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View Poll Results: Who won the debate in your honest opinion?...
Michelle Bachmann 6 9.23%
Herman Cain 3 4.62%
Newt Gingrich 3 4.62%
Jon Huntsman 4 6.15%
Ron Paul 25 38.46%
Rick Perry 4 6.15%
Mitt Romney 18 27.69%
Rick Santorum 2 3.08%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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According to O'Reilly, the tea party is dumping Bachmann and rallying around Perry. If that is true, that makes no sense to me.
+1.

After the opening of the debate where Perry talked about how this country needs a courageous leader who isn't scared to talk about the important issues it seems almost comical that when Paul actually addresses what we need to be talking about people act like he's nuts.

Grab the third rail and start swimming Ron! We need this man to be talking about reality, not the reality that think we are in that has been created by the media, the two parties, and the military industrial complex. If discussing the results of our actions of our foreign policy (both economically and politically) in a way that doesn't jive with those that to get spoonfed media filtered jibberish all that I can hope is that one day people will wake up...I hope it won't be too late.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:40 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'm curious how much it would cost to buy Rick Perry. $10k, 20k, 100k? He whiffed on that one.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm curious how much it would cost to buy Rick Perry. $10k, 20k, 100k? He whiffed on that one.
I agree. He was gaffe-free except for that little sound bite. The crony capitalism line of attack is much a much better strategy for his opponents than trying to defend social security or diminish the Texas jobs record.

We'll see if Bachmann, Romney or Paul can make any inroads with that.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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I'm curious how much it would cost to buy Rick Perry. $10k, 20k, 100k? He whiffed on that one.
ask Bank of America, they're willing to 'help him out'.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I agree. He was gaffe-free except for that little sound bite. The crony capitalism line of attack is much a much better strategy for his opponents than trying to defend social security or diminish the Texas jobs record.

We'll see if Bachmann, Romney or Paul can make any inroads with that.
I agree. Perry needs a better coach and he needs to learn how to debate soon or he'll see his war chest shrinking and poll numbers sink.

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ask Bank of America, they're willing to 'help him out'.
lol.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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I'm curious how much it would cost to buy Rick Perry. $10k, 20k, 100k? He whiffed on that one.


I bet Mitt Romney has enough money to buy him...lol. Maybe he could make him an offer to drop out.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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I agree. He was gaffe-free except for that little sound bite. The crony capitalism line of attack is much a much better strategy for his opponents than trying to defend social security or diminish the Texas jobs record.

We'll see if Bachmann, Romney or Paul can make any inroads with that.


I am not sure about gaffe-free, he was so bamboozled a couple of times he couldn't even speak trying to answer for himself. He looked horrible on not only the Gardasil fiasco but also on the immigration issue.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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According to O'Reilly, the tea party is dumping Bachmann and rallying around Perry. If that is true, that makes no sense to me.

The Tea Party jumped ship on Bachmann about as soon as Perry came on board. I have been saying it makes no sense to me either. He is about as 'tea party' as Obama is. Are they so naive that they buy his bad maverick impression. He is so obviously not a maverick it's ridiculous.

The tea party must not come on this site though, since Perry has all of one vote on this poll???
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I wonder if people realize that these formalized Tea Party members are a microscopic part of the actual tea party movement. Anyone can setup a website, run a meet up, and claim to be the leader of a local Tea Party. Then they can report to O'Reily anything they want. The real movement still exists, and Perry/Romney, or Bachmann aren't on the plate. Cain has more supporters from the legitimate tea party movement, than those 3.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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I am not sure about gaffe-free, he was so bamboozled a couple of times he couldn't even speak trying to answer for himself. He looked horrible on not only the Gardasil fiasco but also on the immigration issue.
I thought he did better than in the last debate. But obviously he still doesn't demonstrate the polish of some of the other candidates. Of course, these debates are pretty much just the storyline of who can beat down Perry and become relevant again. All Perry has to do is remain standing, and he wins. I don't think that's quite understood yet here on C-D, but I'm pretty sure it's evident to the others who are running.
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