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 and Newt hacking away at each other...both bleeding badly.”
I have to agree. Maybe they should settle it the old fashioned way like Hamilton and Burr. Pistols at 10 paces at noon.
That was all set up to give Mitt his attack Newt time...unlimited. I don’t look for a Gingrich/Romney ticket ;)
Romney and Gingrich have baggage. It’s not too impressive to see these two going ‘round and ‘round. Our best candidates are gone. I think Gingrich is the best of the bunch but can he survive (the bad stuff of) his past? I don’t think he’s really straightforwardly answering the issues his opponents are bringing up. I don’t like the answer of “Well, the American people can see through these accusations.” That was a Cain response instead of being straightforward and meeting these charges head on. If they’re true than man up and explain or convince us about a genuine change of heart.
I'm in Connecticut - my Cox Cable on-screen guide says "Fear Factor" on NBC - 9-10pm ET, but hour-long the Brian Williams debate is running.
Strange and rather boring debate, IMO...
Is that your opus?
Okay, what the heck? Did I just hear Santorum say the gov’t should help these people who can’t afford to pay off the loans for their homes?
Live stream working great for me:
Fred Thompson just endorsed Newt Gingrich on Hannity.
A quote for Mitt:
Born in vice, say it twice.
Born in sin, come on in.
Great news!!! Thanks for posting it.
Oh, DUH. It’s delayed here, not on until 8 MT. Sorry for the uninformed question. Man, I hate not being able to see it along with the rest of you!
Why do the republicans agree to have debates with these liberals??
I can't either, but other than incorrectly assigning Santorum with remarking about Romney's "capitalism," I'm pleasantly surprised with the tone of the moderator.
Agree that he's been more focused on the personal attacks, but most of the personal attacks between the candidates are on matters of policy substance.
I wonder how much of the public will become aware of how big a liar Romney is.
Yeah...here on west coast it is delayed...I’m watching on mediate.com
Newt is energized by the audience response and really shines under those circumstances. NBC will not allow this to happen.
People wont care. Newt needs to move forward and go back to attacking Obama and the elites.
Newt to Brian ..... Brian, this is a circular firing squad and while I know you & NBC want to see a cage match between me and Gov. Romney, we are big boys & will deal with each other on our own time and our own dimes. YOU need to act like a moderator and start asking questions about the issues killing the American people under the Obama regime ... how about lets talk about Keystone for starters???? (audience gives standing ‘O’). That would end the ‘coma debate’ IMHO
Mitt’s strategy is kinda cheap tonight. It won’t do him any good.
FEER fACTOR IS THE DEBATE channel! Click on it
What are the connections between these people and Soros.
Newt must chill and chop with words. No temperment. Let Romney sputter. Newt injured slightly.
Sorry, but Newt is letting Romney frame this debate.
He should put a stop to it and say I’m not spending any more time on this stage answering lies. I’ll answer them in a statement tomorrow.
Tonight I want to talk about what to do about the economy, etc.
I don’t agree.. Newt needs to clear this up. I know a family who is very interested in the Fannie mess...and Romney absolutely won that round. Newt needs to clear that up..NOW.
Might depend on where you are. You can watch it online at:
I’ll say it again...that break took the air out of the room.
Santorum making the point let Capitiliam WORK...Paul doing clean up on the Fed. Tieing together nicely. Let Capitilism work—Paul doing a good job explaining the bad paper. I hope Pres Gingrich turns him loose on the Fed.
Romney came down hard on Newt for his relationship with Fanny and Freddie, but crawler on FOX says Mitt’s income will show he is making money from Freddie and Fanny....Hmmmm
Freepers need to look into this tomorrow.
FRED THOMPSON JUST ENDORSED NEWT GINGRICH!
Romney has been trained to change subjects faster than anyone could respond.
Well, I’m full on what has to be the Best Chinese Food in San Jose @ Sweet Mango on Willow Street.
Their Calamari is out of this world and I know I should have had only a few bites but... OMG Deeeelicous.
Had her Mixed vegetables with a Burmese sauce and a vegetable spring roll that was just so good.
I’ll take over for you about 10PM with some Skye and enough Diet Coke to color it.
Romney is a punk and a liar. I am stunned at his outrageous, outlandish and scurrilous lies.
Newt is probably formulating a tack that will paint him with the stripes he is trying to cover.
If it were me and when Romney made that bogus claim that “some legislators” say Newt approached them on behalf of Freddie Mac.
I would have said as I laughed “Really? I guess outright lying and your pathetic attempt to slander me seems predictable. SO WHO ARE THESE SO CALLED LEGISLATORS?
he should have painted that corner over and over and left it so wet it’d take week before Mitt felt is was safe enough to cross and walk on.
Willard and Paul ramble on an on like 2 lil old ladies at a tea party....God
Yawn, channel surfing...
Why should I bail out someone who bought an overpriced McMansion out of their price range? I paid off my mortgage way early without anyone’s help.
LOL.... Mitt just sealed his fate this evening.... he won’t even get a cabinet post. We’re gonna see Gingrich/Santorum
It’s fantastic, KG.
Mittens is going all Ann Coulter.
Get the men in white coats!
Newt didn't bring that up. Romney did. While criticizing Newt over Freddie Mac, Romney suddenly launched into Newt "lobbying" for Medicare. Shows how Romney's mind works.
Woohoo!! Go Fred!!!!
At best it was a wash for Romney.
Newt is falling into the trap of anger. He is too substantial to be doing that. Stop it.
“Gotta admit Romney has Gingrich on the defense.”
Mitt is doing nothing of the sort. He is boring everybody into a coma. He can’t name 1 congressman who says Newt approached him as a lobbyist. Newt named 2 who were on the Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac committee who said Newt never approached them. Romney is getting nowhere on this garbage.
Nana hits a home run!
Here we go. I will hand it to Paul. Hearing only on radio, he was on fire with some good economic principles about how the government screwed up the housing situation to begin with. Can’t take an issue with that. I am glad that Dodd-Frank now is in the crosshairs. Good.
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Spell check error...
Way to go, Fred!
Bingo! Mitt is no longer the front-runner, and is allowing himself to collapse into being a second-tier candidate.
Mitt's not talking strategy or vision. He's trying to take down Newt. That's NOT leadership, and will not play well.
Chop chop chop!
Newt is very sharp indeed!
He zeroes in on a very specific item: repeal the Dodd-Frank!
Thats a bold leader!
Here we go. I will hand it to Paul. Hearing only on radio, he was on fire with some good economic principles about how the government screwed up the housing situation to begin with. Can’t take an issue with that. I am glad that Dodd-Frank now is in the crosshairs by them up there on the stage. Good.