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Live Thread - NBC News/Tampa Bay Times GOP debate tonight on NBC
.2012presidentialelectionnews.com ^ | 1/23/12 | nate

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

(Excerpt) Read more at 2012presidentialelectionnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; anotherdebate; bitterromney; debate; fl2012; flaprimarydebate; gopdebate; liarromney; liveflaprimarydebate; livegopdebate; mittcommie; nastyromney; newt; pettyromney; romney; romneyinhiding; romneyversion5; rupaulisfinished; secretiveromney; snarlyromney; tampa
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To: sand88
Mitt is pushing Newt to the limit. Mitt will not letup.

Hands up, all those who think Mitt Romney would ever attack Obama the way he's attacking Newt tonight. Anyone?

651 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:14 PM PST by kevao
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To: bigbob

Newt has to talk past Romney directly to the voters. Romney is not giving anyone a reason to support him... he is only interested in turning people away from Newt.


652 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:28 PM PST by CASchack
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To: Tuxedo

Romney’s Business Success Was Due To “Corporate Welfare”: 

Governor Romney has held up his business experience as his main qualification for being President, and has been quick to dismiss the manner in which he acted as simply “free market capitalism.” What he doesn’t mention is that some of his success has been due to huge government subsidies and tax breaks, something decried by the conservative Cato Institute as “corporate welfare.”

Steel Dynamics: Undoubtedly, Governor Romney will tout Steel Dynamics, the “steel mill in Indiana,” as one of his successes. You must tell the other side of the story: this was only a success because of more than $37 million in government subsidies. And what is even more damaging, these subsidies were paid for by raising taxes on the local residents. (LA Times, 1/12/12)


653 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:33 PM PST by kcvl
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To: RitaOK

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654 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:40 PM PST by folkquest (Nothing is fool-proof because fools are so ingenious!)
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To: halo66
Fred Thompson endorses Newt

Good news!

655 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:44 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: Pravious
Romney is one nasty SOB. I hope this backfires on him.

That exchange won't help Romney one bit in FL.

656 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:44 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: wolficatZ; All

LITTLE KNOWN NBC DEBATE RULES: Romney gets unlimited time to attack Newt.


657 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:45 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tomkat

Romney is truly loathsome and Williams has fallen asleep to let him run and run and run on.


Williams hasn’t fallen asleep. He knows this is good for obama.


658 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:52 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Theoria
Quite crowd. Crowd is now looking forward to the blue plate special tomorrow.
659 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:52 PM PST by Theoria (Vada a bordo, cazzo!)
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To: Post5203

“How many more times does Gingrich have to address this head on? Are you even paying attention or are you hearing only what suits you?”

I agree that Newt did a very good job of clarifying. He’s also had a great answer to every nitpicking, nagging accusation of Romney - but Romney just won’t stop talking. He seems delighted thinking he’s on a roll.

What a con man.


660 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:52 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: bigdirty
Romney is hilarious.

Mitt is desperate for a knockout punch. So far, Newt is playing it well. Newt is in the driver's seat. As the debate moves along, Newt will go back to focusing on Obama.

We will see Mitt not letup in his attacks on Newt. People will quickly see how desperate Mitt. It will not help him with the voters.

661 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:52 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a vote for the Statist Mitt.)
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To: ez
to all, my ranking

Paul - actually looks and sounds presidential for a change, meaning he is above the pettiness that is currently going on. Seems to realize that Zero is the enemy

Santorum - more or less the same as Paul
Romney-Newt - petty & boring

662 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:52 PM PST by Reily
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To: sand88

Not going well at all. Romney is piling on and Gingrich hasn’t time to respond to every detail. When he was given a chance to answer clearly about “resigned in disgrace,” he punted. Romney has him on the ropes now and the moderator calls for a change of subject, leaving Gingrich no further opportunity to respond.


663 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:55 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Deo volente
Like two accountants arguing with each other.

We have a winner! Have we run out of relevant topics to debate?

664 posted on 01/23/2012 6:48:55 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Jane Long

Soooo....do we think they will ask about Property Rights? or...Global Warming and Sustainability? or...how about...the cost of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!!!!???


665 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:04 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: RitaOK

Romeny is desperate.
Newt hit it on the bull’s eye by saying: his tactic
is not gonna work, as people can see through it.


666 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:04 PM PST by indpndtguy
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To: Red Steel

I am quite surprised that the commercials were not left in during the break, at least on the streaming feed from nationaljournal.com


667 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:18 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: montag813

8 PM CST, Fear Factor is on the DISH Guide, but the debate is on. Did it come on at 7 EST?


668 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:18 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: angelcindy

Willard is very creepy!


669 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:18 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: All

Oh no...Newt needs to clear up Mitts attacks.


670 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:26 PM PST by Fawn (NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!)
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To: Solson

I wish I had bookmarked that video where the reporter from AP asked Mitt about a lobbyist being one of his top campaign staffers. He got angry in an ugly way.


