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Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debate in Jacksonville, FL on CNN 8 P.M. EST
Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/26/2012 3:56:03 PM PST by kristinn

Hosted by Wolf Blitzer at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Candidates: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul.

Word is the audience will be "allowed" to participate.

Livestream here.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012gopprimary; debate; fl2012; gingrich4america; gopdebate; livefladebate; liveflaprimarydebate; livegopdebate; patriotgingrich; rinoromney; romney4romney; santorum
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To: Biblebelter
I’m a Mormon and I wear magic underwear.


Magic underwear you say?

1,501 posted on 01/26/2012 7:01:33 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: tomkat

+1


1,502 posted on 01/26/2012 7:01:33 PM PST by halo66
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To: show

Exactamundo. Newt wins in FLORIDA.

Love your optimism he is drawing the crowds and the Tea Party in Florida endorsed him.


1,503 posted on 01/26/2012 7:01:33 PM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3
"Loved the move the embassy to Jerusalem comment"

Great answer. Yep, Newt needs the 100 Republican Jews in Florida. LOL.

1,504 posted on 01/26/2012 7:01:42 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: crymeariver

Mitt is human garbage.

Well, ok, I’m not so sure about the human part. But he’s garbage.

Hank


1,505 posted on 01/26/2012 7:01:42 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: tsowellfan

Good call.....(yawn)


1,506 posted on 01/26/2012 7:01:45 PM PST by Fawn (NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!)
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To: Cboldt

Wow! Again Romney seems to have a well prepared answer...this time to the religion question. He even seems to have gained a little knowledge about the history of the founding fathers and the role of religion .. sort of like steeling Newts thunder. No doubt in my mind he had the opportunity to rehearse some of these questions.


1,507 posted on 01/26/2012 7:01:58 PM PST by suijuris
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To: Cboldt
-- Mitt responds God Bless You, I'm a Mormon and I wear magic underwear. -- Bachmann's response: "Hi, welcome to the USA, my name is Michelle, I'm not from Poor-Too Rico, but I do have 23 foster children."
1,508 posted on 01/26/2012 7:01:58 PM PST by imchris
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To: ConservativeInPA

All good answers on religion from Santorum, Newt And Romney on rights and where they come from.


1,509 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:05 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Santorum on his game tonight!


1,510 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:05 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (It's a Newtiful Day today!)
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To: sand88

I agree 100% - some things are timeless ~


1,511 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:05 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Cato in PA

But that’s why Romney comes off even more fake. He’s too rehearsed and he’s had many of the questions in advance.

He can’t fake hat he didn’t he hasn’t written out the answers which is why he is coming off as fake. Romney is losing this debate big time.


1,512 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:11 PM PST by show
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To: All
RS just absolutely hammered the God/rights issue .. sounds like a FReeper !
1,513 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:11 PM PST by tomkat (+1 for the white-haired smart guy)
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To: crymeariver
Mitt had his best debate tonight. He’ll make a fine President. Sorry...

Mitt is beyond repulsive.

1,514 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:16 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: rodguy911

Was that only asked of Santorum? Did I sleep through the answers from Newt, Mitt and Paul?


1,515 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:22 PM PST by newzjunkey (a FL win returns Romney to the "inevitability" path.)
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To: kristinn

Santi walks away to take a leak.


1,516 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Pravious
At least we’re not spending 30 minutes on gay marriage.

Wolfie hasn't finished yet....

1,517 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:27 PM PST by kevao
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To: All

“Faith has everything to do with it”

WOW, Santorum knocks another one out of the park.


1,518 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:27 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: seekthetruth

I believe he will squeak it out.. (I live here, just my feeling.)

GO NEWT !


1,519 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:35 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: advertising guy

Yes, sir. His loyalty is one of the things that gets him in trouble. As a Senator from Pennyslvania, some of his votes were shown in loyalty to the constituents that put him in the office. And as POTUS, he will be as loyal to those constituents.

But aren’t you supposed to scream at me over the internet while inserting multiple exclamation marks in your sentences or using all caps like this. HOW DARE YOU ASK THAT QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL!


1,520 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:45 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: show
But Free Republic is a Pro- Newt Gingrich website.

What a difference a couple of months makes.

When I was supporting Newt here back in September, I had to scrape the "Amnesty Newt" and "Pelosi's Butt Buddy" posts off my screen every few minutes.

