GOP debate October 11

While much of the two-hour discussion at Dartmouth College focused on the former Godfather's Pizza CEO's "9-9-9" economic plan and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's 59-point economic plan, Perry told moderator Charlie Rose, the PBS talk show host, that he wasn't ready to present a detailed plan just yet.
GOP debate October 11
During the debate co-sponsored by Bloomberg News, the Washington Post and WBIN-TV, candidates focused most of their fire on Cain, whose recent rise in the polls earned him a center seat alongside Romney, relegating Perry to the second ring with Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
GOP debate October 11
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Cain's plan - which would lower corporate and individual tax rates to 9 percent while imposing a 9 percent national sales tax - would sink the U.S. economy.
GOP debate October 11
Cain aggressively defended his plan and called it "simple, transparent, efficient, fair and (revenue) neutral."
GOP debate October 11
It was the seventh Republican debate of the 2012 campaign season and the fourth to feature Perry. Perry often responded with "um" and "uh" and had trouble matching the polished, detailed answers of Romney or the alternately humorous and combative approach of Cain.
GOP debate October 11
Faced with two frontrunners with specific plans, Perry declined to lay out an economic plan to rescue America from recession and record deficits. The Texas governor gave a few hints: less regulation and more energy exploration.

While other candidates focused their attention on Cain, who has passed Perry in national polls, the Texas governor continued to target Romney.

Insurance challenge

You have a million kids uninsured in Texas. Perry's press secretary Mark Miner tartly rejected Romney's demand.
Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate saw Herman Cain front and center, with Mitt Romney holding steady. 10. Rick Perry on His (Non-Existent) Economic Plan:

"Mitt's had six years to be working on a plan. 9. Mitt Romney on Leadership:

8. Mitt Romney on President Barack Obama:

6. Jon Huntsman on Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan:

5. Mitt Romney on His (Middle-Class Focused) Economic Plan:

4. Rick Perry on Obama:

3. Rick Perry on America's Future:

"Let America be America again." 2. Michele Bachmann on Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan:

"The 999 plan isn't a jobs plan, it is a tax plan. 1. Rep. Barney Frank on Newt Gringrich:

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