Coming up this Saturday, November 12, CBS News and the National Journal will be holding a Republican debate from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The debate topic will primarily be foreign policy and this will be the first debate aired on a national broadcast network.

The debate will be 90 minutes, however, CBS will only be airing the first hour nationally and giving local affiliates the option to carry the last 30 minutes. CBS will also be airing the last 30 minutes Sunday, November 13, as their Face the Nation broadcast (check your local listings).

Air Time: Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on CBS

Participants: Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum (Unofficial list)

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Report from the Independent Mail:

A Republican presidential primary debate will broadcast live from Wofford College on Nov. 12.

The debate is scheduled to be broadcast live on CBS and will be sponsored by the network and National Journal.

Scott Pelley, anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” and National Journal congressional correspondent Major Garrett are set to moderate the 90-minute debate, the first to be hosted by Wofford College.

“We have had presidential candidates here on campus through the years, but this is the first presidential debate that we’ve had here, and we’re certainly very excited,” said Wofford College Director of News Services Laura Corbin on Tuesday afternoon.

Van Hipp Jr., a Wofford alumni and former chairman of the state Republican Party, has endowed the Hipp lecture series on foreign affairs and national security, and the debate will be the first event under that series, Corbin said.

Hipp thought having the debate at Wofford would be a good opportunity for students and the community, and would provide the school with exposure, Corbin said.

Unfortunately many of us will only get the first hour of this broadcast on Saturday evening meaning there will be several candidates who do not get much question time before the larger national audience.

71 COMMENTS

  1. Need to change the format so ALL condidates get to answer the same question !

    We need to know more about ALL the candidates.

  2. PLEASEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Don’t degrade this effort to highlight quality questions that deal with our failing economy, jobs, human life and maintaining “IN GOD WE TRUST”.

    AND PLEASE DO NOT CONTINUE TO HOUND, HARASS, AND INSULT ALL OF OUR INTELLIGENCES AND CONTINUE THE MODERN DAY LYNCHING ATTEMPTS OF CEO HERMAN CAIN. Those women should be ashamed of themselves with these far fetched unproven and shameful allegations.

    AND THE NEWS MEDIA … IS UNBELIEVEABLE HOW THEY THRIVE ON THESE UNSUBSTANTIATED DEGREADING DISGRACEFUL MUD SLINGINGS. That Sharon lady, have no shame in her game ..dragging this mud from 15 years ago. why would he do a car scene with a hotel suite. IF SHE FORGOT IT FOR 15 YEARS ..SHE SHOULD FORGET IT FOREVER.

    WHO AND WHAT POWER IS BEHIND THESE WOMEN, THE ONE THAT LIVES IN AXELROD’S BUILDING. WOW!! THE MEDIA IS OVER THE TOP WITH SLAMS AND SOME STRONG PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO SEE HISTORY MADE WITH AN AFRICAN AMERICAN AND A BLACK AMERICAN TO RUN FOR THE TOP OFFICE IN THIS LAND.

    The debates have been great ..until Anderson Cooper instigated the uproar at the 7th debate. IS THERE NO SHAME IN THE DEMOCRATS’ GAME, AND THESE NEWS SHOWS FOR THE MOST PART, SHOULD BE OUTLAWED:

    A DISGRACE TO PUT IT MILDLY.

    THANKS FOR ANY POSITIVES THAT YOU DO TO UPHOLD THE BIBLICAL TEACHINGS, “LET THE PERFECT ONE AMONG YOU BE THE FIRST TO THROW THE STONE” READ THAT BIBLE TEACHINGS AND HOW JESUS DEALT WITH THE WOMAN AT THE WELL ACCUSERS AND IT GOES FOR MEN AS WELL.

    WE ARE TEARING DOWN MORE THAN BUILDING UP WHEN WE TEAR DOWN. THIS IS WHY THIS COUNTRY IS SUFFERING TODAY.

