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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: PSYCHO-FREEP

This debate has shown that Newt Gingrich is the most qualified man in the U.S. to be President. And, secondly, it would be a disaster for the Republican Party (and the country) if Rick Santorum is the nominee (because he’ll lose to Obama).


601 posted on 02/22/2012 6:12:35 PM PST by Signalman
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To: eyedigress

are you saying you are a delegate for Newt ???


602 posted on 02/22/2012 6:12:35 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Fawn

Newt is the best candidate....as long as he is no threat to win.

He is off on the side basically being ignored except for his cheering section here.


603 posted on 02/22/2012 6:12:39 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: Art in Idaho

Newt scares the MSM.


604 posted on 02/22/2012 6:12:41 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

This debate has shown that Newt Gingrich is the most qualified man in the U.S. to be President. And, secondly, it would be a disaster for the Republican Party (and the country) if Rick Santorum is the nominee (because he’ll lose to Obama).


605 posted on 02/22/2012 6:12:51 PM PST by Signalman
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Question: Did you ever, per chance, happen to intern at Pravda or Izvestiya? How about a little more objectivity? I have stated here when either Gingrich, Paul or Santorum have done well on a point. They have all had their good points tonight. (Mitt is just plain uber-slick and insincere).
606 posted on 02/22/2012 6:12:51 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Patience, my compatriots, PATIENCE! FR will be "Santorum Country" in a very short time, IMHO.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

LOL! Santuckabee! That is CLASSIC!


607 posted on 02/22/2012 6:12:58 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: dandiegirl

This crowd is so obnoxious, I won’t be surprised to see panties thrown at Mitt.

Good grief, y’all.


608 posted on 02/22/2012 6:13:01 PM PST by Shelayne (NO ROMNEY--NOT NOW--NOT EVER!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you JIm! My husband is back to Newt because fo this debate!!! GO NEWT!


609 posted on 02/22/2012 6:13:17 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: KansasGirl

He said he wouldn’t require e-verify for homeowners.


610 posted on 02/22/2012 6:13:27 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Jane Long

And he keeps turning Jon King’s gotcha right back around on King and Obama. He is the only one who can do that.


611 posted on 02/22/2012 6:13:32 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Tennessee Nana

Newt is BRILLIANT. Always.


612 posted on 02/22/2012 6:13:32 PM PST by show
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To: All

Ask the illegals to build the fence on their way out.


613 posted on 02/22/2012 6:14:03 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: KansasGirl

King brings up Rubio to bash Republicans and try to hurt them with Hispanics now.

Did Axelrod write these questions?


614 posted on 02/22/2012 6:14:03 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Tennessee Nana

I wish! Nah, it is part of the primary process.


615 posted on 02/22/2012 6:14:12 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: All
Would go absolutely phantasmic to hear someone ask, "Speaking of e-verify, how come Obama's social security number does not pass e-verify?"
616 posted on 02/22/2012 6:14:33 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: All

In all seriousness...can anyone watching this debate vote for someone other than Newt?


617 posted on 02/22/2012 6:14:46 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Kenny

The more Newt speaks, the better off we all are.
I wish upon him millions of delegates!


618 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:01 PM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: KansasGirl

You’re both right, but make no mistake Kansas - his answers are part of the reason tonight - and yes, Mitt’s audience is big and they were told to yell - in reaction to the comment by Mike DeWine this week that Romney’s campaign “has no energy.”

But Santorum really sucks - er, is really himself tonight.


619 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:07 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Shelayne

I really really really hope Mittens loses Michigan and Arizona.


620 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:13 PM PST by sandshark222
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To: Fawn

VOTE FOR THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE FOR PRESIDENT!

621 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:25 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: Right_in_Virginia

Yeah, easily.


622 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:33 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: parksstp

King reveals the cutsie question of the evening:

Candidates, define yourself in one word and one word only.

[yaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnn]


623 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:48 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Wow, how fast they fall.

Santorum is currently down 32% on Intrade to win Michigan. He’s at 22 Percent and Mitt is at 78 %. What a difference a week makes, especially tonight.


624 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:48 PM PST by Allon
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To: Shelayne

Panties? Mormon undies? Yuk....


625 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:51 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: parksstp

Define yourself in one word, and one word only!

Santo: Notsatan.


626 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:51 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: matginzac

I like both Newt and Santorum. Newt is polling very low in MI, so, I think its important to help defeat Romney. I had three political calls for Romney ion 4 hours today. I think pre recorded political calls should be on the Do Not Call List. if that isn’t harassment, what is?


