Live blog of CNN's first-ever Tea Party Republican Debate
September 12th, 2011
07:29 PM ET
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Live blog of CNN's first-ever Tea Party Republican Debate

Eight Republican candidates participate in the first Tea Party Republican Debate Monday on CNN. Read the live blog below. Follow all the issues and campaign news about the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter. Watch the debate on CNN TV, CNN.com and mobile devices.

10:31 p.m. ET@JenScogginsCNN Spin Room at #CNNTeaParty Debate yfrog.com/ntms4oj

10:17 p.m. ET@CNNPR Photo: @TheHermanCain in the #CNNTeaParty spin room. yfrog.com/h0e62xzj

9:53 p.m. ET@DanaPerino I'm with Cain – bring a sense of humor...PLEASE!

9:51 p.m.ET– Huntsman: I'd bring my Harley Davidson and my motorcross bike.

9:51 p.m. ET–Cain: A sense of humor, Americans are too uptight.

9:51 p.m. ET–Bachmann: Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution

9:51 p.m. ET–Romney: A bust of Winston Churchill.

9:50 p.m. ET–Perry: The most beautiful, most thoughtful, incredible first lady the nation has ever seen, my wife Anita.

9:50 p.m. ET–Paul: A bushel basketful of common sense. A course in economics.

9:50 p.m. ET-–Gingrich: Well, first of all, I would reduce the White House by kicking out all the White House czars the first day, creating a lot more space. And then, because of Callista's interest, we'd have a lot more music, because of my granddaughter, Maggie, we'd have ballet, and because of my grandson, Robert, we'd have a very large chess set. So it'll all come together.

9:50 p.m. ET –Santorum: We have 7 children. We'd add a bedroom, or bring some beds to the White House.

9:49 p.m. ET–Q: What would you bring to the White House if you were president?

9:46 p.m. ET@DWStweets Hispanic voters were sent a pretty clear message tonight about how GOP field feels about their priorities. #notwelcomehere #CNNTeaParty

9:46 p.m. ET–Perry: We need to keep a presence there.

9:45 p.m. ET@AriFleischer: Ron Paul meets deep end. Dives in. #CNNTeaParty

9:44 p.m. ET–Huntsman: We are 10 years into this war, Sahar. America has given its all in Afghanistan. The time has come for us to get out of Afghanistan. We don't need 100,000 troops there when this nation needs to be built.  When we start shining again, it's going to help the women of Afghanistan, along with any other NGO work that can be done there and the collaborative efforts of great volunteer efforts here in the United States. We can get it done, but we have to make sure that the Afghan people increasingly take responsibility for their security going forward.

9:43 p.m. ET–Q from audience: I was brought here from Ronald Reagan. I am from Afghanistan.
What will you do to secure safety and protection of the women and the children of Afghanistan from the radicals?

9:42 p.m. ET–Paul: As long as this country follows that idea, we're going to be under a lot of danger. This whole idea that the whole Muslim world is responsible for this, and they're attacking us because we're free and prosperous, that is just not true.

9:41 p.m. ET–Santorum to Paul: On your Web site on 9/11, you had a blog post that basically blamed the United States for 9/11. On your Web site, yesterday, you said that it was our actions that brought about the actions of 9/11.  That is irresponsible. Someone who is running for the president of the United States in the Republican Party should not be parroting what Osama bin Laden said on 9/11. We are not being attacked because of our actions.

9:40 p.m. ET–Paul: I'm tired of all the militarism we're involved in and wasting this money. There's a lot of room to cut on the military, but not on defense. We're under great threat because we occupy so many countries.

9:39 p.m.ET–Q from Twitter: Do you believe in cutting military spending to balance spending? Or do you believe high spending is essential to security?

9:37 p.m. ET–Cain: Remove barriers by the federal government. I would start with an EPA that's gone wild.

9:37 p.m. ET–Q from Phoenix, Arizona: What will you do to ensure that energy independence will finally become a reality?

9:37 p.m. ET@AnnCoulter I didn't mind the vaccine, social security is a ponzi scheme, but the illegal immigration issue is killing Perry.

