Politics & Policy

First Twitter Debate

Today the TheTeaParty.net hosted a twitter debate moderated by S.E. Cupp that included Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Gary Johnson, Thad McCotter, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich.

The debate, which lasted about an hour and a half, can be read here

The only tweet that surprised me was when Bachmann seemed to insinuate that she would support an income tax on low-income Americans, tweeting, “.@140townhall I am. Simple. Fair. Flat. Everyone should pay something.” in response to “For you @TeamBachmann from @LJordan. Why isn’t anyone talking about the 47% of Americans that don’t pay taxes? @140Townhall”. Her campaign did not immediately respond to a request for clarification. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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