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Republican cancer present well they're all revved up over issues and over each other and just minutes three of them go on a record right here live from Las Vegas we have speaker Newt Gingrich represent Michelle Bachmann and mr.
Herman -- He had just minutes away but first.
Former -- yeah.
-- -- Good evening Greta how are you.
-- well okay we've just -- and in debate number eight has just happened so imagine two part question.
What were you looking for as a voter -- what do you think most Americans will.
I was -- war candidate to start talent -- actually what their plan is not just a you know verbalize this idea that they have a plan and that the present us with a plan on how to deal with the housing market that's in the taken.
He's jobless numbers that are just atrocious but actually.
Present indeed tell their plan Herman Cain thankfully though a lot of people are criticizing his plan He does have some specifics that He laid out -- that was appreciated that's what I was looking -- didn't get a lot of that.
I'm certainly I think -- Americans in general are looking for.
Eventually hear that top candidate to start Friday seem to the top so we can start concentrating -- Preparing.
The GOP candidate to face Obama in the debates in the general election and dumped make sure that he's a one term president.
-- get that out of this debate to be honest with you Greta I don't I think Americans would agree with me that there were still.
Looking for that candidate to will rise to this topic and be the that front runner.
What I find myself I confess they know mr.
paying more attention when their bickering and fight and I know that's wrong.
Because I know that's not where the substances but -- and that's what -- not I.
I'm embarrassed to say that when that happens you know it peaks my interest and I -- I wonder if that's what grabs the American people's interest as well I you know and are today more adult and they had their warrants in the substance issues.
I think that we are more interested in substance and that's why like.
Tonight Newt Gingrich again I think I did the best because He seems to be above.
A lot of the bickering that goes on let let me confessed to that we're far our worst behind you guys in time zone so.
When the debate started couple minutes into the debate my kids started walking through the door after school an after play -- play dates and here they're gonna griping and bickering amongst each other.
-- the debate in my other year the candidates are out there.
Bickering and fighting amongst each other honestly for a minute or two there didn't know -- description I've been listening to and which group was making more sense.
Hopefully the candidates kinda calmed down and started talking more about detail and the things that -- serious.
An electorate that is very serious -- these serious times needs to hear.
But for a while there Greta that it was that big Green and some of that infighting that really turns a lot of people off from.
Campaigns and from politics that gets in the way.
-- being able to decide who it should be to rise to the top to face -- a -- in future debates.
We -- sort of the issues that I was hoping to hear from tonight and there was one question not a sexy an issue that I wrote up my nose before hand because I think it's -- issue that matters a whole lot the American people is that so many American people at their homes are under water that they owe more than the homes are worth.
And it really is a crisis because even if you get a job and another town chances are you can't sell your house to -- another town to do it but -- got the bank breathing down your throat and you know I guess that's the dead certain I -- know what someone can do much better what's on plans to do and I don't think we've got.
Quite deep -- that.
We didn't get deep enough into that we didn't get deep into -- issues like that China's rise and the EU -- -- very important issues that are international that -- -- -- America and our economy that's for the housing market that is why we like to hear from Santorum -- -- to talk about.
And Libby did not does government living within its means but.
We as individuals living within our means and not -- becoming so indebted to that He.
You know that this.
Permanent financial class of those who make decisions -- that could ultimately hurt us we we like to hear about personal responsibility but.
Alternately what we need to hear from these candidates is.
In order to create more jobs in America so that people don't have to worry about how in the world are they going to pay their mortgage how is it that they will pay their bills they will have jobs because we will have industry here again.
We get that of course by.
When I think we need to eliminates that big corporate income tax.
That it's currently highest in the industrialized world chasing jobs offshore.
We can reduce that 118 -- -- that's one step that we can take your things like that from these candidates dean tells specifics on how it is that we will attract industry here create jobs -- the private sector keep more of what they earning creek in order to create jobs.
And not just kind of these nebulous someday I'm gonna have a plan that I'm gonna present to you all voters stay tuned and hang in there for the next debate maybe you're gonna hear it then.
How went to -- Extend debates become a little bits and really beauty contest.
Are even sporting event so we have you know where are our favorite -- candor favorite Jersey.
And to what extent you know we really do learn something subs have no because as I go -- -- up.
I probably -- -- -- the eight debate.
I could've answered each question for each candidate because I've heard -- say -- and haven't strayed from my not that as a criticism it is we've we've been over this.
And so I'm wondering you know wow what what is -- -- the value although I find them very engaging the watch.
They are still so valuable though because this is the conventional tool but we have to help vet candidates before.
-- they -- that general election and as I've expressed before we learned our lesson and -- -- -- an individual Barack Obama who wasn't that it and hear this go around Barack Obama would know primary opponent didn't.
On the Democrat side He again won't get to skate through into a general election and it's it's kind of a necessary evil I think in some respects parts of these debates.
But I get is necessary we need to have these candidates vetted but we also in the commentators the host of these debate it and -- you press a little bit harder on.
Given me is -- the Canada's so whopping get to escape actually answering the question they -- just didn't hit it and go walk on to their sound -- that they wanted the ten seconds that they have.
To make a point.
I think -- host need to kind of dig a little bit more and and come back to act that candidates say no that's not what I asked you here's what I asked you please answer it.
I guess one of the complex event Barbie if we -- defend another network but it's sort of complicated -- -- it got so many candidates out there.
And you got some sort of sense like you've got to give every once or equal opportunity.
And He asks -- question they -- -- -- -- -- zero item be it certainly got all these people expecting that the same a lot of time.
I mean might be a wise -- to do if these if these debates are broken down into teams of three -- -- really effectively do that -- It otherwise if you really are -- forced to number seven a game show aspect -- with so many up there and trying to accommodate the -- I I can understand so the difficulty and try and did to really -- -- -- get those answers.
