Emotions ran high in the GOP debate Wednesday night, as Republican presidential candidates and rivals Rick Perry and Mitt Romney argued over issues such as job creation and Social Security. The debate was one of three to come, and was set against the backdrop of increasing economic struggle. Both candidates commanded the floor, leaving the other potential contenders as spectators in the event. Perry and Romney disputed over each other’s ability to create new jobs.
Also on the table was the issue of Social Security, which Perry said was a “Ponzi scheme,” adding that many workers never received the benefits they had been promised. The candidates had little positively to say of Obama, vowing to repeal the health care law if they got into office. Michelle Bachmann also criticized Obama’s stance to join an international campaign in Libya.