Following Saturday’s GOP debate on ABC, NBC will be airing a GOP debate Sunday morning beginning at 9am ET as a special presentation of their Meet the Press broadcast for 90 minutes. This debate is sponsored by NBC News and facebook. This will be airing live in the morning but you’ll be able to watch replays shortly following the broadcast if you miss it.

Full Video: (80 minutes)

Original Air Time: Sunday, January 8 at 9am ET/PT on NBC and 9am ET / 6am PT on MSNBC

Participants: Santorum, Romney, Paul, Perry, Gingrich, Huntsman

Report from WCSH:

Politicians wouldn’t get very far without being social. So it makes a lot of sense that the most social medium of 2012 is also where the candidates will be debating this weekend. Facebook, in a partnership with NBC News and Meet The Press, will host the first social media presidential debate this Sunday. We spoke with host of “Meet The Press”, David Gregory, about why it was important to team up with Facebook, the biggest name in social media.

“Look, it’s a great opportunity for us to do something that we try to do on the program a lot which is recognize that while we’re having a conversation, on Meet The Press, there is often a conversation going on digitally, where people are watching the program and connecting in real time and making judgments about the answers and the guests. So this is an opportunity, in the course of a debate to say — hey, we’re out here connecting to each other via Facebook. We have questions for the candidates. And by the way we can react real time to how the debate is going and get our voices heard in the middle of the debate by connecting directly with us. So the partnership from that point of view makes great sense.”

Leading into this debate, Facebook has been carefully gauging the mood of voters in both Iowa and New Hampshire, but also across the country. By using Facebook, users have been commenting on the Meet The Press page and asking exactly what they want to see in the debate. Also they’ve been talking with each other too as they post comments.

Following Saturday night’s debate, it will be interesting to see what themes spill into Sunday morning and the argument shapes up. If you miss this broadcast in the morning, NBC usually makes the replays available almost immediately following the broadcast so you should be able to watch it Sunday afternoon.

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    • Congrats on being fist. Answer my post if you can.

      RON PAUL supporters are LOSERS if they can’t get the ONLY HONEST man on that stage elected.
      I have an Idea. Instead of Posting RON PAUL 2012 EVERYWHERE , take that time and energy and go Grab people who are not voting. Educate at least 1 a week about Ron Paul and then DRIVE them to go Vote when it’s time!

      • You are my man! I look for good candidates and then support them, especially by face-to-face and door-to-door with voters. I truly feel I am far more effective in campaigns than someone who “supports” a party with their vote or a few bucks. Tell someone you’ve never met why you – personally – are supporting a candidate and you might very well be surprised with the response. GET DIRECTLY INVOLVED – you’ll love it. This is OUR country and OUR government. Why let a party pol run it ???

      • You can only bring people to go vote that are also in the same precinct as yourself, or you would not be able to vote yourself since they are all at the same time in each state. You can however talk to as many people as you can including Friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. Then, educate them on the process… Each state is different, has different rules and some require you to register in advance. Make sure you follow these rules and bring your ID even if the rules do not require it. Generally you can find them with a simple search on google. for example “precinct caucus guide (State)”.

      • Wha??? Didn’t Mormons have glitches a few years ago about intermarriages? Is that how they are related? Please explain.

  1. I hope Huntsman does well also. We need it so he stays in front of Paul and passes Romney. If Ron Paul gets the GOP nod and picks the right VP that would be far better than Mitt or Obama.. But Huntsman is our best choice.

    • “picks the right VP”

      Are you implying he wouldn’t survive? because, let’s be honest – our last good (5/5) VP was George H.W. Bush.

      Quayle – 4/5
      Gore – 2/5
      Cheney – 1/5
      Biden – 0/5

      Paul has numerous non-corrupt choices for his cabinet.

    • I couldn’t agree more. I agree with Huntsman on every level and I love that he gives straight answers instead of eating up time and dancing around like everyone else. If we can’t get him Ron Paul is our only second choice, I believe with any other candidates besides them this nation is screwed.

    • This country was founded as a Christian nation. Mormons do not believe in Christ as the Son of God or saviour. Christians cannot vote for non-Christians. See what it got the USA in the last election. How can a Christian pray and ask Christ for anything if they elect someone who doesn’t believe in Christ as leader of this nation? Better think about that. Another personal reason Huntsman doesn’t appeal is that of all the little orphans in our country, he chose to adopt two from countries that clearly hooked him into a stronger level in his job. He wants one world government and is bringing natives of other countries into his personal family. What’s wrong with adopting American orphans you politicians? We see business and entertainment people grabbing kids from all over the world to up their international status and ignore American orphans. Charity begins at home, folks. At home. Regarding Mormon Mitt TheGlove Herman Munster, check out the horde of clones on the stage behind him at the Iowa caucus winning. All grinning anticipating their government positions by appointment, and ready to start the Mormon dynasty. We have had enough of dynasties, and won’t open the highest office of this land to non-Christians. Too many are pushing to get in there now. We have way too many non-Christians in our Senate, House, and government departments. Vote them out.

      • You would actually decide whom to vote for based on their religion. That is about as un-American as possible. I happen to be a Christian, but will not let that determine my vote. My vote goes to the person that I agree with the most on policies not religion.

        Also you are sadly misinformed about Mormons. I have Mormon neighbors, and they are just as Christian as you and me. We have spoken many times about Jesus Christ and they agree that he is the Son of God and the Savior of this world.

        As for Huntsman adopting foreign babies so that he would be “hooked into a stronger level in his job.” At the time he adopted his first foreign child he was the CEO of a company and not politically tied at all. When he adopted his second child he was the Governor of Utah. A position also not benefited by the adoption.

        • Ideas–thank you for your response. I really don’t care what religion my politician practices…that is why our founding fathers fled England/Europe, to escape religious persecution. You are absolutely right that voting for someone in the United States of America based on their religion is patently the most un-American thing someone can do…it goes against everything our country was founded upon. Politicians must be Patriots, must ascribe to the Constitution, and must agree to defend the principles of our Constitution with their lives (as I have also taken that oath being active duty military). Anything beyond this should be based on a persons personal political views, not their religious preference.

      • I am a “Mormon” (we are so called because we believe the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ–not replacing the Holy Bible, as we also believe the Bible to be the word of God, just another witness that Jesus truly is the Christ, the Son of God and the Savior of the World)–I believe with all my heart that Jesus Christ is my Savior and the Savior of the world. Every believing “Mormon” (Actual name of the church is The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints), believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and their Savior and the ONLY way to salvation. Anything other than this that you may have been told or taught is ABSOLUTELY FALSE. We may believe different things about Jesus Christ, but the fundamental belief in Him as the Son of God and Savior of all Mankind, and our task to follow Him is what we are taught and what we believe. It is unbelievable to me that people in this day and age still don’t understand this. If you do not believe me–DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND ALSO TALK WITH A “MORMON”–you will find them in every walk of life–you probably work with several…

      • This is horrifying. I yearn for the day votes are cast based on rationality, not on religion. Maybe that will happen the day we finally see an open atheist/secular humanist in the oval office. If only…

      • Constitution stated the following “This country was founded as a Christian nation. Mormons do not believe in Christ as the Son of God or Savior. Christians cannot vote for non-Christians. See what it got the USA in the last election. How can a Christian pray and ask Christ for anything if they elect someone who doesn’t believe in Christ as leader of this nation? Better think about that”….Propaganda that is used by over zealous Evangelicals like antisemitism was used under Hitlers Nazi Germany to advance their anti- Mormon rhetoric that has been used by Ignorant “Christian” church leaders to vilify Mormons for over 180 years in the most unchristian ways possible. This has been persuasive and consistent to the Point that Ex President Jimmy Carter asked in the 1990 to have his name to be removed from the records of the Southern Baptist synod because of its Insistence that Mormons were not Christian to which President Carter strongly disagreed and even stated that in his dealings with Mormons he found them one of the Most Christian peoples he had ever dealt with and felt he could no longer justify his membership in a Church (The Southern baptists) organization that practiced such out and out prejudiced so Ignorantly, that he felt he had to separate himself from it and renounce his membership in it …..Constitution what Sectarian Non-sense… Mormons are Christian by every sense of the word and more Importantly by the very Litmus test that Christ himself Taught in the New Testament wherein he said that by a peoples works you would know them not there words or Dogma when he said “by their works or Fruits you shall know them” (his people) not what they say but what they do….and “not every one that sayeth “Lord” “Lord” shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven but he that doth the will of the Father” and furthermore “If you love me you will keep my Commandments”… I suggest that Christ; My personal Lord and Savior (and yes I was born and raised Mormon) was as equally concerned according to these statements in what a person dose with his faith as much as the profession or confession of it to others…remember actions always speak louder than words or professions of faith and as stated by Paul in the New Testament I will show my faith in Christ by my actions not my words….Again the statements made by Constitution here are any thing but CHRISTIAN in their attempt or content whereas Mormons are known Internationally for their Honestly and there emphasis on Virtuous lives there Temperance and abstinence of Drugs and alcohol. their Incredible work ethic and overall family values…If Christ was here today I doubt he would be a Christian in the Evangelical Pharisaical definition given to us by someone who is ashamed to even give us a name other than “Constitution” as if the name of this sacred US document covers the shame of this persons unrighteous judgment… but I believe he would be more defined as a Mormon then some of the evangelicals who spend most of their time bashing Mormons as non-Christian while the very act of that bashing is in itself a very non-christian judgmental and certainly discriminative act by its very nature.

    • Ron Paul took a seat in Congress but never got anything done. Is that what we need? Good ideas but unable to lead?

      • Can anybody lead as a Congressman when 95% of them are corrupt? Get real. Show me any “Good” laws/bills that got passed in the last 30 years. If passing corrupt laws that take your Costitutional Rights away then Vote for 1 of the other Obama clones up on that stage.

      • You can only lead properly by good example. Generally most of the other people in congress are to corrupt and vote based on how much they owe an organization or how much it will benifit themselves.

        Would you rather they get nothing done or get a bunch of stuff done that hurts the economy and takes away our freedom?

      • He held his ground with his votes. That’s the best that could be done in his position. That will change fast when he sits down behind the Oval Office desk… and he won’t be signing Executive Orders to keep information about himself locked up away from access by citizens.

  2. Debate on 1/07/2012? What a joke. Why not have billed this: “Conversation with Mitt Romney”. Diane Sawyer and George Stepanopolous need to get real with what “debate” means.

    • Mitt Romney is the only candidate that is worth listening to. The other candidates are very scattered. Romney is miles ahead of the rest in brains and foresight and he is a gentleman. It is a darn shame that people who are not like Romney cannot understand that reality.

