. I don’t dislike him but he needs to sharpen his debating skills. Bachmann did a very good job.

The guys are gonna hate her, no doubt about it.


1,283 posted on 09/12/2011 7:02:24 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Reagan Man

He’s still standing. Tough as it is it’s working for him.

I am a Palin fan but Perry is a tier 1 candidate. The last thing I want to see is him knocked out so Romney can step up to fill the void, and all the candidates but Newt and Cain fell for it.


1,284 posted on 09/12/2011 7:02:32 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: mylife

Bachmann is still telling lies in her interview with WB.

I don’t mind strong women at all as you know because you have met my wife, but I do hate a Hillary type bitch.

She sure as hell is off my scorecard.


1,285 posted on 09/12/2011 7:02:32 PM PDT by Eaker ("If someone misquotes you, it's because they know you're right.")
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To: mazz44

You’re not allowed to investigate. Gov Perry is looking out for the health of 12 year old girls and that’s all that matters.

If they come up with an AIDS vaccine he can inoculate all our school children less than a year after it comes out. Because eventually they are going to have sex


1,286 posted on 09/12/2011 7:02:43 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: PMAS

[I just don’t get her over attacking Perry and not Romney who is way to her left. Maybe because she started dropping in the polls after Perry entered, so she’s pandering to Romney.]

She wants to be Romney’s VP.


1,287 posted on 09/12/2011 7:02:43 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: netmilsmom

netmilmom, YOU and YOUR kids aren’t the target of gardasil, nor am I and MY kids, nor are most FReepers. The vaccine is needed for sexually active adolescents. Most of them don’t have parents who are terribly involved in their lives.

Do you think for one minute that those parents would ‘go to the trouble’ of filling out an opt-in form? You and I would readily have opted out, no questions asked. But WE are involved in our kids’ lives.

Gardasil is not for, as Michelle Bachmann keeps saying, “innocent little girls.” It’s for sexually active 11-12+ year olds. Anyone who thinks that many innocent-looking middle school girls aren’t sexually active is keeping their head in the sand.


1,288 posted on 09/12/2011 7:02:55 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Perry just opened a vein and killed himself on the issue of illegal immigration.

Yeah that video of his speech at La Raza did it for me...

1,289 posted on 09/12/2011 7:02:55 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: jerseyrocks

BINGO!!!!!!!!!! She epitomized EVERY female stereotype tonight.....
I do not want or need SHRILL or WHiny I want a LEADER (and she is NOT IT)


1,290 posted on 09/12/2011 7:02:55 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: jerseyrocks

Polling:

Perry -
Romney +
Bachmann -
Paul -
Cain +
Santorum +
Huntsman -
Gingrich +


1,291 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:01 PM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: DRey

This debate had created entry for Sarah Palin.


1,292 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:01 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: MagUSNRET
Yeah and its not working!

Sarah no on with Gerta!!

1,293 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:28 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Think about what you’ve just suggested. If you were them, would you go back?


1,294 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:28 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“But it was wrong-headed, and at least he learned a lesson but it doesn’t make it right.”

Same thing I’d say about things Reagan did, got burned, and learned from.


1,295 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:37 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: CitizenM

Send him money. I’m doing it now.


1,296 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:42 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: All
You know...one thing I just thought of: Cain is the only one who has not made political enemies. I doubt he owes many political favors, either. It would be so good for our country to have a non-political man at the helm. That is the way our Forefathers fashioned our government.

We were supposed to have leaders who served because they loved our country. Not leaders who want to be served and loved by the country.

Obama, and most in politics now...are just egomaniacs who chose politics to get fame, fortune, feather their nest, and grab power. Cain has done that...does not need ego gratifying attention. He just wants to do the job right. That would be the best change in Washington we could have!

1,297 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:53 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: dragnet2

>> “Perry got KO’d bad” <<

.
The real Rick had to come out sooner or later.


1,298 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:56 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: rintense

Sarah Palin on Greta commenting on the debate right now.


1,299 posted on 09/12/2011 7:04:06 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Free Vulcan
>>>>>The last thing I want to see is him knocked out so Romney can step up to fill the void, and all the candidates but Newt and Cain fell for it.

Agreed.

1,300 posted on 09/12/2011 7:04:19 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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