9:36 p.m. ET–Huntsman: Fix Homeland Security.

9:35 p.m. ET@PaulBegala: Boos for Perry & his DREAM Act for children who came to TX w/undoc parents. I'm beginning to think this crowd is right-wing. #CNNTeaParty

9:35 p.m. ET–Perry: This is a states' rights issue. And that was to give people the opportunity to go on to college and not be a drag on the system. It worked well and it works for the state of Texas.

9:34p.m. ET–Romney: The question was how to we attract Hispanic votes. And the answer is tell them what they know in their heart and that's that they and their ancestors did not come here for a handout. Of course we build a fence. Of course we don't' give in-state tuition credits to people who come here illegally.

9:32 p.m. ET@PeterHambyCNN Bachmann & Santorum doing what they needed to do tonight: Not let up on Perry, stay punchy, be as conservative as possible

9:32 p.m. ET–Huntsman: For Rick to say that you can't secure the border is I think pretty much a treasonous comment. We can secure the border through the use of fences...we can get it done.

9:31 p.m. ET–Bachmann: That's not the American way.

9:31 p.m. ET–Perry: In the state of Texas if you're working and pursuing citizenship, you pay in-state tuition and it doesn't matter how your last name sounds.

9:30 p.m. ET@rolandsmartin: Santorum wants English as the official language on what to do to attract Latino voters. Yep, that'll do it, Rick! LOL #CNNTeaParty

9:30 p.m. ET–Santorum: What Perry's done is give illegal immigrants scholarships.

9:30 p.m. ET–Q from Twitter: What are the candidates doing to attract Latino voters?

9:29 p.m.ET–Perry says he has more experience than anyone else on the stage when dealing with immigration. Perry: 1200 miles of Texas and Mexico and our federal government has been an abject failure at securing our border. The idea that you're going to build a wall is just not reality. What you have to have is boots on the ground.

9:28 p.m. ET–Santorum: We need to build more fence, we need to secure the border using technology and more personnel. After the borders are secure, then we can deal with the problems that are in this country.

9:27 p.m. ET–Q from Cincinnati, Ohio: What would you do to remove illegal immigrants from this country?

9:20 p.m. ET @David_Gergen: Debate losing steam? So interesting that people watching so divided in responses - some love, others horrified. Splintering.

9:20 p.m. ET–Bachmann: No state should be able to force anyone to buy anything. This is the election that's going to decide if we have socialized medicine in this country or not.

9:18 p.m. ET–Paul: That's what freedom is all about, taking your own risk. It's about individual responsibility. I've worked in hospitals, we've never turned anyone away. We should legalize alternative health care and allow people to do what they want.

9:18 p.m. ET–Q: If an uninsured 30-year-old has a serious accident, who would pay for treatment under your health plan?

9:17 p.m. ET@murphymike: That screaming laughter you hear in the distant air is the POTUS doing a wild happy arm flapping super jig in WH while watching all this.

9:15 p.m. ET–Romney stands by his law in Massachusetts.  Romney: I'm not running for governor, I'm running for president. On day one as president I'd repeal Obamacare. Says what he did and what the president did are very different.

9:14 p.m. ET@PaulBegala: Perry stumbles and stammers on rebuttal to HPV attack. Seems hesitant. Does he sense he's vulnerable to cronyism attack? #CNNTeaParty

9:14 p.m. ET–Cain: Repeal Obamacare in its entirety. Pass loser-pay laws. Restructure Medicare.

9:14 p.m. ET–Q from Orange Park, Florida: What will you do to reduce the cost of health care?

9:12 p.m. ET–Santorum: What Gov. Perry is saying is he believes his policy was right. I believe it was wrong. This was bad policy and it should not have been done.

9:10p.m. ET–Perry: The company was Merck. The donation was $5,000. I've raised $30 million on my own. I can't be bought for $5,000. If you're suggesting I can, I'm offended.

