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View Poll Results: Who's in most need of a good performance tonight?
Rick Santorum 4 9.09%
Mitt Romney 7 15.91%
Newt Gingrich 16 36.36%
Ron Paul 17 38.64%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-22-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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How effective would his policy be at stopping Iran?
I think diplomacy would be a better start rather than threats of destruction and sanctions. Is it so hard for you to comprehend that acts of war only strengthen their resolve to have them?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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Newt won the debate and Santorum got crushed(not sure he even belonged on the stage with the other three). Paul and Romney had their moments but Newt really shined most of the night. Too bad he is Newt and has so much baggage, it would be fun to watch him debate Obama.
That i have to agree, Newt would shred O'bama.

Too bad Newt would take us to War. Again.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Newt: "This is the most dangerous President in the history of the United States on national security grounds."

David Gergen on CNN: "On the contrary, this is the Presidents greatest strength (national security)"
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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Willard reminds me of Al Bore, no personality at all, while Newt is full of it, and probably why he does so well in debates. If Paul can't win I'd rather have Newt win over Willard and Santorum. Santorum is aggravating, listening to him rip public schooling while taking money from PA taxpayers to home school his kids in Virginia.
Is this Junior High?

Al Gore more like Al Bore

Hey, Mitt has a silly sounding first name, let's tease him about it!

Hey, George W Bush has a cooler personality than Al Bore...that is why you should vote for Bush!
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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...and he gave no plan on how to prevent it. He's against sanctions, having bases in the area as a deterrent or direct military intervention. Paul says a lot of cutesy things but never gives details that are practical.
He has called for diplomacy, a term lost on you war mongers and Chickenhawks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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I think diplomacy would be a better start rather than threats of destruction and sanctions. Is it so hard for you to comprehend that acts of war only strengthen their resolve to have them?
How would his diplomatic overtures be more successful than past and current diplomatic overtures? How would taking a military strike off the table publicly (even if you would try very hard to avoid it) not embolden them?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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All the candidates on that stage aside from Ron Paul espoused scarily neoconservative views of foreign policy. It's rather disappointing, considering how badly that ideology failed us in Iraq. And yet, it still seems to be the predominant foreign policy view within the GOP.

Why?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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He has called for diplomacy, a term lost on you war mongers and Chickenhawks.
Paul is a head-in-the-sand isolationist.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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He has called for diplomacy, a term lost on you war mongers and Chickenhawks.
He's against sanctions. Diplomacy with who? These guys..





Are you kidding me? Ron Paul is an isolationist. He's always been one which is why he has no foreign plan.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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Ron Paul just took top place in this debate with his statement about taking an oath to the people and the Constitution, not to the party!!!!!
The others foreign policy's scare the heck outa me. Only Ron Paul.
Yes. The audience even picked up on that.
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