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.

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  • Andy Barrera

    Another poll with Dr. Paul not listed, Vote now, lower right.

    http://www.msn.com/

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  • RobertAPorrazzo

    Now Romney

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  • RobertAPorrazzo

    First Cain, now Governor Gardasil.

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  • JohnMakse

    We need to spread the word out to people, get them educated about what our government is doing now to us. They are stealing so much money from us. They are thieves. Ron Paul will put an end to it all, and get America back to what it was!

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  • rp42012

    I hope ron paul gets a little attention.

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    • SteveWWallace

      I hope so too. Sign up for the OCT 18th “BLACK THIS OUT” MONEYBOMB, that will be IMPOSSIBLE to ignore! We NEED 6 MILLION DOLLARS IN ONE DAY. LET EVERYBODY KNOW!@rp42012

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      • BrightonEllithorpe

        @SteveWWallace@rp42012

        Yah PLEASE everyone! I remember losing in 2008 and the questions I was left with after… like, “what if I had given just ONE more dollar?”, “Passed out info packets on just ONE more neighborhood?”… ETC. It isn’t up to the next person…NO! This year, it is up to ME …and YOU …and US!!! Every little bit helps, as well as demands respect among the masses. Imagine if we could hit that number!!!!!! Without the big corps and banks backing us??? That is the best litmus test I can think of to see where America’s loyalties stand. 😉 Lets do this my fellow Liberty Huggers hahaha

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  • SteveWWallace

    If Grayrough’s “logic” is followed through, we should all just accept, say, MSNBC’s choice for the GOP’s nominee, and vote en mass for that person, never mind that there is not one iota’s difference between any of the current candidates and Obama, they would all spend us into oblivion. The only choice, I SAY AGAIN- THE ONLY REAL CHOICE IS DR. PAUL. The rest are clones.

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    • SteveWWallace

      “…any of the current candidates (excepting Dr. Paul) and Obama,….

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  • Lea McIntosh

    Which tv network is this on?

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  • SteveWWallace

    do you advocate voting for the person most likely to win based on polling then? why would you call people names for voting their conscience, or even principles, or do you not understand those concepts?

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    • Paulcolyte

      I beginning to think that it’s pointless to address grayrough directly. He doesn’t seem to know what he believes in as he cannot provide any details, whatsoever, on his stance. The point of his posts seem to be some fit intended to just spew as much bile as he can without any purpose. My guess is he’s either a child, on some bad drugs, having chronic masturbation rage, or a complete drooling halfwit that has trouble putting one foot in front of the other when he walks down the street. Who else could derive pleasure from attacking people without purpose on a website.

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  • grayrough

    The sane amongst you understand that Ron Paul is going nowhere in this campaign for pres. The insane amongst you probably don’t understand that yet. What gets me is that the sane amongst you continue to support Ron Paul even though you know it’s a losing effort. Go figure! The insane half of you, there will never be any hope. They’re the ones that will go get their guns and do something about their problems.

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    • dubbya.wow

      I support Ron Paul. And I support you shutting the hell up. Go away.

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    • BrightonEllithorpe

      @grayrough Sir, the only reason I seem to acknowledge that you are speaking, is that you post an interesting idea that has worked it’s way into our psyche as a nation. That is, that although we are given multiple choices in this process known as an election, there really is only ONE candidate who can, should, will, etc., etc., etc., WIN. Now I won’t argue the truth of the statement, because for all I know, it is true. What I will say, though, is that we need to evaluate how dangerous it can be to think like this. Have we really been brain-effed’ so hard that we all cannot see that this golden boy (or girl now) is hand picked by those really in charge to continue more of the same while we smile and celebrate as if something has been accomplished. I don’t want to start ranting, but all this is to point out that our Liberty…the essence of what made us “the greatest country the world had ever seen”, is that we were a people of principle who stood in the face of sure defeat all for that small hope that we MIGHT accomplish the unthinkable. This, my fellow American, is why I believe so many of us across the nation are putting all of our eggs in the Ron Paul basket. I hope I can speak for the rest of you, but most of us believe that this idea of restoring liberty as our forefathers established it has been a long time coming. No matter the opposition to this idea, it is too powerful and simply cannot be beaten down, prematurely by the odds or statistics we are expected to swallow. So while all signs point to “No”… more of the same… inevitability… and other victim mentality statements… WE WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT! So does this make us INSANE? I don’t think so. Insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results. Well, I think it is safe to say, without Ron Paul as our President, we EXPECT NOTHING BUT THE SAME. I’ll tell you what IS INSANE though… the way this GOP presidential campaign is proceeding as if it is “just another election”. Well, I’m no economist, but from what I have gathered from those who are, we don’t have ANY way to pay back our national debt. We can’t even pay the interest on it. My point is that simply making small adjustments or ramming anymore brilliant “stimulus plans” into the system will not fix it. If we want to see any type of turnaround, and if that only means to level off and stop the hemoragging, then we need the definition of change, RON PAUL 2012.

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  • grayrough

    I’m paid nothing you ignorant fool. I’m giving you the straight goods. Of course you won’t accept it because you still think Ron Paul is going to save you and all the little people like you. Good luck with Ron Paul!

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  • Prometheus Washington’s Praktikant

    There usually is a stream, I’d guess at Bloombergs HP. If there isn’t, Schmoogle will provide you with the neccessary link.

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  • StCold04

    @ grayrough
    How much are you paid for each post you make?

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  • grayrough

    One thing is obvious here. When Ron Paul is no more you lemmings will choose another Repub and that will ensure that you will continue to live your miserable lot in life the wealthy are handing out to you. Not until you have learned to hurt and hurt much more will you ever start to do something tht is in your best interests. And if you don’t get that message then you won’t get it in time.

