CNN and the Arizona Republican Party co-host GOP debate, Feb. 22, 2012
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from Arizona 2012 GOP debate hosted by CNN's John King (number of quotes indicated):
- Mitt Romney (6)
- Newt Gingrich (4)
- Rick Santorum (5)
- Ron Paul (3)
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CNN debate in Mesa, Arizona, Feb. 22, 2012
CNN's John King, moderator
On the eve of the Arizona primary (and the last debate before Super Tuesday on March 6, 2012)
| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Mitt Romney: Church employee birth control violates religious conscience.
Mitt Romney: MA churches can choose to not provide morning-after pills.
Newt Gingrich: Opposing contraception isn't extreme; legal infanticide is.
Ron Paul: Morning-after pill same as birth control pill; not immoral.
Budget & Economy|
Rick Santorum: I opposed the Wall Street bailouts and the auto bailout.
Mitt Romney: We should have forced automakers into managed bankruptcies.
Ron Paul: Auto bailout was bad because all bailouts are bad.
Families & Children|
Rick Santorum: Contraception for teens helps fix fracturing families.
Mitt Romney: Earmark system is broken; ban them with line-item veto.
Rick Santorum: Line-item veto needed; spending transparency until then.
Rick Santorum: Endorsed Arlen Specter to assure conservative Supreme Court.
Ron Paul: If Congress doesn't earmark, the Executive Branch decides.
Newt Gingrich: Government healthcare looks into abyss & moves to tyranny.
Rick Santorum: There are good earmarks, like Osprey military program.
Newt Gingrich: By 2014, finish job of constructing a double border fence.
Mitt Romney: Mistake to give automakers to unions as part of auto bailout.
Newt Gingrich: Auto bailout was unprecedented capitulation to unions.
Principles & Values|
Mitt Romney: My job was to ask Congress for earmarks for Olympics.
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