    God Bless America
    A concerned and caring Citizen

    • Those women had nothing to gain by coming forward. One of the women work at the Treasury Department, very credible. The man who witnessed incidences came forward. It’s true. I remember the news story when it first broke, and how upset the NRA was with Cain. Cain admitted in one interview that he did do it, but only at the NRA. LOL
      I’ll give you links.
      http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jon-stewart-isnt-entirely-buying-herman-cains-sexual-harassment-defense/
      http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jon-stewart-doesnt-appear-to-believe-herman-cains-version-of-harrassment-story/
      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/45171907#45171907

      Here is a link to when Cain was on the board of directors who patterned a scheme after Enron, with the same result. It went to court. He’s a con.
      http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/herman-cain-aquila-lawsuit-2012

      He, and his Super Pac are being investigated for illegal election activities. His campaign manager was found guilty of the same several years ago.

      Cain didn’t know that China has had nukes for 50 years. He admits knowing nothing about Afghanistan, little about Israel, and virtualy nothing about foreign policy.
      He ran the secretive Kansas City Fed for 5 years. It’s a counterfieting racket. He does’t see a need for an audit.
      Really? LOL Ron Paul has already found $16 Trillion in secret Fed loans. 65% of the American people want a full audit of the FED,right in line with Ron Paul.

      Do your homework.

      We need a President of the most impeccable integrity and consistency, a proven record of voting Constitutionally, and dependable action. We need a President who is an economic expert. Those qualities belong to Ron Paul, and no other candidate. He’s the only one telling us the truth. The only one we can actually trust. RON PAUL 2012

      • Ahh yes, Jon Stewart, doesn’t get much more credible than that does it???? Also msnbc, lol!!! How many few thousands watch msnbc????

        • rich, the Jon Stewart links include multiple clips of Cain in various interviews contradicting himself in each one, admitting the sexual harrassment in one clip. It’s about what Cain says, not what Jon Stewart says. The other link is to Rachel Maddow, who realized that the ‘great’ poet Cain quoted was Pokeman, and the 999 plan came from a cartoon place called Simms City. He’s punking America, and some of you don’t realize it. All links contain credible, verifiable information. If you choose not to know, that makes you a sheople. I do hope that you will watch the videos, as they are very instructive.

    • Martha, all of your CAPITALIZED screeds are not evidence against Mr. Cain’s accusers.
      They only capitalize the utterly extreme and un-American rubbish that you, Mr. Cain, and the GOP Right-Wing Trash Machine are giving the Country in place or reasonable solutions to our many problems.
      You, m’am, are the CANCER, not the several women whom Mr. Cain has molested.

      • How right you are. And this goes along with the moderators not giving Ron Paul credible questions on domestic and foreign policy. Yet all the other candidates have in some way or manner co-opted his views and use them as their own It is an insult to Dr. Paul to have one of the other candidates say they agree with him on a certain issue even though they don’t like to admit it.
        Furthermore, Dr. Paul doesn’t have all this scandal baggage the others carry with them. He sticks to his guns on issues that others skirt around and then when that issue becomes popular then they try to act like they were in favor of it all along. There is no flip flopping like a fish for Paul.

  3. NEWS MEDIA ..STOP INSTIGATING AND ADDING FUEL TO THE FLAME AND JUDGING SITUATIONS THAT YOU HAVE NOT EVIDENCE FACTUAL FACTS!!

    The guests for the most part on CNN, MSNBC, and the Hosts are dangerous in the Peyton Place garbage gossip that you are OBSESSED WITH. You have no respect of CEO Cain’s wife and family. And you for the most part speaketh WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW.

    And you get a hold of something and YOU RUN IT IN THE GROUND. WHAT ROLE MODELS THEY ARE. YOU HAVE ENCOURAGED ME AND MANY TO SUPPORT CEO CAIN TRIPLE MORE.

    What is it with narrow-minded people to call names, and minorities show the lack of unity and the good advice of the Late Frederick Douglas, …If we are to form familial ties, in our communities, country, we need TO UNITE TOGETHER, WORK TOGETHER IF YOU WILL”.

    One of my favorite philosophies that I created moons ago, “IF I CAN’T DO YOU SOME GOOD, I WON’T DO YOU ANY HARM”… STOP DOING HARM TO OTHER’S REPUTATION, BECAUSE IT DOES HARM TO HARM DOER.