    • Hopefully you have a better argument than “No, wait, tools have uses.”
      It seems to me that Paul, Romney, or Gingrich would be a better choice than what we have now. I have my preference, but it is certainly based on more than a vague insult. What is your preference based on?

      • Based on Common sense. Are you even watching the debate? I know 3rd graders that seem smarter than Romney is looking on that stage. Newt is a crook that said he would NOT attack other Republicans and the only reason he stayed in the race is to sell more books and attack Romney.
        Also ,the only reason Newt said he would not throw stones in this races is because ,He knew if he through ONE he would get SIX back. Then the media portayed him as having Integrity. LOL.

        • I think all ideas is asking you to do is state an example of why gingrich and romney are tools, like the fact that romney basically has many of the same views as Obama and we all know where that got us and gingrich is easily swayed by money as seen in his record.

  3. Dear Americans, let ??us focus on facts and not on the words and Pops. Obama has the facts and power, but Ron Paul has the real future for america that is the peace outside and build economy insider he has a clear vision for the future of America, you realize that,just think a little bit.

  4. Dear Americans, let ??us focus on facts and not on the words and Pops. Obama has the facts and power, but Ron Paul has the real future for america that is the peace outside and a to build up economy inside, he has a clear vision for the future of America, you can realize that,just think a little bit guys.

  5. QUOTE: Chad

    January 8, 2012 at 12:24 am · Reply

    “I hope Huntsman does well. We really need him to dwindle the Romney vote so Paul can get 30% +”

    —————————————————

    Well, to accomplish that, maybe he should make his entire speech in mandarin. It has always worked well to speak chinese to the republican voter. 🙂

  6. I agree with Rose, The debate on ABC should have been “THE ROMNEY SHOW” or DEBATE WITH ROMNEY”. It is all a choreographed so the Star is Romney! The Democrats want Romney because Obama will crush him. I am first a Newt Gingrich. 2nd Rick Santorum. 3rd Rick Perry. anybody but Romney, Paul or Huntsman. Why is it that all of the media give Romney softball questions and soooo many of them? and give the rest questions that encouraged them to go after each other. Couldn’t be to make Romney look good and all the rest look foolish?

    • why would you vote for gingrich? what about him do you like because I can’t find anything other than the fact that he is good at making talking points. Santorum would start WW3, not sure why anyone would vote for that guy.

    • It seems to me that this ad is saying anyone who disagrees with Ron Paul will be punished at gun point or the political equal. That Ron Paul Supporters are equivalent to bandits sneaking out of bars in the middle of the night. I am not saying that is what I think of Ron Paul supporters. I am just saying this ad puts them in a negative light.

      • In a sad way you may be right. But when the economy collapses and people are starving ,you don’t think people will realize Ron Paul Predicted every bubble in the last 30 years and that he was cheated out of this election. At that point ,with nothing to lose ,you don’t think they will hold the liars accountable?
        If you cut out the first part of that ad , it’s a good ad ,but I fear if America dosn’t get it’s Peacfull Revolution with RON PAUL ,then it will be Obamas Martial law bloody one. Wake up.

        • Excellent campaign ad. Shows many positives, strongly indicates Ron Paul supports 2nd Amendment which is a prob for all commies and tyrants. No Revolution is peaceful. Velvet glove? No. Commies are getting ready, anticipating Americans wrath will fulfill Refreshing the Tree of Freedom. They booked Gitmo for new occupants… those without Warrant reservations or Attorney representation or guaranteed Check-Out time. All are options of the Skunk in the White House, who “decided” to keep Hotel Gitmo open, and signed the recent go ahead to gather angry patriots… and then cried that he really didn’t wanna sign it. Well, if he didn’t want to sign, did anyone remind him he is the President and could put the Pen away? Nah, politicians know who guides the puppet’s hand and are afraid to speak out to the real power behind O’s curtain. The Powers pushed the Fast & Furious Gun Walker project which backfired, and was intended to be used as a tool to scare USA into turning over firearms to government and revising our 2nd Amendment. Yup. They are preparing for what they are expecting Americans to do… and we will, defend the USA and put Hotel Gitmo to good use holding those commies but we will give them American Justice by our Rule of Law, and give them speedy hangings or whatever is convenient and efficient to remove traitors these days. The campaign ad is very very good.

  7. During any debate, it should be watched carefully what is said about the current crisis with Iran. There are two “inconvenient truth’s” (Not hyperbole, not bias, not opinion, but historical facts) about Iran that every individual with a stake in the electoral process should be aware of. I hope each of you will be critical thinkers and read <a href="http://sleepbutawhile.com/2011/11/24/inconvenient-truth-what-is-behind-the-embargo-calls-against-irans-petrochemical-capability/&quot; Inconvenient Truth #23: What is behind the Embargo calls against Iran’s Petrochemical capability? and <a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B-YeEgq5sO7NNWNiZTk4MzctNDE1MS00Y2Q2LWE4ZGYtMTU2YWE1NWU5NGYz&hl=en_US&quot; Inconvenient Truth #25: Operation AJAX Overthrow of Iran 1953.

    “There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.”

  8. I like Gingrich, he is a very smart man and I think he would take Obama down a peg in a debate. I for one would like to see that. 🙂

    But who ever the winner is I’ll Vote for them over Obama.. Heck I would even VOTE for a One eyed one legged dog before I’d vote for Obama.

  9. Romnet is a Joke. He let s guy who stared in My Name Is EARL ,make him look stupid.
    When did Obama loan Santorum his speech writers?

  10. Get the camera shots under control – the bouncing around is making me nauseous. I don’t need bad photography to do that – the candidates are doing a good enough job all by themselves.

  11. RON PAUL supporters are LOSERS if they can’t get the ONLY HONEST man on that stage elected.
    I have an Idea. Instead of Posting RON PAUL 2012 EVERYWHERE , take that time and energy and go Grab people who are not voting. Educate at least 1 a week about Ron Paul and then DRIVE them to go Vote when it’s time!

  12. I’m like 15 minutes into the debate. Good so far! Liking all the candidates! Romney is taking the heat; it looks like the gloves are off with all the candidates.

    However, just side comment: Is it just me, or does it look like Huntsman just woke up a half hour before the debates? His eyes look overworked and tired as well as his voice. He has that crackly morning voice. No offense though. These candidates work overtime for their campaigns.

  13. It is about time Gov. Huntsman let Gov Romney have it! Good answer about serving the nation as Ambassador to China.

      • As he said, your attitude is why nothing is getting done in Washington. I think if Obama wants to put republicans in ever spot in his administration we should say “hell yes!”. Yet you think this is a bad idea?

  14. WOW Ron Paul has made an Impact. Everyone up there is Parroting Ron Paul Ideas. The sad thing is they are only saying it to get elected and have no intention of following through with them.
    If you want these ideas put in place ,you have to elect the only Honest man on that stage. If he says he will do it ,it’s not just a comment to get elected.

  15. Huntsman gets the most acknowledgements from the others complimenting his ideas. Way to go Jon Huntsman

  16. Ron Paul has ideas, but like his life long time in Congress he won’t accomplish anything with them. What good are ideas that fall to the floor?

    • Coming from a huntsman supporter. LOL. He didn’t even run in Iowa banking all on NH and he is going to get less that 10% In my book that means he has Poor Judgment ,as it seems his 1 supporter here has. Deal with Reality and WAKE UP.

      • Reality is that other than Paul and Huntsman all are owned by outsiders and get money from them. Paul has a strong grass roots support, Huntsman is new to the show. His record is consistent. He got great results. He serves and does well even when most republicans would run and let a democrat do the job. Eyes Wide OPen means you just listen to there words, and don’t look at there actions and accomplishments..funny shit.

        • Let me get this straight. You can NOT get a donation to you Political fund without being owned by outsiders? I assume thats where this money you spoke of came from.
          Funny is you are guilty of your own observation and you admit you are not listening. Not so funny.

          • There is a huge difference between a real grass roots and Paul or Huntsman has and one that is funded by large organizations that expect laws passed once your elected that benefit them at the tax payers cost.

  17. 37 minutes in RON PAUL shows his Presidential side! Ignores “Earl’s” attacks and deals with realities. The man never ceases to amaze me.

  18. Ron Paul has hit ground balls his entire career, and never hit anyone into “Home Base”.. Not a leader bone in him..

    • You are intitled to your opinion. Go vote for Obama ,or 1 of his clones on that stage ,again and let him add another 1 trillion doallars a year to our debt.

      • Name me the bills that Paul Authored and got through and passed by the President… He spent how long in Congress? If you come to an opinion he gets thins done back it up.

        • Look at his voting record. He has voted to protect the Constitution and youe Rights 100% of the time. He is a man of Integrity. The way you talk ,Jesus was a bad leader because he was crucified. Do you understand how polotics works? Do you understand that America has been involved in a Hostile TakeOver since 1913? Tell me how you get an Honest bill through Congress with these corrupt people there? I will tell you how , Make Ron Paul President ,thats how and you will see a Great Leader.

  19. David Gregory asked the GOP candidates to talk about the pain their actions would cause other republicans if elected. He asked who would be hurt if they were elected. He is looking for conflict and divisive responses that would dramatize differences.

    He cut Huntsman off when he tried to talk about term limits and closing the revolving door between Congress and lobbying jobs. He tried to change the debate to issues of leadership. Gregory obviously does not believe that corruption in DC is at the core of our national distrust. He does not understand that we do not trust DC politicians, Wall St. the lobbyist who call the tune in DC, big media which includes NBC and its fealty to corporate sponsors on which it depends. Until NBC and other media intersts address their tolerance of corruption, the selection of a president will continue to be an interesting diversion from the real problem which is eating at the core of America.

  20. Buddy Roemer wants to clean up the stench in DC. Support Buddy if you care about the future of America.

  21. Ron pual got one good word in and they will never go back to him I swear how is this fair and balanced?

  22. So glad the candidates are pushing back on the press!! So glad they are pushing back and saying what is chief is FREEDOM, not entitlements!

  23. What Ron paul meant to say was We are all Equal! and that if your gay and hangout with gay people The government shouldnt give you more rights. same goes for black people white asian mexican if your here in america you are an American there fore you are Free so GTFO

  24. If everyone wants Obama to lose. We better not vote for Mitt. The Obama people already expect Mitt to win . They are already running mock debates to beat mitt.Please people dont be sucked in by the polls, media,etc.

    • Romney can and would beat Obama. People have learned and are convinced by the debates and what these have revealed. Romney is the only candidate who is not scattered and who has the brains, foresight and professionalism to beat Obama. He is not an extremist and he is not a fool. Plus, he is a strong, classy gentleman. Obama has made his mark and it is time for him to leave for many significant reasons. I believe and really hope he knowingly accepts this too.

