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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Republican presidential candidates on stage during a debate in Las Vegas, NV, on October 18th, 2011. (Getty)

Saturday night, ABC hosted a Republican debate with The Des Moines Register and Yahoo! The It's A Free Country's politics team and your fellow WNYC fans live chatted the debate, and you can re-live the magic here.

 

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Pat from Nevada

To me, Gringrich is not honest and he is one of the good ole boys from washington!
Need to get the career politicians out of Washngton! He talks out of both sides of his mouth! Mitt Romney did very well and he is the man to beat Obama!! We must not give another term to this terrible president!

Dec. 11 2011 12:58 AM
Ryan from Montana

Did anyone else notice at the end of the debate when the reporters were giving reviews, and they mention every candidate except Ron Paul. I saw this exact same thing happen on Fox news earlier today during a preview of tonights debate. It is sickening they way Paul is blacked out by the media and conisdered to be unelectable, o by the way...he is running second or tied with Romney in the polls and they never ever talk about him as a contender..Paul has a base that will do anything to get people to understand that he is the only one that will truly change the fundamental problems in our country. Newt has some ok ideas, but he can not be trusted! he will do whatever is good for Newt. Ron Paul has ten times the amount of support that is reported on the news...get on the internet where information is not filtered and skewed to turn public opinion to fill an agenda (in this case, its get Newt the nomination) and you will see the movement to get Paul in the White House is blowing up! Even hear in Montana people love Ron Paul because we can trust that he will do exactly what he says he will do. The wars, reckless spending, and devaluing of our currency will end almost immediately after he is in office...
Ron Paul 2012!

Dec. 10 2011 11:40 PM
James from Arkansas

I would like for the candidates to give there opinions on why rather that sending billions of dollars to failing companies and calling it a bailout to stimulate the economy, why wouldn't it have been better to simply REBATE every taxpayer about 5 or 10 thousand dollars... THAT WOULD HAVE STIMULATED THE ECONOMY!

Dec. 10 2011 10:50 PM
Francie from Delaware

Why can't any of the candidates answer a direct question with a direct answer?

Dec. 10 2011 10:41 PM
Auden

Ron Paul 2012

The candidate with the most consistent record and the best ideas...

>>> take back banking power and restore to the people

>>> reduce overseas meddling in affairs of other countries

>>> reduce foreign aid - stop wasting American money

>>> hold the line on taxes and cut spending and waste instead - - - reform entitlement programs, restructure military to be far more efficient...

If you agree, then there is only one logical choice: Ron Paul - - - spread the word!

Dec. 10 2011 09:09 PM
R.T. Neary from Massachusetts

When are they going to ask Mitt Romney some real questions about his governorship in Massachusetts? e.g. Did the Goodridge decision create Same Sex "Marriage" or did you by ordering town clerks to issue marriage licenses to Party A and Party B? What did you do to stop the 100,000 abortions during your term? Two-thirds of the judges you nominated were Democrats and two openly homosexual and in favor of SSM. How can you now say now you would only appoint strict contructionists?

Dec. 10 2011 07:58 PM
kyle from OHIO

Once again the media gives all the attention to Gingrich, and Romney. I often wonder why the other candidates even bother running. Huntsman has really good foriengn policy and especially with China which the US needs right now. Ron Paul has a very strong voting record and some real conservative ideas that are really needed at this day and age especially after what the Fed rerserve has done in the past and what they are doing now. Stop the mindless sound bites that reduce candidates to one word that often denote negative connotations, like libritarian, or isolationist.

Dec. 10 2011 07:18 PM

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