9:10 p.m. ET@rolandsmartin: Ooh! Bachmann went there! She is trying to tie the drug company with the vaccination in Texas to campaign contributions #CNNTeaParty

9:10 p.m. ET--Bachmann accuses Perry of benefiting from executive order in Texas

9:08 p.m. ET–Perry: If I had it to do over again (signing executive order requiring vaccine against cervical cancer in Texas), I would do it differently. But what was driving me was making a difference in young people's lives. I will use an executive order to get rid of as much of Obamacare as I can.

9:07 p.m. ET–Paul: They've been grossly abused by the administration for years. It should never be used to legislate. That's what is so bad.

9:06 p.m. ET–Q from Virginia: How frequently should executive order be signed?

9:05 p.m. ET–Romney: The idea of a national sales tax has a lot to go for it. It would make us more competitive globally and level the playing field in the country. But the way it's structured is a real problem, it lowers the burden on the very highest income folks and it hurts the middle class the most.

9:04 p.m. ET–Q from Cincinnati, Ohio: Would any of you be willing to support a fair tax?

9:04 p.m. ET–Gingrich: I'm cheerfully opposed to raising taxes.

9:03 p.m. ET@ChristineOD: Newt is rockin' tonight

9:02 p.m. ET–Gingrich: If we make it possible for you to keep more of your own money, you will do more with it. I'm for energy independent America and that means I favor people who create energy.

9:02 p.m. ET–Q: Are oil subsidies fair?

9:01p.m. ET–Huntsman: Would flatten tax rate if elected president.

9:01 p.m. ET–Q from Napa, California: Of every dollar that I earn, how much do you think I deserve to keep?

9:00 p.m. ET–Romney: Of course we should see what the Fed is doing.

8:59 p.m. ET@CNNSitRoom: Happening now: Send your comments and questions for the first-ever #CNNTeaParty Republican Presidential Debate.

8:58 p.m. ET
–Perry stands by statements.

8:58 p.m. ET–Bachmann: That's up to Gov. Perry. I wouldn't keep him as chairman. The federal reserve has a lot to answer for. They've got to be put on a tight leash.

8:57 p.m. Q: Do you agree with Perry, who came close to accusing Fed chief Bernanke of treason?

8:56 p.m. ET–Cain: Yes it should be audited. And I believe it's focus needs to be narrowed. I don't believe in ending the fed, I believe in fixing the Fed.

8:55 p.m. ET
– Santorum: Yes. With respect to the last segment, what we need to do is have a pro-growth plan that can pass the Congress with Democratic support.

8:54 p.m. ET–Q from Gastonia, North Carolina: What is your position on the Federal Reserve? Should it be audited?

8:50 p.m. ET–Cain: Absolutely.

8:49 p.m. ET–Q: Can you be pro-business and pro-worker at the same time?

8:49 p.m. ET - @EWErickson: My big question right now: will Perry fade into the 2nd hour? He did last time. If not, he's locking in his front runner status.

8:48 p.m.ET-Gingrich: Go to the American people. Turn up the light on the people and they'll turn the light up on Congress. I'd be glad to work with Democrats in any office but I'd do it on principle, not on compromising principle.

8:48 p.m. ET-Q: Would you compromise with Democrats?

8:47 p.m. ET- Perry: While I've been governor, I've cut taxes. There are people coming to Texas because they know there's still a land of freedom in America and it's called Texas.

8:46 p.m. ET-Paul: Not quite. I'm a taxpayer there, my taxes have gone up. I don't want to offend the governor, he might raise my taxes.

8:44 p.m. ET
- Romney: Yes. But if you're dealt four aces you're not necessarily a good poker player.

8:43 p.m. ET-Q: Does Perry deserve credit for jobs created in Texas?

8:42 p.m. ET–Romney: The world has changed. We've gone from a pay phone world to a smartphone world and President Obama keeps jamming quarters into the payphone...its not going to work, it's not connected.

8:41 p.m. ET–Cain: Do something bold. Repeal the entire tax code and replace it with my 9-9-9 plan.

8:40 p.m. ET–Bachmann: I was one of the only people in the country that said "Do not raise the debt ceiling." Repeal Dodd-Frank, repeal Obamacare, it's really not that hard to try, you just have to have the backbone to do it.

8:39 p.m. ET–Perry: People are tired of us spending money on programs we don't want.