  25. they are clearly scared of Newt Gingrich. two questions about campaign ads at the end . no serious policy questions . i hear a bunch of bumper sticker ,focus grouped questions ,and buzzwords from the more plastic candidates .and the liberal press clearly loves Dr. Ron Paul . i think he will get more democrat votes from the incumbent …because they know the incumbent is standing on quicksand. i am disturbed by this link that was recently brought to my attention . http://www.bluerepublican.org/

  26. I missed the first half hour of this debate. In watching the rest of the debate, I feel Rick Perry was the winner.

    Note: I tend to discern people by the frequency of their blinking. The more they blink, the more their dishonesty. The top blinkers were Huntsman and Santorum. Paul, Perry and Gingrich were the least blinkers. Romney blinks but not as much as Huntsman and Santorum.

    By the way, 2 of the panalists were very heavy blinkers (John and Andy)

  27. Vote for Ron Paul- the only hope for the U.S.A from becoming a third world country by spending itself in bombs and bullets and Ramboses.

  28. Politics is a WAR OF IDEAS, Obama and the democrats are deeply engaged in destroying our representative republic and constitution; when are the Republican candidates going to take the gloves off and fight Obama to defeat him? Enough pussyfooting around!!

  29. Huntsman is clearly the best candidate to not only win against Obama, but more importantly to do a great job leading this country. I believe his policies are the best, especially since he was the only one last night who agrees with civil unions….it’s 2012 people, if you keep talking about religion in politics (Santorum, Romney, Gingrich)than don’t bother running. Also, for some reason everyone running these debates lets Romney just ramble on and dance around questions while Huntsman clearly answers them in his allotted time. I agree with and TRUST Huntsman more than anyone on the stage by far, but if he doesn’t make it I believe our only other hope is Ron Paul like others have said.

  30. Hey Newt…..the first time gas prices reached record levels (in the 2000’s) occurred in the summer of 2008…..before President Obama was elected. Chech your “facts” please

  31. It boggles my mind how little recognition Jon Huntsman has received from Republican voters. He is the ONLY candidate on the stage to have ALL three categories:
    1. executive experience as governor (Utah was the #1 ranked best managed state and achieved universal health care WITHOUT mandates)
    2. corporate experience as a CEO and a nuanced understanding of what will bring manufacturing jobs back to America (in the form of total tax reform)
    3. overseas experience as an ambassador to China, which is perhaps the most complex relationship we have with a foreign country (he DID serve under the Obama administration, showing that he is not a “lapdog” but someone who puts the needs of AMERICA over the needs of POLITICAL PARTY LINES…as President he will be more than capable of working among bi-partisan lines to accomplish major reforms

    What is not to like about this guy? Huntsman FTW!

  32. I was watching the debate last night one thing that caught my attention was when they were speaking about pulling out of Iraq. do they realize that if the US didn’t pullout that our soldiers could face trail for muder The Iraq goverment our solders does not asslium from prossacution now rethink your answer thanks

  33. Is corporate welfare off the table here? What about tax breaks, subsidies, etc. to the oil industry, business agriculture, etc.?

  34. They do not want Newt to challenge Obama in Lincoln Douglas Debates. They are afraid of Newt and do not give him questions.

  35. Politicians love to throw blame around about the economy. We all know that it was the financeers/bankers that got us into this economic crisis. How are you going to treat these financial institutions in the future and are we the people (99%) ever going to get justice!!!!

  36. David Gregory has proven once again how professional and intelligent he is. His questions go right to the heart of what I want to know. Thanks David for representing the American people so genuinely.

    • Are you joking? Gregory once again shows his bias. He just can’t control himself. I’m sure he will ask the President some extremely difficult questions. For example: How many States are there Mr. President? Or how about “Can you tell us once and for all where you were born”? He’s the biggest joke in the media and has no credibility.

    • What? WHAAAAAT?!!!

      Only the Facebook questions made any sense. The moderator questions were the WORST!

      I can sum them up thus:

      “Obama is looking for some sound bites to use against his rival in the upcoming election. What can you say that will do one of the following:

      A) Disenfranchise your base
      B) Criticize your opponents for their anti-Obama comments
      C) Incite fear or anger with the general populace

      Remember to include as many painful, uncomfortable statements as possible.”

      Seriously MSNBC, you could have at least ATTEMPTED to look unbiased.

  37. retirement -ver- school spending rising cost of school
    and gov. roads in small towns get on money but schools are over built.

  38. They the republican are all a joke are you people listening to what they are actually saying do you even care or are you trying to bight your nose off to spite your face

    • They the republican are all a joke are you people listening to what they are actually saying do you even care or are you trying to bight your nose off to spite your face? I do not think that is the correct question to ask. There are goods and bad of all candidates and the current president. Every candidate up there has different agendas, some knowledgeable and sensible some not so smart. Did you like Bush? Well Obama is carrying some of the same policies Bush has carried. Obama has done some good but also a lot of bad, especially his veto power and some bogus laws. Laws are not meant to harm us(NADD and Bush’s Patriot ACT. As I look over history there has not been a good president since before my time 4 decades ago. They say Kennedy might have been the one but unfortunately…I think he did an excellent job with the Cuban Missle Crisis. We have to research all candidates not just Republican or Democratic but all and look at the nonsense laws being passed vs. the good. I know for a fact the Obama’s stimulus to us was a joke to pacify us after the bailout. I couldn’t spend it then had to give it back and then my tax increased!! We fail to see all the jobs lost and companies folded due to the bailout. How bout Bushes minimal wage law, read economics and research how many companies collapsed due to this law. How many people can’t get start up jobs, because companies require hire standards now since minimal wage increases along side inflation. Markets need to work on supply and demand not government influence, read economics and research how the economy is suppose to function before you vote. Read about president Wilson and the Fed before you vote. Read other countries news and citizens views before you vote. Read about military soldiers and AWOL troops before you vote. Read about paper money and gold before you vote. Do not just take the media and candidates for face value. Read about minority leaders(NAACP) etc before you vote. Read some of your local House members views as related to your community before you vote. But never take things for face value, it is like a puzzle and what makes most since to build a strong nation again.

      • George, the candidates spoke more intelligently tonight than you did in you post….before posting….learn some grammar and sentence structure….run-on sentences and jibberish is total contents of the first 1/3 of your ramble

        • He’s not up for election Josh, just a regular American expressing his opinion. I’ll bet he contribute more to society and paying taxes than your English professor that can’t get fired due to poor policy.

        • looks like josh is grading your writing and spelling skills and not listening to you. I agree with you george, that people need to know the truth and facts before they vote and not take things at face value. thank you

        • your message is well received George. Josh is a douchebag. His kind contributes to the stubborn nature of our citizenry that prevents true progression.

      • Spectacular lack of ability to write in English, George. Guess that goes back to the need for educational reform?

      • First of all Josh I did not speak and the last time I checked speaking is entirely different than typing. As far as Ann goes I did not write a darn thing, this is my attempt to type quickly without proof reading. If I knew I was being graded on grammar…. Are we adults or adolescent children? I am an average American and in no way am I an English Major! I am a concerned American and for the most part I really appreciate the input from this board. I understand Josh and Ann your right to criticize my grammar, but I would like to know what it is that I typed that you don’t understand or you don’t want to read. If you let me know I will make an effort to retype it to make more sense to you. Thanks Karen, Richard, Bill and John and others on this board for your professionalism. Josh and Ann I get it, I wish you were both more open minded individuals and could read between the (poorly grammared)lines. All in all I would consider myself an open minded individual and I can take cracks even if they are irrelevant to anything as well as common sense debating 🙂

      • Bryan said If you are going to criticize someone you should at least speak as intelligently as them. I will try to do a better job at proofreading and typing, if you will do a better job differentiating between speaking and typing. But really what does typing have to do with anything, I’m not a secretary and last time I checked I wasn’t getting paid to type on these boards. I do think I make a valid point about the candidates. Although, I don’t agree with all Paul’s policies I do like any candidate that will address the corruption in Congress and tackle the Fed in which Wilson acknowledge that he made a mistake.

    • Really, your comment makes no sense at all. You are an ignorant liberal that can’t even point out particular points you disagree with. Keep giving a blanket statement because these guys want to cancel your welfare check

  39. Tax capital gains and dividends at ordinary income rates. Close tax loop holes. Then you can cut corporate tax rates to 0. This will repatriate our american companies and ad to them, because foreign companies will relocate here with a no corporate tax policy. This would bring back plenty of new wage earners and add jobs to our economy too.
    If you tax gains and dividends as Warren buffet wants us to do, you will reduce the debt and will be taxing everyone fairly. This added income could be distributed to the states to rebuild our educational and infrastructure creating more jobs. Gains and dividend tax at ordinary income would help prevent the greed on wall street or at least make them pay tax like the rest of the ordinary hard working Americans. This would also restore confidence in the market place. If we have to pay ordinary income tax on our 401K and IRA’s after being in the stock market for 20 to 30 years Why should CEO’s and hedge fund managers be allowed to pay them selves with stock options to avoid paying ordinary income tax. This is a method set up to steel as much money at the top with out paying there fair share of tax

  40. spending millions in school in return no jobs
    get our money back to our small towns keeping our Historic
    community repaired and repaired to last.

  41. @Lynn…I doubt people are going to take the advice of someone who can’t even spell the word bite correctly. Add to that the deplorable grammar, and we have more than enough reason to point to your post and say “this is why I’m not a Democrat.”

    • Hey Kimberly. Watsamatta wid cha? Yeah it takes a bit of intelligence to understand what some people are meaning when words are misspelled, but we realize that those problems are produced by the so called intelligentsia in control of our educational system, our finance, every department and our society. If you were smart you would be crying in anger at those who have failed our citizens and our country. Congratulations to people who understand the American Spirit and Freedom and regardless of the shackles put on them by the education controller intelligentsia, still practice their freedom of speech in these conversations. If Lynn searches the ‘net and reads the documents recommended by George Stickney, she will step away from the communists in our government that are operating under the title Democrat. Those documents are truth, and Americans want truth in our government and society. Bush and his dynasty Shrub, Clintoons, Opuppet and many back to that arrogant rotten Wilson (not all of them but most) have used Americans and America for personal purposes. To H*ll with them all. We must give DC a colon cleansing to flush out the garbage. Return items that don’t fit: Return education responsibilities to each State’s authority and close the lying Department of Education. Return our finance responsibilities to the Congress where they were until Arrogant Wilson took it away and gave it to his banker pals as The Federal Reserve. Congress needs to have apartments in one bldg in DC for meetings they all must attend, but reside in their own homes and operate out of their hometown congressional office. Saves us a bunch of money, and tighten up regulations on those prima donnas to make them work the jobs they are hired for… and limit terms. All good places to start and would make major immediate improvements for everyone, including all American children. Now, which candidate would love to do these things? Only Ron Paul. Give him the job and it will get done fast and right. Remember, he has a whole lot of young voters supporting him who will hawk every move and he knows that and welcomes it. That surveillance will reveal we have a true American Statesman in our Oval Office… and it’s been a longgg time empty of representation of We The People.

