REPUBLICAN DEBATES - Wednesday 09/07/2011

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 08, 2011 5:33 AM GMT
    Anyone else watch them? Romney stood his ground and looked and spoke Presidential. Bachmann lost ground. Huntsman may have gained ground. Perry played the Texan and went for shock value at times - whether it worked remains to be seen. Santorum got lost in the shuffle. Cain, Paul, and Gingrich had their moments, but it probably wasn't enough. Overall, I'd give the win to Romney.

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    Sep 08, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    I agree with you. Perry needed to come out strong and i found him to be an empty suit.
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    Sep 08, 2011 9:47 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidI agree with you. Perry needed to come out strong and i found him to be an empty suit.


    He is!! And how!!
  • GQjock

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    Sep 08, 2011 10:56 AM GMT
    Didn't you learn ANYTHING about the modern republican party over the last ten years???

    These debates mean absolutely NOTHING to the regular republican voter
    They are going to vote for the candidate they most agree with NO MATTER what he or she says in a debate

    ie: George W Bush and Sara Palin
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    Sep 08, 2011 11:09 AM GMT
    I agree that Romney was the winner. He sounded more knowledgeable and wiser. I was not impressed with Perry. He will have to stop his attack on Social Security as a ponzi scheme because he will make all the Republicans look anti-Social Security. I liked Huntsman.
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    Sep 08, 2011 11:19 AM GMT
    Politifact didn't even have to do any more research before fact-checking the "new" debate since rehashed falsehoods are still false:
    2 false
    2 pants on fire
    1 mostly false

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2011/sep/07/fact-checking-reagan-library-debate/
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    Sep 08, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    Andy Borowitz Report:
    SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    Obama: ‘Best Debate Ever’
    ‘First Good News I’ve Had Since I Nailed bin Laden,’ President Says


    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – A jubilant President Barack Obama said that tonight’s Republican forum was “the best debate ever,” calling it “the first good news I’ve had since I nailed bin Laden.”

    Mr. Obama watched the debate surrounded by advisors in the White House Situation Room, where the mood was said to be tense “up until the first time Rick Perry opened his mouth.”

    “I’m not a big TV watcher,” Mr. Obama said, “but that debate had to be the most entertaining two hours I’ve ever had the privilege of seeing.”

    Mr. Obama confirmed that he had DVRd the debate for future screenings at the White House, which tonight was the site of a spectacular fireworks display in the moments after the debate’s conclusion.

    Among the debate’s highlights, the Republican candidates took pains to enumerate their plentiful broods of children, which added up to a number slightly greater than the population of China.

    For his part, Gov. Perry of Texas made the biggest impression by questioning the existence of Social Security, climate change, earth, wind and fire.

    Also notable were his pro-execution comments, which tonight won him the coveted endorsement of the National Association of Electric Chair Manufacturers.

    "We don't have high unemployment in Texas," he noted with pride, "because if you don't have a job, we kill you."

    And in perhaps the most revealing moment of the debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) explained why she does not believe in evolution: “It’s really let me down.”

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    Sep 08, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    Romney won and secured a small distance between himself and Perry as the frontrunner. While Perry was more accurate on SS and Medicare it was not a statement that will enable him to win over a lot of swing voters. But that's the nature of politics, you can't always tell the unadulterated truth without it hurting you.

    Bachmann appeared very unintelligent and just spewed the same rhetoric that she's done in the past.

    The people asking the questions always have it in for Ron Paul and so they ask him all of the questions in a way calculated to make him appear "fringey". It's really annoying.
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    Sep 08, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidRomney won and secured a small distance between himself and Perry as the frontrunner. While Perry was more accurate on SS and Medicare it was not a statement that will enable him to win over a lot of swing voters. But that's the nature of politics, you can't always tell the unadulterated truth without it hurting you.

    Bachmann appeared very unintelligent and just spewed the same rhetoric that she's done in the past.

    The people asking the questions always have it in for Ron Paul and so they ask him all of the questions in a way calculated to make him appear "fringey". It's really annoying.


    I didn't see the debate but am interested in hearing what people think about Perry. He usually doesn't participate in debates. It is not his strong point.
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    Sep 08, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    vincent7 saidI agree that Romney was the winner. He sounded more knowledgeable and wiser. I was not impressed with Perry. He will have to stop his attack on Social Security as a ponzi scheme because he will make all the Republicans look anti-Social Security. I liked Huntsman.



    If Santorum and Bachmann would just go away, and if Perry & Romney would stop sucking all the air out of the room, I really think Huntsman could surge and get more attention. He was a much more effective Governor than both Romney & Perry, has just as much business experience in the private sector, and far more foreign relations expertise. I also find him the most overall likable of all the candidates.
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    Sep 08, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
    Huntsman...booooring. I'd vote his dad, though icon_smile.gif

    Perry won the debate by default: Romney and Bachmann needed to dent him and they didn't. He will remain ahead in the polls. Nothing that happened last night will stop his momentum in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

    The most surprising thing was that all the candidates performed well, even Gingrich. But Perry is still the frontrunner this morning; that means he won.
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    Sep 08, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidHuntsman...booooring. I'd vote his dad, though



    You should watch the Piers Morgan Interview with Jon Huntsman, as he is anything but boring. He is also as qualified, if not more so, than any of the candidates to be President





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh2rPBFJaEY&feature=relmfu

    http://youtu.be/IPb-5AZuzXo

    http://youtu.be/P7isBGFu1jg
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    Sep 09, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    Huntsman is the most moderate and makes the most sense, but somehow he's not getting heard. Romney messed himself up with his Corps are people, and Perry will never get anywhere calling SS a ponzi scheme when all the program needs is some simple fixes to make it sustainable. Ron Paul is just plain being shut out by the media and the Repub party.

    Unless Repubs get Huntsman up front and center so he's heard, you repubs will lose, because if its left with the rest of these candidates the public will not vote them into the White House.
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    Sep 09, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    jprichva saidThere's nothing moderate about Huntsman.
    True, he looks saner than most of that wild-eyed crew. But his positions on nearly every issue align perfectly with the farthest right of the right-wingers.


    Guess I'd better be looking a little deeper into his background beliefs. He hasn't signed any of those crazy far righter letters promising to amend the constitution against gay marriage has he ?
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    Sep 09, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    jprichva saidThere's nothing moderate about Huntsman.
    True, he looks saner than most of that wild-eyed crew. But his positions on nearly every issue align perfectly with the farthest right of the right-wingers.


    That is absolutely NOT true. He is also probably the gay-friendliest of all the Republican candidates. Do some research...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh2rPBFJaEY&feature=relmfu


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    Sep 09, 2011 1:36 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidPolitifact didn't even have to do any more research before fact-checking the "new" debate since rehashed falsehoods are still false:
    2 false
    2 pants on fire
    1 mostly false

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2011/sep/07/fact-checking-reagan-library-debate/


    Just making sure this gets repeated icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 09, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
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    mocktwinkie saidWhile Perry was more accurate on SS and Medicare it was not a statement that will enable him to win over a lot of swing voters. But that's the nature of politics, you can't always tell the unadulterated truth without it hurting you.

    Oh poor MockTwinkletoes, a prophet without honor in his own land.
    The unadulterated truth is that Rick Perry is a sleazy con man and you are one of his gullible marks.


    He IS a sleazy con man, that doesn't mean his statement on SS and medicare were not correct.