8:37 p.m. ET
–Huntsman: Reform the tax code. Second is regulatory reform. Businesses are saying there's no predictability. Third, energy independence.

8:36 p.m. ET– Q from Portsmouth, Virginia : what would you do to get the economy moving forward?

8:32 p.m. ET@DWStweets: Don't be fooled:"personal accounts"=privatization of Social Security-will leave Florida & America's seniors twisting in wind. #CNNTeaParty

8:32 p.m. ET--Bachmann: Principles needs to change. For years politicians have run on the idea that government takes care of these things...we've been paying for the freight of all these things. We have to be an ownership society with individual responsibility.

8:31 p.m. ET–Paul: No. Cut the Dept. of Education, the Dept of Energy.

8:29 p.m. ET–Perry: No.  Romney: No. Stop the growth of federal government, start the growth of private sector.

8:29 p.m. ET–Q: Would you work to repeal the Medicare prescription drug benefit?

8:26 p.m. ET–Gingrich: We need to cut government waste.

8:25 p.m. ET–Q from Pleasanton: What is your plan to balance the budget and get spending under control?

8:24 p.m. ET - EWErickson: I think having a #CNNTeaParty debate helps the candidates. Tonight they know who their audience is.

8:22 p.m. ET–Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum: Well, the question is who is with me? Because I've been out here talking about - you want to talk about courage to tell the truth, Governor? I was out in 1994 running against a Democratic incumbent in a campaign managed by James Carville, and I went out and talked about Social Security reform.

8:22 p.m. ET
–Q:Senator Santorum, when it comes to Social Security, are you with Governor Romney or Governor Perry?

8:21 p.m. ET–Gingrich: I just want to make two simple points about Social Security and how you save it. The first is, you get back to a full employment economy, and at four percent unemployment you have such a huge increase in funding, that you change every single out year of projection in a positive way. The second is if you are younger - everybody who is older and wants to be totally protected, fine, no change. If you're younger and you would like a personal account, you would control instead of the politicians.

8:21 p.m. ET–Huntsman: I don't think anything should be off the table except the drama. To hear these two go at it...all I know is we're frightening the American people...the fixes are there.

8:21 p.m. ET–Businessman Herman Cain: I don't care what they call it, it's broken.

8:20 p.m .ET–Texas Rep. Ron Paul: I agree that Social Security is broke.

8:20 p.m. ET– Romney: Governor, the term Ponzi scheme is what scared seniors.

8:19 p.m. ET Perry: The issue is are there ways to move the states into Social Security for employees or retirees. Rather than scare seniors, it's time to have a legitimate conversation in this country about how to fix the program.

8:17 p.m. ET Perry: If you're asking if they did the right thing 70 or 80 years ago, I'm not going to agree with that. But the question is do you believe it should be ended as a federal program?

8:16 p.m .ET–Romney: The term Ponzi scheme is over the top, unnecessary, and frightens people.  He criticizes Perry's view on Social Security.

8:15 p.m. ET
–Romney: The real question is does Gov. Perry continue to believe that Social Security should not be a federal program, is unconstitutional, and should be returned to the states?

8:15 p.m. ET–Texas Gov. Rick Perry:  People who are on Social Security need to understand that program will be there for them. But the idea is we've not had the courage to look Americans in the face...look them in the eye and say this is a broken system...it's been called a Ponzi scheme by those long before me...but it needs to be fixed.

8:15 p.m. ET@TeamBachmann: #Michele: “For those seniors who are currently on Social Security, we made a promise and we will keep it.” #CNNTeaParty


8:13 p.m. ET
@TeamRickPerry: @GovernorPerry I simply want to get America working again and make Washington, DC as inconsequential in your life as I can.

8:13 p.m. ET Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann: The system has to be reformed in order for it to work. Programs need to be saved to serve the people.  In their current form, they can't.

8:13 p.m. ET- Q from Jacksonville Florida: How do you change and reform Social Security and Medicare  and ensure that you get votes from senior citizens?

8:10 p.m. ET--Beginning with Huntsman, candidates introduce themselves.