      • I agree with you on Ron Paul, but I also believe that no person can “inject” knowledge into another being. It is each person’s responsibility to obtain their own wisdom and proper perspective in this world.

        With that in mind, I condemn both the Democratic educating our children with outdated falsehoods such as “Columbus discovered America” and the Republican’s abandonment of the public education system leaving many with out the ability to obtain their own intelligence. I fear the day my child will obtain the definition of reality via Wikipedia.

        We need to hold public education to the same standards as private education.

        • Schools should have private and public options. I think the teachers that can’t be fired or held accountable be market forces are a big part of the reason our education standards are in decline. Honestly though Wikipedia is a not always accurate, i’ll bet you would get better results from a student living on Wikipedia than a lazy government leach educating our children with your tax money.

        • wikipedia is actually a great learning source. It is the reason i have a 4.0 GPA at the best university in Texas.

  42. Ron Paul never got anything done in congress. Ron Paul passed bills that others did not agree with. Isn’t that who the American people should be looking for?! Don’t we want someone who is trying to vote for OUR rights. What is wrong with this picture?!!!! How many MORE years are we going to “vote with everyone else”. This is not working people! If we continue with this ‘follow the leader’ mentality, we midas well get the shovels out, and start digging our own graves. People cannot be this blind!

    • @Gina, ummm yeah, Ron Paul did do something in congress, in fact he did a ton more then most of the other politicians helping to restore America and holding up to his OATH of representing the consitution by voting no. The amount of no votes he put out there IS him sticking up for OUR rights. Just wanted to clarify that.

    • Had you read his record at all? he question so many people put them on the spot, he exposed so much corruption, voted no for everything pass 4 bills that make sense and voted only like 10 times yes as a congressman they don’t call him DR NO for nothing you know.

    • I totally agree. At least Ron Paul would veto a lot of garbage bills that Obama signed off on!!
      At times I thing Obama is a puppet, I thought he was going to be much stronger.

  43. Great job with the questions, managing the engagement between the candidates but, like Ron Paul asked, when are any of the candidates going to go into detail about what they will specifically do to address the major issues.

    • @Tim Razzaq, I was extremely glad that both you and Ron picked up on this fact. It has been one of my biggest pet peeves that candidates would always use generic, blanket statements to explain their process of resolving issues while campaigning. It seems to me that most politicians have a pre-made list of “Key Words” to throw into discussions to make them seem more intelligent. This also applies to presidential candidates. Barrack Obama did this all throughout his campaign using statements like “I will create jobs for the American People” and that was the main reason that i disliked his campaign from the beginning. Ambiguity leads to unnecessary mistakes.

  44. Just want to add concerning some of the posts. “we need someone who can lead” Lead? We’ve been led alright. You are right about that. We’ve been led into the worst conditions that I have ever seen in my 47 years. If we keep being “lead” were doomed! I feel like I’m in a horrible nightmare, where Zombied like people are walking toward a HUGE pit, and people are yelling, “look out!” “Look out for the pit!” But, they just blindly fall off the cliff. Dear God, please help people see the light.

    • 🙂
      So agree with you, president after president leading us deeper and deeper.
      I wish people would take time to do a little more research.

  45. Newt is the only choice we have of beating Obama. He has the knowledge, accomplishments and the debate skills to go the distance!!

      • RE: Newt. For those wanting details—take a look at Newt’s website. Lots of really great ideas and specifics. The ABC debate questions did not address issues like social security and medicare reform, immigration, unemployment benefits, etc. I would like to have heard each candidate speak to each issue…Some candidates got very few questions.

    • Anyone up there would be a better President than Barack Hussein Obama. I like Newt, I don’t see him being anything more than a Vice President though. Though underestimated Huntsman would do well, ultimately I think Mitt would be the most productive.

    • Voter BEWARE! Gingrich is able to pull you in emotionally, but if you really look at what he will or will not do, he is CLUELESS! Gingrich pointed out early that the focus should be on Barack Obama, and now HIS focus is screwing Romney. Gingrich does not seem to know the difference between truth and lies either. Gingrich is a TRUE politician!!!

    • All the candidates excluding Dr. Paul are just more of the same. Occasionally one comes up with a good talking point or two. Most candidates do. Only Ron Paul has had a CONSISTENT message for 30 years! The other candidates talk about surface issues and Ron Paul actually talks about the ROOT issues… the ROOT of America’s EVIL is the federal reserve system, as Ron Paul always brings up and the moderator isn’t allowed to talk about because his employer is owned by the banksters.

      All the talk about spending doesn’t mean anything because the fact is there isn’t any real money being SPENT. It’s all a huge fraud on the people, there is NO money being spent. They won’t talk about it because it’s truth. What Washington DC calls money, FRNs(federal reserve notes) are just instruments of debt. They print debt then charge the treasury interest on the created debt. And because debts are being paid by debt that creates more debt.

      Most people would be astonished to understand that it’s legally impossible to repay your loans with modern debt-based currency like FRNs. The reason is simple: You can’t “pay” a debt with another debt.

      Given that our FRNs are all loaned into existence, they’re all “debt-based” (promises to pay) and can’t truly “pay” for anything. As a result, we can’t own (buy legal title to) any prop­erty purchased with FRNs.

      Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1 of The Constitution of the United States declares in part that States shall not “make any Thing but gold or silver Coin Tender in Payment of Debts.” But a “tender” is not a “legal tender”. A “tender” is an offer to pay a debt that a creditor may freely choose to accept or reject. However, a “legal tender” is an offer to “discharge” a debt with a worthless debt instrument which—though acknowledged to be worthless—cannot be refused. If you’ve offered to sell your car, house or land—you are required by law to accept perfectly worthless FRNs (“legal tender”) as “payment” for your property.

      Congress passed laws to favor the Federal Reserve System and cause FRNs to be accepted as a legal tender—but not a “payment”—for any debt.

      The federal government granted the Federal Reserve System a very special privilege: in violation of the Constitution, Congress legislated FRNs to be “legal tender”. Although the FRN has no more intrinsic value, thanks to the “legal tender” law, we accept a worthless FRN.

      Because each FRN carries the legal notice “THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE,” even the guys who understand that FRNs are worthless must nevertheless accept them—whether they want ‘em or not.

      By passing “legal tender” laws, our government has forced Americans to accept the status of “greater fool”—i.e., we are required by law to accept worthless pieces of paper in return for our labor and tangible property. And if you think you’re not a “greater fool” than the guy you got the FRN from, consider that, thanks to inflation, a FRN worth $1 in 1933 is worth less than a nickel, today. Since A.D. 2000, the FRN’s purchasing power has fallen by at least 40%. Every FRN you’ve ever received is worth less today than the day you accepted it. FRNs are constantly loosing value. If you’re saving your wealth in the form of FRNs, you’re a fool.

      The “greater fool” legal tender system is a Ponzi scheme. More, since each successive fool must be an increasingly “greater” fool, the magnitude of the economic foolishness eventually rises to a point where even public school graduates recognize the madness, refuse to play and start buying gold and silver. Once we run out of “greater” fools (as we inevitably must and are beginning to do), the system must collapse.

      Because a debt can’t be paid by an­other debt (a “promise to pay”)—it can only be paid by the exchange of substance for substance, like for like, legal title for legal title.

      As debt-instruments, FRNs can be used to transfer use (equitable title) of property from one person to another, but they can’t convey/exchange that property’s legal title between the immediate buyer and seller.

      As a result, we are deemed to merely possess (but not actually own) whatever we’ve “purchased” (not bought) with FRNs, checks, or credit cards. Our debt-based currency thereby makes us poor and reduces us to the status of eternal sharecrop­pers who are foolishly working to possess that which we cannot truly own.
      To illustrate the issue of title, consider your car. Do you own it? Even if you have a “Certificate of Title,” the answer is No. You have equitable title to your car, but the state has legal title and therefore owns and can control the vehicle. Be­cause the state owns legal title to “your” car, it can force you to license, register and insure the vehicle. If you had legal title, the state could not subject you to those requirements. However, since you’re only entitled to possess and use the car, if you fail to meet the state-owner’s rules, you can be ticketed, jailed, or even compelled to forfeit the “state’s” vehicle. In the 1990s, a number of individuals (particularly in Oregon) bought automobiles and secured bills of sale that expressly reflected the fact that the automobiles were paid for, in part, with genuine, pre-1964 silver dimes (lawful money). When traffic cops tried to ticket to these drivers, the drivers went to court, produced the bills of sale and the judges dismissed the tickets.

      Why? Because the buyers had paid (at least in part) for their cars with lawful money and therefore had some claim to the legal title of the automobile. The state didn’t clearly own legal title to the automobile and therefore couldn’t regulate its use by issuing traffic tickets.

      Today, the government’s defenses against using a stack of silver dimes to buy legal title have become more sophisticated. It’s harder to make an effective claim of legal title to your property, but if you’re very knowledgeable, it can still be done.

      How do you gain legal title to something? Primarily by paying for it with lawful money (gold & silver); by paying with a “medium of exchange” (exchange of legal titles) rather than a “medium of transfer” (transfer of equitable titles).

      We always hear, “America is the richest country on earth.” But the truth is that the total American debt (governmental and private) is estimated to be at least $75 trillion. We appear to be wealthy because we’ve used our federal reserve notes to pay off our MasterCard to pay off our Visa to pay off our American Express. But the truth is that we are the biggest debtor-nation in the world. By that standard, we are arguably the poorest.

      America’s illusion of wealth has been maintained in part by exporting trillions of FRNs (debt instruments) that Americans might not take to foreign countries and investors. But these foreign “fools” are running out of “greater (foreign) fools”. Because they’re no longer able to dump their FRNs on the international market without offering significant discounts, the foreign FRN-holding fools are coming back to the USA to buy our businesses, stocks and natural resources. And they’ll be able to trade all of their worthless FRNs for tangible American resources because our “legal tender” laws force Americans to be the “greater fools of last resort” and accept those worthless FRNs in trade for our resources. As we’re finally forced by law to trade our resources for worthless FRNs, we may finally discover that we are not the world’s richest country, but one of the poorest.

      If your “money” is debt-based FRNs, it constitutes a loan and legal title to the FRNs remain with the lender. Therefore legal title to whatever you think you’re “buying” actually belongs to the entity that loaned the debt-based FRNs into circulation (the Federal Reserve System). You only “purchase” equitable title to property with FRNs.

