Fox Business 2015 GOP primary debate: on Principles & Values


Bobby Jindal: Republicans should embrace Republican principles

Q: Republicans lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. Are Democrats simply putting forward a better national economic message?

JINDAL: No, I think right now there's not much difference between the two parties. The reason we keep losing nationally is we try to be cheaper versions of the Democratic party. What if the Republicans, what if Republicans actually embraced our own principles?

Q: What are those principles?

JINDAL: If you want bigger paychecks, you want more jobs, you want less government dependence, you're going to have to cut government spending. If Republicans want to win national elections, let's be conservatives, let's be Republicans, let's not be a second version of the liberal party, let's cut government spending and grow the American economy.

Source: 2015 Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier GOP debate Nov 10, 2015

Carly Fiorina: Take back government and restore security and prosperity

Imagine a Clinton presidency. Our military will deteriorate. Our veterans will not be cared for. The rich will get richer. The poor will get poorer. The middle class will continue to get crushed. A Clinton presidency will corrode the character of this nation. Because of the Clinton way: lie as long as you can get away with it. We will restore the character of this nation, the security of this nation, the prosperity of this nation, because as citizens, we will take our government back.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

John Kasich: Capitalism needs values to avoid unfettered greed

I'll tell you about Wall Street: There's too much greed. Free enterprise is a system that's produced the greatest wealth for the world. Free enterprise is great, profits are great, but there have to be some values that underlay it, and they need a good ethics lesson on Wall Street on a regular basis to keep them in check so we, the people, do not lose.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

John Kasich: Conservative government will rebuild American from bottom up

The conservative movement is all about opportunity. It is about lower taxes. It's about balanced budgets. It's about less regulation. And it's about sending power, money and influence back to where we live so we can run America from the bottom up. Once we have the power and the money and the influence, each of us have a responsibility to reach out and to rebuild our families, make them stronger, and connect our neighborhoods.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

Marco Rubio: This election is a generational choice about 21st century

This next election is a generational choice. A choice about what kind of nation we will be in the 21st century. We have a society that stigmatizes those that hold cultural values that are traditional. We have millions living paycheck to paycheck. We have young Americans who owe thousands of dollars in student loans. The Democratic Party has no ideas about the future. All their ideas are the same, tired ideas of the past. They will be the party of the past, we will be the party of the 21st century
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

Marco Rubio: Each generation has left America better, until now

The story of America is the story of a nation that for over two centuries each generation has left the next better off than themselves. Now, for the first time in our history, that is in doubt. If the next 4 years are like the last 8, our children will be the first Americans worse off than their parents. This election is about making a different choice, about applying our principles of limited government and free enterprise to the issues.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

Mike Huckabee: I want to give a chance for American dream

It's a long way from a little brick house in Hope, Arkansas to this stage. I want to be the favorite of the people who still want to believe the American dream can work for them. I got a letter from a third grader in North Dakota. She sent $6 dollars from her allowance, and said, "I want to help you be president." I'm going to keep fighting because somewhere out there in North Dakota, and all over America, there are kids who need a president who will never forget where they came from.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

Rick Santorum: I'm a real conservative who won in a blue state

Gov. Bobby JINDAL: If politicians say they're going to be conservative, they say they're going to cut spending but they don't do it, why should we send them to DC? Let's elect a conservative to the White House, not just any Republican.

Gov. Chris CHRISTIE: We need someone who knows how to beat Democrats in a Democratic area. I've done it twice as governor of New Jersey.

SANTORUM: This is a real legitimate debate between Chris and Bobby: Chris says we need someone who can win in a blue state, and Bobby says we need a real principled conservative. [Holds out arms offering himself as meeting both criteria]. 92% conservative voting record. I was actually the author of welfare reform, which is the only time we've ever seen a federal entitlement actually cut. We cut it. You want someone who can win Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, with a conservative message, I'm your guy.

Source: 2015 Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier GOP debate Nov 10, 2015

Ted Cruz: We the people can turn this nation around

58 years ago, my father fled Cuba. As he stood on the deck of that ferryboat with the wind and salt air blowing, he looked back at the oppression and torture he was escaping. And yet he looked forward to the promise of America. His story is our story. What ties Americans together is we are all the children of those who risked everything for freedom. If we get back to the free market principles and constitutional liberties that built this country, we can turn this country around.
Source: Fox Business/WSJ Second Tier debate Nov 10, 2015

  • The above quotations are from Fox Business/Wall Street Journal Two-Tier 2015 GOP primary debate
    First Tier: Top Eight by polls
    Second Tier: Four other Republicans
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2016 Presidential contenders on Principles & Values:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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