8:05 p.m. ET@rolandsmartin: I wonder how many African American, Hispanic & Asians Tea Partiers are at the #CNNTeaParty debate. Is ethnic diversity their cup of tea?

8:04 p.m. ET–Candidates enter stage.

7:55 p.m. ET@BarackObama: You know the drill–the GOP debate starts at 7pm CT, and we'll be keeping score at http://t.co/oxxx8fm. Follow live. #debatewatch

7:44 p.m. ET @GovernorPerry: Getting ready for debate... Thanks to Gov. Jindal for being here. yfrog.com/h62wxjnj

7:22 p.m. ET@RonPaul: (PICTURE) Congressman Ron Paul in his green room prior to the #CNNTeaParty debate: ow.ly/i/hdyW ... #RonPaul #GOP2012 #tcot #tlot

7:09 p.m ET
@GovernorPerry: At the Florida State fair getting ready for the CNN Tea Party Debate. Looking forward to it!

7:03 p.m. ET–Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman arrives at the debate site, accompanied by his wife, Mary Kaye.

6:45 p.m. ET–Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty arrive at the debate site in Tampa located at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Criteria for the debate can be found here.

For the top 5 things to watch, click here.

See poll results leading up to the debate here.


Filed under: 2012 • CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate • GOP
soundoff (2,499 Responses)
  1. Garry

    FYI – taxes are created by legislation which is due process Bruce!!

    September 12, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  2. Josh Independent

    The only candidates that have a chance are Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, Cain would make a great VP. I personally back Ron Paul because I truly think he has our back as American citizens and he never flip flops his opinion. Which shows me a man of conviction and serious intelligence.

    September 12, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  3. Jerry

    Once again the only man with wisdom and action to back his words was not given fair air time during a supposed "Tea Party Express Debate," for the man whose principals founded the Tea Party this is absolutely disgusting to watch as a citizen, and war veteran of the U.S.A. .I am waiting for my son to come home from his tour and you all don't care but about your industrial and oil interest among many others! Go Dr. Ron Paul the man of truth, and not afraid to act! Dr. Paul you are the only one who deserves my vote!

    September 12, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  4. Pete

    Ha no CNN polls...what a joke.

    September 12, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  5. nhk

    Finally someone states in a very public forum that the 9/11 attack had nothing to do with americans way of life or freedoms! Go Ron Paul!

    September 12, 2011 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  6. djcutt1curtis

    NO! Mike them Tea-Party fools talk about freedom and they are so dumb half of them nut's believe in slavery and the blacks that is amoung them are blind with scales on their eyes.Mike tell me how can you follow someone who said that black kids and family was better off when they was in slavery.That is what i mean when i said the blacks have scales over their eyes.And for our white brothers and sisters they don't want to educate your kids,did you see how they clap when talking about cutting education.You know why they did that don't you,because they would had to educate blacks,mexicans,chinise,and all the rest so they do not want to fix our schools.They talk about forfathers so much,i guest we will be sending kids one room school houses.

    September 12, 2011 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  7. eightsense

    Ron Paul is the only one on stage who has the record and proof that he is not lying when he says he will do something. He has always been against war and every tax increase. He is the front runner NOT Perry. I would never trust a man like Perry who forces needles in children's arms and they die from it. He is the type to think government should be given more power, not less. Also, I trust no man who thinks government has the right to make my health choices for me by force.

    September 12, 2011 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  8. Pete

    CNN where are the polls?

    September 12, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  9. Matt

    Pollgate 2011 version 4 what 5.0 ?

    September 12, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  10. isabella

    You can find out all the details you want to know about Ron Paul's positions by spending some time on You Tube. Begin by typing in Ron Paul. After spending days going through those videos the quick ansers he was limited to in the debate will begin to make sense to you. The TEA Party Casucus highjacked the original movement, and now is backed by big money. Although we hope the limited government position will continue to be sought on their platform.

    September 12, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  11. Fiscal Conservative

    Finally CNN ends its MSM bias and hosts a conservative candidate debate! Kudos!!! Any of the 8 Republican panelists would be better than Obama.

