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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: Notary Sojac

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

I agree. He’s a great thinker, but wildly unreliable. Of course, compared to the Boy Scout, the CEO of snail-oil inc. and the blathering old man... he’s the best of a bad lot.

Thanks again, Sarah. This is YOUR FAULT.


1,551 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:14 PM PST by Pravious
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I think Newt did alright. I think Romney came off looking like a complete jerk. And I think Santorum completely destroyed him. Santorum may have won this for newt tonight. Even a blind man could see that Romney is a slimeball.


1,552 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:16 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: onyx

Send magic underwear


1,553 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:23 PM PST by jennychase
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To: tomkat

Amen. What an answer! Not to diminish Newt’s answer in the least, but Santorum drew a line the sand and made it clear that he understands without a doubt that government doesn’t grant us rights, God does. Wow!


1,554 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:23 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Santorum has been very impressive tonight.


1,555 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:23 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Velveeta

Santorum is able to coast because NO ONE is gunning for him tonight. If he were getting slammed, he’d tense right up and be a wooden candidate.


1,556 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:30 PM PST by CASchack
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To: MaxMax

OMG you owe me a keyboard.


1,557 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:34 PM PST by StarFan
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To: crymeariver

If you want to SUPPORT ROMNEY, get the heck off of FR.

IBTZ


1,558 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:49 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: writer33

Santorum ver good tonight. Strong on South America and minimum whine in his voice. A fine man.


1,559 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:49 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: bray

Newt and Rick are both good tonight. Good response on the Religions faith issue, Newt was better.


1,560 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:49 PM PST by Exton1
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To: Free Vulcan

Well done Mr. Santorum!!!


1,561 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:49 PM PST by Right Ahead
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To: M. Thatcher

“Mitt had his best debate tonight. He’ll make a fine President. Sorry...”

“Sorry” sums up that blurb.


1,562 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:49 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: Cato in PA

He has michele bachmann’s debate coach.


1,563 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:49 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: mylife
Ok, I've been to Israel, the Air Force sent me there, and and yes they have issues. But dammit I want to hear about my country! I'm tired of having to pretend that whatever happens in the ME is more important than what happens in Detroit, Waco or Tempe. Let's take care of home and then and only then waste/spend my hard earned tax dollars policing the world.
1,564 posted on 01/26/2012 7:05:56 PM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: crymeariver

[Mitt had his best debate tonight. He’ll make a fine President. Sorry...]

Romney will NEVER be President. Obama will beat him in a landslide!


1,565 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:00 PM PST by KansasGirl (GO NEWT! NO ROMNEY!)
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To: suijuris

Romney is evidently very good at memorizing a script ... same canned campaign speech/points all the time.


1,566 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:00 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MaxMax

Absolutely sick. I love it.


1,567 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:06 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Newt makes me want to become a better American. There are no bounds to greatness.)
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To: Raebie
What state doesn't have a pocket of foreign nationals? Where I live has “pockets”. They are in the metro areas where voting is heavy and fraud rampant.
1,568 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:10 PM PST by Bronzy (Drop a NEWTron on Obama!)
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To: tomkat

Santorum just fundamentally (pun intended) explained conservatism. We believe in GOD GIVEN rights . NOT state given rights “what government gives to you, it can also take away.”


1,569 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:11 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: All

Finally, in the FINAL question, a question about beating Obama. Sheesh.


1,570 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:24 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Biblebelter
>”The woman says I am a Puerto Rican and I am bi-lingual”<

Oh wow, color me embarrassed. Her accent was so thick I thought she said - I am a Puerto Rican and I like cunnilingus.

Viva Poerto Rico, the 51st State.

1,571 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:24 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: MaxMax

LOL!!! That’s great!


1,572 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:46 PM PST by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: Fresh Wind
Maybe he meant his profits.

He'd have to get permission from his "Trusteee."

He may consult his pocket change.

1,573 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:46 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: jwalsh07

Santorum has shown more passion tonight. I think his best debate in a while.


1,574 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:51 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Biblebelter
The woman says I am a Puerto Rican and I am bi-lingual Mitt responds God Bless You, I’m a Mormon and I wear magic underwear.

That was hilarious!

1,575 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:56 PM PST by nicksaunt
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To: onyx

Yep. I smell ozone.


1,576 posted on 01/26/2012 7:06:59 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: CASchack

Rick is having his best night ever, but you are 100% correct.


1,577 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Artcore
“Mittens good on Palestine question.”

______________________________________ No fan of Myth, but I agree. He really seemed to show real passion concerning the Jewish State and people.

As much as it hurts to admit this, being a fierce Romney critic, I also feel compelled to give credit where credit is due - on this point.

1,578 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:08 PM PST by tjd1454
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To: kristinn

Romney says I am best qualified because some weirdo named Matt Drudge endorsed me.


1,579 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:11 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: SgtBob

Honey....is that you? ;-)


1,580 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:15 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Biblebelter

I don’t understand your animosity towards Rick Santorum.

How will you feel when Newt chooses him as a running mate?


1,581 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:20 PM PST by Warthog-2 (Character Counts)
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To: StarFan

“Agree but the take away line was the one by Newt.”
_________________________________________________

You got that right!

Go Newt!


1,582 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:20 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Reagan69

I already early voted for Newt yesterday. I remain confident.


1,583 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:27 PM PST by untwist
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To: bray

Best quote of thread.


1,584 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:27 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done. Abortion leaves two victims, the mother and the child.)
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To: Cato in PA

I don’t see anyone being the beneficiary of this worthless debate . Including me , the viewer .


1,585 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:27 PM PST by katykelly
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To: ClearCase_guy

If Romney or Obama is not the next president I will be a lot more hopeful.


1,586 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:41 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Lady Lucky

My guess would be water. He seems to get hoarse easily.


1,587 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:44 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Lady Lucky

When nature calls, it must be answered!


1,588 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:52 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: reasonisfaith

Mitt sum up stump speech, total failure.


1,589 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:52 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: jennychase

Romney didn’t understand the final question.

...or couldn’t answer it.


1,590 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:56 PM PST by Zarro (Recall EVERYONE in Congress voting for the NDAA 2012)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Newt looks like he wants to punch Mittens.


1,591 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:07 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: MaxMax

ROTFL.


1,592 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:10 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: MissMagnolia

Say what you will about Ron Paul, he does answer questions honestly.


1,593 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:10 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: MaxMax

OH MY !!!


1,594 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:11 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Viva Poerto Rico, the 51st State.

Let's see if the Puerto Ricans want to start paying income taxes.

1,595 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:11 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: christianhomeschoolmommaof3
Great answers by Newt and Rick about the faith questions.

Exactly, great answers. Home run answers.

Paul gave nearly secular view religion shouldn't effect how one thinks.

Mittens was condescending, and gave the juke box robotic press religion button question.

1,596 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:14 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: show

I’ll support Newt if he’s the nominee. I’d even vote for him in the primary. Again, anybody but Obama. Obama is pursuing and working for policies I consider inimical to the best interest of us all. Anybody but Obama!


1,597 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:20 PM PST by donaldo
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To: Biblebelter

omg!!!! him and that private sector answer !!! God


1,598 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:29 PM PST by angelcindy ("Those who follow the crowd,gets no further than the crowd")
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To: Red Steel

I’ve got Newt’s answer how he would beat Obama. Lets see him say it.

Mitten’s but you’re the Establishment candidate. You’re status quo.


1,599 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:35 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Biblebelter

An outsider is not going to change washington. No way. This is the big leagues and Romney isn’t.


1,600 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:35 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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