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(LIVE THREAD!) Republican Presidential Debate #5 - Sep. 12, 2011 8pm/5pm: Tampa, FL (CNN)
2012 Election Central ^ | Sept. 12, 2011 | CNN/Tea Party Express

Posted on 09/12/2011 7:14:30 AM PDT by newzjunkey

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1 posted on 09/12/2011 7:14:36 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

Against the NFL? Who scheduled this?


2 posted on 09/12/2011 7:15:54 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Why does so few (IA, NH, SC) decide so much?)
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To: Sybeck1
Against the NFL? Who scheduled this?

Yup, it's just dumb scheduling. This debate will not have a great audience because it conflicts with Monday Night Football.

3 posted on 09/12/2011 7:18:07 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: All
"… questions coming from the moderator, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, as well as from tea party activists, supporters in the audience and voters at locations in Arizona, Ohio and Virginia." CNN

Look for activist "gotcha" questions and politically correct "audience members" asking questions like the Latina asking about immigration, the elderly woman asking about Social Security, etc.

4 posted on 09/12/2011 7:20:08 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: newzjunkey

Wow. Yeh, bad scheduling - making it even worse, I have to work open to close today, so I’ll be missing the debate again. On a side note, this thread sure started early.


5 posted on 09/12/2011 7:20:16 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: newzjunkey

So, who are the mods for this one? Will it be a real debate or just another circus act with dancing bears and a clown car?


6 posted on 09/12/2011 7:20:45 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“… questions coming from the moderator, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, as well as from tea party activists, supporters in the audience and voters at locations in Arizona, Ohio and Virginia.”


7 posted on 09/12/2011 7:25:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: Sybeck1

Another “Debate” scheduled and orchestrated by our enemies. Who the Hell is responsible for this?


8 posted on 09/12/2011 7:27:02 AM PDT by anoldafvet (16 months until we're rid of "President Downgrade")
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To: arderkrag

I like to start the debate threads early so people who come to FR throughout the day will be alerted there’s a debate that night. It seems to work out well.


9 posted on 09/12/2011 7:27:19 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: newzjunkey

So Blitzer’s the ring master. No thanks.


10 posted on 09/12/2011 7:27:52 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: newzjunkey

Ah. Gotcha.


11 posted on 09/12/2011 7:28:46 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

If Bachmann turns into Romney Jr. (attacking Perry and defending the SS status quo), then she needs to stop calling herself the Tea Party candidate.

The Tea Party is about facing up to our problems and that means blunt talk, not dancing around them.

I’ll be watching this to see if Bachmann becomes the “former tea pary candidate” sometime in this debate.


12 posted on 09/12/2011 7:32:33 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Longbow1969; arderkrag; anoldafvet
There's another debate next Thursday, the 22nd at 9pm. That one will be on FoxNews and is broadcast from Orlando.

(Two FL debates in a row? Who schedules these things?)

13 posted on 09/12/2011 7:35:16 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: newzjunkey

Why do the Repubs continue to allow these debates to be moderated and broadcast by there enemies? Is there any doubt that CNN and MSNBC are their enemies, and will do whatever they can to make them look bad? I would tell CNN and Wolfie boy to kiss my ass in Macy’s front window!! Although, I’m sure Anderson Cooper would like that!


14 posted on 09/12/2011 7:36:59 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Sybeck1

Same way MSM does their polling, they leave out a whole segment of the population


15 posted on 09/12/2011 7:50:23 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: Sybeck1

They just had a debate not even a week ago. I’m as much of a political junky as anyone and have watched all of the previous debates but I may skip this one in favor of the game. We’ll see.


16 posted on 09/12/2011 7:50:53 AM PDT by lwd
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To: newzjunkey

I’ll (we’ll) be there for the debate. Alright, it’s actually a “debate watching party” at the Tampa Fairgrounds. 20 or so Freepers will be there together. Don’t know if I’ll be able to do any posting, but I’ll try to give it a shot.


17 posted on 09/12/2011 7:51:13 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: newzjunkey

After reading Krugman’s repugnant piece on 9/11, I cancelled my subscription to the New York Times this AM.—Donald Rumsfeld 56 minutes ago via Twitter


18 posted on 09/12/2011 7:56:19 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: newzjunkey
I like to start the debate threads early so people who come to FR throughout the day will be alerted there’s a debate that night.

