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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: mylife

Santorum did well tonight, got his game on. But I have never found more of what Ron Paul has said to agree with.


1,601 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:35 PM PST by bigbob
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To: ez

Actually, I would like to see Santorum win Florida...if not Newt. That would keep things going for Rick and I think it is good to see more of him., even if he does not get the nomination...he needs more attention. It is time for Paul to drop out. He can be funny, but his leadership would be a disaster.


1,602 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:50 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: Irish Eyes

hey, Romney was in the private sector. Who would have known it?


1,603 posted on 01/26/2012 7:08:55 PM PST by womanvet (Lesser of 2 evils is Romney...no, come to think of it, he is pure evil.)
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To: writer33
it's late, I've imbibed
1,604 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:02 PM PST by advertising guy (piss on the media like a Marine !)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3
Every Presidential candidate says they will move the embassy to Jerusalem. It won't happen until an agreement is reached on the status of Jerusalem. There are only a few countries that have their embassies in Jerusalem. We have a consulate general in Jerusalem. The mission was designated a Consulate General in 1928. It now represents the United States in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip as an independent mission, with the Consul General serving as chief of mission.

Embassies and Consulates in Israel

1,605 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:02 PM PST by kabar
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To: blaquebyrd

Thank you for your service!


1,606 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MaxMax

Alright, don’t blast me for this one, I don’t know much about the Mormon religion (because I can really care less about it).
But WTF is “Magic Underwear” ?


1,607 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:10 PM PST by PMAS
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

One of the most meaningful quotes I keep at the ready when debating a liberal is....”Any government big enough to give you all you want, is a government big enough to take away everything you have” Thomas Jefferson


1,608 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:10 PM PST by MagUSNRET (I have always been proud of my country, it is my government that embarrasses the hell out of me!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Santorum was on Beck last week, and gave some of the most incredible lessons on the Declaration and the Constitution that I have ever heard.


1,609 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:11 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: kjam22

it’ll be interesting how two issues play out in the coming days. romney got caught twice. he said he would repeal obama care. one of his top advisers alreasdy said no way. romney also tried to pretend he was a noob to politics when he disavowed reagan. false, he was running for the senate ffs!


1,610 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:23 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: greeneyes

Yep, very transparent and rather juvenile.

As to the one who said that Newt agreeing with Mitt makes him look bad, I disagree - I think it puts a bigger emphasis on mitt’s sandbox mentality.


1,611 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:36 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: bigbob

Yes, sir. The next debate is in February, and at least for now, there’s only one debate in the entire month of February.


1,612 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:42 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: bray
Few know more about energy needs more than you bray and I don't recall a single question about energy in this debate. Little about the debt, little about housing, little about getting America back to work,its was a pharse.......

Newt having a pretty good close.

1,613 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:50 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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Mitt's closing is so plastic. Where is his core?

I will NOT watch the spin room after the debate.

Newt's closing: big-choice election coming up. I'm running for my grandchildren. I want them to look back at this time, that we posed a simple choice, do you want dependence or independence?

1,614 posted on 01/26/2012 7:09:50 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Raebie

Wow! Romney was exceptionally well rehearsed for this last questions. Remembered all his lines perfectly.


1,615 posted on 01/26/2012 7:10:23 PM PST by suijuris
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To: MaxMax

Gross, but funny!


1,616 posted on 01/26/2012 7:10:33 PM PST by KJC1
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To: bigbob

Yes, Paul has done well too.

Newt and Mitt are the big losers tonight.


1,617 posted on 01/26/2012 7:10:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Newt emphasizing an AMERICAN campaign.

Not Kenyan?

1,618 posted on 01/26/2012 7:10:45 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Red Steel

PAUL TSONGAS. HE’S DEAD. WIFE NIKKI IS THE FIFTH DISTRICT CONGRESSCRITTER OF MA.

Sorry...not screaming... Caps lock was on and I gotta go.

No Romney bot here, just a local.


1,619 posted on 01/26/2012 7:10:45 PM PST by acapesket
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To: All

Newt’s summary is excellent!


1,620 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:07 PM PST by indpndtguy
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To: MissMagnolia

Rick is blowing a great night! Tell us why you not why not them.


1,621 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:11 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: CASchack

You’re probably correct, but I have to hand it to Rick Santorum tonight. He’s shortened up his answers and has done well this evening. He’s looking positively Vice-Presidential.


1,622 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:15 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Proud2BeRight

RS was pretty good but he’s ending on a sour note when asked that we not attack each other.


1,623 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:15 PM PST by StarFan
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Newt won the debate with his closing.


1,624 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:23 PM PST by conservative98
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To: bigbob
But I have never found more of what Ron Paul has said to agree with.

That's because the debate didn't mention Iran.

1,625 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:23 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: Biblebelter

nope...the headline will be Newt was never ax’d to show his eagle scout merit badge and Santorum decided to earn his and run around showin it, therefore the eagle scout news


1,626 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:27 PM PST by advertising guy (piss on the media like a Marine !)
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To: All

Wow, Santorum said it very well in the closing statement.


