(CNN) - Monday night's GOP debate in Manchester, New Hampshire provided the first look at most of the viable contenders for the Republican nomination on one stage. Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Hermain Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul fielded questions from moderator John King, audience members at St. Anselm University and viewers at home who submitted their questions via social media.
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Part one: Candidate introductions; discussion about the economy, taxes and health care.
Part two: Discussion about the federal government's role in society (NASA, the debt limit, the housing crisis, federal bailouts and food safety).
Part three: Discussion about faith and religion (abortion, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, same-sex marriage); immigration.
Part four: Discussion about defense and foreign policy (war in Afghanistan, defense spending, troop withdrawal)
Timing is everything in politics, and last night the Bruins vs. Canucks Stanley Cup game was on another channel on local TV.
Can you guess which channel most people were tuned too?
Same old ideas that ruined our economy. I WON'T be voting republican next election.
we still want to call this a DEBATE? All I saw was a group of Republicans attack a man that was not there to defend himself and offer no new solutions of their own how to solve a problem that was started long before Jan 21. 2009. I thought if nothing else these Republicnas would debate their own plans on how to fix the economy. The middle class and our problems were never even bought up. To me this was less a debate than it was a "bash the POTUS" session and the GOP has been doing that from day one. Time to get some more action other than lowering taxes on the wealthy.
Why would anyone want to watch that garbage again?
I suppose since all of the repugs are vehemently pro-life, from conception to natural death, if any one of them is elected President, they would have to work to abolish the death penalty. Not an all-together bad policy, considering the non-uniform application. In Georgia, known killers get life, while someone on Death Row, convicted on loose, circumstantial evidence, is still sentenced to die. It would have been a good follow-up question to their pro-life stance.
And on that pro-life, to Natural Death, does that limit health-care at the end?? No more life support; that's not natural. May be how they will fix Medicare; sure would save money!!
Not much good to say about any of them. Buncha gutless, lying skunks, with apologies to all the skunks in the world. So maybe Ron Paul is the exception; he's just clueless.
They want to question our national interest in Libia; it's to support an ally. NATO. They support us; we support them.
They lost hundreds of troops supporting us in Iraq. W's senseless war.
Gotta love the "Close the Borders" plan. I'm sure no one thought of THAT
Gotta love the "Close the Borders" plan. I'm sure no one thought of THAT before. But where is the money going to come from. It would take a lot of troops, equipment, electronics, and possibly some limiting of freedom to the locals down there. Anybody got a cost for that? Half a trillion, maybe. Plus or minus a few hundred billion. I'm not against it; yet, just want some answers.
Where was the discussion on the middle class or the poor? Why is the GOP so adamant in eradicating the middle class and the poor constituents… call it for what it is a party for the super rich
So who were the winners and loosers at the NH debate? Well, there were no winners because they're all loosers.
Don't worry folks – their ideas will never make it thru the house and senate (like president Obama's jobs bills never made it past the HELL NO crowd).
One point that I have to say that was different is the idea that boarders/immigration problems isn't just one but many is something we need to follow up on. Did I miss where these people are talking about being environmentally responsible and making sure that companies live up to that? No, I guess that since it slows the business down from making money.
I always love the Obama has shut down the drilling. Check the facts.
Oil production is at a record high in this country. We cannot process any more. Need more refineries – want to drill more and sell it on the market at the highest rates? That sure will cut prices for us (NOT).
And the Pres. did NOT shut down drilling – only a few DEEP wells for 6 months ONLY. New permits have been going out daily for over 6 months. Soooooo – STFU.
They mention that if housing prices go down it is a bad thing.I guess if you already have your house and are investing in the corrupt housing market, then that is a bad thing. But for the people buying a house, maybe now they have a chance of getting one at a realistic price. So who do the republicans care more about-shareholders or American families?
A "debate" among seven people completely out of touch with America and its problems seventeen months before the election in order to provide political theatre and ratings to a cable network. I cannot think of anything more absurd, except maybe the notion that one of these wannabees might actually qualify to lead this country. Those candidates who hold public office should be doing their jobs serving the people and the others should be out working and being productive and paying taxes.