Skip to comments.Romney, Santorum to Skip March 1 Debate
Posted on 02/16/2012 12:45:46 PM PST by KansasGirl
The front of the GOP pack will be absent at the March 1 debate in Atlanta sponsored by CNN and the Georgia Republican Party, CBS News/National Journal has learned. The Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum campaigns said they have decided to skip the debate, throwing into question whether it will happen as planned. "With eight other states voting on March 6, we will be campaigning in other parts of the country and unable to schedule the CNN Georgia debate," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. "We have participated in 20 debates, including eight from CNN." The 20 debates include one scheduled for Feb. 22 in Mesa, Ariz.
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So, provided the debate isn’t cancelled, it would just Gingrich and Ron Paul?
That would be interesting.
This reminds me how Newt was going to ‘debate’ Trump at the end of the year and then Trump called it off.
Maybe they’ll have a real debate for a change.
Not if CBS/National Journal runs it like they did last time, where you had to log onto the internet to watch the last 30 minutes. One of the poorest (and dumbest) debate formats ever.
It could backfire if the debate goes on, however, with Paul serving as a congenial and humorous foil for a nationally broadcast Newt infomercial.
Good we should have cut down on 20 debates and done them with conservative outlets not MSNBC, CNN and Fox.
Cowards in cahoot, for certain.
Refuse to debate to keep Newt Gingrich from showing them up, i.e. REBOUNDING?
Too cute by half. COWARDS AND OPPORTUNISTS BOTH.
The name of this primary: SHUT DOWN NEWT GINGRICH!
I think we have gone over the issues and the candidates positions already till they are blue in the face. What can possibly be learned in another one that hasn’t already been ferreted out of them? The MSM is looking to “gotcha” the candidates to make soundbites for Regime commercials now, a la George Snuffleupagus and contraceptives. Enough Lamestream run debates already.
Cancel ALL the ‘debates’. Time to get off the fence and choose................
thank goodness, there’s been enough debates lets just decide this now while a not Romney is clearly in the lead.
Now that Santorum feels he is finally ahead, he has no need for answering questions. Watch for this to change quickly if Romney attacks start to weken Rick.
“Just one of us,” eh Rick?
No questions! Mr. Santorum is far too busy for you all!
A debate you say? Debate.. with Newt.. in Georgia.. before Super Tuesday..
AWAY!!! RUN AWAY!!! Brave Brave Brave Sir Romtorum bravely ran away!
Bock bock booooock....
Only one million have voted, and these cowards can’t risk letting voters see Newt Gingrich in his best forum.
At this point, I won’t vote for either.
I absolutely agree, cancel ALL the remaining debates. I am starting to feel pretty confident that Santorum has the locked up (which I can live with)
But... my ONE worry is that debate before Michigan... If Newt were to do well there and re-re-resurg... it would only ensure Romney won both Arizona and Michigan and had all the momentum heading into Super Tuesday with conservatives once more divided.
Forget that! I want to end the Romney campaign once and for all!
Put that way, I just might have to watch...Newt vs. Ron Paul in a debate? Ron Paul's stammering and crazy uncle demeanor as he shouts "federal reserve" and "no more war" over and over against Newt's intellectual arguments could be quite fun to watch.