In an interview with ABC, Bachmann said that the founding fathers “worked tirelessly to end slavery,” although slavery was written into the Constitution and was not abolished until decades later. She also referred to John Quincy Adams as one of the founding fathers, although he was only nine years old at the time of the Declaration of Independence’s signing.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain struggled hard to answer a question about U.S. foreign policy towards Libya in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's editorial board on Nov. 14. Cain's response:
Cain said that the Chinese “have indicated that they are trying to develop nuclear capability.” China has had nuclear weapons since 1964.
In early June, when Sarah Palin was a potential 2012 presidential candidate, she spoke at a tour bus stop in Boston about Paul Revere's historic ride,
Palin appeared on Fox News to talk about the the "National Day of Prayer." She boldly claimed that the US should base its laws on The Bible, just as the Founding Fathers intended:
“I think we should keep this clean, keep it simple, go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant. They’re quite clear that we would create law based on the God of the Bible and the 10 commandments, it’s pretty simple.”What founder Thomas Jefferson did say is,
"I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."
“Corporations!” a protester shouted, an apparent suggestion of where to raise taxes. “Corporations are people, my friend!” Romney replied.At a June meeting with unemployed voters in Tampa, Fla., Romney listened as one by one, the voters told him their tales of woe. Romney, worth a few hundred million dollars, sought to lighten the mood with a little joke: “I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.”
During an interview with the Today Show last November, Governor Rick Perry told host Meredith Viera that,
In one of the most unforgettable GOP debate moments, Perry tried to list the three agencies he would cut if he were elected president. But he went nearly silent for an entire 40 seconds before mustering an answer — and still failed to name the third agency. He did, however, offer a contrite “Oops.”
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