Arizona GOP Debate

  • Aired:  02/23/12
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At the GOP presidential debate in Arizona, Mitt Romney slaps down Rick Santorum's accusation that Romneycare led to Obamacare. (3:48)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT, EVERYBODY, THANK YOU

FOR JOINING US.

LEVLY PEOPLE, LOVELY PEOPLE.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO

MUCH, LAD EYES AND GENTLEMEN,

PLEASE.

WONDERFUL.

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

ESTONIA.

IT'S A TINY COUNTRY WITH A

GOOD PR DEPARTMENT.

FOLKS, LAST NIGHT WAS THE

20th GOP PRESIDENTIAL

DEBATE.

LAST NIGHT'S BIG WINNER WAS

MITT ROMNEY.

WHO SLAPPED DOWN RICK

SANTORUM'S ACCUSATION THAT

ROMNEYCARE IS WHAT LEAD TO

OBAMACARE.

JUST WATCH MITT SLIP THE

SCRIPT.

>> THE REASON WE HAVE

OBAMACARE IS BECAUSE THE

SENATOR SUPPORTED PAT TOOMEY

ARE OVER PAT TOOMEY ARLEN

SPECTER VOTED FOR OBAMACARE.

IF YOU HAD NOT SUPPORTED HIM,

IF WE SAID NO TO ARLEN

SPECTER WE WOULD NOT HAVE

OBAMACARE.

SO DON'T LOOK AT ME.

TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR.

>> Stephen: YEAH, RICK.

IF YOU DIDN'T ENDORSE THIS

CLOWN IN 2004 WHO CAST THE

DECIDING VOTE ON OBAMACARE

FIVE YEARS LATER, WE

WOULDN'T HAVE OBAMA'S

DISASTROUS GOVERNMENT

MANDATED HEALTH CARE THAT

MITT ROMNEY DESIGNED.

(LAUGHTER)

SO LOOK IN THE MIRROR,

BUDDY!

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO LIKE

WHAT YOU SEE.

BUT WHAT REALLY--

(APPLAUSE)

WHAT REALLY SEALED MITT'S

VICTORY WAS HIS ANSWER TO

JOHN KING'S FINAL QUESTION.

>> WHAT THE BIGGEST

MISCONCEPTION ABOUT YOU IN

THE PUBLIC DEBATE RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE GEEING HAVE TO ADD

DRAMATIC FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE

IN WASHINGTON D.C.

WE'RE GOING HAVE TO CREATE

MORE JOBS V LESS DEBT AND

SHRINK THE SIZE OF

GOVERNMENT.

THE ONLY PERSON --

>> ARE THERE MISCONCEPTION,

THE QUESTION IS A

MISCONCEPTION.

>> YOU GET TO ASK THE

QUESTIONS YOU WANT, I GET TO

GIVE THE ANSWERS I WANT.

>> FAIR ENOUGH.

>> Stephen: YES, WAIT WITH

WAY TO GO, MITT.

BOOM BOOM.

YOU CAN GIVE WHATEVER

ANSWERS YOU WANT WHO CARES

WHAT THE QUESTION WAS.

(LAUGHTER)

I LOVE THIS!

I WANT TO TRY.

OKAY.

JIMMY, HIT ME WITH ONE OF

LAST NIGHT'S QUESTIONS.

>> WHY WAS GEORGE W. BUSH

WRONG IN HIS EFFORTS TO SAVE

THE AUTO INDUSTRY AND WHY

WAS BARACK OBAMA WRONG TO

CONTINUE THE EFFORT.

>> LINCOLN.

(LAUGHTER)

BECAUSE THE QUESTION I'M

ANSWERING IS WHAT IS THE

CAPITAL OF NEBRASKA.

OKAY, I'M GOOD AT THIS.

I'M GOOD AT THIS GIVE ME

ANOTHER.

>> MY QUESTION TO ALL THE

CANDIDATES IS HOW DO YOU

PLAN ON DEALING WITH THE

GROWING NUCLEAR THREAT IN

IRAN.

>> HE WAS STABBED WITH AN

ICICLE AND IT MELTED.

OKAY, I'M ON A ROLL.

I'M ON A ROLL.

>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO

TO BRING DOWN THE DEBT?

>> TUB THUMPING BY

CHUMBAWUMBA.

THE PEOPLE KNOW!

THIS GIVES HOPE TO ALL OF

US.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY WILL MAKE

US GREAT AGAIN.

IMAGINE HOW WELL OUR KIDS

WILL DO ON TESTS.

WHAT IS THE QUAD RATIC

EQUATION.

ANSWER, ONCE AT CAMP BUT I

DIDN'T LIKE IT.

NOW YOU MAY ASK, YOU MAY ASK

IF MITT DOESN'T WANT TO

ANSWER THE QUESTION, WHY DID

HE AGREE TO A DEBATE TO

WHICH I SAY