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.
>> “Paul is an intelligent man, but he seems to speak in a stream of consciousness.” <<
I think he was the only person on that stage that demonstrated any understanding of our economic plight, and from whence it came.
Too bad he’s such a kook on foreign issues.
If you think people with a backbone let others tell them what they "need" to do, you clearly don't understand the concept.
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I remember the first election I voted in.... 1980 for the greatest president of the 20th Century, Ronald Reagan. I was so excited on election nite. And then the 1984 debates, RR was so so great. I miss those days.
It’s not that Newt is weak on the illegal issue. He’s practical. But he needs to back off and shut up about it.
I know that Newt says he likes Santorum, but how low can a man go to lie about your friend of 20 years? Santorum knows damn well that Newt has not been for an individual mandate for 20 years. He knows damn well that Newt and WIllards positions are not the same. He treats Newt with as much contempt as he treats the worthless Romney. Santorum has no integrity whatsover. He should know he has no chance at the nomination and should get the hell out because all hes accomplishing is handing Romney the nomination on a silver platter. I dont think Santorum gives a damn if Romney wins. If he did care, he would get out and support Newt. But if Newts friends are like Santurom he damn sure not need any enemies.
He reminds me of the character Harold in the Book/Movie The Stand. He gives me the creeps and I want to smack his face.
My bad! (not)
Never mind the fact that Santorum seemed to agree with Newt on illegal immigration during the Sep. 7 2011 Reagan Library Debate.
SANTORUM: My solution is very similar to Newt Gingrich's. We should not have a debate talking about how we don't want people to come to this country, but we want them to come here like my grandfather and my father came here. They made sacrifices. They came in the 1920s. There were no promises. There were no government benefits. They came because they wanted to be free and they wanted to be good law-abiding citizens.
BTW, maybe somebody can answer this for me.
If Newt wants to legalize illegals who have been here more than 25 years and if the last amnesty was about 26 years ago, just how many illegals would be covered by this new amnesty?
We will see this weekend if the Tea Party is alive of dead.
Pray for Newt
What makes you think Romney would appoint conservatives to the USSC? He didn’t in MA. Hell, he didn’t even appoint very many Republicans. He appointed mostly Democrats.
I called him St Santorum in one post and that was in regards to his electability in the general election.
If you don’t think his pious view of himself wont hurt him in the general, you are mistaken.
Running around saying that women who are raped need to deliver the baby wont help him a bit.
I applaud his devotion to the protection of innocent life, but bringing up these matters for no reason other than to prove how pious he is will destroy him in a general election.
I've been repeatedly told that "Santorum ended his chances," since November.
Ah, yes, the “too mysterious to reveal” intellect. Yawn...
“Every time I try to get with the program and get behind Newt, he starts blabbing about Romneys bank accounts or his investments or some nonsense and drives me right back to Santorum.”
We want to believe in Newt but then he turns into McCain by
1) bashing finance sector
2) this ‘humane’ immigration business
3) previous positions on the environment
and just the general temperament which is similar to McCain. And I think if Romney wins, it will be because of his temperament vs Gingrich and not their respective ideas.
Rick Santorum has never saw a war he didn’t like who a country he didnt want to overrun. A Santorum presidency would see US Forces in 500 countries around the world versus 175. He does alot of tough talking for someone who wouldn’t know how to shoot a BB gun.
And for the Record, I’m still a Perry backer.
I have not decided on the remaining field.
Pretty much the way I saw it. I kept waiting for Newt to take charge. He had a few good answers. He was terrible on the illegal grandparents and the moon colony.
Wolf Blitzed sucked from the first question on. The debate seemed more about Newt and Mitt explaining their attacks om each other.
I wondered why CNN allowed audience response. It’s obvious now they wanted it to work for Mitt.
I agree! If Newt had Santorum’s votes in time, he’d clobber Romney despite all the rigging being done against him. Santorum’s a hypocrite just as much as Mittens is. He’s a spoiler and he comes off as sanctimonious , snarky and sullen when he doesn’t get enough attention.
If you think people with a backbone let others tell them what they “need” to do, you clearly don’t understand the concept.
There is no simpler test. Which is it?
He leaves too much to the audience to draw their own conclusion. He gives the Sheeple too much credit. Sheeple need to be told what to do. He needs to ask for the vote, every single time he says a closing.
He didn't ask for the vote. He framed the election, as an important election, one that needs to draw a contrast with Obama, but he didn't say “I am the biggest contrast on the stage, and therefore I am the most electable, and therefore, I ask for your vote on Tuesday.”
THAT is how to close a candidate's speech when running for office.
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