Thanks! I've missed all of the previous ones; it's about time I watch. And since the Broncos-Raiders game starts late, it won't interfere.

19 posted on 09/12/2011 8:24:49 AM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
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To: Bigg Red

Mark


20 posted on 09/12/2011 8:30:03 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: newzjunkey

bttt


21 posted on 09/12/2011 8:33:07 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obamageddon, Barackalypse Now! Bam is "Debt Man Walking" in 2012 - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: newzjunkey

Setting to record..Thanks..I get more out of it if I can go back and listen to precisely what was asked and said.


22 posted on 09/12/2011 8:38:23 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: onyx; RedMDer; Lady Jag; The Cajun; tubebender; musicman; trisham; DJ MacWoW; vox_freedom; ...

Hi O ~~! Hope you’re having a grand time.
Maybe we’ll see you in the audience tonight.
Will you be holding a sign?

Have a wonderful time. HUGS .. ;)
Can’t wait to hear your observations.


23 posted on 09/12/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: newzjunkey

Yay!! FR is baaaaackkkk and ready for tonight’s debate:-) Hallelujah!!


24 posted on 09/12/2011 2:16:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: STARWISE

Free Republic is back on!

Yay!


25 posted on 09/12/2011 2:16:30 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: newzjunkey; All

Does anyone know if this debate will be aired live online anywhere?


26 posted on 09/12/2011 2:18:30 PM PDT by Drrdot
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To: Longbow1969

It repeats 3-4 times, so if someone wants to catch it they will.
Also, these days almost everybody can record on one or two channels while watching a third.


27 posted on 09/12/2011 2:28:00 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: newzjunkey

bkmk


28 posted on 09/12/2011 2:32:53 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: newzjunkey

I love that. Thank you!!!!!


29 posted on 09/12/2011 2:40:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Sybeck1

Believe it or not, most people don’t give a hoot about the NFL


30 posted on 09/12/2011 2:40:39 PM PDT by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: Drrdot

CNN will be live streaming it.


31 posted on 09/12/2011 2:45:58 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Wow, I really should’ve checked there first. Thanks though


32 posted on 09/12/2011 2:49:16 PM PDT by Drrdot
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To: Drrdot
Does anyone know if this debate will be aired live online anywhere?

Via CNN.com Live website. Possibly, Tea Party Express or some similar Tea Party website, too.
33 posted on 09/12/2011 2:50:05 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: anoldafvet; newzjunkey
First - Tx newzjunkey for the thread - I won't be able to watch it, but will certainly read comments here later.

As to 'Who the Hell is responsible for this?' - First and foremost - leftist media, in hopes of doing as much damage as possible to GOP front-runners. Second and just as responsible - the candidates, that will leap at every opportunity to get their face and ideas in front of voters - despite the adverse climate they walk into.

Last - but certainly not least - all voters that have little genuine interest in who wins, like to see these things to help them keep up a little bit with what is going on in the race. Their viewing of these farces becomes a barometer of sorts by which leftist media learns how to drive their opposition to front-running candidates.

We've already seen what media has done with the last debate, whipping Perry hour by hour over his mention of the SS ponzi-scheme - while swooning over every word that comes from the mouth of the failed idiot currently destroying this nation.

34 posted on 09/12/2011 2:54:00 PM PDT by Ron C.
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Tonight should be a good one. Perry and Romney will surely do battle over social security. And Perry will have a full week of focused energy, unlike last week when he scurried from SC to TX to CA and dealt with wildfires in-between.

I'm just hoping Wolf Blitzer has at least one moment where he muffs his voice and ends a sentence with "and Bmmmmm mmmmm mmmmmbbuh."

Or is that just on SNL?

35 posted on 09/12/2011 3:06:38 PM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: Drrdot

http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream3
I should be added here when the time comes.


36 posted on 09/12/2011 3:33:17 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: newzjunkey

I wish Huntsman, Paul and Santorum would not participate. They don’t have a chance of winning and they take time from the upper tier candidates.


