Fox Business News Undercard Debate – Open Discussion Thread

The first of two FNB debates begins tonight at 7pm Eastern – It is carried live on Fox Business News and Live Stream AVAILABLE HERE:

Senator Rick Santorum, Governor Chris Christie, Governor Mike Huckabee and Governor Bobby Jindal will be on the under card debate.

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Open Discussion Thread

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123 Responses to Fox Business News Undercard Debate – Open Discussion Thread

  1. sandraopines says:

    Dear Jesus I pray that you allow this debate to be fair and about the issues we face as a nation. I ask Your will be done and American Liberty is served well. May the questions remain on topic and useful to the voters all over the US of A. Amen

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  2. nyetneetot says:

    So as I understand it, due to Chris Christie they canceled the swimsuit part of the competition, but what about the talent …… oh, I see…. plate spinning

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  3. wyntre says:

    I can’t BELIEVE this is NOT carried in all media markets. I don’t get FBC and so the only way to tune in is livestream.

    Massive RNC FAIL. (grumble grumble grrrrrr)
    I mean, I’m grateful the livestream is here but I can’t plant my butt in front of my pc for 4 hours!

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  4. Athena the Warrior says:

    So far legit questions. Let’s see if it keeps up and transfers over to the main event.

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  5. Sen says:

    Santorum is probably thinking he could be in second place if only he had a giant painting of him and Jesus.

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  6. Christi is really taking aim at Hillary.

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  7. Bella Ballou says:

    Bobby Jindal is WAY underrated. I do not get why he hasn’t gotten any traction.

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    • NewOrleans says:

      He always impresses those who haven’t had to live under his disastrous policies.

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    • Rick says:

      Bobby is like Marco….fast talkers…well rehearsed!

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    • furtiveadmirer says:

      He’s ineligible to be POTUS. Both his parents were aliens. He’s sn anchor baby. What if Castro sired an American son?

      Same with Cruz & Rubio.

      We are being usurped again!

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    • AdukeLAXobserver says:

      First off it’s hard to gain traction with 10 people running. He also suffers from the one bad speech he gave years ago.

      But really trashing Trump calling him narcissist, egomaniac, madman, and not a serious person is probably why he went no where but down. He also said he has no understanding of policy and lacks substance. Then goes on to say it’s silly to argue policy with him. Seems to me you would want to debate someone that has no idea what they are talking about. Bobby couldn’t beat Trump so he just wanted him to just go away. But that isn’t happening.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Jindal racked up the debt in LA BIG time. 1.6B shortfall as of this past spring. The others were being nice to him. He’s praying to keep his campaign alive and it’s on fumes. I thought he sounded like a whiny B.

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    • sam says:

      First do some research when he was governor. His policy is about raising the taxes on the poor in creative ways. Also Jindal look like a muslim, sad but true America is not ready for that.

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    • archer52 says:

      Too many people running the same race. He just got swallowed up. I say again what I said before. Any Republican who wins should employ the other candidates in key positions so they get more exposure and experience. We can send up qualified candidates for a generation!

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  8. be says:

    Chris Christi after Hillary WTG 🙂 p.s. I’m a Trump fan … but these people on this stage represent us also!

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  9. karnakelli says:

    I may be getting soft in my old age, but after eight years of Obama’s Living Nightmare I’d be delighted with any of these guys in the Oval Office. They’re all bright, articulate, and offer a stark contrast to the other side’s exploding Communism.

    First time I’ve watched one of these undercards, and it’s quite entertaining.

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    • moe2004 says:

      Chris Christie is always entertaining in this format.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      I’m in the opposite boat, cause we can’t afford another Obama in the White House. GW is the reason so many voted for Obama and we are in the crazy boat we are now.
      Trump is my man but I have more faith in some of the lower tiered guys than those at the top.
      I will say that there are a few that on the Republican ticket that I will just stay home cause I feel that they are no different than Hillary, Obama or Sanders.
      I am disillusioned and disgusted with Carson, Carly, Jeb, Rubio, Paul, and Grahan.If any of these candidates are on the ticket I will be looking for some way to retire in some other country.
      I see citizenship problems with 2 or 3 and then the rest are too far out the running .

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    • Mike says:

      I’m in the no more mistakes camp. Apollo 13 all over again. One fubar, and America either drifts off as a 3rd world nation, or it burns up.

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  10. It may just be me but in all of these candidates answers, I detect a BIG Trump influence.

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  11. Jindal sounds desperate

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  12. Bella Ballou says:

    Wow! Christie is firing on all cylinders! He’s being gracious and pointing to how bad the gems are instead of attacking his opponents.

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  13. Jett Black says:

    Jindal is incredibly smart, but he’s always tripping over his IQ. Seeing his rabid dog attack on Christie exemplifies how he can be absolutely right, but his strident tone seems to alienate the people he needs to get things done. If Trump is elected, he could use Jindal very well in a cabinet position.

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  14. From my perspective, well moderated, good questions. Hope the Main Card follows suit.

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  15. Honest Abbey says:

    I didn’t like how the moderator prefaced her question for Huckabee by “speaking for the other candidates”. She said ” Gov Huckabee, you take a different stand on the refugees than the other candidates up there”. Geez, let the other candidates speak for themselves. The American people deserve to hear who is weak on immigration, straight from the horses’ mouth. Btw I’m surprised Christie didn’t jump in and separate himself from “the others” as the moderator put it.

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  16. be says:

    lol Christie again after Hillary .. Jindal keeps going after Christi.. Christie is nailing it.lol Christi says I complimented Bobby imagine what he would have said if i criticized him .. lol Got to go after Hillary !! OMG Jindal says I will give you a ribbon for participation and a juice box to Christi omg.. Now Christi goes back to Hillary .. perfect wtg Christi .. You are on national tv use it wisely please!!!!

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  17. sundance says:

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  18. First dumb question and the debaters didn’t fall for it.

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  19. furtiveadmirer says:

    Jindal, (notwithstanding, who is ineligible to be POTUS since he is NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN, PER ARTICLE II SECTION I OF THE US CONSTITUTION) just announced during the MILWAUKEE debate he OPPOSES ANY TRADE DEAL OBAMA PUSHES: IT SHOULD BE READ BEFORE BEING VOTED ON; & YOU CANNOT TRUST OBAMA TO BE BELIEVABLE.

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  20. sundance says:

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  21. El Torito says:

    Huck says let the Congress get their medical care from the V.A. and watch how fast they fix it. Great point.

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    • Jett Black says:

      That should be the plan from every candidate–great, great, great idea, though pols don’t really deserve the level of care that our vets should be getting! Another point Jindal made, but lost in his silly tirades–make all of DC follow the same laws they pass for the rest of us.

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  22. wyntre says:

    I’m drifting in and out coz I have stuff to do but from what I’ve heard Christie and Huckabee are doing well. Santorum and Jindal both sound a bit strident although Rick’s point that he respects the dims for sticking together is a good one.

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  23. TheTorch says:

    Just imagine what the main debate would be like with Jindal in it. You know it would be attack Trump every question! Thank goodness he keeps shooting himself in the foot ensuring he circles the drain in the polls.

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  24. Athena the Warrior says:

    Maybe it is just me but I would prefer the candidate’s answer the questions asked and tell me their vision for America. I already know how Trump will Make America Great Again. I just would like to hear if others will too.

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  25. Justice_099 says:

    I think I look at this a bit differently than some here. I don’t really view this election as ‘who can beat Hillary’, because I believe any Republican will beat Hillary. She is not going to get elected without massive, massive fraud. And if that happened, it wouldn’t matter which Republican runs.

    The important choice this time around is all about picking the right Republican. It is their’s to lose.

    Just my opinion

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    • be says:

      My thought is if you are going to hammer hammer Hillary. If you are going to state facts or differences shoot at who you want .. Like you say the important thing is to get rid of Hillary .. right ? 🙂

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  26. TwoLaine says:

    Their music choice is crappy. The last question I heard was also crappy. Who is your favorite Dem in DC? REALLY? Citizens took time out to hear an answer to that question? FIRE ‘Em ALL!

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  27. Ziiggii says:

    Did the audio on the beginning of Christie’s answer go out on the Broadcast feed as well? It was out on the stream feed and was obviously there in the house.

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  28. Doodahdaze says:

    Sanitarium is a bit much. Sounds like he is on fast forward. Huckster is doing well. Janet Yelling 🙂

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  29. Doodahdaze says:

    Ahhhh Dunno. This thing seems scripted, kind of to me. ??

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  30. Rick says:

    Is it my own Trump bias or does it sound like these guys are parroting Trump on most of the questions?

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  31. Great answer Christi on needing POTUS that respects military.

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  32. Jett Black says:

    We already know Santorum’s ghosts from the last time–unelectable on a national stage. He can only be in the race as a regional spoiler and we know what’s up with that.

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  33. be says:

    Question to all of them: American’s connection to the military has been increasingly fading..As a society how do we restore that sense of duty sense of pride that was the hallmark of the greatest generation ? Thinking about how to answer that. Restore our borders? Bring back the sense of responsibility?

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    • sundance says:

      …”American’s connection to the military has been increasingly fading..As a society how do we restore that sense of duty sense of pride that was the hallmark of the greatest generation ? “….

      The false and ideological premise in the question says more about the questioner (Trish Regan) than the answer.

      She wouldn’t have liked my response. You might actually have seen visible shaming on TV. Oh well…. 😉

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        The draft helped young adults mature, plus aided them in understanding our country.
        Even our service people who were not involved in warfare came out with a patriotic pride for America.

