Skip to comments.Live Thread - NBC News/Tampa Bay Times GOP debate tonight on NBC
Posted on 01/23/2012 2:38:27 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009
All four remaining GOP candidates have been confirmed for tonight's debate sponsored by NBC News, the Tampa Bay Times, The National Journal and the Florida Council of 100. The debate will take place at the University of South Florida in Tampa. This will be the first of 2 debates this week focusing on the Florida GOP primary on Tuesday, January 31st. Note the air times on the east and west coast.
Television Air Time: Monday, January 23rd at 9pm ET, 8pm CT and 9pm PT on NBC
Live Streams: (airing 9pm ET) NBCPolitics.com, National Journal, and TampaBay.com
Participants: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, Paul
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That is the key.
Newt obviously KNOWS what he is talking about. Mitt is simply a "me too" guy has trouble giving concise coherent answers.
Good God! Mittens takes off on a one-person lecture on how Florida's economy is bad, including the space industry, and then starts hitting Obama -- a campaign speech. No one else gets a chance to respond, especially Newt who is going to give a speech on the space program. A quickie question for Ron Paul about the Everglades and then to commercial.
Have to say and agree with others, Newt's opportunity has been limited and as of now its a tie. No standout performance like last week and Romney takes every opportunity to spout campaign platitudes.
Thanks. This is painful.
Who’s Steyn for?
live link... still on
Here comes Santorum on the issue of the murder of Terri Schiavo.
He does this consistently during the debates. When Perry was in, he would parrot him.
When he attacks, he just rambles accusations without any basis. Same thing, again and again.
The reason this debate is boring is because Newt didn’t bitch slap any of the moderators (and they know better not to mess with the former speaker).
Bethcha that rule came from the RomBot camp - only way to keep Newt from ruling the night.
Were I there, It wouldn't stop me
Everyone Loves Raymond sounds like a good Idea!
Just checked and it is on, switching over!
Is any debate gonna talk about the economy and what a disaster it is and how broke we are!!!This is nuts to ignore the gorilla in the room.
Santorum awesome on Terry Schievo.
“Respect and dignity for all human life”
“Would do it again.”
Rand Paul coming up on Greta! It amazes me that Greta’s show has become the only show on FNC that I actually like.
RuPaul’s suit jacket is so poorly fitting that I believe he forgot to take the jacket off the hanger before he put it on.
OMG. Sacred ground here...Terri Schiavo. Be careful jerk panelist.
Absolutely. Before Pearl Harbor there was a very strong resistance to getting involved in the European war, especially in the midsection of the US where most of the young men were vital to operating farms that were just starting to recover from the Depression. All that changed when we were provoked. Dr. Paul knows this.
we definitely should not allow illegal aliens to enlist if the gov’t follows through on the proposed force reductions. Citizens who want to serve might not find slots, and we should accept no illegals under those circumstances, or any circumstances, IMO.
I worked for the Missile Defense Agency until last month, when my entire branch was eliminated in response to force reductions. 850 jobs eliminated across the agency. If I find out an illegal has been hired when we U.S. citizens were ushered out the door, I’m going to be really ticked.
Right. We could find ourselves in a place where Americans can’t even get accepted into the military, because, well, we’ve already got enough soldiers ...most of them mexican illegals.
And what exactly would that mean?
Yes, sir, no better person to debate this issue.
I’m in Willamette Valley of Oregon...same here...
Mods, pull that cr*p.
Geez, I'm sorry to read that. I wasn't allowed to listen to the radio or internet during the job I held for the last three years, and I've completely lost my edge. One good thing about being laid off--I can listen again.
Oh please. I am still working now and I have to work tomorrow....
Cane versus beets.
Oh, sure, Paul, like Terri’s HINO?
Better yet, what's Steyn for?
Santorum and Newt both good on Terry Schiavo.
Ron Paul, not so much.
Gingrich had a nice answer as well. He’s quick with a nice comparison to fed appeals and death row.
Excellent, excellent answer by Santorum about Terry Schiavo ... Great that he pointed out that the parents were PA constituents of his, too.
Just saw a Meet The Press ad during the commercial break from debate. David Gregory says politics is like football. Hard fought but at the end someone has to be held accountable. I am that person. The funny thing they were showing pictures of the GOP candidates. Not one democrat shown.
I was surprised also...Paul had the best answer.
This whole debate has a “Debbie Downer” tone.
I’ve heard/read Newt has never been registered as a lobbyist
I heard that Newt was going to out the politician that the son was secretly seeing - but that was in another thread. I never saw an actual story about it.
Yeah, that was an excellent point by Santorum. I’m sure many people didn’t know that. And now they do.
He started talking about Medicare because Romney accused him of lobbying for Medicare and influence peddling. Romney was the one who switched gears in the middle of his answer, and Gingrich had to tackle two accusations within his response time.
Babe reporter just asked a question about or relating to NASA. She looks fine, but her voice is boring.
Santorum outstanding answer on Terri Schivo. I forgot that Rick was outspoken and involved on her case.
Overall tonight, he has taken Rush’s advice and is answering as a true conservative.
“Romney defends investments, readies tax returns”
Seattle PI ^ | January 23, 2012 | Jack Gillum
Military service has LONG been honored as a path to citizenship.
I see no problem with this.
Mitt and Newt’s early squabbles left Santorum to look balanced and mature (he’s never seemed so mature).
I’ve never liked Santorum at all, but kinda liking him tonight.
We give murderers all sorts of hearings at the federal level before they are put to death...why didn’t Terry deserve the same?
Two words: very gay. :-D
Cane sugar. And beet sugar.
Sugar beets are grown in Colorado and sugar is refined from them.