      As a result, though it seems unbelievable, the quality of your “money” is more important than the quantity. You can buy more (legal title) with one dollar’s worth of lawful money than you can with a million “dollars” worth of legal tender (which can only get you equitable title).

      Since there’s virtually no lawful money (gold/silver) in circulation, you can’t acquire legal title to property you purchase. As a result, government (acting in concert with the Federal Re­serve System) can fine you for failing to mow “your” lawn or jail you for driving “your” car without insurance.

      Why? Because they’re not really “your” lawn or “your” car—they’re the Federal Reserve’s and/or the federal government’s. You merely get to “use” those properties much like sharecroppers are entitled to “use” (but not own) farm property owned by their “masters”. Thanks to FRNs and legal tender laws, the state/Federal Reserve System “owns” legal title to virtually all the property you believe is “yours”.

      Without legal title, you have no legal rights to that property, you have no standing at law or access to courts of law (which are in­tended to determine legal rights). You have only equitable rights and access to courts of equity wherein the judge rules according to his own “conscience” and can slap you around however he likes (judicial activism; judge-made law). All of these disabilities flow from the quality of your “money” rather than the quantity.

      In the 1990s, a number of individuals (particularly in Oregon) bought automobiles and secured bills of sale that expressly reflected the fact that the automobiles were paid for, in part, with genuine, pre-1964 silver dimes (lawful money). When traffic cops tried to ticket to these drivers, the drivers went to court, produced the bills of sale and the judges dismissed the tickets.

      Why? Because the buyers had paid (at least in part) for their cars with lawful money and therefore had some claim to the legal title of the automobile. The state didn’t clearly own legal title to the automobile and therefore couldn’t regulate its use by issuing traffic tickets.

      Today, the government’s defenses against using a stack of silver dimes to buy legal title have become more sophisticated. It’s harder to make an effective claim of legal title to your property, but if you’re very knowledgeable, it can still be done.

      My point is that even if you offer $1 million in FRNs, you won’t usually get legal title to a new car. But if your payment includes over 20 silver dollars, you might be able to get legal title.

      The quality of your money is ultimately more important than the quantity. Today, thanks to the legal tender laws we fools. We are “statutory fools”—fools-in-law.

      Because our government betrayed our trust and passed legal tender laws which force us to be the fools who merrily accept worthless paper as if it were lawful money. By playing the fool, we’ve lost most of our legal rights and our access to courts of law.

      How will you regain your inheritance and your liberty, stop playing the fool—compel your government to restore a constitutional money. Fix this and everything else will be an easy thing to deal with.

      The ONLY candidate who EVER talks about this ROOT issue is Ron Paul.

  46. On the surface, I would be partial to either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum. Newt is definitely in possession of the necessary intelligence, and experience, to navigate this country into safe waters; if that were his conviction. This is my concern with Speaker Gingrich; is his intention to lead the country into safer waters or will he continue the elitist agenda, that has been lurking just under the surface of our government, for the last two centuries? This agenda, of course, being the merger our nation into a World Government model that benefits the elite. Other than that I would feel he has what it takes to lead this country.
    Rick Santorum, on the other hand, is also very intelligent and seems to have true conservative convictions based upon individual freedom to be independent from (as opposed to dependent upon)government. That being said, it is likely that his professional status as a politician does give one pause. This is true with most of the other candidates as well; especially with Plastic Man (Mitt Romney). So, the voters will chose. I will gag all the way to the voting booth if I have to vote for Mitt.

  47. Well Meet the Press continues the censorship of the candidate, Ron Paul. I am disappointed in NBC for this. They are part of the problem, and have nothing to do at all with solutions. But, from this obvious unbalanced debate I have learned from the mouth of Santorum that he wants to bring every citizen in this country into poverty, but believes at least they will get into heaven. From the mouth of Romney, he wants to act unilaterally, motivated by the thought of presidential power, like Obama, he will be King. From the mouth of Newt, just more jeering and snide remarks with no substance. From the mouth of Huntsman, he wants to stop congressmen from repeatedly getting into congress term after term to keep them from lobbying.. um… what is his plan for our country, our economy? Who knows. From the mouth of Perry we find he is about to drop out of this race because he is rambling for the sake of rambling. From the mouth of Ron Paul, based on what little time Meet the Press gave him, he was still able to relate to the American people that he does have real plans that provide solutions for this country. He pushed the moderator onto the real issues, and kept it there. He steered this debate well with a SENTENCE! Imagine what Ron Paul would accomplish if he was allowed to utter a paragraph! RON PAUL is hands down the choice. There is NO OTHER CHOICE OUT THERE!

  48. Romney will do a fine job leading this country. Go Romney! Go USA! All of these other candidates are idiots. Santorum: no timetable for withdrawing troops? outlawing ALL abortions, outlawing contraception–is he serious? Gingrich: start wars, assassinate scientists, yet he’s pro-life, no timetable for withdrawing troops—is he serious? Perry: Go back to Texas. Paul: pro-FairTax, shrink taxes for the poor and the rich while us middle class citizens struggle, pro-drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve—is he F-ING serious? Huntsman: Run for Vice President for Romney, you know you will never win the GOP nomination. Romney will do a fine job leading this country.

    • Ron Paul has all classes in mind, be it rich, middle class, or poor. He believes in acting in the best interest of each individual. The collective way of thinking, like yours, is what we have to get away from. Every individual in this country is entitled to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. It will take a while to get the last 3 years of brainwashing given to us all by the media and the Obama administration, but like Ron Paul believes, I think we can do it!

      • I love Ron and wish he could actually make it. Though I share his views more than the other candidates I think someone so far to the right will polarize the administration much like our current communist that can’t agree mutually on anything. Again this is why I am for Romney, he isn’t as far right as Ron, but you know he will be productive in office

  49. I do beleive it is time to stop all the unproductive, hateful, rude remarks towards each other that do nothing but breed contention. We are all Americans and human beings. If any good is going to be done we are going to have to bury the hatchet and work together. A little charity and tolerance would do us all good. Many of these candidates have good ideas, but nothing will come of them if the politicians- and the American people- continue to be at each other’s throats. Disagreements should be respectful, and, as cheesy as it sounds, we should all at least try to get along, if for no other reason than the fact that nothing will ever be accomplished if we don’t.

  50. What a joke. Romney spoke for 14 minutes and Ron Paul only got 6 minutes. The second half of the debate was Romney question after Romney question.

    • I think it backfired on the questioners. They asked Romney specific questions which he rolled into other areas and never answered… and cameras went to the questioners showing they were looking at each other acknowledging that Romney was not answering and they were aware the audience was aware. One questioner repeated his question and Romney rolled again, the questioner let him wander off then when Romney thought he tied it up, the questioner repeated his question a total of 3 times and Romney did the same each time. Clearly, Mitt TheGlove Herman Munster can’t even remember the question after he spins off in his no answer mode. He’s not President material. Ron Paul is President material to the Statesman level.

  51. To all the people who like Huntsman: Huntsman is a phony and a Liberal not a Conservative. He also puts China first not America.

  52. If Paul was Pres, we would not be able to protect our boarders, it would only encourage our enemies, terrorist, and drug lords to invade our country. Reminds me of the Braveheart quote by Edward to his son ” Not my gentle son. The mere sight of him would only encourage an enemy to take over the whole country. So whom do I send? ”

    I go by the person’s words and it is clear Paulie is antisemitic, against gay rights, women’s rights, and other civil rights. I am a Libertarian and I think he is a nut case. He thinks that women should not have rights in the work place and that they are free game for sexual harassment that doesn’t fall under a criminal offense. Paulie said that if a woman doesn’t like being sexually harassed then she can get another job…yeh right, where? If we didn’t have these civil rights in place to protect women… what is left to work at where men wouldn’t sexually harass… a nunnery? Civil rights violation is to protect in civil courts from a hostel work place. Many things happen dealing with sexual harassment that is not considered a criminal charge like telling a person if you want to keep your job you have to have sex with me or harassing by directing lewd comments to a person to make them on purpose to feel degraded that is not touching or a sexual assault. Paulie needs to learn our laws and stop mixing up criminal law with civil law.

    • you do not know what you are talking about. RP is for equal rights for all. All this PC crap just divides us into groups so we can be “defeated” Ever heard of “divide and conquer?”
      I happen to be a lesbian woman and I am in full support of Ron Paul for president. I have researched everything he has ever said or done and I do not rely on main stream media to tell me about him.
      I had a job as a plumber some years back and I was being sexually harassed by my co-workers. I first warned the men responsible. When that didn’t work, I had to go to my supervisor. They stopped harassing me alright, but they stopped talking to me altogether after that. There was no court action taken, there was nothing I could do to make them just be nice to me. So I had to get another job. Guess what, there was higher pay, and I was able to make my own schedule. So is life. Why don’t you do yourself a favor and look up the bills that “Paulie” has introduced. And why don’t you read his own words about why he didn’t vote for the commemoration of the Civil Rights act. It actually makes a lot of sense!

    • Dee, it’s “protect our BORDERS” not “boarders” … unless you have some strange interest in the welfare of our illegal immigrants? Your Braveheart reference to the king’s effeminate son is flat-out idiotic – were you not paying attention during the recent debates? Ron Paul & Rick Perry are the ONLY 2 candidates on stage to have BRAVELY SERVED in the military – Ron Paul served in Vietnam (at the same time Gingrich made some lame excuse not to serve). You should be using your stupid Braveheart analogy for all of these other candidates who are chomping at the bit to start some other war … just as long as they don’t have to fight themselves!

    • Dee: Last time I checked, Paul was aiming for a super strong defense. The only thing he wants to get away from is 130 military stations all over the world. Answer me this why are we still stationed in Japan? You should actually read Paul’s foreign policy, it’s clear as day.

  53. Ron Paul is surging in New Hampshire and is second in the state. Did any of you ask the question, Why isn’t Ron Paul getting more time to talk? Well if you did, here is the answer. The media, the banks, and cronies are all trying to silence him so he doesn’t tell the American people the truth. Take note. He is the only one who wants to bring the troops home (he has more campaign contributions from active military than all the other candidates combined!), the only one that wants you to keep your hard-earned money, and the only one who will stand up to corporations- after all, he refuses corporate money. Look at the mess we’re in and who caused it. Big Government, banks, and the media. Don’t trust any of them when it comes to Ron Paul.

  54. This moderator is clearly either a moron or a hypocrite. Until Ron Paul jumped in asking for substance, the moderator asked leading questions for each candidate to attack to character of Romney. He then says that the candidates were attacking Romney.