    Even if there was some slight bit of truth, A GRAIN OF SAND, WITH ALL THE TONS OF DIRT ADDED TO IT, MAKES IT A LIE. HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED THE GAME OF GOSSIP … CAN YOU REALLY BELIEVE WHAT THESE WOMEN ARE PUT UP TO… SOME PEOPLE WILL LIE ON THEIR MOTHER … THERE ARE HEARTLESS WOMEN WILL TRUMP UP ANY THING. MANY MEN OVER HISTORY HAVE BEEN HUNG AND LOST THEIR LIVES OVER LIES.

    THIS CANCER NEED TO STOP!! IF WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT CANDIDATE, WE WON’T HAVE A PRESIDENT.

    LET FOCUS ON PEACE AND COMMON SENSE ..(which ain’t common …I know)

    God Bless America
    MRER

    • “NEWS MEDIA ..STOP INSTIGATING AND ADDING FUEL TO THE FLAME AND JUDGING SITUATIONS THAT YOU HAVE NOT EVIDENCE FACTUAL FACTS!”

      Wouldn’t you also be “judging” the situation, being as it is, you have no “evidence” to the contrary?

      “That Sharon lady, have no shame in her game ..dragging this mud from 15 years ago. why would he do a car scene with a hotel suite. IF SHE FORGOT IT FOR 15 YEARS ..SHE SHOULD FORGET IT FOREVER.”

      How do you know she is lying? Do you have any “EVIDENCE FACTUAL FACTS” that the allegations are false. Media isn’t telling us if it’s true or not. Media is just reporting what people are saying. Maybe it’s some crazy conspiracy (lol) against crazy Cain, but don’t rag on the media about not having facts, while you make statements, which in fact, you have no evidence of the allegations being false.

      I know the media can be bias. But you can not let your obsession with a candidate cloud your judgement with reality.

      Look into the links @Deborah sent you. He or she is right on the money. If you look into the people who are running, supporting,and financing Cain’s run for presidency, it will disgust you.

      Anyways….Good luck with reality

  4. IJ address this question to all candidates. I have watched every debate to date. Everytime I here about cutting benefits on healthcare. Recently Senator Mc Cain submitted to the committee idea on rasising the amount Military Retirees pay for there healthcare. I understand there may need to be some cuts and will take my share, however what about someone looking at the Lucritive Benefits our Congressman receive even for short term service. Why not look at cutting some retirement benefits and current healthcare benefits these Govt Servants get that others do not. Never even here this addressed. WOULD you cut Congressional Benefits along with the Middle Class.
    Sincerly
    Reed
    Registered
    Repulicain and I always Vote.
    So Far Cain Newt and Mitt are being given my look at who I may vote for.

    • It would be wise to look at who is funding their campaigns. For instance, Romney’s top 3 contributors are Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley. The next two are HIG Capital and Barclays.
      Wow, here we have the firms that helped create the economic collapse worldwide. And they own Mitt. Some of these owned Obama too.
      So, a vote for Mitt is a vote for no recovery, more of the same, more power to the bankers, more secretiveness from the FED. Also, more wars, more dead soldiers and civilians, continued Patriot Act, and so on.
      Gingrich didn’t leave the Congress. He was run out of the Congress.
      Cain is a Fed insider who will also be more of the same but worse, because he knows nothing about the job and would need czars like Obama. In other words, the corporations and FED would still be running the show. More of the same.

      To contrast, Ron Paul’s top three contributors are – get ready for this – the Air Force, the Navy, and the Army. In the last quarter up to Octl 19th, 144,000 individual citizens and military contributed to Ron Paul’s campaign. He alone has no corporate owners, and no lobby money. An honest man, great integrity, who always acts Constitutionally.

      You can find the money trail at http://www.opensecrets.org , http://www.maplight.org, & http://www.followthemoney.org .
      What we have to do is not vote for corporately owned or FED controlled candidates. They pulled a financial coup, caused the collapse, and are the military industrial complex recipients of contracts. The media is owned by the same people.
      Please, do you homework. Here is a link to Ron Paul, http://www.ronpaul2012.com, and for daily news updates http://www.dailypaul.com

      I hope you come to find that voting for the statesman, economic expert, foreign policy expert, supported by the troops, Ron Paul, is your choice too. We are trying to take the country back from the crooks.
      RON PAUL 2012

  5. Herman Cain is a former Federal Reserve governor. 1995 in Kansas City. There is more to hate about this guy then just the sex claims floating around whether proven or not. This country doesn’t need a central bank nor does it say in the US Constitution that one is needed and the power to coin money should be return to the people to where it properly belongs. “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies… The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” -Thomas Jefferson
    The Money Masters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXt1cayx0hs
    The Secret of Oz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI

  6. Simple forgein policy question.
    Would you cut the amount of money allowed to forgein countries? Especially China–Would you continue to provide China with aid—when they own our debt? Simple question–the impact is huge.