671 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:39 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: tomkat
Romney is truly loathsome and Williams has fallen asleep to let him run and run and run on.

Exactly!

672 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:39 PM PST by this is my country
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To: Revolting cat!

I’m for Newt. Romney just scored on him, but at what cost? He doesn’t look Presidential.


673 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:41 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“This is pretty boring so far”

Is this a DEBATE, or a TAX AUDIT?


674 posted on 01/23/2012 6:49:48 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: montag813

Fred Thompson endorses Newt on Hannity...


675 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:01 PM PST by kcvl
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To: indpndtguy

Romney just guaranteed he won’t get the vp slot.....


676 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:01 PM PST by kjam22
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To: Irish Eyes
My bad....I really can not stand Brain Williams

Ha, I just texted my brother in FL that Brian Willians is a D*ck!
677 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:10 PM PST by VastRWCon (The Middle Class is the Tea Party)
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To: montag813

You not missing much, most boring debate ever


678 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:10 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Gingrich Says He Doesn't Regret Supporting Medicare Drug Plan Which Is Now a $7.2 Trillion Unfunded Liability
679 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:10 PM PST by kabar
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To: Will88
This is a boring waste of time.

No friggin' kidding. That was bad. Williams let Romney and Gingrich go for a bit. Romney lost that one. He went off on Gingrich trying to influence peddle as a lobbyist, et. At some point, Gingrich cuts in and talks about Medicare Part D (not sure where that came from???), throws out some examples that people can understand, scores some points, Williams cuts them off.

......EVER!
680 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:10 PM PST by Girlene
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To: TexasFreeper2009
NBC letting Newt/Romney have the debate Newt wanted some weeks ago when he sat down with Cain. Newt is winning this playoff game and it's. It by a field goal, we're talking being basically out by Halftime. WOW. I have. It read what one else here has said because I've been watching intensely. Hope nobody minds the football metaphor and GO NEWT!! I still have to go back later and watch ACoulter. These really are amazing times
681 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:10 PM PST by GizzyGirl
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To: montag813

I’m in PA watching on NBC. It’s running here.


682 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:14 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: montag813

Mediate.com is running great


683 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:14 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: All

It seems Newt has studied Romney’s previous debates and knows his style. I don’t think he will lose his cool.


684 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:14 PM PST by riri
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685 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:14 PM PST by show
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To: American Quilter
What the heck? I can’t find the debate on TV. Can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong?

Consider yourself lucky. This is one HORRIBLE debate. I'm about to turn it off and just follow this thread.

686 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:21 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: RitaOK

Yes, Rita! He is taking Romney’s crap and tactics and throwing it back in his face. Romney is boring, his attacks are boring. Santorum is boring, nobody is hearing him.

What this means is that at worst, this is a status quo debate. All this is good news for Newt. Newt looks in control. He is starting to plant seeds of believability among a wider group. Romney looks nit-picky. This is not leadership, it’s petty politics and does not gain Romney any new votes.


687 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:21 PM PST by untwist
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To: American Quilter
What the heck? I can’t find the debate on TV. Can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong?

Are you logged in? You have to be logged in.

Seriously, just tune to your local NBC channel.

688 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:27 PM PST by kevao
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To: Leep

This is the worst debate I’ve ever seen.

Romney is obnoxious. Newt is having to stay on the defensive and nobody is interested in this crap.

We’re interested in what these candidates would do to change Obama’s policies.

NBC is loving these candidates make each other look bad while sitting back grinning.

There is no discipline in this debate.


689 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:29 PM PST by altura
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To: NKP_Vet

lolololol omg i would love that!!!! willard calls himself a leader????? yea leader of the crybaby pack!


690 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:29 PM PST by angelcindy ("Those who follow the crowd,gets no further than the crowd")
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To: All

Romney kept attacking Newt. I hope Newt won’t take the bait. Just focus on Hussein.


691 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:30 PM PST by imchris
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To: Leep
FredThompson endorses Newt Gingrich!!
692 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:29 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
S.S. ROMNEY...


693 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:32 PM PST by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: All

Why have a live audience if they aren’t allowed to respond?


694 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:36 PM PST by LA Woman3
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To: dragnet2

“Newt just took a 5 minute severe beat down by Romney....”

Hardly, that was a rabid poodle snipping his ankles..


695 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:37 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: American Quilter

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/rock-center/46058377#46058377


696 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:41 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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Please shut up Santorum :(


697 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:46 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Reagan69

Mitt is something that starts with p and ends with y and it’s not petty! 5 letters ...


698 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:53 PM PST by j.argese (Newt ... the Nixon of our time ...)
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To: dragnet2

That is what I saw.


699 posted on 01/23/2012 6:50:53 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Theoria
Quite crowd. Crowd is now looking forward to the blue plate special tomorrow.

They were sanctioned an told to act like zombies.

700 posted on 01/23/2012 6:51:00 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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