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Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)
CNN.com ^ | 02-22-2012 | parksstp

Posted on 02/22/2012 3:30:02 PM PST by parksstp

LIVE DEBATE THREAD (Is it too early to start?)


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; aknockout4newt; arizona; arizonadebate; arizonaprimary; az2012; backstabberromney; bitterromney; elections; gingrich; gopdebate; livegopdebate; michiganprimary; mitttrotsky; newt; newt4gunfreezones; newtlautenberg; newtvotedantigun; newtwon; paul; popesantorum; reichsfuhrerpaul; rick4anticondomczar; rickhatesprotestants; ricksturnsoffvoters; romney; santorum
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
To all

Newt

Romney-Paul Tie

Santorum

1,001 posted on 02/22/2012 6:59:20 PM PST by Reily
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Good luck on Tuesday.


1,002 posted on 02/22/2012 6:59:51 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Utmost Certainty

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.


1,003 posted on 02/22/2012 6:59:51 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Reily

1.Newt
2.Romney
3.Paul
&
4.Santorum choked bigtime.


1,004 posted on 02/22/2012 7:00:18 PM PST by this is my country
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To: Jane Long

The rose colored glasses crowd to the real leader crowd! Go NEWT!


1,005 posted on 02/22/2012 7:00:18 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


1,006 posted on 02/22/2012 7:00:34 PM PST by matginzac
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To: red flanker
Have to tell you...I have tears in my eyes because I want Newt to win this so bad. Can't imagine anyone that listens to this brilliant man that has a record of so many great accomplishments would pick any other candidate. Newt is our true hope and knows how to get it done.

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.

1,007 posted on 02/22/2012 7:00:34 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: CynicalBear

LOL!


1,008 posted on 02/22/2012 7:00:45 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: bigbob

Newt won it with me when he nailed Obama as the xtremist who supported infanticide!


1,009 posted on 02/22/2012 7:00:59 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Sacajaweau

How do you know any vote you cast is counted? Precincts lose ballot boxes after all. It’s always a gamble.


1,010 posted on 02/22/2012 7:01:09 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum voted for Sotomayor, Obama's 1st choice for Supreme Court.)
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To: parksstp

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.


1,011 posted on 02/22/2012 7:01:09 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Megadittoes to the 10th degree.

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.

1,012 posted on 02/22/2012 7:01:13 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Patience, my compatriots, PATIENCE! FR will be "Santorum Country" in a very short time, IMHO.)
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To: imchris

Ron Paul just said $6/gallon in Florida today.


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1,013 posted on 02/22/2012 7:01:20 PM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Irenic

Dang! How many times is Glenn going to interview Santo?


1,014 posted on 02/22/2012 7:01:40 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Fledermaus

Newt’s optional flat income tax plan at 15% is a better conservative solution, but I do understand your point.


1,015 posted on 02/22/2012 7:02:07 PM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Irenic

Santorum is not ready for Obama. He took the CNN bait and they reeled him in like sloppy catfish.


1,016 posted on 02/22/2012 7:02:13 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: katiedidit1

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.


1,017 posted on 02/22/2012 7:02:18 PM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: citizen

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?


1,018 posted on 02/22/2012 7:02:53 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I’ll tell you that I’m voting Santorum and will do so in Texas when we get to vote sometime this century. LOL!


1,019 posted on 02/22/2012 7:02:53 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Reily

Agreed


1,020 posted on 02/22/2012 7:03:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jane Long

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.”


1,021 posted on 02/22/2012 7:03:40 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Fledermaus
How about Brent Bozell? He knows the media like the back of his hand too.

You are absolutely right.
Dream Team Amended.

PRESS SEC: Brent Bozell

Excellent suggestion.
1,022 posted on 02/22/2012 7:03:53 PM PST by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
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To: katiedidit1
I am with you!!! Anyone who thinks anyone but Newt can convey our message and what the country needs right now, is looking thru the Santorum rose colored glasses!1 Santorum is a very light weight compared to Obama, even Ron Paul would far better in the General, and I don't like his issues other than domestic!

