9:01 PM: I think Ron Paul just said that 9/11 was caused by excessive government regulation. And let’s not forget the Ron Paul classic from earlier in the debate: we don’t need an FAA. The private sector should take over air traffic control.
9:09 PM: Perry: President Obama “an abject liar.”
9:09 PM: Interesting question from TPM Reader JB: “So who wins the George Hamilton/Ricardo Montalban lookalike contest, Romney or Huntsman? Can’t you just see Romney saying Corinthian Leather?”
9:12 PM: Email just sent out by Romney campaign: “PERRY DOES NOT BELIEVE SOCIAL SECURITY SHOULD EXIST”
9:18 PM: Yep, I think the border fence is a bad idea too. But just not thinking it’s going to be used to keep Americans from “leaving with their capital” when the feds decide to round us up and put us in FEMA concentration camps. Yep, Ron Paul’s nuts.
9:20 PM: Watch the video of Romney and Perry sparring on jobs.
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