Wednesday, May 16, 2007

NYT: Transcript of the SC GOP Debate

A transcript of the Republican presidential primary debate at the University of South Carolina on May 15, 2007, as recorded by the Federal News Service.

Here are my favorite Ron Paul moments (aside from his answer to Giuliani about "blowback", which Lew Rockwell has called "one of the great moments in the history of modern American politics"):

CHRIS WALLACE: A recent poll found that 77 percent of Republicans disapprove of the idea of setting a timetable for withdrawal. Are you running for the nomination of the wrong party? (Scattered laughter.)

RON PAUL: But you have to realize that the base of the Republican Party shrunk last year because of the war issue. So that percentage represents less people.


RON PAUL: I think it's interesting talking about torture here in that it's become "enhanced interrogation technique". It sounds like Newspeak.