Republicans Face Off in Tea Party Debate

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The GOP presidential candidates faced off last night before an audience of 1,000 Tea Party activists in Tampa, Florida. Gov. Rick Perry, who has surged to the front of the race since entering last month, faced heavy scrutiny from his seven challengers over his record as governor of Texas, including a state order to vaccinate girls against HPV and college tuition for the children of illegal immigrants. Mitt Romney, the other front runner, criticized Perry over his past assertion that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme."

For highlights and analysis, Kate Zernicke, national correspondent for The New York Times and author of "Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America," and Doug Guetzloe, radio talk show host and co-founder of the Florida Tea Party, join the program.

Comments [2]

listener

Wouldn't "boiling mad" be a better description of the recent comments and actions of union leaders close to the President in the last two weeks which have gone ignored from the discussion?

Sep. 13 2011 09:58 AM
Steve Aldrin from Tampa

Why would you interview Doug Guetzloe who just finished serving a prison sentence - yes PRISON - for commiting a felony? You need to choose you guests more wisely.

(The Takeaway) The statements here may misrepresent Mr. Guetzloe. He recently served a jail sentence for violating Orange County election law, and was reportedly released two weeks early, according the Orlando Sentinel: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-06-22/news/os-doug-guetzloe-released-early-20110622_1_electioneering-communication-law-violation-case-doug-guetzloe (TheTakeaway)

Sep. 13 2011 12:22 AM

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