Skip to comments.(LIVE THREAD!) Republican Presidential Debate #5 - Sep. 12, 2011 8pm/5pm: Tampa, FL (CNN)
Posted on 09/12/2011 7:14:30 AM PDT by newzjunkey
Broadcast on: CNN
Broadcast time: 8pm EDT/5pm PDT
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.
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.
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.
Huntsman was Utah Governor, former ambassador to China under Barack Obama.
Paul is serving his 11th full term in the U.S. House. Hes an ob-gyn and was Libertarian nominee for president in 1988. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2008
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.
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).
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.
Bachmann kicks Perry in the crotch on gardasil, insinuating corruption...Perry aide connected to Merck, money...Perry responds, says if you’re suggesting...I’m offended.
Perry admits (as in last debate) that he went about it wrong.
Bachmann started out on stage by kissing Romney, now has gored Perry. I’m not liking her tonight.
Yes, Wolf has been the best of the moderators so far...and by far. He is not completely without bias, but he is very much in bounds in his questions and letting the candidates respond.
WHOO HOO!!!! HIT! To be bought for 5 grand! LOL.
I think Perry wanted to save lives.
There was an opt out.
I liked his “if I could be bought for $5000” line was brilliant.
Santorum and Bachmann look like asses here.
Perry didn’t do it for money. He wanted to prevent cancer and Guardasil does.
You notice he realized what he stepped into by the time he finished the sentence.
He’s gonna pay for that one.
We all have.
Are you just recently becoming interested in politics?
But,its the other 20% that makes you choke on your coffee, hide under the bed,and pretend like you never saw either one of these guys. Its sad but that's the truth.
Where are these questioners getting their Official Tea Party affiliations? I don’t have a card.
I agree that this is a great GREAT debate this evening. It is a step above the others so far in both the moderating and the candidates. Thankful CNN and Wolfe Blitzer are providing a professional debate low (not completely empty, but low) on bias.
She didnt hear the part about opt out
And that Perry already admitted that he didn't do it right.
I like Bachmann, but she started spinning there.
She’d be outstanding wouldn’t she?
I think that my leave a mark. Romney must be thrilled!
He always has been the most intelligent. He has been around a long time, and is more like a statesman than a politician. He is best on international relations than anyone. And I think he would be the most forceful against our enemies. I just wish the negatives against him would be erased, or go away because he would be a super candidate against Obama. But the GOP won't give him that chance. He should be used in some top position. It is time for him to have some power in our government again.
Cain has the best insight about commerce and our economy. I would love to see him get more support and a position on our next Republican president's cabinet. He has a clear vision and no nonsense approach. And he is very concise and direct...something totally missing from most politicians.
These are the best two men, IMHO.
I'm in Texas and my kids weren't forced to get a Guardisil shot. Ever.
Perry got KOd bad
Perry would be offended by a 5k bribe...
Rick hits back by saying he raised over $30M, so he’s offended that she’d think he could be bought for $5K?
Heck, he’s no two-bit crony capitalist, he’s a 2 million bit crony capitalist!
I think that Gov Perry covered the Gardasil question correctly and unequivocally.
LOL. That definitely was inartfully said.
Now I love what Santorum just said. That was a great point!
In the grand scheme of the economy, jobs and deficits this garnered way too much time.
Yes, that is my question. How is this vaccine different from the mandatory vaccines that are given routinely in school districts across the country? Because this one is for a sexually transmitted disease?
Good grief...what do these people think an opt out is?! Girls were not getting shots against parent permission!
Two weeks ago in Key Largo I tried to get Rubio to commit to either potus or vp he won’t.
Question about executive orders, what circumstances and how often used? Ron Paul says it's been abused but has a proper role. Never should be used to legislate. Perry asked about Gardasil executive order. Admits it was a mistake. Mentions opt-out.
Bachmann suddenly has only 3 children? Attacking ObamaCare. Bachmann mentioning the business connection. Perry names Merck and says it was a 5000 donation and if Bachmann thinks he can be bought for 5000 out of a 30 million campaign fun, he's offended.
Santorum saying the policy was wrong, not just the way it was done. He wants opt-in and he's joining with Bachmann in ignoring the opt-out provision by saying there was no choice.
Bachmann was too polite to say: “Well what number COULD you be bought for?”
>> Santorum and Bachmann look like asses here.
Cain speaks from experience re: reducing healthcare costs.
Romney getting question re: RomneyCare.
If there’s an opt out, and since he admitted it was a mistake to sign a law without researching it, why not just rescind the law and make the vaccine optional? HPV is not a communicable disease, and quite frankly, its tantamount to encouraging young teens to have sex.
Yeah. I think Bachmann just said good bye.
She’s a shrill power hungry witch tonight. She can kiss it. Oh that’s right she already did, when she kissed Romney.
Tried to tell people bachmann was a dirty fighter. Got creamed for it. also said earlier today that she would lowblow Perry and after tonight, she is gone.
You would think he would have learned a lesson from Charlie Crist.
If Perry’s the candidate the Gardasil issue will come up again. Dueling with Bachmann is good practice for him.
He's the front runner and it's to be expected.
We want a strong candidate to go against Hussein, let him deal with the fire and come out tougher.
It has only been stated over and over but some people only hear what they want to hear and others lie about what they heard.
I used to live in Ft. Bend Co. and Jane Long’s picture and story hung in the little museum there. :)
Cain keeping cool and presidential
Romney talking fast nervous
agreeing with Herman ???
Im running for president...
run on home Mitty
Yes I agree. But She is not on the stage...yet. Of the people who are... the only one who looks like he can handle things is Newt. Scary.
Perry is a loser
Palin 2012 or bust
Personally, I think Bachman and Santorum looked totally political with their hysterical rants.
Can someone remind me how many kids got the inoculation?
I am. Perry isn't infallable, nor are the rest. Michelle did a great "gotcha" moment.
perry just got rombot.
Bachmann is over as far as I’m concerned.
...or carrot juice.
He wants to be the first orange president.
Newt has a place... but I’m not donating my money to Newt. That’s kind of the issue.