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?)
Oh Yes!!! . . . Praise the Lord he’s still my Gov. . . . but, sure wish he was still in the running for President.
If Santorum were to win Arizona and Michigan (by that I mean win the majority of delegates), become a clear frontrunner, then go on to win other states and eventually craft enough delegates to win the GOP nomination, would you support and vote for him, or would you support President Obama?
There was noting new tonight. This was all stated on the campaign trail.
Let's hope Newt wins Tenn and Georgia and more on super tues
Ron Paul should be the head of the TSA.
That would be a hoot.
Every Tea Party best hurry and endorse Newt!!
That’s the point I keep trying to make, but to no avail (which is no surprise, really). He will get completely trounced by the liar-in-chief, regardless if he’s saying all the right things. That “go along to get along” is going to haunt him right off the campaign.
Thanks, you too!
Paul.....Actually made sense for a while, until they brought in that pesky Foreign Policy stuff......
Romney.......Clearly talks way, way, way, way, way,.........too DAMN much!!
Gov Brewer may make an endorsement soon...oh please let it be Newt. Brewer just said she liked what Newt said!
I cant believe Ari Fliesher! GWBs spokesman.
He sucked on the contraception thing.
It’s not about access Ari! Everyone has access!
It’s about the Feds telling Churchs what they must do under penalty of fines!
Gergen got infatuated with the Clintons back in the 90’s and lost his mind.
The flavor of the day is not necessarily the best candidate!
Yes and what would his seven children have cost the public schools to educate. It's not free despite the rumors, there's a high cost per student. So what Santorum got to educate his kids was offset by what he saved the public school.
Brewer just gave a mini endorsement to newt!,,,,
It’s stunning when you read this crap on the Free Republic...should I rehash all the stuff on Newt...God forbid!
You're not alone...I know others who are as well because people are seeing just how weak Santorum is in a debate. Although he picked it up in the second half...he floundered terrible in the first.......As always Newt's firm grasp on every issue shines thru and he can elaborate with full confidence in what he' articulating to the audiance.
BTW...Welcome home! Go Newt Go!!!!!
CNN is a joke. Newt easily won, and they don’t even mention him. The MSM is absolutely petrified of him.
He is not fit to be president at this time!!!!
Gov. Brewer isn't endorsing tonight. Says they're all fabulous candidates. She liked what Newt said about working with the states but cautioned any of the candidates might do the same.
Yep, marching orders...back to the first course!
This Tennessean voted for him and all of his and Perry’s delegates today. People need to educate themselves or ask questions when they need to understand.
LOL - I suspect the MSM will give Obama a pass on that one... teacher's pet - bias - double standards and all...
The AZ Governor Jan Brewer just singled out Newt for praise on CNN a minute ago. Said she liked his idea to work closely with border governors on border/immigration issues.
Donnas been wavering lately...interesting.../
That truly is interesting. I thought she would have the long knives out for all of them. I won’t hold my breath though, she might just be on meds.
Newt is the one. I don't understand why people can't see this. He will get things done, especially if Sarah or Perry is VP. The cabinet will be loaded: Bolton, Levin, so many good people. Pray for America. . .
everytime Santorum spoke my head got heavy, my head hung low and about that 40th time.....I noticed the crawdads hatched
there is good in everything
Just to break the tension, is there anyone besides me
that would like to see NEWT and SARAH take on
Barak and Joe in a tag team steel cage death match
with a ladder and folding chair?
They would wipe the floor with them in any kind of debate.
Santorum is not ready for prime time. Maybe maybe VP.
I feel exactly the same way.
Maybe so, but he sounded like he was whining, and spinning excuses. Face it, Ricky got beat up on the playground tonight.
Newt give Obamacare away by supporting the individual mandate for twenty years. It’s really that simple. All Obama has to say is, “You supported it Newt. Why is it wrong now?”
BUMP FOR A BRILLIANT MAN!
We need her. Come on, Gov Brewer, endorse Newt, stand with Newt!
Yep. They never mentioned him. When you need to describe a liberal just remember one word.....Deceptive.
If “reproductive health” is the best they can come up with, and so early in the year, then they might as well start packing.
But then again, the Dems helped take out GHWBush in 1992 on something as stupid as cable bills.
Newt. Paul Romney Santorum tonight.
BTW, did any one else notice the intense look on Rick Perry's face tonigh as Newt was answering the border question? He definitely turned me around in how I thought about him.
Also, Newt was just down here in San Diego and you know he had to have visited the border crossing at San Ysidro (which is about 40 mles from me). I completely agree with Newt on his border ideas!
Just about all CNN talking heads except Gergen and he may have thought too Gingrich was the best.
And Gingrich stood out in Gov Brewer’s mind above all others candidates on the border/immigration question.
All around an excellent debate by Newt.
WEll, post debate - they’ve interviewed SAnctimonious, mittens and paul - then Gov. Brewer - and and - now there’re going to ‘highlights’ -
ummmm what’s mssing?
Oh, yes. I guess they forgot NEWT -
I’m sure that’s not deliberate -
I was excited when Gov Brewer said she liked Newt on the borders. Pray she endorses him. I have been going all over facebook on several tea party sites and there is a slew of very staunch Newt supporters. They are anti Romney and Santorum. It amazes me but I have been battling all over the internet for Newt ..twitter, FB, news blogs...lol and sometimes I am not quite the lady I should be but I am fighting until the end! YOU have done a great job in your posts and in your support for Newt. Let's roll Rita!
Go on with your Rick love... it is going to get us all killed!
——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.-——
Yeah. Anyway, Newt did the best, although it’s probably too late for him. Conservatives have already aligned behind Santorum. Rick held up well under duress, but didn’t land any punches. I thought his defense of his support of Spector was pretty good, and may sway some voters.
The bad news is that Romney did very well. He was well rehearsed, and at times had me forgetting that he’s a phoney. I don’t know if the stacked audience worked for him, or backfired.
Don’t you worry, the audience clearly noticed, and Santorum stepped in some serious cow patty! All the highlights are running the Santorum gaffs and stumbles, complete with temper tantrums and BOOOOOOooooooo’s! Oh, and they ARE showing Newt being the Master Zen of political Academia!
But Newt seems to be the enlightened one who knows it will also take congressional majorities to repeal it,
the others barely acknowledge that.
You’re right. I’m diluted. I believe in conservatism - not the which way is the wind blowing mentality.
Brazille just asked about infanticide and she laments that she wasn’t asked about Satan because it would be her best night.
Why does CNN have a bunch of OLD hard line liberals talking about the debate? Do we really care what these people think? Not one of them would vote for anyone other than Obama. Let’s hear from conservatives... then again maybe CNN doesn’t have enough to fill a desk...
Amen! My dad, who is not a big Santorum supporter, said that he thought Santorum did well tonight. He wouldn’t say that if he thought Santorum did badly.
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