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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: newzjunkey

Oh, God! John Huntsman, it’s a philosophical question! Answer the question or STFU!!! ANYONE BUT HUNTSMAN FOR GOP CANDIDATE!!!


651 posted on 09/12/2011 6:09:58 PM PDT by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
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To: combat_boots

Mitthasastupidplan.com


652 posted on 09/12/2011 6:09:58 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: DRey

The crowd is NOT into Romney. He just forges ahead for the RINO viewers.


653 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:05 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Robwin

The first thing Ron Paul would do when he got into office would be to write an executive order prohibiting executive orders.

(Kidding.)


654 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:10 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Michelle Bachman as Speaker of the House=brilliant selection.


655 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:14 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
Did you know Mit had experience in the business world? :). He is starting to remind me of Kerry and Vietnam. You did know Kerry was in Vietnam, didn’t you.

You can tell that Mitt isn't really resonating with the crowd.

656 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:14 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Free Vulcan

I can’t help but think if there’s one election cycle where people won’t give a rip about personal baggage, 2012 is it.


657 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:14 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: jessduntno

Ba-Da-Bing!


658 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:19 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: swpa_mom

Romney on taxes-—zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Question from VA—on executive orders. Paul gets to answer.

Says EOs have been abused by Pres. for years—should never be used to legislate. Crowd agrees.

Perry gets question on Gardisil EO.

Admits mistake, but wanted to make difference in young people’s lives.


659 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:19 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: netmilsmom

Newt said GE didnt pay ANY taxes...and sat right there during the speech while bo talked about closing loopholes.


660 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:45 PM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Winstons Julia
Gardasil. LOVE IT!!! I'm so glad he's getting to SPEAK on these things!

"Would've done it a whole lot different."
661 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:45 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You betcha ;)


662 posted on 09/12/2011 6:10:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: maggief

Mit looks like he just pee’d in his pants in that picture.


663 posted on 09/12/2011 6:11:05 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: maggief

My gosh.. why the hell do we even allow a contender like Huntsman? I think he has overdosed on caviar.


664 posted on 09/12/2011 6:11:07 PM PDT by hope
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To: netmilsmom

LOL, you’re going to fit right in. Good luck to you.


665 posted on 09/12/2011 6:11:24 PM PDT by McLynnan (When Will Obama Visit the Texas Wildfire Devastation and Show He Cares?)
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To: Winstons Julia

Perhaps Newt is over regarding being President, but he is and can continue to have a positive impact on the election and on this country and that is why I don’t see him out yet. He is very valuable in these debates, as you so noted.


666 posted on 09/12/2011 6:11:29 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: RitaOK

agree.

wolf is directing ?s against perry.


667 posted on 09/12/2011 6:11:29 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: exit82

Did Bachmann just say she has 3 children? What about the 38 foster kids?


668 posted on 09/12/2011 6:11:37 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: exit82

Bachmann must have wax in her ears.

She didnt hear the part about “opt out”


669 posted on 09/12/2011 6:11:43 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ken21

Oooops. Michelle went a little shrill.


670 posted on 09/12/2011 6:12:19 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: mylife

He’s saying it again. OPT-OUT!!!! Duh.


671 posted on 09/12/2011 6:12:23 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Outlaw Woman

“Yep, hopefully san fran nan will be gone in 2012 (ok I wish big) but she can still watch from afar. Bachmann needs to go after that position!”

Repeal Obamacare! Speaker food...


672 posted on 09/12/2011 6:12:42 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: ken21

everything directed at Perry by Wolf is to give the media soundbites against Perry.

This tells me that the liberal establishment is deeply worried about that handsome guy.


673 posted on 09/12/2011 6:12:42 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: hope

I have no idea why Huntsman is there.

A Mitt plant, perhaps?


674 posted on 09/12/2011 6:12:48 PM PDT by maggief
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To: daler
And, IMO, Newt knows it, and is on the stage to be the conservative attack dog and point-maker -- knowing full well the others would be too fearful to do the same.

And that (also IMO) makes him one hell of an American patriot.

Yeah, good point and I agree.

675 posted on 09/12/2011 6:12:58 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: jackv

Thanks!


676 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:02 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: TomGuy

I never thought it possible that zero would not be the candidate simply because of his race. But if he sinks any lower, and I believe Rush about DNC internals, they have to be bottoming out for the Joker about now,anything is possible.


677 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:06 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: DRey

Romney screwed up his nose at Perry earlier

and now he does to Bachman

is he bored ???


678 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:15 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: DRey

Bachman is going to get it! Rick, will hit back.


679 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:15 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: swpa_mom

Bachmann...oh dear. She won’t be Perry’s VP.


680 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:21 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: RitaOK

I agree. Michelle, step back, take a breath and re-find your stride.


681 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:23 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: RitaOK

Actually dove right into bitchy!


682 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:27 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: RitaOK

BACHMANN JUST WENT OVER THE CLIFF


683 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:49 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: mylife

>> Bachmann must have wax in her ears.

No doubt. Bachmann is being a divisive jerk.


684 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: RitaOK

Michell should not have gone there.


685 posted on 09/12/2011 6:13:53 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: mylife

Both my girl and my boy were forced to get a “government injection” a number of times throughout their lives.


686 posted on 09/12/2011 6:14:02 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Perry is taking an awful beating over those vaccinations by executive order...


687 posted on 09/12/2011 6:14:13 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Waiting for Palin)
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To: newzjunkey

Tag teaming against Perry on the vaccine.


688 posted on 09/12/2011 6:14:13 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Winstons Julia

I hope that he stays in these debates as long as possible, he has been doing a great job “re-focusing” the dialogue!


689 posted on 09/12/2011 6:14:25 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: DRey

I’ve been impressed by Michelle prior to tonight.


690 posted on 09/12/2011 6:14:30 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: DRey

LOL! Offended to be bought for only $5000.00. ZING!!!!!


691 posted on 09/12/2011 6:14:34 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: DRey

Bachmann and Santorumn getting desperate.


692 posted on 09/12/2011 6:14:37 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Free Vulcan

Rick just said “if you think I can be bought for $5k...”

So he IS a whore and we are just haggling over the price?


693 posted on 09/12/2011 6:14:37 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: mylife
I don't get Michele's comparison of Guardisil and the morning after pill.

They're ALL kicking Rick.

694 posted on 09/12/2011 6:14:53 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Longbow1969

Rubio speaks from most Americans’ hearts. He holds the values necessary to propel this nation in the direction needed to forestall the consequences from our current resident Marxist-in-Chief.


695 posted on 09/12/2011 6:15:08 PM PDT by callisto (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TomGuy

They need to get back to the economy....enough of the sidetrack.


696 posted on 09/12/2011 6:15:09 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: hope

Good intentions do not equal good EO’s.

Bachmann goes after drug company benefitted from Gardisil EO—ties political contributions to Perry.

Bachmann and Perry dueling over Gardisil.

Santorum jumps in—says no gov’t ourpose in having little girls vaccinated; bad policy; says should not have been done.

Perry tries to rebut, with prolife bonafides.


697 posted on 09/12/2011 6:15:19 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: zzeeman

I think Huntsman is the Anderson Cooper candidate...and yes, you may quote me


698 posted on 09/12/2011 6:15:35 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: DRey

“Protects life” isn’t going to cut it, Rick.


699 posted on 09/12/2011 6:15:38 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Jane Long

Perry got KO’d bad


700 posted on 09/12/2011 6:15:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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