37 posted on 09/12/2011 3:34:06 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman
I doubt any of them pick a VP as classy as Joe.


38 posted on 09/12/2011 3:36:02 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid. GOP RIP 1854-2011.)
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To: newzjunkey; Clyde5445

Am I mistaken in thinking Palin had already accepted invitation to attend debate?

There is a thread just posted that she will not be there.

Report: Sarah Palin turned down invitation to tonight’s CNN/TPX debate

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2777254/posts

Is this the first we are hearing about this? I hadn’t seen it mentioned on any other Palin thread.


39 posted on 09/12/2011 3:37:35 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Signalman

“I wish Huntsman, Paul and Santorum would not participate. They don’t have a chance of winning and they take time from the upper tier candidates”

I agree. However Huntsman is the msm darling so they will keep him in as long as posible. Paul is the kooky guy and the msm likes to think all Republicans are like him(nuts). So they will keep him for show. Santorum is the one that will go first.


40 posted on 09/12/2011 3:39:55 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Brookhaven
Agree. Bachmann will have totally compromised herself if she goes after Rick Perry and demagogues his stance on social security.

Bachmann is done anyways. It's really down to Mitt, Perry, and Palin if she decides to get in.

41 posted on 09/12/2011 3:41:12 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: Parley Baer

I don’t blame them for participating, it’s the only time they ever get any coverage or anyone’s even aware they’re running.

If FOX was smart they’d make their debate on the 22nd in FL between Romney and Perry. Just the two of them. Right now, the nominee will be on eof them with Perry the strong favorite.

With all due respect, none of the others has a real chance.

So why waste time? Lets have a debate with the two top guys going at it so we can really get a feel and really let them make their case.

I’d suggest the ratings for a Perry Romney one-on-one on FOX would be the highest yet. Hopefully they do it. These 8 candidate debates are largely wastes of time.


42 posted on 09/12/2011 3:46:34 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Parley Baer

I don’t blame them for participating, it’s the only time they ever get any coverage or anyone’s even aware they’re running.

If FOX was smart they’d make their debate on the 22nd in FL between Romney and Perry. Just the two of them. Right now, the nominee will be on eof them with Perry the strong favorite.

With all due respect, none of the others has a real chance.

So why waste time? Lets have a debate with the two top guys going at it so we can really get a feel and really let them make their case.

I’d suggest the ratings for a Perry Romney one-on-one on FOX would be the highest yet. Hopefully they do it. These 8 candidate debates are largely wastes of time.


43 posted on 09/12/2011 3:46:46 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: jeltz25
If FOX was smart they’d make their debate on the 22nd in FL between Romney and Perry

With Palin moderating!

44 posted on 09/12/2011 3:48:24 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: KansasGirl

The bigger question is why Rumsfeld still had a sunscription to begin with?

I guess he was ok with the times ripping Bush, Cheny, himself, the GOP, conservatism in general, basically disagreeing with him on everything...and he still kept up a subscription until now?


45 posted on 09/12/2011 3:48:50 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Lady Lucky

I don’t think debates should have moderators at all. You should just have the candidates and let them argue with one another for 2 hours and make their case. They’re all grown ups, they’ll give each other time. Maybe you could have some referee or something who could keep track of time and let them know if someone hasn’t spoken in a while.

But as far as questions and content, I’d go no moderators. Just the candidates going back and forth.


46 posted on 09/12/2011 3:51:36 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Sybeck1
Against the NFL? Who scheduled this?

If you're more concerned about sports than the future of your country then nothing in this debate was going to sway you anyway...
47 posted on 09/12/2011 3:54:15 PM PDT by Khepri (Change -- How's that working for yah?)
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To: MEG33

DirecTV guide indicates it will be broadcast live and replayed several times.


48 posted on 09/12/2011 3:56:06 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Lady Lucky

Then at the end of the debate, Gov Palin says...I have heard all I need to hear from you 2 clowns, for the sake of my children/children’s children, I throw my hat in to the ring...I LIKE IT


49 posted on 09/12/2011 3:58:00 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or flippin bust)
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To: jeltz25

Wolf Boitzed as a “moderator” is like having Tammy Fay Bakker as a make up consultant


50 posted on 09/12/2011 3:58:30 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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