  7. Americans have heard so much about the health care insurance that is afforded to members of congress and other elected officials. If this health care package is so great, why has it not been offered to Americans?

  8. Question about community colleges and high school vocational trade programs.

    If we need to boost manufacturing and jobs in the US as many of the candidates have stated(I agree with them on this issue). Many of the training and vocational(examples: automotive repair, welding) programs have either been drastically cut or eliminated totally in the past decade. Of the few current jobs that are currently out there, many companies are finding it very difficult to find properly skilled/trained workers. In other words, there is a huge deficit of skilled labor that already exists. Many high school students are not encouraged to learn a skilled trade or the schools lack the funding for these programs.

    Many students that are not 4 year college oriented are in fact left behind, because they prefer working with their hands,and the programs that interest them no longer exist or have been watered down. That is a fact from an instructor that experiences this every day.

    How do you as president address the issue of making sure NO students are left behind and making sure the jobs that you helped create can be filled by american workers?

    I would like to hear comments/answers from Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Hermain Cain….please. I plan on voting for one of these gentlemen and would like to hear their opinions.

  9. What is your stance on Hunting rights? Yes, the economy is very crucial in topic wise however I think hunting rights is also very important. If the situation arose to oppose hunting, how would you stand?

  10. I want to ask the moderators to give fair time to the candidates, Ron Paul in particular. By all real measures, he is the front runner. The most straw poll wins, the most straw poll total votes, has won every debate poll, has 30,000,000 you tube hits.
    Ron Paul also has almost as many contributing supporters as all of the other candidates combined, with twice as much in active military donations as all of the others combined.
    RON PAUL is the real front runner by every real measure. Romney isn’t even close. Please give Ron Paul the amount of time usually given to Romney. Romney is not the front runner. Give the few short minutes Ron Paul usually gets to Romney.
    Fair is fair. We The People can count, you know.

  11. How come Herman Cain doesn’t know fannie and freddy are private companies?
    In the last debate Herman Cain said he would make them private companies.

    They are private companies – did he mean make them private in a different country?
    They are still on the NY Exchange. Why they are on the Exchange is another issue as they are in violation of Exchange rules.
    This guy is a CEO and should know this.
    Why the free pass by the news??

    • Vincent, Fannie and Freddie are GSE’s and Herman did mention that they were GSE’s.
      A government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) is a financial services corporation created by the United States Congress.
      Some of the GSEs (such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until 2008) have been privately owned but publicly chartered; others, such as the Federal Home Loan Banks, are owned by the corporations that use their services. GSE securities carry no explicit government guarantee of creditworthiness,[4] but lenders grant them favorable interest rates, and the buyers of their securities offer them high prices. This is partly due to an “implicit guarantee” that the government would not allow such important institutions to fail or default on debt.[5] This perception has allowed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to save an estimated $2 billion per year in borrowing costs.[6] This implicit guarantee was tested by the subprime mortgage crisis, which caused the U.S. government to bail out and put into conservatorship Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in September, 2008.
      What Herman said is that he would make them totally private with no government backing.

    • He also stated in an interview that China was trying to get nukes. LOL
      China has had nukes for 50 years. He admits knowing nothing about Afghanistan, just read a book about Israel, and refuses to outline his foreign policy. He doesn’t have a foreign policy. It would be whatever the Fed and military industrial complex want, which is endless wars paid for by, guess who, us.
      His tax plan would raise taxes for 84% of the people, while simplifying loopholes for the wealthy. It came from a cartoon, not advisors.
      He blamed the millions of unemployed for being unemployed, somehow missing the fact that the FED is the root, and Goldman Sachs was the main instrument.
      He is not competent for the office, and certainly does not have the integrity and moral character required.

  12. OK in the 1997 white women were going strong after black men in power to get ahead. these single women the last one in particular boyfriend got a very nice suite for her yet she went to dinner with herman cain. did she flirt with him you bet your boots. sounds like she had made him out and was on the move. will she get paid for this you bet. are they trying to turn this into another TIGER HANGING.
    get paid and shut up just because she works for the justice department doesn’t make her a saint. she wanted the TIGER for a payment she got it and moved up ok move on

    • I find it hilarious that a)Herman Cain supporters make up excuses for this con artist’s primiscious behavior b) They actually believe and fall for the fact that this is the central argument against Cain’s qualifications and c)That Herman Cain’s real faults are much more serious than sexual misconduct.

      Its his fault that he couldn’t get ahead with these women, he should’ve maybe played more to their liking or just try to not hassle them when his signals don’t work. In any case he was dumb enough to fall for it. Also, why aren’t these documents disclosed for the public, clearly this man has something to hide. Even his campaign staff have to sin non-disclosure agreements. Of coure that shouldn’t come as a surprise since his work at the Federal Reserve bank, absolute secrecy is a must. Why won’t somebody ask him what was his job over there. He should cite specifics but of course he’ll have to make something up, if you can’t keep the secret, tell a lie.

      The major faults of Herman Cain is that he has no foreign policy experience doesn’t understand the government and probably worst of all he has no intention of really being the president, he’s just out to make a quick buck and its working fabulusly for him. Book sales are up and speaking fees at $25,000. And since he’s such a egomaniac he must be exarcerbated with all the people that are cheering his name and promoting whatever he pretends to stand for. “What fools, what susceptible gullible fools” he must think to himself.

      The facts are that he has no idea what foreign policy he should have, his 999 plan favors the rich and he’s just a merketing technician trying to brand himself for people to buy into it.

      • Oh yeah, I forgot. Ron Paul is the only man that can be trusted. Just put these two up against each other in a debate and I know that at least one half of the Cain supporters will wipe that Cain smog out of their minds and enrich their brainower with intelligent observations and ideals that Ron Paul espouses. Why would Herman Cain publicly announce that he supports Ron Paul audit of the FED and a return to a gold standard and then turn around around and mock him for trying to do that as soon as he runs for president? I already know but perhaps the viewers should figure this one out for themselves.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTUseC3-Q8E

        http://sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=9e2a4ea8-6e73-4be2-a753-62060dcbb3c3

  13. Who is going to stop the government from stealing our money from Social Security to give to illegals or someone that didn’t pay into it? We paid and our employers paid into to it for many years. It was Social Security Insurance (S S I) and the politicians could not touch it so they changed it to a tax (F I C A) so the politicians could use it as they wanted to. This happened during the Johnson administration. That might solve our social security problem or at least a great part of it.

  14. If Republican Party is so much against Government interfering with what people of this country should do, then how come you are interfering with my “pro choice” right???? You should not have special meetings in Congress and spend tax payers money on deciding if someone should have right to decide if they were going to stop life support of person in coma for over 20 years. That to me is interference in my basic human rights. What do you have to say about this???

  15. America is hungry for honesty, condor in our president we also desperately need a connection with our president ( we NONE of those now). Most Americans know that the road to recovery is going to be painful. If elected, are you willing to put all politics aside and address the people on what needs to be done, what has been done on at the least a monthly bases?

  16. During the last election, the media refused to expose Obama’s connections and activities and we were disappointed in McCain for being too “nice”. We know Obama can not run on his record and he has a billion dollar “war chest” to use against his opposition. The character assignation against Mr. Cain, looks just like what Obama did to is opposition when running for his senate seat. Do you recognize that this is not going to be a “fare fight” and are you willing to expose Obama and fight fire with truth?

  17. To all candidates:

    Since the discovery of large oil reserves in the Dakotas which are begging for workers to relocate. It does not seem reasonable to continue with the transCanadian Keystone pipeline. The potential impact on the environment and water aquifers in key redstates makes this a risky operation. The actual impact on the air we all breathe through the refining of this most caustic form of crude oil seems sinfull. Is it really worth doing considering that the profits of this project will be shared by only a few foreign and U.S.entrepenaurs? Is the expectation of campaigne donations willing to blind you against any rational thought?
    I have read articles that this will not lower prices significantly. They don’t have easy access to ports in British Columbia so they want to use Houston which can handle large tankers so they can export it to China and elsewhere. We all need clean air.

