Watch the Full Bloomberg & Washington Post GOP Debate

Bloomberg Television and The Washington Post, in partnership with WBIN-TV and host Dartmouth College, presented the first debate of the 2012 campaign focused exclusively on the economy, debt, taxes, trade and jobs. Moderator Charlie Rose was joined by Washington Post political correspondent Karen Tumulty and Bloomberg White House correspondent Julianna Goldman.

Participants: Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Fmr. Regional Federal Reserve Chairman Herman Cain, Fmr Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Fmr Massachussets Governor Mitt Romney, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Fmr Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Fmr Utah Governor Jon Huntsman.


  • Ken Chapman

    I saw something on TV I never saw before – They announced Ron Paul won a poll. Normal TV… Awesome…

  • Charlie Linville

    It balances out though if there were.

  • beso1

    I cannot for the life of me understand why Republicans would meet to vilify and criticise each other, but can understand why he cannot stay away from this one-sided “debate”. I just hope he can see the wisdom of rising above the sh**storm and make it clear he is not politics as usual; that he intends to change the whole game back to 1785.

    If he can do that he gets my vote

    • grayrough


      It’s obviously because the lot of them are teabaggers and losers. Except Romney who is mainstream but everything that the selfish right hates. For a short time Ron Paul will ofer a diversion from the insanity but only for a short time. Even sartorum’s ignorance will appeal to the people more than Ron Paul’s pie in the sky libertarianism.

  • Anthony Troy Wendt

    You do realize that if there were to be term limits, Ron Paul wouldn’t be in office today, where we’ve needed his common sense and reasoning the most…. Just food for thought…

  • Let Freedom Ring

    Ron Paul has already changed the future of politics forever!

    RON PAUL 2012!

    • JoeChabot

      @Let Freedom Ring Not yet, but he is/ we are close. Support the peaceful revolution before it becomes a violent one that we can’t control.

  • Charlie Linville

    Yes term limits and term limits for supreme ct

  • Kevin Smith

    Ron Paul as President is a great start but we need to clear out the rest of congress and adopt term limits for all seats!

  • Kevin Smith

    The media is instructed to lie or be fired.

  • Tex SMith

    the media (cant handle the truth ) thats why they dont like Ron Paul

  • Judy Shelton Curtis

    Dr. Paul, please don’t let them silence you. Demand more time, and put an end to this insane attempt at keeping you in the shadows once and for all.

  • Jerry Erhart

    After the painful and swift adjustment the vulture investors who sll have cash and precious metals holdings would swoop in and buy up everything for pennies on the dollar thereby reaping larger profits then they could and already have in the precious metals. Just imagine would a 125 shares of IBM and FORD would be worth today if u could pick the right sunrise entrepreneurs that emerge from the blood bath.

  • Sue Lester Eddy

    I am a Baby Boomer and i have never felt so hopeful and firm on a candidate in my 58 years. Any other candidate..u will get more of the same!!! Enough spending, special interests, and false wars. Enough income taxes and government control. Look who we are allowing to control our lives. Ron Paul has the answers and the guts to follow thru.


  • Susan Parker

    I always respected Chuck Norris.

  • Jason Burnett

    who’s gonna be streaming it? link?

  • ProudTEX

    Ladies and Gentlemen, so far the more time they (media) give the pretty boys Perry and Romney the more idiotic they look at podium. It is like the FED-RES dollars, the more they print the more worthless they become and Ron Paul is like gold and people started to distinguish the value of gold verses the worthless value of dollars now day. America is waking up and realizing the value of Ron Paul which back by our constitution and liberty.

    Good luck Dr. Paul. Our prayer for your success is always in our hart and in mind.

  • Casey Bloom

    I think Ron Paul can win over more voters in 6 minutes than Romney can in 60. Everything he says makes so much sense. Every time he opens his mouth, he makes everyone else look like an idiot. Dr. Paul is the only candidate who makes Democrats look like war mongers and Republicans look like socialists. Charlie Sheen probably thinks Ron Paul is bi-winning, which is why he will be his own Vice President… and Chuck Norris could be Secretary of State!

  • Scott Blanks

    Google it, Saja.

  • Andrew Lundeen

    Oh goodie! Another debate where our boy will be given precisely 4 questions and 6 minutes while Romney and Perry try to prove who is the bigger idiot.

    Unfortunately, they’re both winning. And more unfortunately, they are alotted the time to do so.

  • ‘Saja’ Torrez

    What is Rep. Paul’s long term economic plan?

  • Fikret Bocek

    RON PAUL is my President!