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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Actually the analysis by NBC has been rather favorable to Newt I think. Not so much for Romney.
Who's that smarmy she-RAT that looks like a lizard?
If it sticks out perpendicular from her shoulders its called a head! Yep pretty sure its a head, it has a nose on it.
My favorite comment on FR tonight was whoever called Ron Paul “Bat-shit Entertaining”. LOL!!
Oh, I’m aware he has flaws. I wanted Sarah Palin and now I’ve got to choose who is the least flawed that can beat Obama. It’s a hell of a choice to have to make when my candidate is sitting out.
From what i saw (only watched bits and pieces) i agree and think Santorum could end up gaining the most, although i don't think it'll be enough to seriously threaten either Mitt or Gingrich just yet. If he can follow it up with another good debate next time, then who knows, especially if Gingrich and Mitt keep pounding away at each other, allowing Santorum to take the high road again. As for Mitt, i don't think he cared so much about winning the debate as he did in just stopping the Newt momentum, which i think he may well have done in the opening minutes alone.
Newt needs to respond quickly and provide a much stronger answer to the peddling influence charge. His responses to Romney saying that (paraphrasing) "everyone knows what you're doing and America won't fall for it" or "this is the same kind of stuff you pulled with McCain, and it didn't work then and it won't work now" came off sounding like empty rhetoric since he didn't follow up with anything particularly convincing as far i'm concerned.
Not sure but think it was towards the end when they were each asked to speak about conservatism. Newt spoke of working for Goldwater, Reagan and just bounced off his record and his belief in smaller govt and his record as Speaker...he even cited something he accomplished that had not been done since 1928?
>>> Newt is a big gasbag faux intellectual. <<<<
Gee, are you a masochist or what? Again??? LOL!
Not a bad scorecard.
I give Newt the A,
Santorum a B+
Paul a B
Romney a B-
No big fireworks or big scores tonight. The last two debates were far more interesting.
Is it just me, or would Rick Perry make an outstanding Vice President?
Hank it is good cop, bad cop, don’t you know.
Broadcast NBC is the good cop.
PMSNBC be the bad cop.
Chwissie Mathews and Lwarry O’Donnell are trashing everyone, Chwissie said they were all zeroes.
Hahaha, I love it when you do that.
That was my first thought also
I think we are all sensitive this cycle.
Did anyone notice at the very end before they cut to Gregory Head that Newt and Uncle Paul shook hands in a very friendly manner while Mitt was turned the other way and joked with Ricky?
That answer by Newt was probably the best of the evening. That WILL be the difficulty of the future president.
I had to step out of the TV room. PLEASE give me a summary....THANKS.
Haha, famous last words zotface!
You said it better than I did. I thought it was a tremendous statement.