  18. Herman Cain should be totally vetted concerning the harassment charges, as should Perry on that drunken/ drugged? performance in New Hampshire, So should Gingrich with the wives, affairs with young pages. and the wild spending at Tiffany’s. The rest don’t count, Romney has been vetted for years. Don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions. The nation wants these items cleared up before embarrassments come out in the general election.Those that say character don’t matter are now the same people saying it did when it was Clinton. It seem like whatever the issue is they all avoid the question and answer in a circle around it. That becomes very boring when the moderator won’t hold their feet to the fire and force the question be answered or made to look like a complete fool.Most are. The only candidate that has a chance of beating Obama and keeping the House is Romney. The guy is a class act, he thinks fast on his feet, got political savvy, comes off good in debates, has personal money if needed, is gaining support of big money especially since the NJ governor pitched in with him. He is the only candidate that can carry the Independents. If he is the nominee then he will have the support if Independents, some Dem’s who don’t like Obama, moderate Republicans, and some of the far right who don’t to standby and let Obama win. We independents will not support any flat earth folks(bible thumping religious fanatics /tea bagging lunatics) or any candidate supported by them and their reactionary political ideology. Our aim is to vote with Dem’s in 2012 to remove all flat earth folks from congress, just as we joined with the Dem’s in Ohio on the union issue.That was won by a landslide, we will move on to Wisconsin and then to the rest of the nation in 2012. America will never standby and let the baggers destroy the middle class and everything they have worked for. Tea baggers will go the way of the Whigs. They have no party, but are doing a pretty good job of high jacking the GOP. They are now creating chaos within the party and their antics on the hill in the House are disliked by the majority of Americans. They are not politically savvy enough to know that a radical cannot win, Example: DE, CT, WV, CO, NV. CA, AK etc.These were general elections where the tea party gained control an ran a candidate who lost. This was 2010 when the baggers were at their height of their game. After the house takeover Independents want nothing to do with these lunatics.

  19. Does Rep. Bachmznn know of the Latin maxim ” post hoc,ergo propter hoc”? It seems not.
    1. A child took a vacine.2. The child became autistic.3.The vacine caused the autism.
    !.Obama took office.2. The economy worsened.3.Obama caused it.
    Without supporting proof,these and other of her perniciously pithy sermons are as insensible as asserting that the rooster’s crowing causes the sun to rise.

  20. After watching most of the GOP debates, it has become very clear that there is only one choice among the candidates. That being Newt Gingrich. He makes more sense than any ot them. I would like to ask Newt to elaborate on the following:
    1. His opinion about our military remaining in Iraq and Afghanitan
    2. His opinion on drilling for natural gas and oil in the US
    3. His opinion on our current tax system and what he proposes.
    4. His opinion on the Obama Health Care program and what he proposes.
    5. His opinion on giving millions/billions of dollars to foreign countries that hate the US (not including help for disaster relief)
    6. His opinion how the USA should continue to grow in military strength.
    7. His opinion on social security and medicare
    8. His opinion on a president folling the constitution unlike some president we know
    9. His opinion on Big government and what he proposes
    10. His opinion on illegal aliens and what he proposes
    11. His opinion on how he feels about congress, the senate, president, etc. being on their own medical care plan and pension plan (not like the people they govern)

  21. Question for the candidates. Since entitlement spending and miltary spending are the largest sectors that our government spends, which sector would be the most humane to cut and why?

  22. You can always tell when there is a liberal posting: name calling and foul language. Hey Mike why don’t you go occupy something?

  23. AS usual Mr Johnson and his ilk misses the point completely. The issue with Michele Bachmann and the vaccine has NOTHING to do with a medical assersion not proven as fact!!! The issue is nanny government making the determination of what is healthy for our children leaving the parent no choice. As the mother of 5 and foster mother of 23 MS Bachmann has the credentials to back her up UNLIKE loudmouth detractors who need to get a clue.