All you Santorum people, you are sending us into the Obama abyss! The is guy just not Presidential material!

1,023 posted on 02/22/2012 7:04:05 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: LUV W

ME TOO!!! :)


1,024 posted on 02/22/2012 7:04:05 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I very much hope you are correct about November. We can’t take any more O.


1,025 posted on 02/22/2012 7:04:12 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: bigbob

Donna Brazil is a very astute woman, to bad she is on the liberal side


1,026 posted on 02/22/2012 7:04:32 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: mylife
He did. He's criticized Newt in particular for the vision thing.

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.

1,027 posted on 02/22/2012 7:04:39 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum voted for Sotomayor, Obama's 1st choice for Supreme Court.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Blessed lent to you as well Thomas.


1,028 posted on 02/22/2012 7:05:05 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: katiedidit1
The only “vision” Santorum ever had, was one of Newt captivating the audience with just a few clear illustrations and doing it in less than 2 minutes.

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!

1,029 posted on 02/22/2012 7:05:05 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: lwoodham
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 to me that the audience booed Romney but then on second tought, they may have been booing King.

1,030 posted on 02/22/2012 7:05:17 PM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: Son House

I agree. His plans sometimes do depend on what day it is though! lol “If it’s Tuesday, must be flat tax”!


1,031 posted on 02/22/2012 7:05:37 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: Reily
Newt

Others

1,032 posted on 02/22/2012 7:05:43 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: eyedigress
Santorum is not ready for Obama. He took the CNN bait and they reeled him in like sloppy catfish.

Bigtime.

1,033 posted on 02/22/2012 7:05:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: writer33

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!


1,034 posted on 02/22/2012 7:05:59 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: seekthetruth

No where 6 that I know of.


Try this,

http://www.floridastategasprices.com/


1,035 posted on 02/22/2012 7:06:04 PM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: TheZMan

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.


1,036 posted on 02/22/2012 7:06:04 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: CAluvdubya

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.


1,037 posted on 02/22/2012 7:06:25 PM PST by sandshark222
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To: bigbob

Even Donna Brassier from CNN agrees Newt won, that’s 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.


1,038 posted on 02/22/2012 7:06:33 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: katiedidit1

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?


1,039 posted on 02/22/2012 7:06:33 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Strategerist

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.


1,040 posted on 02/22/2012 7:06:45 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: katiedidit1

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.


1,041 posted on 02/22/2012 7:07:11 PM PST by caww
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To: Repub4bush

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.)


1,042 posted on 02/22/2012 7:07:30 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Cato in PA

“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.


1,043 posted on 02/22/2012 7:07:30 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: katiedidit1

It is very important that the Tea Party realize that Newt is the best hope for true reform in Washington and across America.
1,044 posted on 02/22/2012 7:07:52 PM PST by red flanker
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To: citizen

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!


1,045 posted on 02/22/2012 7:07:52 PM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT 2012!)
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To: newzjunkey
He just brought up his "homeschooling" again and "local control" but his actual record reflects he took $72,000 from a local Pennsylvania school district to "homeschool" five of his kids while he and his family were living in D.C. While ruled legal, it's something that helped defeat him in 2006. Things like this leave a bitter taste, particular in a candidate who holds himself up as Mr. Clean

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.

1,046 posted on 02/22/2012 7:08:01 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Repub4bush

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.


1,047 posted on 02/22/2012 7:08:10 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: mardi59

Donna’s been wavering lately...interesting...


1,048 posted on 02/22/2012 7:08:20 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Lady Lucky

Santorum was right that it was a favorable Romney crowd. The place was probably full of Mormons.


1,049 posted on 02/22/2012 7:08:20 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: newzjunkey

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...


1,050 posted on 02/22/2012 7:08:20 PM PST by matginzac
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