  55. I will vote for Gingrich because he is the most intelligent person there. He has the most experience in US leadership, not just a state. He has been able to get laws through Congress. He has made the Contract with America. The list just goes on and on. No other candidate comes close. Detractors try to point out Newt’s “baggage”. Most of his baggage is created by his detractors. Comparing his “baggage” to his accomplishments, he is a Saint. Look at Ron Paul. He had sponsored 620 bills in Congress. Only one passed. Fox News said it had to do with preserving a historic building. Ron Paul wants to return to pre-WWII isolationism. We just can not return to the past. Ron Paul has a lot more baggage than Newt. Paul has always been known as a kook. He has only his one accomplishment (hanging on to the past). Romney and Perry appear to be used car salesmen. They will say anything to win, true or not. The others have no chance of winning the primary. It does seem that this forum has been taken over by Paul’s supporters. That is a shame. His supporters keep real comments about the candidates away. They don’t realize their comments drive people away from Ron Paul, and this forum.

    • All I have to say about Gingrich is Fannie and Freddie. If he does becomes president I hope he doesn’t write anymore bum checks! We have to return to the past, every president for the past 40 years has been passing garbage bills and fighting bogus wars leading up until now. Kennedy might have been a good president. Look up all the presidents and research history. All these guys have been aiding into our failing economy.

    • Gingrich is a coward. He puts his family in front of him as an excuse not to serve the military. For Christ sake Ron Paul is a Medical doc. He has all the education. Ron Paul is the full package. Military man, Doctor, Family man, Civil servant above all honest. Its a no brainer people.

  56. @ Constitution, BRAVO! I couldn’t agree more! I believe that the topic of the Occupy Movement was purposely left out. The people have rallied to allow their voices to be heard…..is anyone listening other then RON PAUL?

  57. this debate drove me nuts. first of all, it starts out with the moderator posing a question to EVERY candidate on how they really feel about Mitt Romney. Is that really being fair and unbiased? Obviously they were all setup to attack him.

    Second, why hasn’t msnbc posted the second half of this debate? Was it because Newt had his handed to him? Oh right, we can’t see that, now can we?

  58. Huntsman strikes me as actually being more of a liberal than Romney. He has too much of a passionate love affair with China. Ron Paul is NOT a Republican. He is a Libertarian extremist – VERY scary! No wonder he appeals to the very young voter. They don’t have the life/political experience to recognize how very dangerous his foreign policy positions are. His stated positions sound GREAT… but would lead to disaster if ever implemented. Newt is brilliant… but flawed. Can he overcome his past, personal baggage? Perry is a joke. He’s well meaning… but would be slaughtered in a debate with Obama. Santorum will not do well in a general election. His positions are far too “out there” for most American voters. Romney is a liberal in conversative’s clothing… but (and I HATE saying this)… he may be the best bet to unseat the worst president our country has ever suffered through (and I thought I’d NEVER say that… after Carter.) It appears that Conservatives have NO true choice of a real, bona fide Conservative candidate in this field. My personal choice, at this moment, is (holding my nose)… Newt. He makes more sense than any other candidate on the stage. Yet… he has a lot to overcome in order to be elected. Next would be Romney. Next Santorum… then Hunstman… Paul and Perry are not even on my list of possibilities. One mans’s opinion.

    • I posted this in a general post I would like to offer it to you personally to help ease your concerns regarding Dr. Paul’s foreign policy. Once upon our national history his views were the “standard” and most assuredly led our nation to it’s former prosperity.

      “The True Americanism” by Carl Shurz

      What is the rule of honor to be observed by a power so strongly and so advantageously situated as this Republic is? Of course I do not expect it meekly to pocket real insults if they should be offered to it. But, surely, it should not, as our boyish jingoes wish it to do, swagger about among the nations of the world, with a chip on its shoulder, shaking its fist in everybody’s face. Of course, it should not tamely submit to real encroachments upon its rights. But, surely, it should not, whenever its own notions of right or interest collide with the notions of others, fall into hysterics and act as if it really feared for its own security and its very independence. As a true gentleman, conscious of his strength and his dignity, it should be slow to take offense. In its dealings with other nations it should have scrupulous regard, not only for their rights, but also for their self-respect. With all its latent resources for war, it should be the great peace power of the world. It should never forget what a proud privilege and what an inestimable blessing it is not to need and not to have big armies or navies to support. It should seek to influence mankind, not by heavy artillery, but by good example and wise counsel. It should see its highest glory, not in battles won, but in wars prevented. It should be so invariably just and fair, so trustworthy, so good tempered, so conciliatory, that other nations would instinctively turn to it as their mutual friend and the natural adjuster of their differences, thus making it the greatest preserver of the world’s peace. This is not a mere idealistic fancy. It is the natural position of this great republic among the nations of the earth. It is its noblest vocation, and it will be a glorious day for the United States when the good sense and the self-respect of the American people see in this their “manifest destiny.” It all rests upon peace. Is not this peace with honor? There has, of late, been much loose speech about “Americanism.” Is not this good Americanism? It is surely today the Americanism of those who love their country most. And I fervently hope that it will be and ever remain the Americanism of our children and our children’s children.

      — Carl Schurz, Wikisource-logo.svg “The True Americanism”, address delivered in New York City at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, January 2, 1896.

  59. I personally am a huge fan of Newt Gingrich and feel that Mitt Romney is an idiot and a smooth talker just like Obama.

    • Newt is way too immoral for anybody to even consider… I doubt he would even get the southern votes since majority of the voters are Christian.

    • an idiot? really…. give me a break. Just because he is good at debating and not falling into the preposterous traps from the media and NBC, doesn’t make him idiot. If anyone is a smooth talker it is Newt. In fact that is what he is best at. I like Newt but he is more of a talk show radio guy for me. Not a leader of the free world that his lived the American dream.

      • Yeah tell me about look a smooth talking Obama. I researched Romney he changes his mind on issues faster than Obama lies. I didn’t like Bush’s foreign policies and Romney’s is very similar. Obama has carried along some of the same policies that Bush had. Romney’s gonna tell you one thing then get in and tell you another. Sound familiar? Can you say Obama! Paul has stayed pretty much the same consistency throughout his career. The reason I don’t think he is a wack job, is because the way he knowledgeably debates other politicians and other people in Congress. He may not have gotten a lot of bills passed, at least as president he would veto the garbage bills Congress tries to pass that other presidents normally might sign. At least he would extract some of the previous presidents wrong doings. That’s got to account for something.

  60. I am tired of these @#$$! softball questions. Ask them would you have signed NDAA s.1867 2012. Ask them do you support SOPA. Ask them about the occupy movement. No No NO let’s talk about gay rights. Divide and conqueor. I been married 30 years 2 kids 2 grandkids. I have no clue why this is an issue. If you love someone then get married, why should it even be my bussiness?
    This not the country I grew up in. When I was young jobs were everywhere. If you quit one in the morning you could have another one before you went home. What happened? Why have all the manufactoring jobs left the US? Because we are idiots. We believe there is a difference between the republicans and the Democrats they are just 2 different factions of the same party imo.
    Not one word about legalising beatality for the military, or “advanced interogation techniques” or the lawful assassination of Americans suspected of being associated with terrorist. Why do we need a Red Force Blue Force command structure for a Disaster scenario?
    I am not gonna proof read this i am too freakin mad you people better wake the [email protected]$! up or one day you will wake up in the new USSR
    Common sense ain’t so common any more!
    I will vote for Dr. Ron Paul even if I have to write his name in. It is the very least I can do for my grandchildren.

      • This is simply not TRUE – Most people going to the polls are voting for someone they do not truely believe in… The only people who believe in their candidate these days are RON PAUL supporters – his facebook friends are increasing rapidly – People believe him because they are not brainwashed and can determine whether or not someone is BSing them.

      • Boy they have you trained like a little monkey.
        I will vote for Dr. Paul even if I have to write him in because it is the “RIGHT THING TO DO” That is what we should all be doing. the right thing.
        May God have mercy on all of us

        • Well that’s a way to support Ron Paul. Don’t get me wrong I want good old Ron to win. I do not agree with everything he says and wants. I want to shrink the department of education to 1/10 what it is now. That the only thing it should do is to test and assist teachers. To make teachers to have a 4.0 gpa than the current 3.0 and that’s to consider to be a great teacher on the making the average is 2.0 by the way, now you tell me how is that great. Yes I do want FIMA to be gone; they have done nothing but to create problems. Energy gone too. I do not agree to remove every base from overseas but I do agree to reduce them. We could have like 20 bases around the world and be ok do a proper response to anything that may come up that having 900 of them, 900 really!! I support Ron because I want Uncle Sam out of our lives. I don’t want endless wars. The only thing Obama did right was Libya, there was no troops there just bomb then and let the rebels take care of them, now the new Libya loves us. Why couldn’t we do that on Iraq. We could have done the same to Iran now if we would have done that to Iraq. I am not Pro Obama that is the only good thing he did. He screw us on economy WORLD WIDE. When Mexico and Lima are starting to do better than us you should question where are we going Mr. President? If we can’t get Ron Paul I want Huntsman. He is the only one close to Ron Paul that makes any sense, the rest of the candidates are pro war pro big government. They rest wants your RIGHTS TO BE GONE. PAUL or Huntsman prefer PAUL.

    • Preach on brother!!
      The other day George asking Romney about the State banning rubbers??? WTFudge

      We should have two hours of screened calls from real people like you and me not some Media propaganda mumble jumble.

      Since apparently I can’t spell either, I would never know the difference!

  61. Ladies and gentlemen, Please keep in mind, the office of President of the United States carries a great amount of political power and the House of Representatives and the Senate carries even more.

    As a nation, we have forgotten that the true power of government lies within the people.
    Too often I hear people stating what we need is “Leadership”.
    Too often I hear politicians stating “We need to be leaders.
    Herein lies the failings of our Republic.

    The men and women we elect are not and were never intended to be thought of as leaders. They are servants to the American people. They were elected to give voice to the desires of the American people. Somewhere along the way we have lost sight of this truth.

    Somewhere along the way our politicians began to believe and then to act as if they are our leaders, deciding what they think is best for us, no longer asking us what we want or need.

    It is time to reclaim our right as the masters of our nations destiny. Our politicians no longer recognize the authority of “We the People”.

    I would quote to you this excerpt:

    I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves … too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: “Our country, right or wrong!” They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: “Our country—when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.”

    — Carl Schurz,

    Now is the time to put it right. Our government has proven itself to be unable or unwilling to to restore our nation. We as Americans must now take steps to guarantee that action is taken.

    We the People must come together and enforce our authority over our government. We must vote out all incumbent members of the House and the Senate.

    In doing so we reassert our authority and in the same fell blow, issue fair warning
    to those elected to replace them, that “We the People” will no longer be defied.

