On Medicaid, it’s really pretty simple. Like Jon and Mitt know, you send it back to the states and let us do it.Rick Perry, saying the states will be able to handle Medicaid reforms safely and responsibly.
…we will most likely bail out Europe, which will be a real tragedy.Ron Paul, making clear his bleak long-term assessment of the euro zone debt crisis.
Thanks for reminding everybody. What I’ve found is, in a state like mine, with a legislature that was 85% Democrat, you’re always playing an away game.Mitt Romney, chuckling through the first sentence as the moderator questioned his collaboration with the late Ted Kennedy in crafting Massachusetts’ health care reform law.
…and by the way, that was the Department of Energy I was reaching for a few moments ago.Rick Perry, using the first few seconds of his next answer to try to blunt the damage from the epic blank he drew when trying to list three government agencies he’d abolish.
One, they’re stealing intellectual property. Two, they’re hacking into government computers. And three, they’re manipulating their currency.Mitt Romney, pledging as he has in the past to get tough with “cheaters like China” on the matter of currency manipulation. Romney’s explanation of what he would do when elected was to classify China as a currency manipulator, and work to affect change through the WTO.
There’s three big problems with Dodd-Frank: One, it doesn’t provide oversight for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac… the other two problems with Dodd-Frank? Dodd and Frank.Herman Cain, getting an applause line out of GOP disdain for Rep. Barney Frank and former Senator Chris Dodd. Cain has pledged to work to repeal the Dodd-Frank financial reform law if he’s elected President.
If anyone’s looking for the slickest politician or the smoothest debater, I readily admit I’m not that person. I’m hoping the American people are the types of individuals who understand that there are mistakes that get made.Texas Gov. Rick Perry • Defending his infamous gaffe, where he awkwardly forgot one of the departments he recommended eliminating, on “Fox & Friends” this morning. Many, including us, called it a campaign-killer. He’s not doing bad as far as the apologies go, though, and that could save him. Can he be a frontrunner again, though? Considering he came in as the Great Texas Hope, that’s the real question. source (via • follow)