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Fox news ^ | 1/16/2012 | blueyon

Posted on 01/16/2012 5:07:24 PM PST by blueyon

GOP Debate

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To: Winstons Julia

Most humans are. We need a GOOD candidate—not a perfect one. And Newt is GOOD!


1,401 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:21 PM PST by milagro
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To: indpndtguy

IF anyone doesnt think NEWT wiped the floor in tonights debate..they are a quart LOW!!!! IF he has “fair and balanced” response time they would need a triage area for Mittens and Paul


1,402 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:21 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: FryingPan101

LOL. He will make a great president also :)


1,403 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:28 PM PST by womanvet (Lesser of 2 evils is Romney, but No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency)
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To: show
And Santorum better watch it, you would be blessed if you could work with Newt as a VP. Don’t be attacking him.

Ohhh, watch out? Blessed? Did you actually say "blessed"? Wow, perhaps you need to cut back on the caffeine - or...something.
1,404 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:35 PM PST by khnyny (Our government has become Hal in "2001 A Space Odyssey")
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To: Anti-Hillary

Newt was the winner

Newt
Rick S
Rick P
Ron Paul

and I think Willie Mitty was there too


1,405 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:41 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: indpndtguy
Debate Results by Tuxedo: Win: Newt

Place: Perry

Show: Santorum

Also Ran: Romney

Tripped at the starting gate: Paul

1,406 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:45 PM PST by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid.)
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To: indpndtguy

Juan needs to go on a Costa Carnival cruise. What a tool!

WSJBabe uses suspect stats from Napolitano to nail Perry on border security, but he hits it out of the park.


1,407 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:48 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: bjcoop

Even with all his warts Newt is heads above all the rest,IMHO.


1,408 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:51 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: lahargis

Perry knocked it out of the park on every single answer. Showed some humor and was downright likable.

Let’s pray ir’s in the next polls.


1,409 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:58 PM PST by Kenny
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To: al baby

“How come we are not having any issue here tonight Free Republic is fast as hell”

Your neighbors must be liberals!


1,410 posted on 01/16/2012 8:04:58 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: MulberryDraw

I hope Newt reversed any damage from (rightfully IMHO) going after Romney on Bain.


1,411 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:03 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: lahargis

Perry knocked it out of the park on every single answer. Showed some humor and was downright likable.

Let’s pray ir’s in the next polls.


1,412 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:03 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Absolutely Nobama

How I rank tonight...

Newt, by so far you can’t even see the other guys.

Romney did a little worse than usual (and he usually holds steady).

Perry looked like a shallow politician imitating a real politician.

Santorum came off like a high school student who’s been picked on too much.

Paul ranted and raved (as usual). I wish I would never have to hear or see him again.

Foxnews will, no doubt, unanimously call Romney the winner.
The internet will claim Ron Paul wiped the floor with them all.


1,413 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:10 PM PST by Pravious
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To: mylife

Perry has certainly landed some great responses!


1,414 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:13 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: TitansAFC
Rick is showing himself to be Big Government Rick Santorum tonight.

I hope his new fans were paying attention to that. He's a statist.

1,415 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:16 PM PST by newzjunkey (Imbecilic early voters doom us all.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Yep, I agree.


1,416 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:19 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Romney wants to get rid of McCain-Feingold! Oh wait! McCain endorsed him!!! RUH-OH!!!!

Yes, and the governor of S.C. supported him and was applauding Perry.

1,417 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:19 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (We Can Take OUR Country Back--Perry 2012)
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To: dfwgator

Agreed. And another thing with me is that Newt was clearly the guy the establishment feared the most. He was the guy ROmney went after the hardest. The guy all Romney’s sycophants in the media attacked the hardest.

THey didn’t really go after Santorum or Perry with nearly the venom and ammunition they unloaded on Newt.

If he’s the guy they want the least and did the most to stop, that tells me something.

He may not be #1 choice, but at this point, he’s looking pretty good.


1,418 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:31 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Tennessee Nana
but the tuition for illegal aliens ???

Those that benefit under this law PAY for it. You do not

1,419 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:37 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Tennessee Nana

Agree with your rankings.


1,420 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:42 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Kickass Conservative

Rwitter gives Willie Mitty as dodging the answers on everything


1,421 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:45 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: GlockThe Vote
Oh defending a simple slip of the mind that everyone here has had. Once I was introducing someone I knew for 15 years and couldn't for the like of me remember his name. But so called conservatives seem to want perfection out of our candidates. Perry has never been a great debater, but one hell of a governor.
1,422 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:46 PM PST by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Reily

While we’re all fantasizing about the ideal GOP ticket as among the current contenders, I’d go with Newt/Perry. Perry would bring executive experience; otherwise, with Newt/Santorum, you’d have two with only legislative experience.


1,423 posted on 01/16/2012 8:05:54 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: al baby

One way or another, it would have been interesting to watch.


1,424 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:00 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Tennessee Nana

idiots on twitter saying Paul won tonight...Newt in 2nd...Romney below the line. Newt won...who are the paultards


1,425 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:02 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: All

WOW, Mitt is below zero in RED for the Twitter responses. Mitt and Crazy Uncle Paul did great.


1,426 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:13 PM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: MulberryDraw

I don’t like this Fox polling on whether they are “dodging” questions. What about the actual content of their answers? Considering how inane most of the questions are, the candidates should dodge them.


1,427 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:13 PM PST by mtrott
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To: MulberryDraw

FauxNews reviewing the “twitter” votes....hmmm. after disqualifying RuPaulbot votes, Newt is looking GREAT! Romneydodger!!