Yeah that's a good point well that's where the journalism.
And it needs to act.
And the journalists really needs to exercise their talents and make sure that down.
The questions are being asked precisely.
By the candidates -- they are questioning.
You actually of one of the -- examples about your raises even the question was asked about foreign policy not.
What do you do but form for an hey I mean which countries Jerry are you willing to cut back out which ones are you not mean.
Those are enormously complicated topics and what we sort of due to these -- candidates as we say okay get sixty seconds to answer.
What do you do about Pakistan they hate us ever given him a lot of money so you got sixty seconds -- my question spends a lot the only up forty seconds.
-- that's why it's refreshing to hear somebody candid and blunt like that Michelle Obama -- Michelle Bachmann I'm -- tonight.
She came right out -- she said no she would not cut foreign aid to Israel because they are such a strong ally.
We appreciate that -- -- not.
You know spin around and give -- -- I'm trying to get too many answers into one that 62 sound -- appreciate the -- -- in that respect.
You know what I'm well that we talk about the spinning I think that we -- -- -- -- -- with as if your comment I was does take you know as a friend a million things get -- the show some may have missed it.
-- -- was the whole question about illegal immigration and about the people in this country and what to do about the situation those are here illegally.
And -- it's enormously difficult and complicated topic and is sometimes prone to sound bytes but.
-- we really haven't gotten a really strong sort of plan about what to do because this affects you know little lives families and death and has all sorts of up problems of winning get an answer and I'm not -- -- Sixty seconds.
I we -- in sixty seconds hey you look -- Act Rick Perry tried to explain that he's worked for ten years as a governor of -- border straight Tri-State trying to get the federal government to do its job.
In protecting and securing our border in yet that especially under Barack Obama the federal government will not do that and He certainly had his pants fall and yes.
He's seen as somebody who's -- I think actually illegal immigration by providing.
-- instate tuition for those who are not residents of his stay because He illegal immigrants who are there -- they're not even you know obviously they're not residents of America legally much less -- state of Texas so he's.
Seen as being kind of -- contradiction.
Is what he's embraced there and He hasn't been able to explain in sixty seconds how He can.
I kind of act -- his message there and be seen as somebody who does want to secure the border.
Not allow illegal immigrants to be hired as of course He made that.
The point today in taking the gloves off against Romney for evidently having hired illegals and his personal life.
And it's just sound like Rick -- have a heck of a time trying to explain his position.
On illegal immigration when He has incentivized.
Be able to.
Really -- grasp the benefit that said the majority of Americans would never be able to take advantage.
Instate tuition in the state of Texas went.
You know -- You're not -- -- as those who.
Yeah imagine about the with a good governor Perry -- take -- -- slotted governor Romney about hiring.
Illegal let people in the country and I don't mind memory may be sort of faulty on this.
But it seemed a little bit like a cheap shot I think the story is is that they were people who worked for a company who are doing lawn service for them -- He hired the company or something like that.
And so you know there's a lot and -- there's a lot of -- people take its slots each other which seem a little bit not presidential not on the issues.
And you would think in some ways rather -- sliding each other.
They might wanna be served more focused on their substance their program and how they would defeat the president -- based thinks should be president.
Bingo exactly that is to -- when I explain that scenario ice that is evidently what had happened because I don't know the facts America doesn't know the facts certainly.
He'll have the -- continents in that.
Campaign staffers really dig into that issue an entry into will be rebuild whether Romney engaged in hiring knowingly illegal immigrants are not.
But what's a bell like data's wrong though it it's tough to I'm -- that type -- bell.
And yes bottom line is we all want these potential.
Presidential candidates who will be facing Barack Obama and in the general election debate to start concentrating -- what is that He have done wrong these 143.
Weeks that we have been underneath his.
Failed socialist type policies that are bankrupting this country we ought to focus on what it is.
That He done wrong and how it is that the GOP can do better for this country instead of the nit picking and that and that.
Cheap shots that go back and forth again maybe a necessary evil in this process the primary process but.
Not really gets tiring yeah I think it hit a lot of it is a waste of resource and time and we want to concentrate.
On what really matters here.
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As He waited so I had thought of it and it to the extent that we sort of score these they're probably shouldn't I thought that was actually sort of effective way to end it for him.
Everybody could learn from Newt Gingrich in the way in his calm cool collected manner he's kind of seen it all before in.
This political game if you well.
I've new Gingrich would lead you would clobber Barack Obama in any debate any forum that He had to do with substance when it comes to policy and solutions -- The challenges that America faces new Gingrich would clobber Barack Obama -- he's going to be the one -- surfaces ask.
-- -- fortunate candidate who gets to face Barack Obama because unfortunately in this day and age.
Sometimes conventional wisdom would dictate that He who has the most money the campaign dollars.
-- I don't want to it to had believed that this is going to be the case this go around I.
If not Newt Gingrich hopefully the other candidates whether they have this much money as the next guy or not will learn from new -- understandably want to hear a substance we want to -- -- we don't want to hear the engagement of the nit picky and the bickering because that just plays right on into the last handbook as they get ready for the general election debates.
And regrettably the media loves that because that does spike the viewer interest when -- few pokes -- of the sound bytes.
Yes evidently they do because -- you know this was what debate number whatever it was and we still have probably a dozen more of them and and then -- networks love them cable loves them because that people tune -- and unfortunately a lot of it's all about readings.
Let me you'll get some smaller ones we -- that you were relevant market -- -- -- -- -- the candidates and candidate should be and that I'm more willing to help the networks out -- doing something -- -- but they got rules -- got rules and it's not always the best system but then -- governor don't thank you.
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