2008 Republican primary debate, sponsored by ABC News, Facebook, and ABC affiliate WMUR; Jan. 5, 2008; at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire
Budget & Economy|
Ron Paul: Oil prices rise in part because of the weak dollar.
Ron Paul: We can’t afford a trillion-dollar war in Iraq.
Ron Paul: Tamper-proof I.D. for immigrants is a bad idea.
Energy & Oil|
Mitt Romney: Can’t become energy independent in a decade, but be on track.
Rudy Giuliani: Got to expand nuclear and do clean coal.
Ron Paul: No nation-building; no world policeman; no pre-emptive war.
Rudy Giuliani: The Patriot Act, Afghanistan and Iraq wars: all very good.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Untrue that 47M uninsured want to “not play”.
Fred Thompson: A good number of the people choose not to be insured.
Fred Thompson: We’ve got the best health care in the world.
John McCain: We should be able to reimport drugs from Canada.
John McCain: Include a health savings account in healthcare reform.
John McCain: The problem with health care in America is inflation.
Mike Huckabee: We don’t have a health-care system but a disease-care system.
Mitt Romney: Pharmaceutical companies create products to make us better.
Mitt Romney: MA state health insurance plan lowered costs.
Mitt Romney: Mandates on health insurance work in Massachusetts.
Rudy Giuliani: Include a health savings account in healthcare reform.
Rudy Giuliani: We have the best health care system in the world.
Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Claimed Clinton cut army by 25%; actually was 16%.
Fred Thompson: Pre-emptive war has got to be an option.
Fred Thompson: Oppose windfall profits tax on oil companies.
John McCain: I support the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war.
Mike Huckabee: Islamic terror is about worldwide caliphate, not US attacks.
Mitt Romney: Jihadists attack to destroy all moderate governments.
Mitt Romney: We need at least 100,000 more troops in our military.
Mitt Romney: Islamic terror has nothing to do with US policy of bases.
Ron Paul: Jihadists attack because we have bases in their countries.
Ron Paul: We’d be as furious as Muslims are, if our land was occupied.
Ron Paul: Grouping terrorists together damages relations with Muslims.
Rudy Giuliani: Islamic terror is existential threat, not based on US policy.
Rudy Giuliani: Terrorists attacked us before 9/11, and after 9/11.
John McCain: FactCheck: Yes, he has used the word “amnesty” in the past.
Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Yes, his ads DID accuse McCain of “amnesty”.
John McCain: I’ve never supported amnesty.
John McCain: We have to secure the borders first.
Mike Huckabee: Deport the illegal immigrants who don’t do it the right way.
Mike Huckabee: Seal the borders in a responsible way.
Mitt Romney: The 12 million illegal immigrants can’t stay forever.
Mitt Romney: Unfair to allow all illegal immigrants to stay.
Ron Paul: End all incentives and amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Rudy Giuliani: New York City was not a sanctuary city; we gave name to feds.
Rudy Giuliani: We should erect a fence along the border.
Rudy Giuliani: If you pay a fine, it’s not amnesty.
Mike Huckabee: We ought to un-tax innovation, un-tax income.
War & Peace|
John McCain: FactCheck: Yes, criticized Rumsfeld, but not before invasion.
Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: Correct that Romney did support timed withdrawal.
Fred Thompson: We’re on the way to prevailing in Iraq for a safer US.
Mike Huckabee: We should go to war with the army that we need.
Mitt Romney: You attack US and we respond; but use nonmilitary too.
Mitt Romney: Supported the surge; never supported a timed withdrawal.
The above quotations are from 2008 Republican primary debate, sponsored by ABC News, Facebook, and ABC affiliate WMUR; Jan. 5, 2008; at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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