Skip to comments.Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debate in Jacksonville, FL on CNN 8 P.M. EST
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.
Santorum did well tonight, got his game on. But I have never found more of what Ron Paul has said to agree with.
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.
hey, Romney was in the private sector. Who would have known it?
Thank you for your service!
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” ?
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
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.
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!
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.
Yes, sir. The next debate is in February, and at least for now, there’s only one debate in the entire month of February.
Newt having a pretty good close.
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?
Wow! Romney was exceptionally well rehearsed for this last questions. Remembered all his lines perfectly.
Gross, but funny!
Yes, Paul has done well too.
Newt and Mitt are the big losers tonight.
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.
Newt’s summary is excellent!
Rick is blowing a great night! Tell us why you not why not them.
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.
RS was pretty good but he’s ending on a sour note when asked that we not attack each other.
Newt won the debate with his closing.
That's because the debate didn't mention Iran.
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
Wow, Santorum said it very well in the closing statement.
Newt is talking to the seniors in FL. My kid’s grandparents. Home run.
Santorum is out for santourm only and he will attack anyone that gets in his way...hes not so innocent..
10 pm = ROYAL PAINS !!!
If this thing were based solely on tonight... Santorum wins with over 50%
Santorum mentions “Global warming hoax” in his closing.
“Rick is blowing a great night! Tell us why you not why not them.”
Yep. The nasty little @(*# shows up in the last moments.
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.
Newt’s closing was excellent.
GO NEWT, GO FLORIDA!
GET THIS RIGHT!
Which one of his advisors said no way to appealing ObamaCare ?
link please if you have
Agree. That was his opportunity to rise above.
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!
my feed cut out again just as Newt was speaking. I hate that!
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.
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.
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.
Santorum will probably be president someday. He just needs to keep maturing.
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.
“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.
Really? Is that why they baptize us after we’re dead?
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.