  24. This debate is supposed to focus on foreign policy. I’ve heard Gingrich described as an internationalist and Paul described as an isolationist. I don’t believe either description fits either man’s philosophies. I consider those broad statements sophistry aimed at inciting passions in the uninformed. I would like enough information from the candidates themselves to draw my own conclusions.

    I would like to hear all of the candidates clearly state their views on foreign policy as follows:
    1. What would it take to commit our troops in armed conflict – a direct attack on our people? the threat of attack by a group? some other threat? What is significant enough to commit our troops?
    2. What is your stand on Israel as a sovereign nation and are you prepared to act against Palestine (or another country) if Israel is directly threatened?
    3. What forms of foreign aid are appropriate for the United States?
    4. What world-wide military installations would you support closing and why or why not?

  25. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” I have heard far too many stories of people being violated, sexually assaulted, and humiliated by the TSA’s practices of screening with scanners or “enhanced pat-downs.” As President of the United States, what will you do to put an end to this infringement on the rights and freedoms of the American people?

  26. I would like to hear how each candidate will protect the second amendment and what is their opinion on fast and furious.
    In particular, Herman Cain seemed to think that it was a states rights issue.

    I would also like to hear which candidates would favor a pre-emptive strike on Iran by the US given that Russia and China have both warned of consequences for this action.

  27. MD, what does it matter what Newt proposes? He was discredited 20 years ago but doesn’t have the decency (he’s falsely credited with great intelligence???) to disappear with his latest wife into lotus-land. Any position he takes now will be reversed whenever it suits him. Remember his bold stands (both against and for) our Libyan entry?

  28. I would like to ask the candidates the following question:

    Many people I talk to feel that politics are hopeless, and that their vote doesn’t matter…all that we see in Washington is fighting and grid-lock, while our economy worsens and our hope for a brighter future becomes dimmer. It seems that our only choice is to pick the Republican candidate who is closest to the lead in the polls, who we don’t agree with on many important issues, but will at least be closer to our values than the candidate from the Democratic Party. As President of the United States, what will you stand strong for, and where will you negotiate to get Washington working again without compromising the values that you have campaigned on, and that we, the people, have decided are the values that we want our country to be based upon. Please be specific in terms of actions you will and CAN take, given your job description, to change the atmosphere in Washington, to improve the long term outlook for our great nation, and to give people reason to believe their vote really matters again.

    Thank you,

    Laurie

    • As long as you vote Republican the nation and the middle class is lost.Republicans never wanted SS/Medicare or any other social safety net programs for the masses.Now we have a group that has taken over the GOP(tea baggers and religious fanatics)that want to end all social safety net programs. Over 50% of those on SS income is less than $30,000yr and over 45% are of those are less than $20,000yr and this is the only income they have.So most is spent on prescription drugs as they get older. Remember these were the people that had minimum wage jobs, close to that or low paying non union jobs and most had no benefits.I live in a very affluent area where most are Republicans and some say they are of the tea party. The political ideology these people appear to represent is selfish, affluent, far right Republicans that “have made it” and care nothing about the society they live in. I know they will dispute that but the don’t live it. If one looks a the society as a whole “a rising tide lifts all boats”. The other group religious fanatics(both groups cross lines of tea bagger/religious fanatics)they want to impose their ideas on others, example: women’s right to choose, TX new sonogram law, women have to view a sonogram before getting an abortion(this was the same hypocrites that didn’t want the government in their healthcare, only the parasitic insurance industry) they don’t wont to keep church / state separate. America is fed up with the debacle taking place in the House with the tea baggers(my way or the highway, no compromise crowd). Our government can’t work as it was designed without compromise. Myself and all other Independents I know will be doing everything we can to remove this cancer from our government in 2012. We reached a turning point with the union vote this week in Ohio, next, recall the Koch brothers puppets in Wisconsin, then the House in 2012.We have to roll these baggers out if America the middle are o survive.

  29. Ron Paul is the only candidate who is a true constitutionalist. If Dr. Paul is not the nominee, we Libertarians will have to write him in; we will apparently have no other choice. We can’t simply vote for the next choice who has an “R” next to his/her name; we can’t vote for Romney any more than we can vote for Obama because on the important issues — philisophcally — there is no fundamental difference. All the other candidates are philosophically similar, so a voter for Perry can comfortably, if reluctantly, make the switch to a Romney or Cain (less easily) vote. But we Libertarians will be left out in the cold. We will have no choice on Election day but to stay home or write in Ron Paul.

