The Least Humble Brags from Tonight's Debate

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Feb. 23 2012 9:14 AM

The Least Humble Brags from Tonight's Debate

Ron Paul

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"I am the defender of the Constitution.  I'm the champion of liberty."

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Rick Santorum

"My ratings with the National Taxpayers Union were As or Bs.  They were very high from the Citizens Against Government Waste. I got a hero award."

Mitt Romney

(To Rick Santorum) "Four years ago, you not only endorsed me, you and Laura Ingraham, and said and this is the guy who is really conservative and we can trust him."

Newt Gingrich

"If there was one thing I wish the American people could know about me, it would be the amount of work it took to get to welfare reform, a balanced budget, a 4.2 percent unemployment rate, and that you've got to have somebody who can actually get it done in Washington."

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