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October 19th, 2011
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Video: Keeping them Honest: Candidate claims

Anderson Cooper is holding the GOP presidential candidates accountable and fact-checking statements made at the Las Vegas debate on Tuesday night.

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Ruby

    If these candidates were real leaders who were concerned about the American people, they would be pushing for Congress to pass both a jobs bill (NOW) and getting that budget supercommittee moving. Instead, all I'm hearing is a bunch of partisan rhetoric that got us where we are.

    I'm still not seeing a viable candidate. The middle class, after 25 years of sliding, can't afford Cain's 9-9-9 Plan. And without a vibrant middle class, I don't see how we can recover.

    October 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
  2. WilliamDennisParks

    This is just Like the "R" Mess in Congress, all they do is argue and back Stab !

    October 21, 2011 at 1:38 am |
  3. Boyadine

    Nice one setting the record straight and nipping the poor little me candidate in the bud

    October 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  4. Evan Sumners

    I thank you mr.cooper for giving MY president RON PAUL ample questions and discussion time. Its sad to seem some media reporters down playing s creditable man with a solid plan.

    October 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  5. Peter

    I have a question to all Republican presidential candidates at the next upcoming debate:

    There's plenty of blame going on at the current administration, particularly against President Obama.

    Question: If you were elected president, and the economic situation will not change for the better significantly within 2-3 years who should the American people blame?

    October 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  6. Barry Baker

    Keeping them honest is a nice idea! Start by asking them honest questions. Why does Romney not want to debate what happened over 3 years ago and how we got here? What do they feel is the cause of our current economic crisis? Did the Bush Tax Cuts contribute to our deficit? After 6 years of full GOP control that created this economy, why should they get another chance? If all of them were opposed to (Bush's) TARP plan, what would have happened to GM and the too big to fail banks? If all of them detest the $250 billion in stimulus money, why did they all take it? Did Gov. Perry take $11 billion in protest? And pull back all foreign aide, really? We should stop rebuilding Iraq? Oh yeah, we invaded a country needlessly but since that was more than 3 years ago we can't honestly discuss it?

    October 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
  7. Joseph Capistran

    Mr. Cooper,

    How come Ron Paul doesn't get much support though he is on of the only candidates that is genuine about what he would mandate in office knowing that the president doesn't have much power besides things like the budget or using his/her political capital to push their agenda?

    October 20, 2011 at 12:30 am |
    • Josh

      Also, he was the only candidate who wasn't offered a closing statement. I really believe there's a media agenda (on all networks, even Fox) to ignore Ron Paul. He wins a straw poll and it's reported as no big deal. Another candidate wins one, and it's marked as a huge feat. I'd REALLY like to know why Ron Paul didn't have the opportunity to have a closing statement. At the end of the debate, you can even hear Santorum mention it to Ron Paul.

      October 20, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  8. John C

    So, question: If taxes are raised on the rich, will charitable giving increase or decrease drastically? Could it lead to a downfall of many not-for-profit organizations if the rich have no monetary incentive to give?

    October 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  9. Lin

    In this male dominated field of politics, I am aghast that no one seems Michele Bachmann worth mentioning, let alone regard her as a serious contender. Advice from a 87 year old feminist: shift your priorities of looking at the candidates.

    October 20, 2011 at 12:18 am |
  10. DCWare

    I actually thought Michelle Bachmann did very well. I was cheering for her several times. I hope she gets selected as a VP choice from the eventual nominee. I'm not sure if I want her as President simply because I would like to see someone with some relevant experience this time around either business or chief executive.

    October 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm |