Iowa GOP Debate - Allentown, PA

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Who won the Republican Presidential Debate?

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Deborah Alfano

Allentown, PA

#1 Aug 11, 2011
He stayed focused, clear, had ideas and solutions

Pennsburg, PA

#2 Aug 11, 2011
Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who stands for the Constitution, sound money, and Liberty. The rest are big government statists and Federal Reserve protagonists.
Jean Kelly

Allentown, PA

#3 Aug 11, 2011
Provided precise answers to questions, has charisma, humor, and solid reasoning to his thoughts and actions.

Allentown, PA

#4 Aug 11, 2011
His ideas are the only thing that stands in opposition of the corrupt tyrants in Washington.
Elizabeth Wetzig

Allentown, PA

#5 Aug 11, 2011
He was the most reasonable and he showed his great business expertise. He also showed his real wisdom in a plaiin and simple explanations everyone could understand.

Whitehall, PA

#6 Aug 11, 2011
He was not attacked by other candidates, nor attacked them. Mitt stayed focused on the reason he was at the debate.
Steve S

Allentown, PA

#7 Aug 11, 2011
Country has taken a Huge Leap towards Socialistm
Ron Paul is the only candidate to stand for The Constitution and conservative values

Allentown, PA

#8 Aug 11, 2011
The only one telling the truth that we need honest money and smaller Government

Reading, PA

#9 Aug 11, 2011
He was focused and poised, and didn't get into petty fights as other candidates did.

Allentown, PA

#10 Aug 11, 2011
The only choice!!!!!!!!!!
Gary W. Wright

Seaside, OR

#11 Aug 11, 2011
Knowledgeable, experienced and solid ideas about how to get the economy going from here on. Handled critical questions from media with wisdom & calm. In a word: Presidential!

Allentown, PA

#12 Aug 11, 2011
He is the only one with a real plan to change, in a manner that fixes, our economy and the social aspect of our Federal government

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Since: Nov 09

Nogal, New Mexico, USA

#13 Aug 11, 2011
Ron Paul....winner....patriot

Two Party Political System

Flag Day ! President Barack Obama is expected to withdraw roughly 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year. I am confused. During our effort to win victory in the Pacific and Europe, did we stop mid-stream to withdraw troops?

Will the withdrawal BEFORE victory in Afghanistan/Pakistan put the remaining troops at greater risk and greater loss?

Will a Republican or democrat party politician (McCain included) have compassion for the families that have lost soldiers over these last TEN years? Say, how many years till victory in Europe and the Pacific?

What is the difference today and then? Korea ~ Viet Nam ~ Somalia ~ Libya and on and on ad nauseam. We have a president(s) that send our soldiers, airmen and sailors into battles with no intention of achieving victory. Their interest must be monetary. For they simply replace body bags with fresh live soldiers. Flag Day! No victories.

What is the difference today and then? During the 1940s would our president(s) disregard the Geneva Convention or Uniform Code of Military Justice and shoot captives, unarmed prisoners of war?

I am confused? American citizens are asked to sacrifice (life and finance) to pay more taxes and to take greater cuts in social programs. Neither the Republican party or candidates or the democrats direct any cuts whatsoever of monies our government and citizens send to foreigners and many foreign governments that are actually our enemies, i.e. Palestinians, Pakistanis, now Egyptians (islamists).

I am confused? There is no organization or party (including the Tea Party) that appear to address these important issues. Am I confused by the two party system? The parties have only interest in issues as election arguments and not issues that actually solve international and internal problems. No party, while in office (or out) pursues issues that impact upon the citizens. The only issue of importance is an issue that they may use to campaign for the next election.

Question: Is there truly any difference when we vote for one party over the other?

proud, God fearing, patriotic, Republican, Lincoln County Tea Member, old fashioned American, hoping for a revival of American patriotism


Hatfield, PA

#14 Aug 12, 2011
i wish people would catch up to Ron Paul a little faster. He would make a great President he reminds me of Calvin Colidge. He would keep us out of other counties and maybe we could defend our own boarders. He thinks outside the box and has been consistent. We are all conditioned to think we need war. If we have enemies... MOLON LABE

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#15 Aug 12, 2011
Ron Paul is the best republican candidate and has been for quite a while. The problem for Paul is that he will not get the money from the big spending and huge military-industrial complex. He's not well liked by the big banks or big oil because he's against their subsidies and huge tax breaks that other industries don't enjoy.
Get rid of the corrupting money in politics today and Ron Paul would stand a chance.

Allentown, PA

#16 Aug 12, 2011
Ron paul is consistant, honest, says what he means, means what he says! knows what his role is, moreover he seeks to educate citizens on what there role is, he is along with all politicians the public servant, WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE BOSS!! i think we're ready for some firing, and a new hire, RON PAUL IN 2012.

Allentown, PA

#17 Aug 12, 2011
Ron Paul 2012!!!!!!!!!!
Paul 2012

Allentown, PA

#18 Aug 12, 2011
His position on various subjects was well thought out, backed up by actual facts, and he is clearly passionate about solving America's problems and restoring our image in the world. Everyone else came across as a "standard politician" and a pawn of the bankers.
Paul Reitmeir

Bethlehem, PA

#19 Aug 13, 2011
Ron Paul is a comon sense guy. We know what his positions are because he doesn't bounce around.
I also liked Gingrich for taking on the media.
Annette in PA

Bartonsville, PA

#20 Aug 13, 2011
Paul Cain and Gingrich were the only ones to say anything substantive. Ron Paul though had depth in more areas, and this forum allowed for more than 30 sec sound bites so full thoughts could be set forth. Bravo Fox!

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