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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Anyone see Rambling Rick ramble on Greta just now?
Willard thinks he’s sly..... he knows how great Newt does at these debates...sooooo he cancels cause of super tuesday is coming and he knows hes not doin too good right now....
Mark Levin bought a Camaro SS and says vote RS so we get more of the same BS.
February 22, 2012
8pm ET on CNN (Originally Dec 1, then Nov 30) Location: Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona Sponsor: CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona Participants: Romney, Santorum, Paul, Gingrich
March 1 and 5th are cancelled
Put in your FAVORITES for future debates.
I wish CNN would call a Mitt/Rick/Ron bluff and invite candidates from other parties to participate and go on with the debate. That would make the three look pretty cowardly.
Romney has stacked the deck with the debate in Mesa Arizona..That is Mormon territory. Romney is very afraid of debating Newt in Georgia. Hope that this strategy backfires big time. Time for those in Mesa to come out to protest against Romney in Mesa.
Paul cancelled too... It would have been Gingrich all by himself.
Actually a dual beneficiary...Gingrich and Romney have been going after each other very heavily via superpacs. This is kind of what I thought was a possibility that Santorum would have opportunity to rise if Romney and Gingrich just kept beating up on each other so much directly. As a result, Romney and Gingrich’s negatives both rose while Santorum’s did not. Time will tell now that Romney’s superpac is going after Santorum if the dynamics change again.
Paul had already declined as well.
“Newt wont let this pass. During the upcoming Feb. 22 CNN debate live on TV, Newt will expose to the world how the others chickened out on a most important pre Super Tuesday debate and why they did so.”
I don’t think he’ll do that, but instead he will dedicate all his time in the debate to present to the American people his plans for redressing the economic situation and restore America greatness, and look as presidential as possible, leaving the two chicken little out in the cold.
The best thing is to IGNORE them and talk to the men and women who will watch him. This will make a helluva difference.
Anyway, we will see soon if you were right or I was :)
I’ve just read that Newt intends to organize a TV forum on March 1st in Georgia, for the public, to replace the debate which was dropped by lack of candidates ... If those cowards run away from public debate, what would they do in the national campaign?
Facts aren't relevant to many...it's what you "feel" that matters.
"Feelings...nothing more than feelings..."
Unbelievable. Wonder what they’re afraid of? I knew Mitt was a coward, but now we know Santorum is just as bad. I hope this comes back to bite them. And for those who say we’ve had enough debates???? If the primaries were all held on the same date, yes, but a lot of people in upcoming primary states haven’t paid that much attention until it’s time for them to vote. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the idea of folks walking into the voting booth casting their vote for the best hair. I’m for the candidates to debate and hold themselves accountable to the voters as much as possible. Why is Paul bowing out? He has nothing to lose. Staying in the debates would give him a chance to snag some of the cowards’ votes.
Good, glad to see Newt is finding a way around the cowards' way out. I was going to suggest we all bombard CNN with requests to let Newt go on with the debate, because I guarantee if it did, the cowards would suddenly find time to participate. Doesn't really matter anyway, Newt will get 'em in another debate, unless, of course, they chicken out from all the upcoming debates.
It is not an issue about being "chicken".
It is about the liberal media continuing to bash the living SNOT out of the GOP, to set up the pitch for the home run for the Messiah.
Enough of this crap.
Enough of these debates.
Enough of CNN.
Wise move. They should have cut this off a long time ago, or at least insisted people like Breitbart or Hot Air or Christian Broadcast Network host the debates.
It’s Santorum, or bust. At this point.
CAn the elephant be so easily charmed?
On the upside, this will allow Newt to spend more quality with Nancy Pelosi developing plans for giant space mirrors.
Give it a rest.
I guess you are one of those “anybody but Romney” people that’s not serious unless “anybody” is named “Newt Gingrich”.
More disgusting weasel behavior from Bland and Blander, Ltd.
When does Newt rise in the polls? When people get to see him in the debate. When does he fall like a stone? When people DON’T.
Good grief... is this ALL a friggin’ set-up from the get-go?! Is it preordained to end up with the Romneybot as the candidate, with Santorum granted the VP spot to “placate” conservatives?
Paul pulled out also. CNN Cancelled it.
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