    • Agreed,the congress has proven beyond a shadow of doubt that no matter who the President is,they can make his every effort fail.

      No incumbents back to DC until we get our country back.

  62. The Republicans keep answering questions that the Muslim prez water carrying liberal press called Meet the Press lobs at them, which no matter who wins, will be used by Obama’s cronies to kill them in the general election. They never understand how they are being set up.

  63. To those of you who would that have doubts about Ron Paul’s beliefs and policies, I would offer two additional quotes from Carl Schurz calling for the need of such a patriot and the need for policies as Ron Paul supports. I offer these to you in hopes of broadening your perspectives.

    The first quote I would like to dedicate to Ron Paul”

    Carl Schurz on Patriotism:

    The man who in times of popular excitement boldly and unflinchingly resists hot-tempered clamor for an unnecessary war, and thus exposes himself to the opprobrious imputation of a lack of patriotism or of courage, to the end of saving his country from a great calamity, is, as to “loving and faithfully serving his country,” at least as good a patriot as the hero of the most daring feat of arms, and a far better one than those who, with an ostentatious pretense of superior patriotism, cry for war before it is needed, especially if then they let others do the fighting.

    — Carl Schurz

    The second I would dedicate to Dr. Paul’s Foreign Policy.

    Carl Schurz’s “The True Americanism”:

    What is the rule of honor to be observed by a power so strongly and so advantageously situated as this Republic is? Of course I do not expect it meekly to pocket real insults if they should be offered to it. But, surely, it should not, as our boyish jingoes wish it to do, swagger about among the nations of the world, with a chip on its shoulder, shaking its fist in everybody’s face. Of course, it should not tamely submit to real encroachments upon its rights. But, surely, it should not, whenever its own notions of right or interest collide with the notions of others, fall into hysterics and act as if it really feared for its own security and its very independence. As a true gentleman, conscious of his strength and his dignity, it should be slow to take offense. In its dealings with other nations it should have scrupulous regard, not only for their rights, but also for their self-respect. With all its latent resources for war, it should be the great peace power of the world. It should never forget what a proud privilege and what an inestimable blessing it is not to need and not to have big armies or navies to support. It should seek to influence mankind, not by heavy artillery, but by good example and wise counsel. It should see its highest glory, not in battles won, but in wars prevented. It should be so invariably just and fair, so trustworthy, so good tempered, so conciliatory, that other nations would instinctively turn to it as their mutual friend and the natural adjuster of their differences, thus making it the greatest preserver of the world’s peace. This is not a mere idealistic fancy. It is the natural position of this great republic among the nations of the earth. It is its noblest vocation, and it will be a glorious day for the United States when the good sense and the self-respect of the American people see in this their “manifest destiny.” It all rests upon peace. Is not this peace with honor? There has, of late, been much loose speech about “Americanism.” Is not this good Americanism? It is surely today the Americanism of those who love their country most. And I fervently hope that it will be and ever remain the Americanism of our children and our children’s children.

    — Carl Schurz

    These words were written more than 100 years ago and if carefully read still shed the light of relevance on America today.

  64. @ Dee….You are a complete fool. You just spouted so much BS! You need to spend more time reasearching these important matters before you share your stupidity with everyone.

  65. @DP – Ron Paul is 76 years old and seen a lot – I think a lot of what is coming out oft his mouth makes a lot of sense — nothing he is proposing to change would hurt you

  66. I have an idea. ASK EACH CANDIDATE THE SAME QUESTION AND GIVE THEM ALL EQUAL TIME….I don’t care if there is a front runner or prediction made by such and such polls or moderators or networks. That is no excuse to massage your predetermined puppet of choice and extend their debate time. This is for our best interest for president, not your time to prop up a single candidate via biased network. I am for Ron Paul who you are afraid of and you have instilled that choice time and time again. For you don’t want him to speak even though he is gracious towards you. These are not debates….they are public insults to our intelligence.

  67. Below is posted a news letter from the National Association for Gun Rights.

    Things you might or might not know about the Candidates.
    ——————————————————————————–

    With the Iowa caucuses just a few days behind us, and with New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada choosing their Republican candidates soon, I wanted to write to you and give you a quick update on the NAGR Presidential Survey program.

    As you know, NAGR has mailed every candidate for President an official NAGR Gun Rights Survey.

    Ron Paul is the only remaining Republican candidate who has returned his survey 100% in favor of gun rights.

    Over the last few weeks and months, I’ve asked you to call the campaigns of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry to demand that each candidate return their gun rights survey 100% in favor of the Second Amendment.

    Believe me, your calls worked. Repesentatives from each of those campaigns called NAGR offices, demanded we instruct our members and supporters to stop calling and to send them a survey.

    Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry were hurt severely in Iowa because they stonewalled gun owners by refusing to return their surveys, and I think the longer that Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney ignore gun owners, the more it will hurt them as well.

    Each candidate has the NAGR Presidential Survey in hand. However, we didn’t stop the calls, and we won’t. Each of the remaining candidates needs to know that gun owners have a powerful voice and we will assume that silence is a sign that they are hiding an anti-gun position.

    I have serious concerns about Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Perry. It’s their records that worry me.

    Let me take a minute or two right now to remind you about the positions of the four Presidential candidates who have so far refused to return their National Association for Gun Rights Presidential Survey.

    Mitt Romney:

    So far Mitt Romney has refused to respond to his NAGR gun rights survey, perhaps because when Mitt Romney was Governor of ultra-liberal Massachusetts he signed a bill to ban an entire class of firearms.

    Would he do the same thing — or even worse — as President of the United States? His record indicates that he would.

    Mitt Romney supports the Brady Registration Act, mandatory 5-day waiting periods, mandatory firearms ID cards, the Federal Feinstein Gun Ban (so-called “assault weapons ban”) and he signed the Massachusetts Semi-Auto Ban in 2004.

    He even went as far as to say that he supported Massachusetts’ tough anti-gun laws: “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them… I won’t chip away at them; I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.”

    And to throw fuel on top of Mitt Romney’s anti-gun fire, he received the endorsement of John McCain this week, who himself has recorded promotional commercials for anti-gun groups hell-bent on restricting our Second Amendment rights.

    Rick Santorum:

    If you’ve watched any of the Presidential debates, you’ve noticed that Rick Santorum claims time and again to be a “fighter” who has “led on conservative issues.”

    Rick Santorum’s record on the Second Amendment, however, tells a different story.

    In the 90s, he voted to support the Lautenberg Gun Ban, which stripped law-abiding gun owners of their Second Amendment rights for life, simply because they spanked their children or did nothing more than grab a spouses wrist.

    He voted for a bill in 1999 disguised as an attempt to increase penalties on drug traffickers with guns… but it also included a provision to require federal background checks at gun shows.

    In 2000, Santorum voted to force pawn shops to require a background check on anyone coming into the store to sell a firearm.

    And then he voted with gun-controlling Democrats Dianne Fienstein and Frank Lautenberg to mandate locks on handguns in 2005.

    But worst of all, Rick Santorum has a storied history of bailing out anti-gun Republicans facing reelection.

    Rick Santorum came to anti-gun Arlen Specter’s defense in 2004 when he was down in the polls against pro-gun Republican Pat Toomey. Specter won and continued to push for gun control during his years in the Senate.

    He also supported and openly campaigned for anti-gun New Jersey governor, Christine Todd Whitman.

    It certainly appears that Rick Santorum has no regrets about his past anti-gun record. Worse, it appears he’d be happy to continue along this path as President.

    Newt Gingrich:

    For those who have followed Newt Gingrich’s career, the revelation that he talks out of both sides of his mouth won’t be a surprise.

    Despite claiming to be pro-gun, Newt Gingrich’s reign as Speaker was downright hostile to our Second Amendment rights.

    Newt supports the Brady National Gun Registry, a national biometric thumbprint database for gun purchasers, the Lautenberg Gun Ban and the “Criminal Safezones Act.”

    Newt doesn’t think the Brady Instant Gun Registry goes far enough — he wants thumbprints:

    “I think we prefer to go to instant check on an immediate basis and try to accelerate implementing instant checks so that you could literally check by thumbprint… Instant check is a much better system than the Brady process.” — June 27, 1997

    Gingrich may claim to be pro-gun . . .

    But his record indicates otherwise, and his refusal to answer his NAGR survey should give any Second Amendment supporter cause for concern.

    Rick Perry:

    Texas Governor Rick Perry has received an earful from NAGR members over the past several months for refusing to return his Candidate Survey.

    His strategy seems to be to tell gun owners “trust me” while keeping completely silent on what he would do about our gun rights if elected President.

    Over the years, gun owners have learned that this is a failed strategy.

    George H.W. Bush ran as a pro-gun candidate for President in 1988, but when elected, things changed.

    First, he signed an Executive Order banning the importation of so-called “assault weapons.”

    Not only that, but it was under President Bush that “Operation Triggerlock,” which dramatically increased funding and power for the BATFE, was implemented.

    Of course, as Governor of Texas, Rick Perry did make some minor improvements in state law for gun owners.

    It is, however, one thing to act pro-gun as Governor of a state like Texas and quite another to be a pro-gun President of the United States.

    Please keep up the pressure on these four Presidential candidates who continue to stonewall gun owners.

    Give each campaign a call and demand the candidates return their National Association for Gun Rights Presidential Survey — at once:

    Mitt Romney: 857-288-3500

    Rick Santorum: 603-518-5199

    Newt Gingrich: 678-973-2306

    Rick Perry: 855-887-5627

    You and I know that we have the most anti-gun President in the history of our country right now in the Oval Office . . .

    . . . but perhaps even more dangerous would be a Republican with a proven anti-gun history cutting backroom, anti-gun deals.

    For Freedom,

    signature
    Dudley Brown
    Executive Director

    • Dudley – You are out of touch with reality. Romney is NOT anti-gun! He believes in the right to own our guns.

      • Please take the time time to investigate Romney’s real record. When he was governor he did sign into law a ban here is part of an article posted in Berkshire News on July 08, 2004.

        Romney Signs off on Permanent Assault Weapons Ban.

        Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns.

        Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts, Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen’s groups and gun safety advocates. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.

        Like the federal assault weapons ban, the state ban, put in place in 1998, was scheduled to expire in September. The new law ensures these deadly weapons, including AK-47s, UZIs and Mac-10 rifles, are permanently prohibited in Massachusetts no matter what happens on the federal level.

        We are pleased to mark an important victory in the fight against crime, said Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey. The most important job of state government is ensuring public safety. Governor Romney and I are determined to do whatever it takes to stop the flood of dangerous weapons into our cities and towns and to make Massachusetts safer for law-abiding citizens.

        Internet search Top Five Romney Gun Facts.

