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?)
Mitt nervous and babbling.
Could we give time to all the candidates?
And so many people have decided to hang their hat and reputation on this guy? ROFLOL!
It takes a debate to straighten out the mess, and Santorun is getting what he has coming to him, FINALLY! Even Romney is ripping him to shreds.
Yeah. One sanctimonious jerk arguing with another. A pox on them both.
Newt’s doing fine tonight, but he’s not on fire as he was in the early debates, and we NEED TO SEE THAT FROM HIM, otherwise all that’s going to be remembered from this debate is Mitt and Ricky having a cat fight.
Obama as crazy/stupid as he is,has been coached for years into a good radio voice and when he says something. Even as bizzare as his comments are, they come across as believable to the uninformed who will be electing the potus. Zero can slide by on this,we need the presence,stature and brilliance of Newt to counter the BS zero will be throwing our way. He gets by with murder over and over. Only someone at Newts level can counter all that.
Newt’s been talking about the price of gas/food and the loss of our liberties at ALL of his recent speeches. I have a feeling he’ll hit on all tonight, too.
LOL..Go Newt..It is NOT a hard question.
Santo looks like a child up there against Newt and Romney.
Uh, oh.. .here comes a home run from Newt! :-)
Newt is destroying them!
NEWT IS SO RIGHT !
Ha! Newt said it is NOT a tough issue! once again Newt nails it on the auto bailout! WOOT WOOT! GO NEWT!
Newt slaps down Obama for his handling of Chrysler. GO NEWT!!!!!
Newt is the most qualified man in this country to be President, just as in 1980, Reagan was the most qualified.
Romney just smacked down Santorum big-time - “nice try but let’s look at the facts”. Santorum imploding and acting like he has a stick up his butt. Now Newt spelling it out - auto problem was do to unions.
In the same position as you Severa, and I DO worry, it’s unhealthy!
Just how the heck does Ronny the elf get to sit back and chuckle like he is some supreme all knowing elder?!
And flipping Romney with all his stuttering is insane, the man has been running for the job for 6 years, and he STILL stammers?!
Santorum looks woefully inept compared to Newt,its not even close.
John King needs to bring in Paul to take attention away from Newt.
Newt’s doing great.
The CNN and opponents rules work, where if they don’t mention Newt’s name he is effectively shut down until King alone questions him, then Newt may speak. The fear of him is all over the place!
To those who don’t follow politics as closely as we do, Mitt will sound like he’s way on top of this one.
Newt is my first choice, but I’d take Santorum ANYDAY over Romney. Newt doing well will only pull from Santorum, which guarantees a Romney win in Michigan and Arizona. Arghh!!!!
Santorum Smug half smile is not helping him.
Newt just hit a homer against the Auto bailout!
There is a crowd tilt favoring Romney.
Gingrich has just hammered another question about US automakers out of the park.
Will not have too. Mesa Arizona is Mormon territory. Mitt is playing in his own backyard.
But little Ricky LOVES BIG UNIONS!
Well Santo can rest easy .... the tough economic questions seem to be over .... now onto questions about faith.
RuPaul made some good points there about contract law. It’s that stopped clock idea...
Newt is winning this debate hands down. Both Santorum and Romney look weak and snarky. Santorum especially is getting creamed and mostly by himself.
Newt is on fire! nailed every question with big applause. Right on the auto industry, right on civil service being modernized, right on energy and slamming Obommie the commie
Santo will never finger union leadership.
Lil Ricky is rattled.
Seems to me I remember Lil Ricky scoring cheap points in the last debate by saying he was tired of Romney and Newt attacking eachother and that they should be going after Obama etc, but now its okay for Lil Ricky and Romney to go after eachother.
Santorum is a lousy opportunist and a hypocrit.
Exactly. Let’s FOCUS ON THE ISSUES!, little Ricky. Stop distracting and playing petty personal politics. Focus on the issues!
President Newt Gingrich—”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
Newt nailed bailouts! Just a payoff to unions.
Good catch I caught that one as well. As soon as a question comes to newt and he slams it over the fence king does everything he can to cut off Newts applause lines. King is a little leaguer,that’s why he’s at CNN.
Could we give time to all the candidates?
With CNN and King nothing will be fair. They are all about Santorum and Romney. Stevie Wonder would have seen this coming.
“I would love to have a look at the buses in the parking lot there. How many with Utah plates? Team Mittens”
Mesa is the Morman capital of Arizona, no need to bus anyone.
Santorum looks woefully inept compared to ME!
[ Yeah its pretty obvious the crowd is spiked again.... ]
Newt is by far the best candidate.
Pravious, re: Newt being on fire, I am sensing he is physically a bit low for some reason. Seems tired, or like he has a headache. His delivery is a bit tepid compared to usual, but he makes good points. Hope he is OK health-wise. Or maybe Calista has been keeping him up late.
Love that Newt mentioned the screwed bond holders.
WOW.. now an anti Arpaio commercial. ( at least here in Phoenix)
In that last exchange all four agreed, no? Santo was the only one whose answer totally lacked substance. As always.
I’m 35 yrs old. Reagan is the first President I can remember. I’m not ashamed to say I bawled like a baby during his funeral. Watching Romney and Santorum rip each other to shreds and Paul cackle insanely makes me feel good for Newt, but then again people were stupid enough to vote Obama in office.
Mitt Romney, Dec, 2007, speaking at the George Bush Presidential Library: I believe in my Mormon faith and I endeavor to live by it. My faith is the faith of my fathers I will be true to them and to my beliefs.
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