Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

All candidates accept debate offer from ABC, WMUR (New Hampshire primary)
The Union Leader ^ | December 27, 2007 | Garry Rayno

Posted on 12/27/2007 1:40:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

MANCHESTER – Republican presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney yesterday agreed to participate in the WMUR/ABC/Facebook presidential debates just three days before the primary Jan. 8.

They join fellow Republicans John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter and Fred Thompson in officially agreeing to the debates scheduled for Jan. 5 at St. Anselm College. The forums begin at 7 p.m.

Bartlett said all the major Democratic and Republican candidates’ campaigns have been involved in discussions about the debates.

Democratic presidential candidates who have committed to the debates include Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Chris Dodd, Joseph Biden and Dennis Kucinich, according to WMUR news director Andrew Vrees.

Giuliani also agreed yesterday to participate in a presidential debate on the Fox network on Jan. 6, although no debate is currently scheduled. Fox News, with the state Republican Party, had scheduled a Republican debate for that date, but withdrew the proposal when candidates did not commit to the event.

State Republican Party chair Fergus Cullen said the party has been discussing a presidential forum for several months with Fox News for Jan. 6 and has been in touch with all the campaigns about it. "We’ve gotten a favorable response, but that is short of a commitment," he said yesterday.

He said he has noted all along he does not expect the presidential candidates to make a firm commitment to participate in any end-of-the-campaign events until much closer to when they are held.

The state Republican Party has scheduled a presidential forum for 11 a.m. Jan. 6 at the Function Center at Hampshire Hills in Milford. The party’s presidential candidates have been invited to participate in the forum.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackhusseinobama; barackobama; chrisdodd; debates; democratparty; democrats; denniskucinich; deomocratdebates; duncanhunter; election; electionpresident; elections; facebook; fred; fredthompson; gop; gopdebates; hillary; hillaryclinton; johnedwards; johnmccain; josephbiden; mikehuckabee; mittromney; nh2008; obama; primaries; republicans; rudygiuliani; talkradio; thompson
I'm betting Fred will win again.
1 posted on 12/27/2007 1:40:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know what would be interesting to watch; A mix and match debate. (combination of Repubs and Dims on the same stage) And an impartial mod....of course.


2 posted on 12/27/2007 1:47:38 PM PST by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
All candidates accept debate offer from ABC, WMUR (New Hampshire primary)

Imbeciles....

They are guaranteeing that they will get the "Why is destroying the Earth so important to you?" type questions...

3 posted on 12/27/2007 1:48:50 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wolfcreek
And an impartial mod....of course.

Who needs a mod? Each candidate could 1) ask questions of the others or 2) designate a questioner to represent him. You know, like a real debate...

4 posted on 12/27/2007 1:50:30 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bartlett said all the major Democratic and Republican candidates’ campaigns have been involved in discussions about the debates.

That would explain why Mr. Reparations - excuse me, Dr. Reparations - isn't on the list.

5 posted on 12/27/2007 1:55:51 PM PST by PAR35
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Am I understanding this right...both party’s candidates in the same debate? If so, this should be fun. I can’t wait to see Fred call one of the Dems out on something.


6 posted on 12/27/2007 1:57:05 PM PST by camerongood210 (Defeat stupidity in '08, vote for Fred Thompson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Onelifetogive

It would be fun to watch.


7 posted on 12/27/2007 1:58:13 PM PST by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Onelifetogive

Newt Gingrich or the Heritage Foundation should sponsor the debates and charge admission to the public and charge the news media for the right to carry the programming live.


8 posted on 12/27/2007 2:00:11 PM PST by mission9 (It ain't bragging if you can do it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: camerongood210

Am I understanding this right...both party’s candidates in the same debate? If so, this should be fun. I can’t wait to see Fred call one of the Dems out on something.


No........ These are back to back debates on the same night, same location with a coin flip determining the order which has the Republicans first and the Democrats second. They start at 7pm and run for 90 minutes and I assume a break [maybe 30 min] in order to get the 2nd group on stage and ready to go...


9 posted on 12/27/2007 2:16:56 PM PST by deport (--- 7 days Iowa Caucuses--- 12 days New Hampshire votes--- [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

But the people who do bet spit out Duncan Hunter as the last winner of the debate.

.

.

.

.

According to Intrade, the winner of the December 12th GOP debate was... Duncan Hunter.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1938773/posts

Why the smart money is on Duncan Hunter
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1926032/posts

In this poll Hunter is up 3% and even with Paul and Thompson.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=3481ef60-8195-46a9-af04-b87b907bcfdd


10 posted on 12/27/2007 2:53:56 PM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do Republican candidates have a death wish?

