South Carolina "first GOP debate" at Peace Concert Hall SC, May 5th, 2011, sponsored by Fox News; moderator: Chris Wallace & Juan Williams; participants: Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Gary Johnson.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC from 9:00-10:30 p.m.. +
Sponsors: South Carolina Republican Party and FOX News.
Candidates: Rep. Ron Paul, Herman Cain, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Sen. Rick Santorum, and former Gov. Gary Johnson.
Moderator: Bret Baier. Panel of reportersóChris Wallace, Juan Williams, Shannon Bream.
Audience: Peace Center is a 2,100-seat concert hall, although the Carolina Ledger blog reported, "Empty blocks of seats can be seen from the main floor to the second balcony."
Broadcast: Live on the FOX News Channel.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Rick Santorum: FactCheck: Under 1/4 of pregnancies end in abortion, not 1/3.
Gary Johnson: Right to choose up until viability of the fetus.
Tim Pawlenty: Stem-cell research ok on previous embryos, but not new ones.
Budget & Economy|
Gary Johnson: On verge of financial collapse unless we balance budget.
Tim Pawlenty: I left MN with a balanced budget, not a $6B deficit.
Herman Cain: Ignoring DOMA is treasonous breach of presidential duty.
Ron Paul: Government is totally unnecessary for gay marriage laws.
Gary Johnson: Harm-reduction: health issue rather than criminal issue.
Ron Paul: We don't need laws to tell us to not use heroin.
Tim Pawlenty: Let school districts decide on teaching intelligent design.
Energy & Oil|
Herman Cain: Establish real energy independence, with existing resources.
Tim Pawlenty: I made a mistake in considering cap-and-trade in MN.
Tim Pawlenty: Never subordinate US decisions to UN, as Obama did in Libya.
Ron Paul: Legalizing prostitution is about protecting liberty.
Tim Pawlenty: No top-down, government-run, limited-choice system.
Gary Johnson: No waterboarding under any circumstances.
Herman Cain: Protect our people by whatever means, even waterboarding.
Rick Santorum: Waterboarding gets useful info, like on Osama bin Laden.
Ron Paul: Waterboarding doesn't achieve anything.
Tim Pawlenty: Enhanced interrogation techniques counter radical jihadists.
Gary Johnson: Long unemployment benefits postpones dealing with problem.
Principles & Values|
Buddy Roemer: Driving across SC and NH to shake hands & start listening.
Herman Cain: Abolish the IRS; implement 23% national sales tax.
War & Peace|
Gary Johnson: I opposed the Iraq War from the beginning.
Gary Johnson: No Afghan timetable; start tomorrow & finish in a few months.
Herman Cain: No clear strategy in either Libya or Syria.
The above quotations are from South Carolina "first GOP debate" at Peace Concert Hall SC, May 5th, 2011, sponsored by Fox News; moderator: Chris Wallace & Juan Williams; participants: Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Gary Johnson..
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