Republican Debate live thread Jan 7

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    It's just starting now. Anyone else watching?
     
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    The difference between Romney and much of the rest of the field: Romney says the stimulus could have been better directed. Others have falsely claimed that it created zero new jobs.
     
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    Santorum is full of Santorum. He just said the most important issue we face is Iran.

    but, in all fairness, I think almost all of them are just itching to bomb Iran and if not Iran, they'd be happy declaring war on somebody.
     
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    How the field has changed: Santorum has gotten several chances to talk, and Perry hasn't gotten any questions yet.
     
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    That’s likely a plus for Perry.
     
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    Romney: I can't imagine a state banning contraception.

    That shows a real lack of imagination on his part, especially if we include the "morning-after pill" in the category of contraception.

    Romney also seems to be surprisingly ignorant of the relevant history. He didn't seem to know that the Supreme Court had struck down state contraception bans, but then he seemed to begin to recall it as he steered the discussion to striking down Roe v. Wade.
     
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    If I understand Paul's take on the contraception issue, it seems quite bizarre. He said the fact that contraceptives were sold state-to-state and thus subject to Congress's ability to regulate interstate commerce meant that states couldn't ban contraceptives. This seems both very odd and contrary to what I thought Paul's philosophy was.
     
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    Why are they spending so much time on gayness? You can find out how each of the candidates feel about homosexuality really easily.
     
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    What a stupid waste of time discussing gay/lesbian marriage. Back to football for me.
     
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    Gingrich complains that the news media covers homophobia more than homophobiaphobia, suggesting that the Catholic church should be able to receive federal funds to discriminate against gay people.
     

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