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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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Debate #4 (Sept. 7, 2011 in CA) (Live thread)

Debate #3 (Aug. 11, 2011 in IA) (Live thread)

Debate #2 (June 3, 2011 in NH) (Live thread)

Debate #1 (May 5, 2011 in SC) (Live thread)

1 posted on 09/12/2011 7:14:36 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

Against the NFL? Who scheduled this?


2 posted on 09/12/2011 7:15:54 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Why does so few (IA, NH, SC) decide so much?)
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To: Sybeck1
Against the NFL? Who scheduled this?

Yup, it's just dumb scheduling. This debate will not have a great audience because it conflicts with Monday Night Football.

3 posted on 09/12/2011 7:18:07 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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"… questions coming from the moderator, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, as well as from tea party activists, supporters in the audience and voters at locations in Arizona, Ohio and Virginia." CNN

Look for activist "gotcha" questions and politically correct "audience members" asking questions like the Latina asking about immigration, the elderly woman asking about Social Security, etc.

4 posted on 09/12/2011 7:20:08 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: newzjunkey

Wow. Yeh, bad scheduling - making it even worse, I have to work open to close today, so I’ll be missing the debate again. On a side note, this thread sure started early.


5 posted on 09/12/2011 7:20:16 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: newzjunkey

So, who are the mods for this one? Will it be a real debate or just another circus act with dancing bears and a clown car?


6 posted on 09/12/2011 7:20:45 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“… questions coming from the moderator, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, as well as from tea party activists, supporters in the audience and voters at locations in Arizona, Ohio and Virginia.”


7 posted on 09/12/2011 7:25:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: Sybeck1

Another “Debate” scheduled and orchestrated by our enemies. Who the Hell is responsible for this?


8 posted on 09/12/2011 7:27:02 AM PDT by anoldafvet (16 months until we're rid of "President Downgrade")
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To: arderkrag

I like to start the debate threads early so people who come to FR throughout the day will be alerted there’s a debate that night. It seems to work out well.


9 posted on 09/12/2011 7:27:19 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: newzjunkey

So Blitzer’s the ring master. No thanks.


10 posted on 09/12/2011 7:27:52 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: newzjunkey

Ah. Gotcha.


11 posted on 09/12/2011 7:28:46 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

If Bachmann turns into Romney Jr. (attacking Perry and defending the SS status quo), then she needs to stop calling herself the Tea Party candidate.

The Tea Party is about facing up to our problems and that means blunt talk, not dancing around them.

I’ll be watching this to see if Bachmann becomes the “former tea pary candidate” sometime in this debate.


12 posted on 09/12/2011 7:32:33 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Longbow1969; arderkrag; anoldafvet
There's another debate next Thursday, the 22nd at 9pm. That one will be on FoxNews and is broadcast from Orlando.

(Two FL debates in a row? Who schedules these things?)

13 posted on 09/12/2011 7:35:16 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: newzjunkey

Why do the Repubs continue to allow these debates to be moderated and broadcast by there enemies? Is there any doubt that CNN and MSNBC are their enemies, and will do whatever they can to make them look bad? I would tell CNN and Wolfie boy to kiss my ass in Macy’s front window!! Although, I’m sure Anderson Cooper would like that!


14 posted on 09/12/2011 7:36:59 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Sybeck1

Same way MSM does their polling, they leave out a whole segment of the population


15 posted on 09/12/2011 7:50:23 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: Sybeck1

They just had a debate not even a week ago. I’m as much of a political junky as anyone and have watched all of the previous debates but I may skip this one in favor of the game. We’ll see.


16 posted on 09/12/2011 7:50:53 AM PDT by lwd
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To: newzjunkey

I’ll (we’ll) be there for the debate. Alright, it’s actually a “debate watching party” at the Tampa Fairgrounds. 20 or so Freepers will be there together. Don’t know if I’ll be able to do any posting, but I’ll try to give it a shot.


17 posted on 09/12/2011 7:51:13 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: newzjunkey

After reading Krugman’s repugnant piece on 9/11, I cancelled my subscription to the New York Times this AM.—Donald Rumsfeld 56 minutes ago via Twitter


18 posted on 09/12/2011 7:56:19 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: newzjunkey
I like to start the debate threads early so people who come to FR throughout the day will be alerted there’s a debate that night.

Thanks! I've missed all of the previous ones; it's about time I watch. And since the Broncos-Raiders game starts late, it won't interfere.

19 posted on 09/12/2011 8:24:49 AM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
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To: Bigg Red

Mark


20 posted on 09/12/2011 8:30:03 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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