1,627 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:31 PM PST by imchris
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To: kristinn

Newt is talking to the seniors in FL. My kid’s grandparents. Home run.


1,628 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:35 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Newt makes me want to become a better American. There are no bounds to greatness.)
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To: AFPhys

Santorum is out for santourm only and he will attack anyone that gets in his way...hes not so innocent..


1,629 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:38 PM PST by angelcindy ("Those who follow the crowd,gets no further than the crowd")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

10 pm = ROYAL PAINS !!!


1,630 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:42 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: mylife

If this thing were based solely on tonight... Santorum wins with over 50%


1,631 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:50 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: All

Santorum mentions “Global warming hoax” in his closing.


1,632 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:16 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: bray

“Rick is blowing a great night! Tell us why you not why not them.”

Yep. The nasty little @(*# shows up in the last moments.


1,633 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:23 PM PST by Pravious
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To: Velveeta

Agree.


1,634 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:23 PM PST by Bronzy (Drop a NEWTron on Obama!)
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To: Warthog-2

I have no animosity towards Ricky.

I just don’t see him as President Ricky.

He would make a better VP than Dan Quail.

He could take on Murphy Brown better and he could spell tomato or potato or whatever Quail couldn’t do.


1,635 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:23 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Newt’s closing was excellent.

GO NEWT, GO FLORIDA!

GET THIS RIGHT!

STOP ROMNEY!


1,636 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:25 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: freemarketsfreeminds

Which one of his advisors said no way to appealing ObamaCare ?
link please if you have


1,637 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:31 PM PST by PMAS
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To: bray

Agree. That was his opportunity to rise above.


1,638 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:42 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: kjam22

Agreed, kjam22.


1,639 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:42 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Pravious

Santorum has done very well. Hopefully, he drops out tomorrow and endorses Newt!

How can Romney, a supporter of goverment run healthcare, attack the welfare state with a straight face?

Romney has been coached very well on what to say to sell himself to conservatives but he still comes off as a phony (but I know his record unlike a lot of voters).

Did Romney just say he’d “get America right”? We don’t need him to get us right, we need the government to leave use the hell alone! Romney can’t help but use the language of a statist!


1,640 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:42 PM PST by KansasGirl (GO NEWT! NO ROMNEY!)
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To: rodguy911

my feed cut out again just as Newt was speaking. I hate that!


1,641 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:50 PM PST by womanvet (Lesser of 2 evils is Romney...no, come to think of it, he is pure evil.)
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To: Velveeta
though his last answer was long winded and repetitive!
1,642 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:50 PM PST by Reily
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To: Fresh Wind
That was an after thought, not the money line. LOL

I'm an old geezer and it seems I have been hearing about Puerto Rican “Independence” and Puerto Rican “Statehood” all my life.

If they haven't agreed on which way to go by now, it will never happen.

1,643 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:54 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: kristinn

Sorry to burst your bubbles, fellow Newties, but we’re not winning Florida.

Romney was the clear winner. Everything was clearly stacked in his favor, from the audience to the questions and even his answers, but the MSM will slant their coverage to cover over the evidence. He needed to be broken and he only took a few punches.

Santorum is no better at debates than Herman Cain. If the moderator tosses him a question he knows, he can knock it out of the park. If he doesn’t know, he uhms, ahhs, and stumbles his way through something incoherent. That won’t cut it against Mitt Romney OR Barack Obama.

Newt didn’t have the landmark performance he needed. In particular, his initial responses on immigration were awful. He gave Romney a new soundbite: the problem with immigration isn’t 11 million illegal grandmas. Romney is a vile, reprehensible cretin, and I’ll never vote for him, but I actually agree with that statement.

Paul is Paul. He actually had some quirky, funny moments.


1,644 posted on 01/26/2012 7:12:58 PM PST by Cato in PA (Alas, poor Mittens! We knew him too well.)
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To: All
Not to offend anyone but . . .

Rombama is naught but a silverspoon coddled pussy who owes everything to nepotism.

Some playground kid could've saved us all a lot of grief by beatin' the snot out of him and some humility into him 45 years ago.

1,645 posted on 01/26/2012 7:13:02 PM PST by tomkat (+1 for the white-haired smart guy)
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To: imchris

Santorum will probably be president someday. He just needs to keep maturing.


1,646 posted on 01/26/2012 7:13:02 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Lady Lucky

Santorum is a sorry SOB. He was asked why he would be the best candidate. What does this asshole do. He attacks Gingrich and Romney. To hell with that sneaky bastard.


1,647 posted on 01/26/2012 7:13:05 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“I will NOT watch the spin room after the debate.”

ME NEITHER..when the debate ends I’ll cut my stream off..

Post-debate feedback will be here soon enough, lol.


1,648 posted on 01/26/2012 7:13:06 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: tjd1454

Really? Is that why they baptize us after we’re dead?


1,649 posted on 01/26/2012 7:13:12 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I hope I don’t get canned, but he is still my first choice.....sigh. This election will go down in history with conservative’s struggling with what we have had to choose from and hopefully defeating Obama.


1,650 posted on 01/26/2012 7:13:12 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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