Skip to comments.A look at key moments in the GOP debate
Posted on 09/12/2011 8:28:25 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
TAMPA, Fla. -- Key moments in Monday night's GOP presidential debate:
To open the debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney immediately went after each other on Social Security - with Perry defending his inflammatory language and Romney accusing Perry of scaring seniors.
"It has been called a Ponzi scheme by many people long before me," Perry said. The Texas governor has also called the social safety net a "monstrous lie."
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“Outside of Huntsman,Santorum and Paul, I think any of the remainder could carry the fight and save the Republic”
What’s the problem w/Santorum? I’d take him over Romney any day.
She was flailing about for a life preserver for her faltering campaign. Her outright lies were unpresidential, even Democratic in their delivery.
Putting on her pleading mommy face to claim Rick Perry robbed little girls of "choice" was SICK.
She knew she was lying and did it anyway. Adopting the pandering language of "choice" is a perverse thing for a supposedly pro-life Republican to do. It was sad and demeaning.
“Odd wasnt it? I mean Romney is on the left, is a true RINO and yet she attacks Perry but kisses Romney before the debate. Pictures show her looking adoringly up into Romneys face...simply disgusting.”
You call Romney as on the left and a true RINO when Perry was the one who was actually a Democrat, is terrible on illegal aliens, and has been a slick gov’t professional pol for 30-35 years of his gov’t life. You make me laugh.
I may see you that on Mittens but all Rick can talk about is the two senate elections he won. What about the last election he lost to Casey? 59% to 41% of the vote. The largest margin of defeat for an incumbent Senator since 1980.
Not exactly a confidence builder for a national run. He’d be a plausible VP candidate.
Perry and Romney are essentially the same but with outward regional differences.
well not exactly......
Rick Perry is pitted against Mitt Romney, the governor of Massachusetts, capital, Boston, Greater Boston is 4.5 million people. It is the only metro area in Massachusetts of such size
Rick Perry is Governor of Texas Greater Houston is 5.4 million folks, Dallas Fort Worth is 6.4 million and San Antonio is 2.2 million. Even the western metro area of El Paso exceeds at 650,000 exceeds any smaller than Boston Massachuttes area.
In spite of the fact there are several large populated cities, Texas is an agricultural, make that great agricultural, state. Texas has cotton fields that exceed the size of some states.
The city population has a rural flavor even though they are decidedly citified. Rick Perry Went to Texas A&M, An Aggie, A farmer? no a rancher. There are tremendous areas where cattle are raised. There is a ranch in Texas bigger than Rhode Island or Delaware. These are people of the land who produce incomprehensible quantities of stuff to eat and fibers to wear. They do what they do by using the leading edge technology applied by Texas A&M. They are the best in the world at what they do and are far, very far from being bumpkins. Rick Perry is evolved from these roots. (Texas also has major league seafood producers, but I digress)
The roads in the Bay state are falling apart and a third are said to be in poor condition. The cost of repairs to vehicles is in effect a tax, a bad road tax. The governor Romney and others are unable to do the simple task of keeping the roads up. Meanwhile, the roads in Texas are good to excellent and there are far more miles than in the state up north. We must not be guilty of giving Gov Perry the total credit for the excellence of the Texas roads, from interstates and city freeways down to the thousands of miles of well designed and paved farm roads, but he administered the state that developed and maintained the excellence.
There are many other points that can be made about many different aspects of governance and aspects of ordinary life, but the status of the roads is an indicator that carries the principle. The roads are an indicator of excellence and stewardship. The bad roads are also an indicator of the inability to cope or purposeful disregard and perhaps priorities that are misplaced.
Being Governor of Texas requires a much vaster vision than being governor of Massachusetts. The vision required for governing Texas and that actually provided by Governor Rick Perry compared to that of Governor Romney is overwhelming.
Massachuttes was. Texas is
Yeah, Paul got 15 votes at the convention in 2008. He will win this one for sure.
I was thinking last night that his back surgery was only two months ago, and I wonder if he's still on any kind of pain meds. I was on a couple of different pain meds last year for a tonsillectomy and this year more recently for septum surgery, and they didn't affect me greatly but sometimes made me a little slower to speak. I noticed it when on the phone with customers; it didn't make me forgetful, but sometimes I would pause for a second or two between words.
And how don’t I know much? Do you live in Texas? How many Texas campaigns have you worked in? How many years have you followed Perry’s political career? Which of the candidates really means to do something akin to Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback? (You know about that without going to a search engine, right?).
Gardasil is a sideshow compared to the illegal issue. Perry has never been as strong on the border as most Texans would like. He needs to be pressed to state exactly what he proposes to do on the illegal problem.
Note that one sign that all of them are squishes on amnesty is that they refuse to discuss what to do with the illegals in the US until the border is “secured”. They are all just leaving themselves room to run left in the general election.
Are you insane? Romney is the RINO.
For you to comment about Perry in the way you have shows just how ignorant of the facts you truly are. You have obviously done NO research but instead screech RINO and hammer on him about being a democrat. And as stated thousands of times, Reagan was also a former democrat, Charlton Heston was a democrat, many freepers have made no secret of being former democrats. Former being the key word here.
You are unhinged
“You are unhinged”
“Newt would destroy Obama in a debate.”
Yes, he would. People can say what they want about him, but he’d be the best. I’d rate Herman Cain second, ‘cause he’s outstanding. I just worry about him perhaps being caught offguard on some relatively small detail by the MSM, but 90-95% of the time, he’d kick BHO’s butt in debate. That should be more than sufficient, but the “iffy” 5 or 10% is what the MSM would seize upon, for days if not weeks.