        YouTube Romney, there is a lovely video of Romney quoting G.W. Bush when Bush stated ” that if a bill to extend the Clinton Crime Bill came to his desk that he would sign it”. Romney goes on to say that if he had been President he would have signed it to.

        All is not what it seems. The truth is out there.

  68. During the debate this Sunday, I am very pleased to have witnessed Dr. Paul address a major concern of and critique by a number of American people looking at his potential for the presidency.
    It is encouraging to know that like a champion race horse, he holds true-to-form, continually listening to what WE are speaking about and is NOT focused on HIMSELF.
    Here, take a look and see that of which I speak…
    “Dr. Paul may be a catalyst of great benefit to a number of issues which ail America, however, … PLEASE LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW AT THE FOLLOWING”:
    http://tarpley.net/2011/12/28/critique-of-ron-pauls-austerity-plan/
    These debates are only one info-limited method for people of all political stripes to have an opportunity for listening to, hearing and learning of THE ONE giving voice to what really matters!

  69. I don’t understand how Paul is running a solid second place in New Hampshire yet only gets 2 questions directed at him. The bias continues… Paul 2012.

  70. It seems to me that these debates don’t really put these candidates on the hot seat for the Wall Street bailouts (Republican-originated) and the relative inability of our judicial branch to prosecute white-collar (financial) crimes when at the same time we are one of the world’s leading executioners w/r/t so-called “blue collar crimes” (probably only China executes more blue-collar criminals than the US, but at least they also execute white-collar criminals!)
    The moderator should have grilled those candidates who voted for the bailout – “Why did you vote for the Wall St bailout? If one of these banks were to collapse in the future, would you bail them out again and protect the executives’ bonuses -or- allow bankruptcy/takeover proceedings with much-deserved imposed “austerity” measures?”
    If certain segments of society are blatantly above the law and the rest of the people openly know this and defeatedly accept this … then we shouldn’t expect a healthy, growing economy with such a broken foundation. We should just expect 0% unemployment with everyone working as peasant-serfs like in the Dark Ages.

  71. Don’t quite get the Huntsman applause at the end of the debate. I can’t stand Romney, but there was nothing wrong with what he said about Huntsman’s working under Obama. You seriously have to question the judgement of someone who gives Obama high praise they way Huntsman did. Huntsman is nothing but a phony, just like Romney. I think maybe people applaud those things because they hear the media say over and over that the parties should all get along like one big happy family. That’s what the Dems. brainwash everyone to. believe when they want things to go their way. – They use our virtue against us. They’re like a bunch of spoiled children who cry and whine and call others mean to get what they want. We fall right into their trap.

  72. In answer to Huntsmans entitlement programs. Social Security is NOT and entitlement, We paid into it whether we wanted too or not as an investment for our retirement. Entitlements are getting something for nothing. We need RON PAUL in the Whitehouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. I’m tired of debates that miss the point about our environment. Republicans are completely clueless; bamboozled by Rush L. and others.

  74. Many people on here are primarily concerned with specific topics. Like the environment, medicare etc… The truth is we can’t break down every single issue. Based on leadership abilities, morality and presidential swagger. I think the choice is clear, and as long as it is someone that wants to cut spending and shrink the inefficient garbage government programs we have in place I will be happy. Anyone on the right is better than the communist/political terrorist that we have in office today.

  75. Did anyone catch the question for Perry “What will you do to make Republicans uncomfortable?” That is the best example of a true “gotcha question” if I have ever heard one, ask a question to shoot yourself in the foot with your own party? I think if I was asked something like that I would defer it, just outright refuse to answer it.

  76. Strangely I noticed that when Gov. Jon Huntsman speaks during these debates, even the other candidates listen with attention and respect to what he has to say. Then why has he not found more traction with the public.

    Huntsman ideas, vision, and solution are sound. I don’t know what the bias against him is. I am certain he will be a worthy match for Pres Obama 2012. That will be a thrilling contest. I won’t be disappointed if that turns out to be the case.

    • First of all, Bush did not cause the mess that America is in. It was Greenspan not monitoring the new “derivatives” in the stock market. Second, If Obama really cared about the US economy, he would have allowed the Keystone XL Pipeline.

  77. A point that Ron Paul supporters miss is that he is 78 years old. He just wants to go back to his childhood standards (pre WWII) at that time the US was not actively involved in world events. The World was falling appart with the Nazi’s taking over Europe. The US kept out of it as long as it could. Ron Paul still has not realized that The US finally had to enter the war. It cost us MORE than if we had entered years earlier.

    If Ron Paul becomes President, the person he chooses to be Vice President will be President.

    • B anderson so what he’s 78 he is way more sincere and honest than any of the other candidates. He is a man of courage and principle. You better get your facts right, when was the US not invovled in world events. To be a nation this powerful you definately have had to be involved in World events. What was World war 1. Just to name an event.

  78. @MadPatriot, Thank you so much for the explanation about legal tender. It was so clear. I know Ron Paul is the right choice. I hope he’s given a chance to straighten this mess out. If he won in Iowa along with the other two (he had a couple of percentage points lower) why doesn’t he get time to speak? The media is so corrupt. I can’t believe they get away with it. Is this Amerika?

  79. Wow, 120 min without one real question. They try to make them look like real questions, but in essence there all screened, and than screened again.

    The Only guy answering truthfully, and telling it like it is is Ron Paul. Lets wake up America and vote a real man into office this year, Ron Paul is the only real person standing on that stage. Why didnt they ask the candidates about Obama’s recent bill, the NDAA? Why did Obama just wage war on Americans? Historically the most important bill in this nations history gets signed on New Years Eve and no one is asking why?

    Why not ask the candidates if they would support a real 911 investigation into what transpired on 9/11/01. Any structural Engineer in the world will tell you a steel structured building could never come down inside its own foot print at almost the speed of gravity. Lets ask these candidates some real questions…

    Are there any real people out there, like that old pink floyd songs says “Is there anybody out there”?????

  80. WOW. this Dinosaur Media is reall y Scared of Ron Paul When he brings up real topics they try to shut him off. Prime example is when he talked about The Military Security Complex he got interrupeted like if he was talking about a conspricacy or something. these False Media are Pathetic. RonPaul 2012

  81. While there are many great posts regarding this topic so far…the unfortunate reality is our governmental structure and process will never change. Neither will the politicians. Why? Because there is too much POWER and too much MONEY up for grabs. We can debate among ourselves (Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Tea Partiers, or independents) about party line beliefs until we are blue in the face yet at the end of the day it will be business as usual. Our current government is structured in such a way that allows for loop holes to be exploited to the benefit of large corporations. The large corporations have the millions of dollars necessary to hire the most influential and charismatic lawyers as lobbyist representing their interests. Regardless if we truly know a corporation’s true agenda it does not matter. Because the sum of their agenda is POWER and MONEY. The more power they can wield the more money they can make. The more money they make the more they can continue to buy representation on the inside circles. Be open and honest with yourself for a moment. If you had expertise in a certain field and there was another company who wanted to pay you a huge and substantial fee for your representation are you honestly going to turn that offer down? Most people (not all) but the vast majority would not. So I then ask why is a lobbyist expected to act any differently when he/she is governed by the same human emotion of desire as we all are? I’m not advocating what I am talking about here. I am simply pointing out that based on our current structure of government and the innate aspect of desire in humans the issues we can all debate for hours on end will never go away nor will they ever be fixed. I do not have a solution either. All I can offer is candid commentary on why things will continue to be the way they are.

    • the answer is simple be teach integrity to your children and be integritous your self that is the solution.

  82. Oh snap, B-Anderson again. What this time? Ron Paul’s age?

    Instead of voting record or anything relevant, opponents of Ron Paul must attack his age. They said the same thing in 2008. Meanwhile, in the past 3 years… Ron Paul went on to kick-butt for his district, while the rest of the nation suffered.

    Apparently they give up on the “age” card like they give up their flawed Keynesian Economic Policy – not at all.

  83. Want to help fight against Vote Fraud?

    IF you live in a PRIMARY state (which uses corruptible voting machines) watch the video on the 4th Branch of Government (or the GRAND JURY)….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JL8R4eH3qE

    Now take action:
    Print out the complaint letter, fill it out, and take it to your local County District Attorney’s Office to be filed. There is NO cost involved. They put in in an envelope to pass it to the District Attorney and provide you a phone number and a contact name to call back in about 1 week to follow up with whoever the D.A. assigns to the investigation.. http://hidden4thbranch.com/?page_id=305

    (IF you do not know whether your state is a Primary or Caucus state look here: http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/events.phtml?s=c)

    IF you live in a CAUCUS states (which counts votes by hand)

    We at WatchTheVote2012 primary mission right now is to monitor the CAUCUS states (the ones with hand counted paper ballots) to ensure the votes are honest, open and transparent. We need 1 person in EACH precinct (1000 – 2000 depending on the state) in the upcoming CAUCUS states below that we have STATE MONITOR pages created for at this time.
    (new state monitor pages will be created shortly for the next upcoming caucus states)

    Our MAIN FB page:
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/watchthevote2012/
    Below is a good example of what needs to be done in EVERY Caucus State Precinct on CAUCUS day at the end of each caucus in the precinct:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=315116938528444&set=o.242720279134884&type=3&theater
    Take a photo of the official tally sheet, in addition to writing down the #s on your own sheet. PHOTO is important! SEND it to US and post it on your wall!
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    Can you do the above & help ensure vote count integrity in the Caucus State you are monitoring? If so, please choose the STATE below in which you can help, and register there (or if you can drive to one of these states and help that way):
    Feb 4th – NEVADA: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WatchTheVote2012Nevada/
    Feb 7th – COLORADO: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WatchTheVote2012COLORADO/
    Feb 7th – MINNESOTA: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WatchTheVote2012Minnesota/
    1/29-2/11 – MAINE: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WatchTheVote2012Maine/
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    Below is the link to the WatchTheVote2012 Facebook page so you can join the effort. We are not affiliated with any candidate & our purpose is to help ensure an accurate vote count & report from the precinct level everywhere.
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/watchthevote2012/

    (NOTE: WatchTheVote2012 with Edward True were the ones who actually blew open the news that the Iowa Caucus results were reported falsely & that Romney did NOT win. No one, (not even the Ron Paul campaign) discovered the discrepancies in the information until we & our team of reporters began reporting what we found.)

    Watch the CNN report below with Edward True that forced the GOP to admit their ‘error’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31qgr90-sOQ&feature=share

    WatchtheVote2012
    Next states up for monitoring: If you live IN or NEAR COLORADO, MINNESOTA, NEVADA or MAINE please ask to join the that state’s Monitor page (TOP PRIORITY are these 3 NV 2/4, CO & MN 2/7

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