Skip to comments.Herman Cain~Newt Gingrich in Lincoln/Douglas-type Debate C-SPAN Sat.11- 5: 8 PM EDT - LIVE THREAD
Posted on 11/05/2011 3:16:26 PM PDT by blueyon
Republican 2012 presidential candidates Republican 2012 presidential candidates Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich met in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate on current economic and social issues facing the U.S.
Newt is using a hand held Mic - Herman has a lapel microphone. Poor calibration.
Cain is baffled, he punts. “You go first Newt.”
You go to the top of the ticket, too, Newt.
oops...Cain missed the CEo question...no detail...basically for Ceo’s to rally...but not what...then went on a cheerleader binge...looked like Newt was waiting for an answer that didn’t happen...me too
>> We apologize for the fault in the audio. Those responsible have been sacked.
Pathetic audio situation.
Don’t read to much into that. A boss delegates
Betcha, too. We will all come out winners for this exercise, so kudo’s to both candidates.
I missed the first half hour. Why is Cain ‘wired’ and Newt holding the mic? Did anyone explain that?
They are both speaking well, I’m really enjoying this debate.
Who ever is doing the sound is terrible, it’s not synced. Anyone who can read lips will notice this.
It has a sort of fireside chat, I feel like I’m sitting my my radio listening to the pops and squeaks of it trying to hear out Cain and Newt hammer away at O-care.
Its obvious who the Alfa Dog is
We apologize again for the fault in the audio. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.
Newt’s lapel wire didn’t work
Newt contrasts he and Cain, after Cain asks for his perspective having been in DC and now out of the bubble.. Says Cain was in private sector then drawn into government service. Newt was the reverse.
Newt notes Cain has to serve the customer to stay in business on a daily basis.
Newt convinced best practices in real world can be brought into governemnt to revolutionize it.
It depends upon what you think this meeting is for... finding solutions, or besting the other. Hence, you either see Cain as a dope for the handoff, or thoughtful for deferring.
you’re absolutely right, both are doing great. There’s not going to be a winner between these two, we’re going to be the winners with these two.
These two are helping one another in this “debate”. Not a debate, more of an infomercial for voters to understand why we need to send OBAMA into retirement, along with his socialist cronies in Congress.
Newt is the detail man, Hermain is the vision caster.
You go to the top of the ticket, Hermain.
Monty Python has been noted.
Perry can not beat the one in a debate so I just cant go there this time. Im worried about same with Cain... Newt has it all from that side of things, and Romney is not an option unless and until we have no other choice. I hope they both win tonight, in fact they are both winners tonight... They already are by just doing this for us and our country tonight!!!I agree with this. All of it. Well said.
I am actually moved by this. I know it sounds crazy...but it’s true.
I am watching two incredibly accomplished men who care deeply for their country civilly discussing their ideas. They are vying for the same position, yet they remain respectful and deferential. They express original ideas. They don’t speak in cliches. They don’t engage in petty gotcha tricks.
I will be able to very enthusiastically support either of these guys next fall. Newt is my choice, as my tagline will reveal. But nothing has renewed my hope more than this “debate” in many, many years.
Once again. This is a debate on America.
This is how the Tea Party handles problems....
see the ZOOcotti park for how Obama’s folks deal with hurt feelings...
Some here are so addicted to the blood-letting they can’t see what is really going on here.
Cain leads, Newt is the doer. You don’t put the doer in charge, you put the leader.
Personal Retirement accounts!
THANK YOU HERMAN!
My boss 'avoids' because she doesn't know and she's not management material...then she delegates to someone she thinks should know..but they don't either.
Cain needs to answer the questions and make statements...he's doing ok...but seems to me struggling for specific answwers
Cain—addressing Social Security.
Says “Let’s solve the problem, not prolong the problem.”
Idea of optional personal retiremeny accounts—audience applause.
Cain goes FIRST now.
Herman is human and acts like one. Someone who on occasion says ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I haven’t thought about that yet’, is has demonstrated the political sin of honesty.
I am OK with that.
"Organizing the event was relatively easy, he adds. We had a relationship with Herman Cain. He spoke at our tea-party event six months ago. We contacted him, asking if he was interested in a LincolnDouglas debate on entitlements. Then we got in touch with Speaker Gingrich.
But that won't stop some people from claiming that other candidates "failed to come" to a TWO-PERSON-FORMAT-DEBATE.
Perry and Romney were invited to do a DIFFERENT one-on-one: "The group has contacted the campaigns of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to see if they would participate in a separate Lincoln-Douglas-style debate.
I doubt they will do it -- there's nothing in it for Romney to debate Perry on his own.
But I've given up with expecting facts to get in the way of a good smear around here.
Cain ..good points on soc sec and on praising Bush’s former plan
Nonsense. Lean Six Sigma may be overrated corporate-kumbaya tripe, but forcing it upon the federal workers would be a 500% improvement.
BUMP YOUR EVERY WORD TO THE TOP!
Hell, I do that every day!
Perry is a coward. He prefers the shot in the back.
zzzzzzz zzzzzz I just changed channel to the Outlaw Josey Wales so I can wake up.
Thank you. I’m really enjoying the discussion. These men are results oriented.
He shot Romney in the back, but lets keep to the debate.
I agree......they're educating the public...Newt from the Political Side...Cain from the Business side...and both throwing some of both within their responses
Newt - read my tagline.
Cain gives good answer regarding exisitng retirees—give them the choice vs. benefits.
Says young persons understand the value of a personal account versus present system and are in favor of it.
Cain says first you have to get rid of the existing tax code and use the 9-9-9 plan!
Audience applauds and laughs.
A Møøse once bit my sister...
Sorry, but you must not know much about LeanSS. I work for an organization that has been fundamentally transformed - I’d even say saved - by its implementation. It’s hard. It involves breaking a lot of eggs. But it’s very real and very VERY impactful.
If they're union they can't be sacked.
Hate to repeat what has already been said, but these two guys would be an awesome team against Obama. Too bad that it would appear to be impossible to happen. I thing Romney would wilt in this kind of debate...Perry.....pfffsttt....