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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: onyx

LOL. Just trying to introduce some facts. We report, you decide.


901 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:05 PM PST by kabar
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To: JoSixChip
"The only thing I have gained is just more evidence that mitt is a scum bag."

Obvious to me that the Mitt handlers said no matter what don't laugh. Keep those eye brows furrowed the entire debate ...it'll look real presidential.

902 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:16 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: Fawn
Just great. My on-the-fence-animal-lover just sent me this article:

That is disgusting. I hope whoever did it is arrested and sent to jail. This is a Democrat tactic and should be beneath the dignity of Republicans, not to mention the horrible cruelty involved.

903 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:16 PM PST by American Quilter (Santorum or Gingrich. Not Romney.)
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To: Kenny
Fishing expedition for headlines and soundbites that can be used against the people.

exactly! I don't know why Republicans go on all these debates. The just keep demonstrating why they are called the "stupid party."

904 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:16 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: JoSixChip

This is the Norman Bates Debate, man!


905 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Grunthor

You should be able to get the live link here:

http://www.tampabay.com/


906 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:39 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

Paul is a flaming, utopian idiot on FP. Worse than Obama, certainly worse than Hilary Clinton who has more international common sense than he has. I wish he would just stick to economic issues and size of fed gov. stuff.


907 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:46 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (GOP is replete with those who run to the right (words), shift to the center, then govern from left)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

What’s going on with Ron Paul? He is sucking up to Newt.


908 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:55 PM PST by this is my country
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To: Deo volente

It is relative.

Compared to Vietnam and Afghanistan we did win WWII quickly.


909 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:55 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: tcrlaf

Brian Williams is a Democrat.

Why would anyone expect him to play the part of journalist, when Brian is a Liberal Democrat OPERATIVE.

If Newt Wins, he needs to revamp the Republican Primaries and Debates.

1. No open Primaries, if you aren’t Republican, you don’t get to vote in a Republican Primary.

2. No Republican Primaries hosted by Liberal Democrats.

3. No planting of a crowd in a Republican Primary who’s main objective is to not let any spontaneous clapping take place.

The liberals are an Assault on our Freedoms. Not allowing anyone to clap? DIsgusting.


910 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:55 PM PST by show
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To: indpndtguy

Willard is desperate. And boring.

This debate is/was a non-event. Mitt needed a knockout to change the momentum. He didn’t get it. Of course, the media will try to spin it into something it wasn’t.


911 posted on 01/23/2012 7:10:58 PM PST by CASchack
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To: tcrlaf

Everyone needs to send NBC and Brian Williams a message, congratulating them for having a two-hour presidential debate without even once mentioning the incumbent president. Who knew it was even possible?


912 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:01 PM PST by kevao
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To: show

bump


913 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:17 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: indpndtguy

Adam Smith as guest questioner! Now that seems appropriate.


914 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:20 PM PST by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: RitaOK

LOL! and Williams monotone voice..zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...here comes the Tampa Bay press!!!! ut oh


915 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:20 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: All

Hmm... that female moderator looks kinda hot.


916 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:23 PM PST by imchris
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I also liked how Santorum described his efforts to reform Fannie/Freddie and what the democrats in the Senate did to keep the housing for hobos/illegals scam alive.


917 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:23 PM PST by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: imchris

Oh, goodie. Maybe some panelists with a pulse??????


918 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:33 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Yes, sir. He is.


919 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:32 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Deo volente
Yes, Paul did say we won the war quickly. Maybe suddenly would have been a more appropriate word.
920 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:33 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: wolfman23601; All

Newt and Paul do seem to be good buddies tonight. Interesting.


921 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:42 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: All


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Where everybody knows your name!

922 posted on 01/23/2012 7:11:55 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: RitaOK
Hopefully Newt will win the following states and possibly more.

Go NEWT ! Lots of Red States still to come.

January
Santorum - Iowa 28 delegates

RINO - New Hampshire 12
Newt - South Carolina 25
Newt - Florida 50


February
Newt - Nevada 28
Newt - Maine 24
Newt - Colorado 36
? - Minnesota 40
Newt- Arizona 29
? - Michigan 30

March
Newt - Washington 43
Newt - Alaska 27
Newt - Georgia 76
Newt - Idaho 32
RINO - Mass 41
Newt - North Dakota 28
Newt - Ohio 66
Newt - Oklahoma 43
Newt - Tennessee 58
? - Vermont 17
Disgrace - Virginia 50
Newt - Wyoming 29
Newt - Kansas 40
Newt - Alabama 50
? - Hawaii 20
Newt - Mississippi 40
Newt - Missouri 52
? - Illinois 69
Newt - Louisiana 46

April
Newt - Maryland 37
Newt - Texas 155

? - Wash D.C. 19
Newt - Wisconsin 42

? - Connecticut 28

? - Delaware 17
? - New York 95
Newt - Pennsylvania 72

? - Rhode Island 19

May
Newt - Indiana 46
Newt - North Carolina 55

 Newt - West Virginia 31

Newt - Nebraska 35

Newt - Oregon 29

Newt - Arkansas 36

Newt - Kentucky 45


June
? - California 172
Newt - Montana
? - New Jersey 50
Newt - New Mexico 23
Newt - South Dakota 28
RINO - Utah 40

923 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:01 PM PST by show
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To: indpndtguy

I’m no fashion expert; but I think Romney needs to wash the grease out of his hair. A Presidential race has to be debilitating, and I feel sorry for all of them; but it does separate the men from the boys. It seems like to me that Romney’s been after this brass ring for so long that he has grown tired of it.