627 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:51 PM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

King keeps trying to steer conversation, and Newt keeps stuffing it up his arse! GO NEWT!


628 posted on 02/22/2012 6:15:56 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: eyedigress

Newt is on FIRE tonight.


629 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:05 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Marcella
The doc says I have to gain weight, then says don't eat any fat

Git yo-seff a new doc.

630 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:17 PM PST by Salvey
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Yes, because is has been shown that too much exposure to a sweater vest can impair judgement.


631 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:29 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Marcella
The doc says I have to gain weight, then says don't eat any fat

Git yo-seff a new doc.

632 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:34 PM PST by Salvey
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To: Repub4bush

” Hail Mary and thank you Jesus! We are a two religion home..LOL “

Me too!~! WAPO will be wondering where Newt and Rick’s ashes have gone for sure! LOL!

God be with us all!


633 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:34 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: rodguy911
Better a Mormon temple than a mosque.... Newt just nailed illegal immigration with his fence idea,it was awesome.

We have one of those right next to ASU. There are probably more in the Phoenix area.

634 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:34 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Revolting cat!

Define yourself in one word, and one word only!

Obama: I’m black.


635 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:50 PM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: sandshark222; onyx

Wow, Romney sure has the audience stacked with his supporters tonight. It’s a contest between the Paul-bots and the Mitt-bots!


636 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:50 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: writer33; Lazlo in PA; antonius

It’s over. The fix is in. This debate was stacked for Romney. Santorum goes after Mitt on Romneycare and the audience boos? Newt’s giving good debate answers and getting about a half-hearted response (probably cause the audience wants to help split the not-Romney vote)

Do you not find it AMAZING that EVERY attack Romney has laid on Santorum is something that has been hammered here on FR by Santorum supporters? It’s like his surrogates knew just about every Santorum-bashing thread there was and compiled the information up.


637 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:50 PM PST by parksstp (I pick Rick! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: writer33

Care to advise why .... and don’t knock Newt .... tell me why I should vote for your candidate of choice.

Thanks.


638 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:50 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Son House

I love this... after the break they
have to choose ONE word to discribe themselves!

This is a stinking GAME SHOW.
Why not have them act out their policy on the Fed charade style???
Dickweeds


639 posted on 02/22/2012 6:17:11 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Art in Idaho

Great quetion!! A friend, who is Hawaiian, said he wants to go back just to find that dang BC! LOL!


640 posted on 02/22/2012 6:17:11 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: TomGuy

What twee would you be if you were a twee?


641 posted on 02/22/2012 6:17:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Newt is doing very well tonight.

I cannot believe thete has not been a question about gas prices. Or did I miss it?


642 posted on 02/22/2012 6:17:45 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Revolting cat!

Better yet :NOTOBAMA


643 posted on 02/22/2012 6:17:57 PM PST by MagUSNRET (I have always been proud of my country, it is my government that I am ashamed of!)
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To: sandshark222
All
My ranking

Newt
Paul (though next is going to be foreign policy, Paul will have plenty of opportunity to rant insanely!)
Romney (slight edge here!)
Santorum

644 posted on 02/22/2012 6:18:08 PM PST by Reily
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

He’s figured out CNN game plan. Keep Republicans fighting. Protect Obama.


645 posted on 02/22/2012 6:18:18 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: parksstp
This debate was stacked for Romney. Santorum goes after Mitt on Romneycare and the audience boos?

I don't know if the debate is stacked, but the audience is definitely stacked with Mitt-bots. Where are Santorum's supporters?

646 posted on 02/22/2012 6:18:18 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: writer33

Giant hail just started

it sounded like my roof was carving in...

i hope my power doesnt go off...


647 posted on 02/22/2012 6:18:18 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana
“we cannt send them all back”

They all left Mexico voluntarily. They will all leave the U.S. voluntarily also -- if the incentives are right. Total cost to the U.S. taxpayer = $0.00.

648 posted on 02/22/2012 6:18:18 PM PST by kevao
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To: matginzac
Sorry not me. Santorum is doing it to himself. Moderator is baiting him and he walks into it with both feet. Mittens see Santorum blood in the water and going for the Kill.

Santorum is not ready for prime time.

Newt is looking real good but he needs to take control of this debate and take Mittens and Santorum to the wood shed.

649 posted on 02/22/2012 6:18:55 PM PST by Bailee ( Pray for your salvation and a miracle, Prepare for the end of the USA.)
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To: All

No wonder they don’t want to debate Newt.


650 posted on 02/22/2012 6:18:55 PM PST by McGruff (Go Newtclear.)
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