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Republican presidential hopefuls debated the issues during a CNBC sponsored event in Michigan on Wednesday night.
Amongst the highlights - a remark by Mitt Romney, a co-founder of Bain Capital, who said Europe can take care of it's own financial crisis.
"Well Europe is able to take care of their own problems. We don't want
to step in and try and bail out their banks and bail out their
governments they have the capacity to deal with that themselves," Romney said.
Former pizza executive Herman Cain, who's embroiled in sexual assault
allegations from a former colleague, was certain the issue didn't matter
to the American public.
"They don't care about character assassination, they care about
leadership and getting the economy growing and all the others problems
we face," he said.
In previous debates, Texas Governor Rick Perry has given lackluster performances - and Wednesday was no different.
Perry said if elected, he'd trim government waste by eliminating three
agencies - unfortunately, he could only remember the names of two.
"The third agency of government I would do away with the Education, the
uhhh, Commerce and let's see," Perry stumbled. "I can't. The third one I
can't. Sorry. Oops."
After watching Perry's meltdown, a former deputy press secretary for
President George W. Bush, tweeted, "Perry can end his campaign right