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?)
Ron Paul is a complete embarrassment. This meandering old idiot should NOT be invited to these debates. Why is he even still in the race?
CNN is keeping Obama’s America out of the debate. The kids can’t see it and bite the CNN BS. Newt will steer them back.
[ CNN now asking Ron Paul to attack Rick. ]
Paul was more than happy to oblige. Jerk.
Paul and Romney HAVE A DEAL going into this!
Romney will give Paul whatever he wants. Paul NEVER attacks Mittens!
Santorum, excellent counter attack.
He’s an attention whore.
Newt balanced buget 4 yrs in a row; quotes a little Hamilton; talks about energy and the economy..save 16 trillion? if we open offshore drilling
Santorum on the defense...btw the CAGW also cited Santorum for his 90 MILLION dollar pork legislation he cosigned with Hillary and Lieberman to study the affects watching tv has on children.
Ron Paul looks like an evil Keebler Elf. One that does not make any sense.
Paul says the American people are sick of Congress....
Yet, 3 current/former are on the stage, including Paul.
Someone give RP the hook. Get to the issues.
Santorum is rambling and tripping over his talking points.
Right on cue...FR is slower than a ROmney answer! GEEZUZ PETE!!!!
As for RuPaul.....he can hbot direct his own freakin eyebrows, so how the hell does he think he can direct a nation? (that is Rhetorical, for those of you in Rio Linda)
Seems like the questions are aimed at getting the candidates to attack Santorum. They’re treating Romney with kid gloves.
Just seeing him hurts my head ~
This debate is tracking just like the last one. Nothing important ever discussed. CNN is very careful not to ask anything that might embarrass the dear leader.
Santorum is struggling a bit, to be frank (probably the butterflies with so much at stake, I saw it with Bachman, Perry, Cain and Newt when one or the other of them were temporarily ahead, but he will get wound up and fire in the belly by the time the debate gets into full force. I think he is going to tear Paul a new one, enough to get the Paulbots in the audience booing. Praying for a major Bishop Romney slip of the tongue. He is such a pre-programmed, boring, slick robot...somebody, any of the other three, needs to trip him up!
Newt should sarcastically ask John King if he wants to talk about his ex-wife again?
Newt is talking DIRECTLY to the people. John King asks the Questions. Newt answers them specifically to the American people.
The reason John King was pummeled in the last debate, is because he had rehearsed his walk across the stage with lighting and camera angles to ask Newt the first question about his Ex-Wife.
John King is an Actor, he isn't asking Newt about his Ex-Wife, he isn't charging at him with an opening sentence like he did at the last debate.
John King's rehearsal to react differently than he did before will never be seen. As the only reason Newt reacted that way is because John King literally walked forward to Newt as he was asking a very disgusting question. And Newt nailed him with a cheering crowd. It was a beautiful thing to watch. That scene will never repeat itself. Liberals are so stupid.
Criticisms of Ron Paul notwithstanding, ya gotta admit if it weren’t for his zany statements and stunning remarks, these debates would be hella boring.
We have a choice........the richest, the smartest, the holiest and the craziest
New drinking word for Romney is “Olympics”
I can’t stand Mitt’s speech pattern ... he always sounds slightly hysterical (and I don’t mean funny)
[ Paul says the American people are sick of Congress....
Yet, 3 current/former are on the stage, including Paul.
I’m sick of Paul.
Newt’s first answer was sharp and focused. He didn’t take the bait. I hope this debate is very good for him.
Yeah I can admit that. Hell I’m just glad that Newt is finally getting an opportunity to speak!
It’s the same trick they play on the Sunday shows.
“Mitt, tell us why you’re great...”
“Newt, you’ve been accused of being an evil, fat troll. How do you defend that?”
“Rick, given those absurd comments you made yesterday, how can you possibly stay in this race?”
“Ron, say something nice about Mitt.”
Newt: “Current government is a disaster” *drink*
Newt is beginning to frame the debate!
like santo but newt can speak. no uhh’s or umm’s
Same ol Mitt stump speech, Gov, Olympics blah blah blah,
Agree. But, Newt has a great talent for working important issues - whether they're asked about, or not - into the dialogue.
Newt: “The current government is a disaster!”
Lots of applause right now too!!!!
I love following debates on FR. It’s like we have our very own version of Twitter. I read a little of my current Kindle favorite for awhile and then jump back to FR and catch up with the debate by reading quickly through the latest “FReets”.
Saves time and you don’t have to listen to Romney. A twofer.
The seating is interesting. RuPaul and Myth, the BFFs, should be seated together. Myth next to Noot...he is doing that smug smiley thing. Good on Noot or Rick if they keep their tempers and don’t punch him in the nose. He is soooooo condescending.
Mittens defended his “Severely Conservative” statement.
Newt - Current government is a disaster
It’s utterly stupid to say that the government cannot defend the border.
Exactly! That laugh/giggle of his is getting really, really creepy!
For those interested.
The question is how did he balance the budget (raise taxes?). Whhy isn’t anyone ripping Mitt on his Olympics fairy tale?
Santorum and Romney will be at each other tonight. Newt will be presenting his ideas.
Newt goes right to the core,is unafraid and did so good john king had to change the topic immediately not to reflect poorly on the Joker.
“We have a choice........the richest, the smartest, the holiest and the craziest.”
Toespi, you have summed it up brilliantly! That should be a headline.
Sorry newz wasn’t referring to you as a Santorum person
Gingrich isn't going to play King's game.
Santorum sounds whiny and shrill and it’s early. Not good.