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Ten things you won’t hear at the GOP debate

1. From Texas Gov. Rick Perry: “Not just the 16th and 17th Amendments — I want to get rid of a whole bunch of ‘em.”

2. From Mitt Romney: “RomneyCare — what did you expect? It’s Massachusetts, for goodness sakes!”

3. From Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.): “I’d love to have Sarah Palin as my VP!”

4. From Rick Santorum: “Loved, just loved that mandatory HPV vaccination program they had in Texas.”

5. From Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.): “If we don’t have Medicaid and Medicare, what would the poor and the elderly do?”

6. From Newt Gingrich: “If you want to know what kind of leader I am, look at my tenure as speaker of the House.”

7. From Jon Huntsman: “If I had only known how conservative the GOP is I never would have let John Weaver talk me into this.”

8. From Hermann Cain: “I really have no clue about most of this stuff. I run a pizza chain. A pizza chain, guys.”

9. From the moderators: “Let’s spend the first hour on national security.”

10. From any candidate: A good word about Obama, the debt-ceiling deal, the stimulus plan, Dodd-Frank or the U.S. Senate.

Right Turn will be back after the debate with coverage and analysis.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.


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