Skip to comments.Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)
Posted on 02/22/2012 3:30:02 PM PST by parksstp
LIVE DEBATE THREAD (Is it too early to start?)
Good luck on Tuesday.
Beck will be interviewing Santorum tomorrow. I wonder how that will go. Big chance for Santorum to really screw it up tomorrow, in my opinion anyhow.
4.Santorum choked bigtime.
The rose colored glasses crowd to the real leader crowd! Go NEWT!
I agree...kind of obvious in both incidents...but good debate, I think.
Debates are a forum to get our attention but I don’t think people should decide based on this contrived forum.
God help America! if Newt is not the nominee it will be very difficult for me to get behind Santorum or Romney because I view them both as rinos. The type of people the Tea Party fought to get rid of..so, I feel a little sad tonight.
Newt won it with me when he nailed Obama as the xtremist who supported infanticide!
How do you know any vote you cast is counted? Precincts lose ballot boxes after all. It’s always a gamble.
I give Romney -5 deduction for going off on a tangent and failing to answer the last question and then making a smart ass remark about it when King tried to steer him back. It seemed pretty tacky.
Some of this is bringing out the worst character aspects of some Freepers, it is sad and actually unsettling to see. Obamnoids and DU types who lurk here must absolutely love it.
I realize it is politics and "ain't beanball", fine, but they can be so petty and shallow (I wonder if even some of them are of age), I still believe it is bound up in the safety of being able to project in cyberspace and hide behind one's keyboard anonymity, and talk as big as General Douglas MacArthur.
Ron Paul just said $6/gallon in Florida today.
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$5.89 at one location within the last 24 hrs.
Dang! How many times is Glenn going to interview Santo?
Newt’s optional flat income tax plan at 15% is a better conservative solution, but I do understand your point.
Santorum is not ready for Obama. He took the CNN bait and they reeled him in like sloppy catfish.
Apparently Santorum’s hindsight isn’t any clearer that his visions of the future.
Little Ricky got trounced tonight. I actually thought he did modestly well for the first half or so, but as the night wore on, he just broke down. Obongo would snap him like a twig.
Newt was the man of the night, but I don’t know if this is a case of too little, too late for his candidacy. There are a lot of social conservatives who will probably hang on to Santorum.
I’m starting to wonder how much longer Romney can get away with his invincible plastic man schtick. John King called him out for rambling aimlessly at the end, and his response was so lame that even the Romney-stacked audience booed him. He also had a number of meltdowns.
Ron Paul needs to go away.
Yeah Romney and his Bain Capital and his Romneycare are going to be so effective against Obama (super extreme sarcasm). Seriously in what delusional world do you live?
I’ll tell you that I’m voting Santorum and will do so in Texas when we get to vote sometime this century. LOL!
I’ve only been listening, not viewing the debate — I find that helpful. Santorum got bloodied several times, and he sounds like a scared kid when he defends himself. He also spent way too much time admitting his voting mistakes.
Romney did better than Santorum tonight, and Romney stutters.
Newt got his energy points in, and that’s what will resonate best with everyone. We’ve got the resources. We’re Americans, we can do what needs to be done.
A complicated and interesting event, all in all. Now the commentators are up.
Ari Fleischer says it’s a good night for Newt and Mitt, but Rick missed his chance.
Brazile: Rick not ready for the big leagues. Gingrich still the statesman of the party.
Borger: nobody cares what she says but she’s interviewing Rick. “I have to tell you Sen., it got heated; you seem to be calling Gov Romney a hypocrite...?”
Rick talks about earmarks, refuses to call Mitt hypocrite though. Just implies it all over the place. Says it’s a favorable Romney crowd here. Keeps harping on Romney rather than Obama.
Borger: “divisive cultural issues” — what do you say?
Rick: Gallup says we’re doing well; complains that the questions are outrageous on social issues like contraception, but “I understand the game.”
All you Santorum people, you are sending us into the Obama abyss! The is guy just not Presidential material!
I very much hope you are correct about November. We can’t take any more O.
Donna Brazil is a very astute woman, to bad she is on the liberal side
Donna Brazile thought Romney did well, Santorum wasn't ready for the Big Leagues and Newt is still the elder statesmen of the party. I haven't seen other CNN "analysts" just interviews with Santorum and now Ron Paul.
Blessed lent to you as well Thomas.
That is what true “visionary” thinking is all about. The best Santo can do, is put people to sleep with mindless babbling or mimicking the real Master of political Zen!
It seemed to me that the audience booed Romney but then on second tought, they may have been booing King.
I agree. His plans sometimes do depend on what day it is though! lol “If it’s Tuesday, must be flat tax”!
We are in dire straights and a Bush lite, albeit mitt or Rick will not help us.. Newt will kickass and I am so sad for our party that people think RIck can bring it home.. very sad!
No where 6 that I know of.
Yet there are those that think that Saint Ricky can go up against Obama. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL.
I hate to say it, but if the RINO establishment forces Romney upon us as the nominee, then they deserve to lose.
If it becomes Romney vs Obama.... either way, America loses.
Even Donna Brassier from CNN agrees Newt won, thats kinda scary /
OMG! Donna is losing it. That is scary. She’s the number one woman on the plantation. She better be careful and not upset her liberal buddies.
Newt did great.
For REAL conservatives, Katie, Santorum was called tonight, on just a few of his liberal legislative actions, and there are more coming. Talking LIFE and voting for Title 10, or 9 had to be a jolt for more than a few of Rick’s supporters. Newt will rise again. For your sake, and all the glass you have crawled through for Newt, I salute you!
Newt did GREAT. Romney is a mess and I will be with you on voting day if he is the nominee. Vodka, anyone?
Ron Paul truly gives the impression that he reserves all of his clear thinking for fiscal and Constitutional issues, while completely abandoning it when the time comes for him to consider matters of foreign policy.
Arie flisher just said that Newt topped the debate. Romney next...then Santorum....another noted to CNN the audiance was full of Romney people and obvious to all there.
I am equally sad for our party that think that Rick can’t. It does go both ways. As Rick said and this bears repeating, “Folks. We can’t afford to give this issue away.” (Obamacare.)
“Obongo would snap him like a twig.”
Oh come on.
Zero couldn’t snap a twig like a twig. He is nothing but a reader, moderately proficient in the measured delivery of empty platitudes, and consummately lacking in intelligence and vision.
The best answers? He is a classic when it comes to telling people what they want to hear. No substance whatsoever. Mitt reminds me of the geeky know-it-all in class who always had to give the answers, and everybody would snicker and roll their eyes. GO NEWT!
Okay, please stop repeating the local PA dem talking points about this issue. Rick Santorum OWNED A HOME AND PAYED LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES in that school district. Sheesh! When you have to resort to lies started by Dems to justify your attacks it makes it sound like you don't really have anything but your own personal bias.
I'm sure there are other legitimate issues to use, please concentrate on those and drop this.
Ugh...David Rodham Gerken said there’s a lot of activity by women on twitter tonight that these candidates are old fuddy duds who don’t understand women’s rights. Blahh. Time to turn off CNN.
Donna’s been wavering lately...interesting...
Santorum was right that it was a favorable Romney crowd. The place was probably full of Mormons.
Is it for real that we have Freepers giving ANY credit to ANYTHING Brazile has to say...good God...the feeding time at the opposition zoo is on...