October 22nd, 2007
12:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Republicans get heated

Watch CNN’s Dana Bash report on last night’s debate.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN’s Dana Bash reports last night's presidential debate often got heated as the candidates compared their conservative credentials.

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soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Scott,Tupelo,MS

    Please support Ron Paul the only candidate who can straighten out the mess our country is in.

    October 22, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. Richard, St. Paul, MN

    I see the GOP 'Barrel of Monkeys' are at it again.... ho-hum. Wake me if they say anything that isn't stupid.

    October 22, 2007 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  3. Tom, Mt. Vernon, WA

    I'm really tired of hearing "tax and spend" used as an accusation against Hillary Clinton. By that I suppose you mean that "borrow and spend" as the current Republicans do is a more "conservative" policy??? Anybody want to learn Chinese as a second language??

    October 22, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. Wayne, greenville TX

    This next election really is… Anyone But Hillary.

    Posted By James, Phoenix AZ : October 22, 2007 1:07 pm

    And "Anyone But Hillary" will lose.....

    October 22, 2007 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. summus

    I thought the most conservative guy (and thus the winner of the debate) was that old wrinkled white man who lives with so much fear in his life that he thinks it would a good idea to turn this country into a Christian version of Iran. Oh wait a minute, that was all of them.

    October 22, 2007 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. PollM, Dallas Tx

    With the exception of Ron Paul most GOP Rivals Argued who's Most Conservative, Ron Paul As he has before,

    spoke passionately against the war in Iraq. But he also accused his Republican rivals of being for big

    government. "Our big-government conservatives, they're part of the neo-conservative movement.

    Who do you think won the Orlando, Florida Fox News Republican debate?
    -> http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=765

    October 22, 2007 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  7. Phthalo Blue, Greensboro, NC

    This was the most pathetic piece of journalism I have read yet. Making fun of candidates is no basis (as I have said many times before) for any argument. Shame on CNN for even printing this piece of garbage! The media is supposed to REPORT the news, not give us their opinion. The public is intelligent enough to make up their own minds, but a news organization writing crap like this is just annoying. Just because you don't like a candidate, doesn't mean that you can't learn from them. And if you would actually open your mind and stop yakking, you might hear something instead of your own inflated ego talking. The people of this country are looking for a big change, and one of those changes might be that CNN loses it's teetering place among the elitist news agencies because the people are on to you.

    October 22, 2007 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  8. Brian, Orlando, Florida

    Bin Laden is a conservative too!

    October 22, 2007 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  9. Fred

    Before the religious right discards one of its own, Dr. Ron Paul, let me say that as a former and recovering Democrat, Ron Paul was instrumental in getting my attention and introducing me to the conservative, Constituional philosophy. Ron Paul's campaign has attracted many disefranchised Democrats who are looking for a better way.

    October 22, 2007 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  10. Tony Antin, Centerville, MA

    Bush has made me, a life-long independent, an ardent Democrat. Every Republican candidate fits the mold: I have know how to work the system. Why should we help those who can't? I simply cannot understand how millions of ordinary working people see a self-interest in the Republican party.

    October 22, 2007 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  11. T. Jefferson, Washington, D.C

    Colony 14 author, Don F, Mount Prospect, Illinois

    If you say that you would vote for the candidate who holds the constitution in the highest regard than you need to look at Ron Paul. I didn't see you list his name so you might want to step up your research a bit. James from Phoenix, you sir are an idiot.

    October 23, 2007 03:58 am at 3:58 am |
  12. Ray, Worcester MA

    It's beginning to look alot like Christmas – for Hillary! At this point all the Democrats need to do is sit back and watch the Republicans tear each other apart. I couldn't believe how much air time Hillary got at last night's spectacle. It was bizzare.

    October 23, 2007 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  13. Karen,nj

    BIN LADIN is dead! The Bush administration is only keeping him alive as a scare tactic. When they realize that the American people are on to this we will hear no more about him.

    October 24, 2007 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
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