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Who won the CNN/tea party debate? The tea party, says the tea party



South Florida Tea Party & Florida Tea Party Chairman Everett Wilkinson on tonight's debate:

"The clear winner in the CNN Debate is the 'tea party movement.' It was exciting to see a country that is finally trying to focus on the fiscal issues. Gov. Rick Perry took some serious hits with his executive order that required HPV vaccine and support for illegal immigration. Former Speaker Newt made a lot of sense and is very unrated. Michelle Bachmann appears to have regain her footing.

"Congressman Ron Paul was doing great till he ran into a wall with national security. No one heard Paul's answer because of the boos. Businessman Herman Cain had a very simple and likable 999 plan, however he failed to play any serious part in the debate. I wish we could have heard from Third Party and Democrat candidates would have been there. In addition, there should have been questions to the candidates regarding the increased spending, trillions of new debt and lack of balanced budget regarding the Paul Ryan Budget Plan."

[Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2011 10:50pm]


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