Now all these toeing-the-line Newtly-minted supporters are jumping on me unless I repeatedly acknowledge that Newt is an example, without flaw or blemish, of conservative American humanity.

To me he is the best of a rather mediocre lot, and that's about it.

1,521 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:46 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: rodguy911

I know they’d rather be boiled in oil than have a debate with us.

You know I would have big screens to show the lies/prior comments on the spot. Real time. The stage may be empty after and they’d dream for Wolf.


1,522 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:48 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done. Abortion leaves two victims, the mother and the child.)
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To: kabar

Santorum has been his most impressive tonight, IMO.


1,523 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:52 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Who are you and what have you done with Ann Coulter?!)
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To: kristinn

Headline so far, Ricky the Eagle Scout saves the Newster’s bacon.


1,524 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:55 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: editor-surveyor
Romney would consult his prophets?

Maybe he meant his profits.

1,525 posted on 01/26/2012 7:02:55 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Romney is back on his Un-alienable rights like he said last time.

In Rick's answer, he paused and emphasized “inalienable” rights.

1,526 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:00 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: navymom1

Newt and Rick nailed the faith question, especially Rick.


1,527 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:00 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Rick nailed faith question. Santorum has won this debate tonight. Probably too late for him to do much good, but he would be a great VP candidate.


1,528 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:07 PM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Santorum just walked off stage, what’s up?


1,529 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:12 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Very nice by Santorum.


1,530 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:16 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

I give that question to Newt. Santorum’s answer wasn’t bad, but Newt nailed it. Dr. Paul’s answer was weak, as was Romney’s.


1,531 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:16 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: riri

No reply, wonder why?


1,532 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:16 PM PST by widdle_wabbit (taglines don't always work.)
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To: kjam22

Thank God Newt’s finishing strong. Too bad it took so long for him to get warmed up.


1,533 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:21 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: imchris

LOL!


1,534 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Velveeta

He’s a liar! I’ve got the mostest, bestest wifey in the whole wide world....I can’t in good faith, vote for a liar. ;-)


1,535 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:36 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: crymeariver

Mitt-bot sighting!

IBTZ


1,536 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:47 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: suijuris
Like he knew it was coming.

John King is on Romney's debate prep team maybe?

1,537 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:00 PM PST by topfile
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To: crymeariver

>>Mitt had his best debate tonight. He’ll make a fine President.

Of what country? Not mine...


1,538 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:04 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Velveeta; NautiNurse; jwalsh07
WOW, Santorum knocks another one out of the park.

Wowsa... definitely. Gotta hand it to the 'ol Commie News Network. This is a great debate tonight.

1,539 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:04 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: kevao

I’m betting the last question before the Florida vote will be: What are you planning to give Barney Frank as a wedding gift?


1,540 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:04 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: AGreatPer

Tea Party endorses Newt on the same day Romney reveals who is draggin the conversation into the gutter. I expect this to swing toward Newt, with Santorum also picking up 3-5 %.


1,541 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:06 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: jwalsh07

Yep, agreed. Good answers from all on that question of rights and where they come from.


1,542 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:09 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: B Knotts

I agree, Newt’s answer was the best.


1,543 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:09 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: badpacifist
"Mitt ...As president I will send missionaries"

ROTFL!!!

1,544 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:21 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: jwalsh07

I am noticing that other candidates are using some of Newt’s replies from other debates, which has improved their answers. Anybody else notice this?


1,545 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:21 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: crymeariver
Mitt had his best debate tonight. He’ll make a fine President. Sorry...
_______________________________________________

You popped in on this 1K+ posts thread to post that? Troll-B-Gone!!!

1,546 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:27 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kjam22
-- Does Romneycare fund the bullet proof underware? --

It's not bulletproof, it's magic! And yes, it does, but only if you join the Church of LDS and adhere to it's creed(s).

1,547 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:48 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Revolting cat!
Santi walks away to take a leak.

And Newt laughed.

Newt has such a great sense of humor and always respects the other candidates and their wives. Newt got a kick outta that fact the Rick had to run to the bathroom in a Fatherly type of way. Not condescending. Just good humor all around.

1,548 posted on 01/26/2012 7:04:56 PM PST by show
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To: MaxMax

Post of the Day! To you, sir, I award the OTTB Mare Kiss of Approval!


1,549 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:05 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: crymeariver

His best still isn’t good enough and sucks in comparison to the others. You’re out of your mind


1,550 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:14 PM PST by fml
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