    September 12, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  12. Miner

    I trust Huntsman more than all the other Tea Party Republicans. Only thing he has going against him is the fact that he is Mormon which should not matter. Bachmann scares me, Perry is George Bush all over again, self serving, Romney is just as scary as Bachmann, Why was Palin not there? Thank God!!

    September 12, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  13. Johnny

    Ron Paul!!! The only one!!!

    September 12, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  14. Jacqueline

    UNFAIR DEBATE. Each candidate should have 1-2 minutes to answer EVERY question. Otherwise, how can we choose? The media is basically choosing the front-runners, which is not fair.

    September 12, 2011 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  15. NoTeaForMe

    @agonyflips – Thanks for the info. I went to his website today as he does have some great ideas, but unfortunately most of them would set us back about 40 years negatively, not positively, and I read his opinion on abortion and sorry, but I do believe he would repeal Roe v. Wade if given the opportunity because he's a Republican and Republicans always lie so he's not getting my vote. The thing about him is, he seems to have ideals that go against everything his party stands for these days, so I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him. However, I will give him points for being the most sane of the bunch, especially on foreign policy.

    September 12, 2011 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  16. US VETERAN

    PERRY= GW BUSH
    GOP NO THANKS TRY AGAIN!
    healthcare you want government heathcare check you local VA clinic and hospitals. hurry up and waitand wait and wait
    Please a dress and fix it

    September 12, 2011 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  17. Yellow Jacket

    Huntsman is the most reasonable and presidential, problem is that he is running for the wrong party.

    September 12, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  18. William Bartley

    So evidently there is no poll to vote on. Ron Paul won the MSNBC poll by so much (59%), no one wants to have it come up again.
    Here are the results of THAT poll...

    Total of 221,588 votes
    Ron Paul 59% (130,630 votes)

    Mitt Romney 13.9% (30,840 votes)

    Rick Perry 11.8% (26,078 votes)

    Jon Huntsman 5.9% (13,037 votes)

    Newt Gingrich 3.9% (8,668 votes)

    Herman Cain 2.9% (6,380 votes)

    Michele Bachmann 1.8% (3,972 votes)

    Rick Santorum 0.9% (1,983 votes)

    Ron Paul 2012!!!

    September 12, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  19. Patrick Tucson

    HellO!! WHere is the poll CNN or are u afraid ur biasness towards romney and perry will show up that Ur biasness is leading voters to overwhelmingly vote for Romney or Perry, i believe eery canidate should be asked the same question

    September 12, 2011 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  20. NoTeaForMe

    @agonyflips part deux – Ron Paul would do much better running as an Independent.

    September 12, 2011 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  21. Patrick Tucson

    @jaceulyn you so right its like they wants us to pick outta pERRY ANDRomeny like some kind of an arranged marriage

    September 12, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  22. Garry

    Palin was not there b/c she isn't running! Duh . . .

    September 12, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  23. Demurral

    Patriot Act, environmental regulations (TX is on FIRE, anyone?), Iraq, Afghanistan, police brutality, college tuition increase during a recession? GM foodstuffs, disease-care system (since there's no profit in health), cannabis regulation...

    STOP lowering taxes on corporations that are NOT going to "create" jobs with the money they save.

    STOP mentioning Obama and Reagan as basis for all the questions that are clearly being avoided.

    STOP throwing quick one-liners to one another (fourth grade debate club?). It's a PRESIDENTIAL debate, not a roast.

    STOP throwing out WRONG numbers about your "accomplishments" and taking credit for things you did NOT do.

    STOP lying to the American people! We are not blind. The entire world is not blind.

    We have become a nation driven by Machiavellian tactics– 9/11 was self-inflicted.

    You can fool some people some of the time. You can fool some all of the time. You can fool all, but NOT forever. Lies will not stand.

    September 12, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  24. NoTeaForMe

    Ron Paul is the Dennis Kucinich of the Republican Party. Unfortunately, an extremely intelligent, shorter, funny-looking guy with common sense and good ideas who is not funded by corporate America is unelectable.

    September 12, 2011 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  25. Pete

    Ron Paul is a true American

    September 12, 2011 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
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