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    • Paulcolyte

      @grayrough So I read up on the 99%ers as you suggested and from what I can gather they seem to be an unemployment group that wants unemployment benefits extended indefinitely. They also propose a restructuring of the economy, but I couldn’t find details of what kind of restructuring they’d like to see. Do I have that about right?

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      • grayrough

        @Paulcolyte

        No, you don’t have it right and I doubt you even looked. You’re just repeating the bullshit from the right that you think is going to destroy what they have going. No, they are not just a bunch of unemployed but that’s a good part of them alright. Go now and find details of how they want to restructure the economy. Oh, and you may want to consider that Ron Paul has not put them down yet. In fact he had a few positive things to say about them. That’s because, if they get momentum your Ron will jump on the wagon with them and try to get them to give him momentum. What a phony!

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        • Paulcolyte

          @grayrough “They’re not a bunch of unemployed, but that’s a good part of them” Okay…. And what are their plans to restructure the economy. I couldn’t find details. Perhaps you can assist, since you seem to be a big advocate of theirs?

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        • BrightonEllithorpe

          @grayrough@Paulcolyte Wow buddy, the way you are so quick to attack everyone on here does not do anything but scream loudly that you are damaged. I’m not going to call you names or say it is because your Dad or something, because then I’m simply fueling the fire. Cold Hard Fact Gray… We are all in this together. It is your foul smelling pride that runs rampant in ANY religious/political discussion that creates the never ending arguments and attacks. Why not try and REASON with those who believe different than you. At least then there is a chance for some outcome or end, beneficial or not. Lastly, if you are wrong… then the dis-information you are attempting at spreading will be in some small way, responsible for the repercussions. There is so much to lose if we get it wrong as a country this election. How can you not see this?

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    • jbmgarrett

      Hm… Well what’s obvious to me is that you don’t value your time much, as you’re wasting it here with all of us “nutbars”. As we talk about something we have in common interest , you just continuously interject with random and usually unfounded insults. You’re like the one loud mouth rude guy at a party who constantly goes around interrupting the conversations of groups of people with rude meaningless interjections and no one knows who invited him or why. If you don’t like what’s going on or being said, leave. Go do something else positive that you do value, with people who also enjoy and/or agree with you. The incessant degrading of the comments and/or commenters here by you is beyond the point of reason, with no justifiable excuse. I don’t know about everybody else here, but I’m at the point where I value my time too much to waste it reading and replying to your drivelous comments here and will so forevermore be ignoring you. I hope in time you mature and find something positive and worthwhile to do with your time.

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      • grayrough

        @jbmgarrett

        You’re totally indoctrinated and past helping. It’s not people like you I try to reach. You’re beyond hope. But don’t forget garrett, I win my point when Ron Paul loses bigtime. Oh, and you lose with him.

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        • Paulcolyte

          @grayrough@jbmgarrett I’m curious how you try to reach anyone when you won’t outline your beliefs. I read about 99%ers and can’t see that you advocate anything more than increasing stimulus and extending unemployment. Is that your entire platform and if so, how would it help get the country back on track?

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        • grayrough

          @Paulcolyte@jbmgarrett

          Ask Ron Paul what he likes about them Paul. You did notice that he didn’t put them down when he was interviewed. It was posted right here on this silly political rag gabfest.

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        • Paulcolyte

          @grayrough@jbmgarrett You’ll really have to be more specific. I looked and don’t see anything about Ron Paul mentioning the 99%ers. I can’t find anyone endorsing them other than Ed Shultz and the MSNBC crew.

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        • BrightonEllithorpe

          @grayrough NO…if RP loses, we all lose.

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    • SteveWWallace

      Obvious to someone who has no faith or even hope that our country will ever see Freedom again. Further, we don’t need luck, as we have skill and experience, not to mention the TRUTH on our side.

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  • grayrough

    Christie’s endorsement of Romney is probably the first really good indication that the tea party dragging the country more to the right is over. Romney is now a real threat and Romney is about as left as a Repub can be. Still a lost cause for the ordinary joe but better than the baggers and anything they ever offered.

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  • Let Freedom Ring

    Its more effective to stand up for what you believe in then to go wasting your time putting down the people that you don’t agree with!

    Ron Paul is a great example of this!

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    • grayrough

      @Let Freedom Ring

      But when you support Ron Paul who is a loser and a dead end, what else are people supposed to do? We’re only trying to tell you to stop losing! Stop choosing losers!

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  • Let Freedom Ring

    America needs Ron Paul.

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  • Paulcolyte

    I can’t believe how low Paul is in the polls now and that Cain passed him. Are we headed for another establishment election? How do all these rino’s keep getting so popular? Where’s the tea party support for Paul?

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  • kenwcreative

    Chris CHristie endorsed Romney!?!? LOL He flips more then a chef at a pancake house.

    How sad this is. I really don’t understand what the hell is wrong with people.

    MUST. VOTE. STATUS. QUO.

    RON PAUL 2012

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    • grayrough

      @kenwcreative

      Best choice because he’s the only sensible choice. The rest are crazy teabaggers. So why don’t you nutbars consider the reason why Massachusetts isn’t going to ever give up Romney care? Hmmmm?

      Ya think it’s because it offers the people some real freedom, not the kind of freedom that serves the right’s purpose of ripping off the little people under the banner of freedom? You know, freedom in the form of healthcare that’s too expensive to afford and doesn’t serve 50 million people? You know, the kind of freedom you imagine but are afraid of thinking about too deeply?

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    • grayrough

      @kenwcreative

      Well at least you get that right. Christie never was anything more than a fat pig rightie who played tough guy sometimes in order to impress people with that kind of routine. He was Ann Coulter’s favorite, what more do I have to tell you? Keriste, you people have no idea at all do you!

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