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        • joshua says:

          unfortunately, with the high tech military now, the stupid kids do not qualify to serve, and if they ever took drugs, including ADD or ADHD drugs, they cannot qualify until they have been OFF those drugs for a YEAR….so the recruiters cannot get qualified recruits….draft would be a disaster today….the kids cannot do math or write a sentence.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Restore Our Pledge of Allegiance!
      They no longer have to “defend”.

      IF you want free/reduced college, SERVE!
      Otherwise, we get this crap!

      The Coddling of the American Mind

      http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        There is a High School that I will probably never sub at again unless things change.
        They announce the pledge in the morning for the classrooms to say. The kicker is that the student don’t have to say it or even be respectful when the others in the class say it.
        Yes I said something to the class, and got reported. Then I gave my two cents to the principal. My final word was “Why even announce it over the intercom if other kids don’t have to respect the ones in the class saying it.”
        This is America and the pledge should be respected and said.

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  34. Juan says:

    What a big MEH ! i saw nobody up there that would excite me enough to support them. None earned an opportunity to move up to the “adult table”. They should be joined by Kasich & Paul at the “kiddie table” for the next debate. That would even it out at 6 on stage for each one. The only hope any of them would have would to be considered as VP or a cabinet position. For sure there just wasn’t any presidential material on display.

    They all should get a juice box for their effort … including angry little Bobby.

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  35. My feeling, Christi & Huckabee tied for first. Others not so much.

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  36. Ziiggii says:

    What is the rational for Christie to basically take continued swings at Hillary as if he’s out of the Primary and is the Nominee?

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  37. be says:

    Why give the opposition ammo ? Be smart .. my thought…. even tho not much difference between Hillary and how most on the stage would vote.. such as the Trade Act.

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  38. TheTorch says:

    Well I would give that to Christi, followed by Huck, and then Santorum, with Jindal last.

    Yes, Jindal is a smart guy, knows his stuff, but he squandered to much of his time attacking his rivals, if he had used that time like Christi to attack Hillary then he might actually of eked out a win tonight, and possibly got a polling bounce. Instead, he blew it again, for a smart guy he sure seems to be incapable of learning anything from this campaign…

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    • TheTorch says:

      BTW – Stirewalt after debate is so obnoxious, I really can’t stand that guy!

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      • LoreneTN says:

        But not as annoying as seeing Megan Kelly. Why did they have to hall her out? She isn’t on Fox Business. I wish she would just GO AWAY on vacation again and stay there.

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        • bertdilbert says:

          It is not hall out, it is haul out, a nautical term for when they pull a boat out of the water and scrape off the barnacles and do worm damage repairs. Megyn is out for damage repair from her last debate hosting. 🙂

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    • jello333 says:

      I’ve just recently started to realize that Chris Christie is really smooth when he gets on a roll. I’d never vote for the guy, but he’s a great (and seemingly sincere) speaker when he wants to be.

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  39. Doodahdaze says:

    And now. On to the Really Big Shew.

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  41. be says:

    OMG Wonder how much that Rubio ad cost paid for by Conservative Solutions Project .. Found this:

    The Conservative Solutions Project is effectively a front for Marco Rubio’s troubled presidential campaign. It exists as both a Super PAC and a 501(c)4 nonprofit, designed to promote Rubio and his campaign. Of course, it cannot legally coordinate with the campaign but there’s no FEC or serious IRS enforcement to be had with this sort of thing, so they get to do what they want. While the Super PAC has to disclose its downers, the 501(c)4 can keep its donors anonymous.

    The nonprofit for Conservative Solutions Project was created by Warren Tompkins, who also created the Super PAC. Tompkins is a long time Republican operative from South Carolina. He worked for Strom Thurmond, who ran for the presidency on a pro-segregation platform, and Tompkins also worked for George W. Bush when that campaign was accused of pushing out racist fliers in South Carolina attacking Sen. John McCain (at the behest of Karl Rove) for adopting a girl from Bangladesh, his daughter Bridget. Tompkins worked for Mitt Romney in South Carolina in 2008, where Romney lost to McCain by 25%.

    hmm worked for Bush/Rove now pushing Rubio .. humm

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  42. sandraopines says:

    Noted: No US Flag on the stage again… I do not like political debates without US Flag flying.

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  43. joshua says:

    Paul Ryan does a big wave with Rinse Prius….ugh

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  44. be says:

    changed channels when megan came on .. bbs !!

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  45. angie b says:

    Nothing Rupert tries will sway me from Trump.

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  46. TwoLaine says:

    I didn’t miss Linda at all. Any night w/o Linda is a GOOD NIGHT!

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  47. TwoLaine says:

    IF you are ever in Milwaukee, Leon’s Frozen Custard is a MUST!

    http://leonsfrozencustard.us/

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