924 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:07 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: kcvl

WOW - all Newt has to do from now on is just bring that up and enlighten the public every time Mittens begins to dog him on F/F.


925 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:27 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: RitaOK

Morticians on stand by....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


926 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:27 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: sand88

Newt missed a chance to laugh at Mittens and say there you go again.


927 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:27 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: imchris

NBC is DESPERATELY trying to make this the “GOP IS WARMONGERS!” debate.


928 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:35 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Deo volente
In comparison to Afghanistan and Iraq, our involvement in WWII was short. 1941 - 1945.
929 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:42 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: tsowellfan
NBC has probably bored the American people to change the channel

I was going to empty the wastebaskets and clean the cat box but put it off to watch this debate. I realize now I made the less entertaining choice.
930 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:42 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

At least Obama and Hilary are in the right political party.


931 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:42 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: chessplayer

No, he did not. Newt was saying that American has never wanted to go to war but has only done so when it was necessary to protect our national interest.

I actually agree a little with Ron Paul ... not much, but a little.

I don’t believe in wasting money and manpower in the middle east.

I dont’ care who they elect. They are a primitive, cruel people we can never trust.

We should get out and concentrate on intelligence and if a nuclear weapon is found, we should bomb it after fair warning to the population to get out.


932 posted on 01/23/2012 7:12:47 PM PST by altura
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To: Fawn

If anyone is truly interested, then they should do what Newt said. Go read about it on his site. No way NBC is going to allow him the time to answer, fully.


933 posted on 01/23/2012 7:13:00 PM PST by Jrabbit
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To: untwist

Romney does not have his usual self-assured, arrogant air tonight. His eyes look tired, a bit blood shot, suggesting he has not been getting a lot of sleep the last few days. It shows in his appearance. He looks tense and stiff. If this was the same Romney we saw in NH, he would be doing better.

Santorum is responding well on foreign policy, looks relaxed and self-assured, to his credit. Ron Paul sounds better tonight than last week.

Newt is holding up very well. He has a lot of Cuban support in Florida and this is gong to be important. He is doing just fine, no big problems tonight so far.


934 posted on 01/23/2012 7:13:08 PM PST by untwist
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To: AFPhys

Nbc is pretty slick taking the audience out of the equation,really minimizes the debate all together.


935 posted on 01/23/2012 7:13:08 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: this is my country

With RP sucking up to Newt, I can see Paulbot heads exploding all over.


936 posted on 01/23/2012 7:13:23 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: Grunthor

I think whoever wins depends on the ignorance or lack of it of the voters and whether they want to wade through details of financial records, ethics charges and rewritten history of the 90’s.


937 posted on 01/23/2012 7:13:32 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (It's a Newtiful Day today!)
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To: Reagan69

Just as I posted “I wish I had a mole in the audience” - you had posted a revelation you could have been my mole! Doggone it! If you find out from friends how they schooled the audience about applause during the breaks, please ping me.


938 posted on 01/23/2012 7:13:32 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: txhurl
I am waiting for an

EARTH QUAKE

THREAD TO ERUPT

939 posted on 01/23/2012 7:13:36 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: imchris

Indeed....I’m thinking the “naughty librarian” scenario here...


940 posted on 01/23/2012 7:13:58 PM PST by bigbob
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To: writer33

Rick kicking the Obama Administration’s ass over the current realities of IRAN. He won’t let up. He knows this issue backwards and forwards. Good job. Lots of facts, he has the goods on the mullahs. “Obama is RECKLESS”.


941 posted on 01/23/2012 7:14:06 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (GOP is replete with those who run to the right (words), shift to the center, then govern from left)
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To: All

Rick Santorum just gave Beth (female moderator) a “I want you babe” look when she was asking him a question.


942 posted on 01/23/2012 7:14:24 PM PST by imchris
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To: txhurl

One thing Santorum and Paul have never said.

“In a Santorom presidency”

“In a Paul presidency”.

One reason for this. It’ll never happen but neither one of them have enough sense to get the hell out and let Newt stomp the hell out of the liberal.


943 posted on 01/23/2012 7:14:24 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: kevao
a two-hour presidential debate without even once mentioning the incumbent president

Amazing, huh?

944 posted on 01/23/2012 7:14:24 PM PST by tsowellfan (https://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: Red_Devil 232

lololol


945 posted on 01/23/2012 7:14:34 PM PST by angelcindy ("Those who follow the crowd,gets no further than the crowd")
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To: this is my country
What’s going on with Ron Paul? He is sucking up to Newt.

He does not like Romney.

946 posted on 01/23/2012 7:14:39 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: chessplayer
Did Newt just say the American people didn’t want to go to war against Japan after Pearl Harbor was bombed? BIG gaffe.

That's really what you heard? Geez, we must be listening to two different debates. I thought Gingrich's point was very clear: historically, the American people have no interest in going to war, as in, we *don't want to* have to go to war. We'd prefer not to.

947 posted on 01/23/2012 7:14:39 PM PST by kevao
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To: chessplayer
Did Newt just say the American people didn’t want to go to war against Japan after Pearl Harbor was bombed? BIG gaffe.

That was definitely an incorrect statement concerning WWII. Long lines of volunteers formed at recruiting stations after Pearl Harbor. He chose to latch onto isolationism rather than the American response once attacked.

948 posted on 01/23/2012 7:14:46 PM PST by Will88
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To: combat_boots

Please start a thread on this and place in a prominant place


949 posted on 01/23/2012 7:15:05 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: rodguy911
Nbc is pretty slick taking the audience out of the equation,really minimizes the debate all together.

It's not just the studio audience. This just sucks.

950 posted on 01/23/2012 7:15:05 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, they left me.)
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