Rick Perry On Marital fidelity
If you would cheat on your wife, why wouldn't you cheat on your business partner, or anybody else for that matter? . Not only did I make a vow to my wife, but a vow to God. That's pretty heavy lifting in my book. . When I make a vow to God, then I would suggest to you that's even stronger than a handshake in Texas."
Mitt Romney On the economy
It's a shame when we have a president who thinks being hands-on in America means working on his golf grip."
Ron Paul on conservatism
I end up sometimes, believe it or not, voting all by myself, thinking, 'Why aren't there people paying attention?' . There's a little bit of trouble with anyone competing with me on consistency."
Michele Bachmann On the economy
We have to recognize we can't spend money that we don't have, and that's what Barack Obama is trying to do — temporary gimmicks, not permanent solutions."
Mitt Romney on health care
I'm absolutely, adamantly opposed to Obamacare. And if I'm the president of the United States, I will return to the people and the states the power they have under the Constitution, and they can craft the solutions they think is best for them."
Rick Santorum on jobs
I am not going to make a promise because I don't believe that government can dictate from the top down how many jobs you will have."
Newt Gingrich on foreign policy
"Sometimes it's helpful to have a president of the United States with the courage to tell the truth just ... as Ronald Reagan who went around his entire national security apparatus to call the Soviet Union an evil empire. Reagan believed in the power of truth. I'm a Reaganite, I'm proud to be a Reaganite, I will tell the truth."
Michele Bachmann on Gingrich
When you're talking about taking over $100 million, and when your office is on the Rodeo Drive of Washington D.C., which is K Street, and you're taking money to influence the outcome of legislation in Washington, that's the epitome of the establishment, that's the epitome of a consummate insider."
Newt Gingrich on marital fidelity
I think it's a very important issue. I've made mistakes at times, and I've had to go to God for forgiveness. . I'm also a 68-year-old grandfather, and I think people have to measure who I am now and whether I am a person they can trust."
Ron Paul on the U.S. government
If we took (our) oath of office seriously, we'd get rid of 80 percent of the government, the budget would be balanced, we would have sound money and we would have prosperity. We wouldn't be the policeman of the world, we wouldn't have the Federal Reserve system, and we wouldn't invade the privacy of every single individual in this country with bills like the Patriot Act."
Jon Huntsman was the evening's missing man. He did not meet the polling threshold to participate and instead campaigned in New Hampshire, a state he is making central to his strategy.