#GOPDebate Transcript – Jeb Bush’s Questions & Answers

BRET BAIER: Governor Bush, you have insisted that you’re your own man. You say you have a life experience uniquely your own. Not your father’s, not your brother’s. But there are several opponents on this stage who get big-applause lines in early voting states with this line: quote, “the last thing the country needs is another Bush in the Oval Office.” So do you understand the real concern in this country about dynastic politics? JEB BUSH: Absolutely, I do, and I’m gonna run hard, run with heart, and run to win. I’m…

#GOPDebate Transcript – Ted Cruz’s Questions & Answers

CHRIS WALLACE: Senator Cruz, your colleague, Senator Paul, right there next to you, said a few months ago he agrees with you on a number of issues, but he says you do nothing to grow the party. He says you feed red meat to the base, but you don’t reach out to minorities. You have a toxic relationship with GOP leaders in Congress. You even called the Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell a liar recently. How can you win in 2016 when you’re such a divisive figure? TED CRUZ: Chris,…

#GOPDebate Transcript – Chris Christie’s Questions & Answers

BRET BAIER: Governor Christie, you’re not exactly the darling of conservatives. You tout your record as a Republican governor in a blue state. On Facebook, the most people talking about you, not surprisingly, come from your state of New Jersey, and one of the top issues they are talking about is the economy. This — this may be why. Under your watch, New Jersey has undergone nine credit rating downgrades. The state’s 44th in private sector growth. You face an employee pension crisis and the Garden State has the third…

#GOPDebate Transcript – Rick Perry’s Questions & Answers

BILL HEMMER: You were in charge of the 12th largest economy in the world, and you recently said that four years ago, you weren’t ready for this job. Why should someone vote for you now? RICK PERRY: After those four years of looking back and being prepared, the preparation to be the most powerful individual in the world requires an extraordinary amount of work: not just having been the governor of the 12th largest economy in the world, which I might add, we added 1.5 million jobs during that period of…

#GOPDebate Transcript – Carly Fiorina’s Questions & Answers

MARTHA MACCALLUM: Now we go to Carly Fiorina. Carly, you were CEO of Hewlett-Packard. You ran for Senate and lost in California in 2010. This week, you said “Margaret Thatcher was not content to manage a great nation in decline, and neither am I.” Given your current standings in the polls, is the Iron Lady comparison a stretch? CARLY FIORINA: Well, I would begin by reminding people that at this point in previous presidential elections, Jimmy Carter couldn’t win, Ronald Reagan couldn’t win, Bill Clinton couldn’t win, and neither could’ve…

From ILJ: The pre-debate rituals of 2016 Republican candidates [video]

Before 2016 Republican presidential contenders engage in the ritual of debate, they perform their own personal rituals of debate. Here’s what goes on before they hit the stage. This is the latest video release from the social first, mobile first news source IJ.com – the 3rd largest news site in the US according to Quantcast. Directed/Edited by: Rob Groulx Kenny Wassus Producer: Benny Johnson

Preview of the Fox News GOP Debate

The two line-ups are set for the Fox News/Facebook GOP Debate this Thursday. The 7pm MST debate will feature Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich. The earlier 3pm MST debate would have featured Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal and Carly Fiorina, but since FNS dropped their 1% threshold rule, they will also be joined by Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Jim Gilmore. The prime-time debate is two hours and the afternoon debate is one…

2016 Republican Presidential Debate ‘Voters First’ Forum [video]

From the video description: All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This event was the first opportunity to hear all of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on one stage. The candidates appeared one at a time, answering questions determined by the editors of the Union Leader based on the topics suggested by the public. Senators Crux (R-TX), Paul (R-KY), and Rubio (R-FL) appeared via video link from Washington, D.C. Jack Heath…