  30. As much as I am not a fan of Nancy Pelosi, Herman Cain shows his ignorance and his contempt towards women when he called Ms. Peolosi, “Princess Nancy” and now he comes off with a sarcastic remark about Anita Hill. When does it end with this man? It’s not funny and it’s not cute. He is a disgrace and should drop out. As for the candidate with the most intelligence to deal with the world’s problems and economy it’s Newt Gingrich. Say what you want about him, he has the smarts to pull it all together. Clinton had baggage in the White House, a boatload of it, but he had a great presidency. Whatever Gingrich has in his personal life, I don’t care, I like his savvy of government, his knowledge of foreign affairs and economy. I don’t care about his x-wife. Kennedy, FDR, Eisenhower and Clinton all had someone on the side. And they were great leaders. Put aside this nonsense and realize that Gingrich has the smarts to pull this country together and give us back the respect in the global world. And let’s get Obama out of the WH.

  31. We, Americans, we’ll never be liked 100% around the world. Why do we always feel the need to bail out or provide military assistance to other countries?

  32. I continue whether any candidate is interested in cutting funding to WELFARE. I know mom’s who receive almost $500.00 per month in food stamps for 1 adult and 1 infant. What family of two (mom and infant) needs that much money for groceries AND can receive WIC? Shouldn’t there be a commisary of sort where they can purchase basic goods? What is the incentive to go to school or study for a trade when you can get so much for nothing. Shouldn’t it be mandated that welfare recipients have to attend some training curriculum so he/she CAN at last be emancipated from this system? Why bother the elderly and raid the pools they have paid into? Shame on our supposedly intelligent leaders!!!

  33. I continue to wonder whether any candidate is interested in cutting funding to WELFARE. I know mom’s who receive almost $500.00 per month in food stamps for 1 adult and 1 infant. What family of two (mom and infant) needs that much money for groceries AND can receive WIC too? Shouldn’t there be a commissary of sorts where they can purchase basic goods? What is the incentive to go to school or study for a trade when you can get so much for nothing. Shouldn’t it be mandated that welfare recipients have to attend some training curriculum so he/she CAN at last be emancipated from this system? Why bother the elderly and raid the pools of funds they have paid into? Shame on our supposedly intelligent leaders!!!

  34. Well the COMMUNIST BROADCASTING SYSTEM (CBS) lived up to it’s name today with a partial view of the debate and NO access to the video for those who had to work.

    So much for cbs being for the little guy…

  35. 1. They only show the first half.
    2. Unlike every other R debate thus far that has rebroadcast within 6 hours of the original broadcast, CBS is not doing that.

    RNC should exclude CBS from all R events for the rest of the 2012 campaign.

  36. RUSH, URGENT. WE NEED TO DROP CAIN AS CANDIDATE. HE IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE CANDIDATE WITH INNECESSARY EXPENSES TO THE PEOOPLE. Is he afraid of the sexual harassed women? Is not them he should worry about, but God. PRIVATE PROTECTION 24 HOURS is super expensive AND IS NOT IN BUDGET. It will be more debt with interests for the tax payer. CAIN IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE INCREASING THE TAX PAYER DEBT.
    OBAMA LIKES TO WASTE MONEY IN LUXIROUS VACATION PAID BY THE TAX PAYER IN PRIVATE ISLANDS TO FAN HIS EGO. CAIN WILL BE WORST THAN OBAMA, MAKING THE TAX PAYER PAY INSTEAD of his campaign. I SONLY A SAMPLE. LET MAKE HIM CLEAR THAT HE HAS NO CHANCE, AND LET US SAVE MONEY.

  37. What i don’t understood is if truth be told how you are now not actually a lot more smartly-preferred than you may be right now. You’re very intelligent. You know thus considerably with regards to this subject, produced me in my view believe it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be involved until it is one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your personal stuffs great. At all times deal with it up!

  38. Cain’s 999 would have forestalled the upcoming American monetary collapse. Ron Paul’s policies will prevent it.

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