Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Presidential Elections 2012 - #3471 - VIDEO: Cuccinelli: Romney Answer About Healthcare Debate Sounded Like 'Obamacare' Light - Townhall (2) Glenn Beck Doesn't Hold Back in Gingrich Interview: Tough Questions on Mandates, Big Government and Global Warming - The Blaze

AG Ken Cuccinelli sizes up the performances of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in Saturday's candidate forum with Mike Huckabee. - Cuccinelli: Romney Answer about Healthcare Debate Sounded like 'Obamacare' Light - Townhall - Over the weekend, former Arkansas Governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee held a GOP presidential forum on his show. Each of the GOP candidates, besides Jon Huntsman who declined the invitation, sat down in front of three state attorney generals, Pam Bondi of Florida, Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma, to answer questions about the balance of power between the states and the federal government. Cuccinelli was one of the first AGs to file a lawsuit against ObamaCare and didn't seem very impressed with Mitt Romney's answer about how he would handle the topic of healthcare in a debate with Barack Obama. "I thought his [Romney] answer to my question on how he would deal with the president in a debate on the healthcare issue really made his program sound like ObamaCare light." Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Glenn Beck Doesn't Hold Back in Gingrich Interview: Tough Questions on Mandates, Big Government and Global Warming - The Blaze - Newt Gingrich is a man that I’ve met several times. I’ve had dinner with him when we were in Washington, D.C. He seems like a very nice man. We don’t know each ‑‑ we’re not buddies, but I have been around him enough to know that, you know, he’s a ‑‑ he’s an honest guy, a decent guy that has always shot straight with me. I want to make sure that you understand and that he understands that this is not a gotcha interview. I have serious concerns with Newt Gingrich, but it’s not a gotcha interview. This is just, I’m asking questions because I truly, deeply care about the country just as much as Newt Gingrich does but we differ on the answers, I believe. I’d like to have him convince me that I’m wrong. I would love to have him convince me that I’m wrong. Mr. Newt Gingrich, how are you, sir? GINGRICH: I’m doing well. How are you?  GLENN: I’m very good. Let’s start with ‑‑ let’s start with a piece of audio here where you were talking about healthcare and you went down the progressive road with Theodore Roosevelt.  GINGRICH: And for government to not leave guarantees that you don’t have the ability to change, no private corporation has the purchasing power or the ability to reshape the health system, and in this sense I guess I’m a Theodore Roosevelt Republican. In fact, if I were going to characterize my ‑‑ on health where I come from, I’m a Theodore Roosevelt Republican and I believe government can lean in the regulatory leaning is okay.  GLENN: Regulation and the government scares the crap out of me and I think most Tea Party kind of leaning conservatives, and Theodore Roosevelt was the guy who started the Progressive Party. How would you characterize your relationship with the progressive ideals of Theodore Roosevelt?  Read more..........

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