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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Mitt is pushing Newt to the limit. Mitt will not letup. The fireworks are about to start.
Looks like the rest of the debate will be about Freddie-Mac. Gotta admit Romney has Gingrich on the defense.
The Tampa USF debate security group is encouraging the OWS hooligans in their deliberate disruption of the outside Public Tent ... the Security Chief is letting this nonsense continue ...
bRIAN IS LOVING THIS.
“Brian Williams going for personal attacks only. No sustenance wanted.”
You expected SUBSTANCE, from an NBC-run debate?
MITT SHUT UP...or better yet keep snipping, it makes him look real bad.
Mitwit needs a good knock-the-smug-off ass-kickin'
Slap him Newt!
Myth and Noot getting nasty. Newt calling out what Myth did w/McCAin and Huckabee.
I believe Romney is getting pwned.
“Fannie Mae...gross profits at Bain...talking about Freddie Mac...making over a million dollars for your entities...over a million point six...what’s the gross revenue of Bain when you were associated with it?....”
Like two accountants arguing with each other.
Smack down! LECTURING ROMNEY!
MITT, WHAT WAS THE GROSS REVENUE FOR BAIN?
Newt is going to lecture Romney all the way down his lying throat about medicare!
This is a boring waste of time. None of these disputes between candidates will or can be resolved for the viewers in these constant back-and-forths between Newt and Romney.
Newt’s argument was going to be “What was total revenue for Bain vs. what was your personal salary, Mitt”?
But Mitt rambled on and cut him off. Newt got him stammering and stuttering when he couldn’t keep up with the argument.
Newt’s getting pizzed.
Yeah, the “A” word has gotten overused to the point where it means nothing. Sort of like the word nice.
Just don’t get mad, Newt. STAY COOL!
Mitten acting toooooo sanctimonious about lobbying. While Bain Capital employed scores of DC lobbyists over the years.
Romney is hilarious.
Newt is being knocked down
Moderator rang the bell for the round.
Mittens on the attack! Newt taking Mittens to the shed. Mittens just has to listen.
Mittens saying no question about it except Freddie MaC....OWNED BY you Newt. Newt fighting back about the gross revenue of Bain. Mittens saying Freddie Mac.
Newt being clear and schooling Mittens! It’s unfortunate Newt says and the American people see through it. Terrible way to run medicare! Newt did it out in the open.
Problem says Mittens, influence peddling. conflict. being paid to pass lesiglation.
Romney is one nasty SOB. I hope this backfires on him.
Mitt is pissing Newt off and looking like a harpy. Brian Williams is happy to let Romney ramble on. Newt really needs to open a can of whoop ass and I think he will.
Mitt and Newt hacking away at each other...both bleeding badly.
Does Brian Williams fancy himself as a marriage counselor? This seems more of a counseling session.
Newt getting angry now, I thought he was going to blow.
Bring up Bain and Government Motors!!
A commercial break? Kind of convenient IMO.
Agreed. I think the attacks on newts work in DC and the attacks on Romneys income from Bain are both irrelevant. That said, we are seeing Mitts true colors and I think Newt is besting him n the debate.
My bad....I really can not stand Brain Williams.
No, Romney is pathetic. He looks really bad in this exchange.
omg!!!!! I cant stand willard!!!!!!!!! what a creepy ,whinny crybaby!!
And the problem is the audience is complying!
I understand, but this is the best way to get it out. The horse is nearly dead, and Romney still wants to beat it. It ain’t working. Newt is turning it all back on him. It gets boring, which is bad news for Romney.
After this, nobody is going to want to hear Romney drone on and on about this crap. I think it’s fine that Williams is getting it out now.
Fred Thompson endorses Newt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Romney’s trying to get the nomination the same way Obama got his Senate seat. Forget America and its problems, attack the opposition.
Williams did Romney a HUGE favor cutting it off "just then"...
Newt just took a 5 minute severe beat down by Romney....
Newt told CBS in this mornings interview that in 2008 he advised Fannie/Freddie against what they were doing.
Yep this is a mess, they are both coming of badly
What the heck? I can’t find the debate on TV. Can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong?
Brian appears to be bowing to Zero in that photo.
Notice how Brian is steering this debate AWAY from Obama? Except for Ron Paul, Obama hasn’t been mentioned. Brian is a good little Obama rump swab, doing his hero a service by getting the candidates to throw mud pies at each other instead of focusing on the utter destruction Obama is wreaking on this country.
WHAT DEBATE ARE YOU WATCHING? GET REAL!
Just don’t get mad, Newt, just “handle” the whiner and stay cool, VERY, very, C-O-O-L.
I wish Newt would lean over and knock that shyt eating smirk off off this bastards face. I feel like throwing up when I hear his voice.
got to hear this!
got right on it. Thank you! (had to watch to the break :o)
This is a weird debate and the silence is weird. It is because they don’t want people getting excited when Newt knocks one out of the park.
Why is Fear Factor running at 9pm in the East? No debate, and the online feed looks like a filmstrip presentation it is so choppy.