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?)
I’ve never been a Santorum fan and I’ve grown to like him less. He didn’t do very well tonight and we need him to beat Romney in Michigan. I hope he can do it. And I hope Santorum doesn’t land in a mess during his one hour interview with Beck tomorrow.
Go Gingrich! WOOT!
President: Newt Gingrich
VP: Sarah Palin
State: John Bolton
Defense: Rick Perry
Treasury: Ron Paul
HHS: Rick Santorum
Attorney General: Michele Bachmann
Santorum is done tonight. Moonwalked, lied, stuttered, rambled, defended his votes by implying he made deals. I hope voters can see he is a terrible debater, but more importantly”............a phony! Yikes
David Gurgle is a douche bag.
“4 white guys telling women about reproductive rights”
I have been pushing Gingrich hard these last couple of weeks with my engineer friends that really don’t pay attention. I hope everybody can help in some way. I pushed his energy speech to three different areas today that I hope can get folks on board.
Just wanted to say: Hi R4!!! :^)
Beck will softball and pussyfoot. I’ve grown very tired of Beck lately and listen to music on the way to work instead.
I just wanted to ask a general to everyone question. I have seen some veriation of (Obama is the greatest debater up there and would destroy candidate X”
Please tell me A: where you got this insane notion; B: examples of video showing the supposed supreme skill of Obama as a debater with no teleprompter - which he will not have debating anyone later this year.
I’m not trying to be a smart-asz here, I really want to know. I have seen this over and over in debate and other threads and it is just a result of ‘the telephone game’. One person said it and now it’s canon law.
Bull. Obama cannot debate a grasshopper with any more skill than he shows at any other off-teleprompter event...which is none.
That would be, yeah, wow. Yes please.
I was unable to watch the debate, but I’ve perused some of the comments. It’s discouraging to read people who sound every bit as smarmy as the Obots. Hardly a sober pro-Newt comment in the crowd.
Newsflash: Newt will never overcome Romney at this juncture, and if it’s not Rick, it WILL be Mitt! Not my fancy, but that’s reality. Rick is our FINAL hope. Bob
You know I don’t see Santorum supporters insulting Newt or tearing him down when Rick’s ahead. Why can’t you just cheer for your guy without trying to knock down the others?
LMAO forgive me for laughing,,,but I think you meant DELUDED? If youa re “diluted” just step away from the water bottle ;-)
Bwahahaha! I do so love that comment!
I’m both. LOL!
Energy: Rick Perry
I support Santorum, but I thought Newt won the debate tonight, hands down. Not even close.
“one word and one word only”——
and I couldn’t help but notice that they all picked a word that started with “C”?
King should’ve mentioned it, but I guess it went over his head/
They said consistent, courage,one other, and cheerful.
My favorite was of course Newt’s cheerful.
Yeah, and the funny thing is that even though mitt kicked him around the stage, I don’t think it necessarily helped Mitt because he’s so fake. GO NEWT!
anyone know where someone can catch a replay?
I know she’s a big lib, but I kinda like Donna Brazil’s style. She said just a moment ago that she wouldn’t be surprised if Newt rises again, “given the volatility on the Republican side.”
Just tell them that Gas Prices are all Bush’s fault and how about those crazy Iranians. Liberals have a hard time with sarcasm as their lies closely resemble it.
Romney said “Resolute” and that begins with an “R” ;-)
Couple hours (or tomorrow) you can watch the whole thing here: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2011-2012-primary-debate-schedule/
Donna Brazil is one of the smartest women in politics (opinion)
Puts many pundits to shame
The entire debate will be replayed on CNN beginning at 2200 Central time
I agree. If Santorum falls, it is over. The Newtbots don’t understand a good chunk of Santorum supporters, who got there after supporting Bachmann and Cain will finally capitulate to Romney.
ROFL. Is that real?
And Newt can answer that it was the Heritage Foundation position for coming up with an alternative for HillaryCare. (And it was! I thought it was stupid then!) After studying the issue, you now realize that it was a terrible position and unconstitutional to boot! Plus there are now examples of it’s failure like RomneyCare! Also your actions Mr Resident demonstrate it unconstitutionality and its reach into despotism. Which is basically what Newt has said before in answering that claim.
They look a bit zoned out.
She apparently does not have an ability to lie to herself. The mark of an adult in the room.
Mitt Romney...slightly hysterical...
So right. Complete with a sweaty face and darting eyes...I can almost hear him saying, “did I tell you what you want to hear?”
Agreed, but Santorum beat ‘em all when it comes to boooooooooossssss.
Look for Saint Ricky’s numbers to tank in the coming days.
President Newt Gingrich—”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
Donna Brazile is one of the most disgusting women in the world.
Of the four, Rick is the one with the least national experience, even though he was a Senator. Paul & Romney ran for POTUS before, and Gingrich was a national figure decades ago, and 2nd (?) in line to the Presidency.
You KNOW it’s real.
Santorum completely bombed tonight.
I had high hopes for him but he’s blown it.
I can only hope for a Newt resurgence at this point, or we get stuck with Romney and lose in November.
oopps.. I take back what I said about Donna Brazil, she just said she agreed with Ron Paul on foreign policy.
It’s a great thing to see folks coming around to Newt...they get it and aren’t about to hand this Presidency over to anyone but ‘the best man’ to do the job.
Go Newt Go! and Hurrah for those who are bringing their vote to Newt!!!
Newt won. No question about it!
2nd plastic man Romney
3rd Paul just because he was funny
Funniest moment was when Paul was asked why he called Rick fake and he said “Because he is”.
Paul once again proved he’s got some good ideas but that he’s crazier than a bed bug and he would just mean more years of sleepless nights, same as the last 3 years.
I can’t tell if mittens reminds me more of Barbie’s plastic Ken boyfriend, Barry II or a Robot.
Santorum is insipid and his voting record speaks for itself plus he’s wayyyyyyyyyyy too timid to go after Barry the Marxist, so is mittens. They go after him, but they don’t hit below the belt. Newt is the only one with enough cajones to do that.
How did the left go after the wonderful Sarah Palin? They didn’t attack her politics, they did a character ass assination and to defeat Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama, that is what the GOP has to do and they have to figure out how to do it since they will get no help from the media. A rally road to travel.
The dynamic is that Mitt throws mud, because that’s all he can do (he certainly can’t run on his record), the recipient has to fight back, and then BOTH parties look like pigs in mud. And that’s how a squeaky clean Santorum was able to rise to the top.
But now Mitt is slapping some mud at Santorum, making both Mitt & Ricky look like pigs. And Newt, looking clean again, plays the elder statesman and performs performs 3rd comeback :-)
Ya know, you don’t see Santorum supporters smearing and tearing down Newt.
The one we should really be against in this process is Romney, the RINO in the race. Just saying’.
Why can’t you just cheer for your candidate instead of smearing the other conservative in the race?
I support Newt, and I agree with you.
why> Because Rick is strong on Social issues? He is a buffoon on anything else!! Other than talking points that is, most of which he has stolen from Newt!
Newt is all of the above! Take you head out of the sand!! Rick is an empty GOP-E suit!