1,428 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:13 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: All

LOL!

Who are all these Twits that thought that nut case Ron Paul did well?

The guy is a whackjob.


1,429 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:17 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ( www.zombietime.com - The true face of the left that the MSM refuses to cover.)
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To: All

Romney bombed according to Fox, and Newt did great, but RuPaul still in there, obviously because his fanatical supporters will do anything for their uncle fester


1,430 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:20 PM PST by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: lahargis

Newt ends with a fantastic answer on Nochild left behind ...return power not only to states, but ask STATES to reduce their spending and return power to LOCAL entities ...BEAUTIFUL answer!!!

Fox presenting Twitter analysis right now which is going better for Newt and HORRID for RoMoney.


1,431 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:21 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: show

From HotAir feed: guypbenson Newt gets the last word in a debate that he won. #SCdebate


1,432 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:32 PM PST by TBBT
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To: newzjunkey

Twitter feedback to FOX is sure not sounding like us. Gingrich made to sound mediocre? LOL!


1,433 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:36 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012/ Ron Paul is already Third Party, inside OUR Party.)
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To: MulberryDraw

As a Santorum supporter, there is no question Gingrich won this debate so decisively that all the others were left behind in the dust. Were I in SC, I would probably vote for Gingrich on Saturday. I still think Santorum would be a good president, but his chances are too remote.


1,434 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:36 PM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for the Right Rick --Santorum-- if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: Anti-Hillary
Debate is over...LET THE SPIN BEGIN...

***WINNER*** Newt Gingrich

Runners-up as follows, in order:

Rick Perry
Rick Santorum
Jon Huntsman
Mitt Romney
Ron Paul

Yes, by not opening his mouth, Jon Huntsman did better than both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney.

1,435 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:49 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 23 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: blueyon

Newt, by any reasonable measure, took front-runner status tonight. Book it.

Perry had a lot of excellent answers tonight. I said just recently that he had nothing going for him, but I think you can make the case that he’s got momentum. I’d like him as VP to Newt.

Santorum made a huge mistake going after Newt. Not only did he get put in his place, he also turned me off. I’d sooner see him drop out than Perry.

Ron Paul is only dimly aware of his own existence.

Romney was torn to shreds over and over again. Fox is showing a summary of the Twitter responses and people apparently saw him for what he is.


1,436 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:49 PM PST by Cato in PA (Socialist R or Socialist D? Neither of them is the one for me.)
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To: exit82
Mittens want to get rid of super pacs.

I don't think so Mittens. The Supreme Court has recently opined that super pacs have first Amendment Rights.

See Citizen United v. FEC.

Romney took some major hits in this debate.

FOX twitter graph - "Paul is seen as giving straight answers." ROLF!

1,437 posted on 01/16/2012 8:06:57 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: indpndtguy

The Babe hits one more out on education! What a night for the Bambino!


1,438 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:07 PM PST by bray (Ride Santorum back to Sanity)
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To: LegalEagle61

Perry and Gingrich were terrific. I think Perry gained the most tonight. Santorum started off well but lost some momentum in the second half. Romney was the same as he ever was.

Paul finished ninth behind Hunstman, Cain, Bachmann and McCotter, regardless of what his spam monkeys are tweeting.


1,439 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:18 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: katiedidit1

that’s exactly what Palu supporters are “ Twits

ignore them , a bunch of clueless punks

Reinstate the draft , send them all to EOD


1,440 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:18 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: rodguy911

John Roberts showing Twitter bar graph on questions.

The Ron Paul bar area is the same on every question!

The Paultards strike again!

Gerald Seib has the Ben Bernanke look.


1,441 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:34 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: MulberryDraw

Win Newt, Perry. Tie Romney, Santorum. Loser Paul.


1,442 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:39 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: exit82

“I would rather have cockiness than incompetence”

Well....yeah. Clinton was cocky...devil may care. Juuuuust about the time that Newt became cocky. A bit dangerous and you saw what unfolded. Newt has matured and hopefully been humbled.

Go Perry!


1,443 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:39 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: Reily

Newt!!!!!!!


1,444 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:45 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: TBBT

Back to ignoring Newt.

FAUX NEWS IS SHAMELESS.


1,445 posted on 01/16/2012 8:07:49 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: EDINVA
While we’re all fantasizing about the ideal GOP ticket as among the current contenders

Of course it's all just fantasy for now. We'll see how she goes as we head into Saturday. And after that, onto Florida. And that'll depend on where people are sitting after that.

1,446 posted on 01/16/2012 8:08:06 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Who is for anti semite Ron Paul? 18-35 year old kids, that is who.


1,447 posted on 01/16/2012 8:08:15 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired means EVERY day is Saturday!)
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To: Jane Long

“FauxNews reviewing the “twitter” votes....hmmm. after disqualifying RuPaulbot votes, Newt is looking GREAT! Romneydodger!!”

The problem is, the matter of the Paultards is NEVER brought up. The fact they are agitators from the OTHER SIDE is never, ever, EVER even suggested even though everyone KNOWS it.


1,448 posted on 01/16/2012 8:08:30 PM PST by Pravious
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To: All

The MSM is going to do their best to get the worst GOP candidate nominated, aka, Ron Paul.


1,449 posted on 01/16/2012 8:08:49 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ( www.zombietime.com - The true face of the left that the MSM refuses to cover.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I don’t personally care for Ron Paul, but thanks for being a liar and perpetuating a falsehood - way to go.../s.


1,450 posted on 01/16/2012 8:08:51 PM PST by khnyny (Our government has become Hal in "2001 A Space Odyssey")
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