Don’t let ABC, facebook or any MSM stage your debate. Haven’t you already learned from experience??????


11 posted on 12/27/2007 3:06:02 PM PST by CivilWarguy (CivilWarGuy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CivilWarguy

Fred looked good smacking around the liberal moderator last time.

None of the other candidates were brave enough.


12 posted on 12/27/2007 3:28:03 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: MeanWestTexan

Have the debate live on Hannity and Colmes


13 posted on 12/27/2007 5:47:24 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Hunter Thompson in 08.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
The state Republican Party has scheduled a presidential forum for 11 a.m. Jan. 6 at the Function Center at Hampshire Hills in Milford. The party’s presidential candidates have been invited to participate in the forum.

Just so no one drives all the way to Milford, NH, thinking it's free... It's actually a brunch that'll cost you $125 a ticket.


14 posted on 12/27/2007 5:53:57 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz

I think more face time can only be good for Thompson, as he is such an able speaker.


15 posted on 12/27/2007 6:50:36 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: deport

What is the format? Will there be a moderator?


16 posted on 12/27/2007 8:29:06 PM PST by kaycee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Weak.
How about an actual conservative debate!
17 posted on 12/27/2007 10:06:11 PM PST by rmlew (Paul/McKinney in 2008. Dhimmitude forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Onelifetogive

WRITE IN JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT

DEMOCRATS FEAR BOLTON


18 posted on 12/27/2007 11:33:51 PM PST by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Onelifetogive

WRITE IN JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT

DEMOCRATS FEAR BOLTON


19 posted on 12/27/2007 11:33:53 PM PST by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Onelifetogive

WRITE IN JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT

DEMOCRATS FEAR BOLTON


20 posted on 12/27/2007 11:33:53 PM PST by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: camerongood210

WRITE IN JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT

DEMOCRATS FEAR HIM


21 posted on 12/27/2007 11:37:16 PM PST by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: camerongood210

WRITE IN JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT

DEMOCRATS FEAR HIM


22 posted on 12/27/2007 11:37:17 PM PST by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: camerongood210

WRITE IN JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT

DEMOCRATS FEAR HIM


23 posted on 12/27/2007 11:37:18 PM PST by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yippee!

Finally one at a decent hour.

I will watch (somehow).

9 a.m. Sunday morning, 6 January here in Japan.......

24 posted on 12/27/2007 11:38:07 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Dear Conservative, thanks for buying our "But, he CAN'T WIN!!" propaganda. Love, The Lib MSM")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: joydoc

What you can do is post it ONCE and then in the “To:” block, just put in the bunch of Freepers you want to see it, OK? ;-)


25 posted on 12/27/2007 11:39:52 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Dear Conservative, thanks for buying our "But, he CAN'T WIN!!" propaganda. Love, The Lib MSM")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: joydoc

Unless you are determined to only make a statement with your vote, I suggest that you choose from among the GOP candidates on the ballot.

Perhaps Bolton will be offered a good position in the Thompson administration.


26 posted on 12/27/2007 11:40:51 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: rmlew
Yes, but if there were, Rudy, Romney, McCain and the Huckster would not show up!!
27 posted on 12/27/2007 11:40:52 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Dear Conservative, thanks for buying our "But, he CAN'T WIN!!" propaganda. Love, The Lib MSM")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: camerongood210

‘REMEMBER THE ALAMO’


28 posted on 12/27/2007 11:52:27 PM PST by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: camerongood210

‘REMEMBER THE ALAMO’


29 posted on 12/27/2007 11:52:27 PM PST by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: camerongood210

‘REMEMBER THE ALAMO’


30 posted on 12/27/2007 11:52:29 PM PST by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: kaycee

What is the format? Will there be a moderator?


Not sure on the details as I’ve only read a couple of articles and they have been sparse with that info. ABC says that “World News” anchor Charles Gibson will be the moderator for both debates, which will run from 7-11 p.m. EST. Also that Facebook will have debate groups that will discuss issues before, during and after the debates.... As to questioning procedures I’ve seen nothing.


31 posted on 12/28/2007 6:50:10 AM PST by deport (--- 6 days Iowa Caucuses--- 11 days New Hampshire votes--- [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: deport

Let’s get the gay general back


32 posted on 12/28/2007 1:06:43 PM PST by camerongood210 (Defeat stupidity in '08, vote for Fred Thompson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: TitansAFC; meandog; therut; Laissez-faire capitalist; MARTIAL MONK; napscoordinator; sportutegrl; ..
The McCain List.
33 posted on 12/28/2007 7:33:29 PM PST by Norman Bates
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson