Indecision 2012 - ABC News GOP Debate

  • Aired:  12/12/11
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At the ABC News GOP debate, Mitt Romney takes a swing at Newt Gingrich's one awesome idea and misses, and Gingrich hits back hard. (3:59)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILY

SHOW.

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A GOOD PROGRAM FOR YOU

TONIGHT.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT, OH, WE HAVE

A GOOD ONE FOR YOU TONIGHT.

CELEBRITY CHEF ANNE BUEHRLE.

SHE'S GOT A GOOD ONE.

I'M BEING TOLD IT'S CALLED

COOK LIKE A ROCK STAR.

I REALLY SHOULD LOOK AT THESE

MORE CAREFULLY.

LET'S BEGIN TONIGHT WITH A

RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

ON SATURDAY NIGHT IT BROUGHT

THE REPUBLICAN CONTENDERS TO

AN ABC DEBATE IN DES MOINES,

IOWA, IN WHAT APPEARED TO BE

THE SET OF A STAR TREK

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR THE

BATTLE ROYALE BETWEEN GINGRICH

AND ROMNEY.

GINGRICH THE LATEST CANDIDATE

TO OCCUPY THE CENTER STAGE

SPOT ALONGSIDE ROMNEY

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF

ONE MICHELE BACHMANN, ONE RICK

PERRY, AND ONE HERMAN CAIN.

VANQUISHED ALL OF THEM EARLY

ON.

GEORGE STEPHANAPOLOUS HANDED

MITT ROMNEY AN OPPORTUNITY TO

DO THE SAME WITH GINGRICH.

>> SPEAKER GINGRICH AND I HAVE

A LOT OF PLACES WHERE WE

DISAGREE.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THOSE.

>> NAME THEM.

>> PLACES WHERE WE DISAGREE?

LET'S SEE.

>> Jon: UMM.

OKAY.

I WOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN THE

$1.6 MILLION THAT GINGRICH

TOOK FROM FREDDIE MAC WHILE

THE HOUSING BUBBLE WAS GOING

ON.

I NEVER HAD TO PAY $300,000 TO

SETTLE CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS.

I NEVER SHUT DOWN DOWN THE

GOVERNMENT BASED ON A SUB

OPTIMAL SEATING ASSIGNMENT.

I NEVER MENACED MANHATTAN

UNTIL I WAS DEFEATED BY THREE

COMIC GENIUSES AND ERNIE

HUDSON.

ROMNEY, YOU HAVE THIS ALL IN

THE BAG.

YOU ARE GOING TO CRUSH

GINGRICH.

GO.

>> PLACES WHERE WE DISAGREE.

LET'S SEE.

WE COULD START WITH HIS IDEA

TO HAVE A LUNAR COLONY THAT

WOULD MINE MINERALS FROM THE

MOON.

>> Jon: WHAT?

WHAT?

WE START WITH THE LUNAR MINE

IDEA.

ROMNEY, NEWT GINGRICH IS A

LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR BAD

IDEAS.

AND YOU MAGICALLY REACH IN AND

PICK OUT HIS ONE AWESOME IDEA.

PRESIDENT GINGRICH, THE ALIENS

ARE REBELING IN THE MOON MINE.

WHEN WE SHUT DOWN SECTOR 4.

A SWING AND A MISS, ROMNEY.

NEWT.

>> LET'S BE CANDID.

THE ONLY REASON YOU DIDN'T

BECOME A CAREER POLITICIAN IS

YOU LOST TO TEDDY KENNEDY IN

1994.

>> NOW, WAIT A SECOND.

>> Jon: DOWN GOES ROMNEY.

HOLY (BEEP).

THAT'S HOW YOU PLAY IT.

SO, I UNDERSTAND YOU DON'T

LIKE MY MOON MINES IDEA.

PERHAPS I COULD INTEREST YOU

IN A FRESHLY MINTED (BEEP)

YOURSELF.

OF COURSE, WHILE GINGRICH AND

ROMNEY ARE BATTLING IT OUT,

RON PAUL WAS KILLING IT.

KNOCKING 'EM DOWN ONE BY ONE.

>> WE WOULDN'T HAVE A FEDERAL

RESERVE SYSTEM AND WE WOULDN'T

BE INVADING THE PRIVACY OF

EVERY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL IN

THIS COUNTRY WITH BILLS LIKE

THE PATRIOT ACT.

WE'D HAVE A FREE SOCIETY AND A

PROSPEROUS SOCIETY.

>> Jon: MINES ON EVERY PLANET.

HOW WELL DID RON PAUL DO?

THE MEDIA THAT NORMALLY ACTS

LIKE RON PAUL IS WEARING THE

CLOAK OF INVISIBILITY ACTUALLY

INVITED HIM ON TO ONE OF THEM

SUNDAY TALK SHOWS.

FINALLY.

RESPECT.

>> DID NEWT GINGRICH DO

ANYTHING TO DIMINISH HIS

CHANCES IN IOWA LAST NIGHT?

>> ARE YOU MORE COMFORTABLE

WITH ROMNEY AS THE STANDARD

BEARER OF THE PARTY.

>> DO YOU CONSIDER BOTH

GINGRICH AND ROMNEY

UNACCEPTABLE AS CONSISTENT

CONSERVATIVES?

>> WILL YOU ENDORSE....

>> Jon: HEY, WOULD YOU LIKE TO

GO OUT SATURDAY NIGHT?

I KNOW THIS QUIET LITTLE PLACE

WHERE WE CAN TALK ABOUT WHICH

ONE OF YOUR

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