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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
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To: Right_in_Virginia
and Newt's answer shows his mastery of debate!
He told King & CNN is was a stupid question and did it in a way that won him applause and good will. Not the result King & CNN wanted!
701 posted on 02/22/2012 6:24:16 PM PST by Reily
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To: eyedigress
Newt scares the MSM.

That's for sure, especially a Newt/Sarah ticket.

702 posted on 02/22/2012 6:24:43 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Kenny

—I like both too but Santorum is not backing down. Any of the others who have been the frontrunner has backed down during the attacks.-—

He’s holding up under a withering attack, and then returning fire. The stacked Romney audience is obvious.


703 posted on 02/22/2012 6:24:48 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: All

Awsome, Newt just brought back up the fact that Obama is the most dangerous president regarding national security ever. I love it! King must be too afraid to have brought that up so far.


704 posted on 02/22/2012 6:24:58 PM PST by KJC1
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To: rodguy911

I need a tv that mutes when Paul speaks.


705 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:07 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Discouraging night. Combining a poor performance tonight with the MSM proctologists focusing on him, Santorum seems finished very suddenly. The problem now is that, barring some catastrophe, none of the men on that stage can beat Obama. Newt might fare the best but it seems clear the Republicans don’t want him.


706 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:12 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: eyedigress

I hope you’re right. He certainly seems more dignified. the squabbling between Santorum and Romney is irritating and Ron Paul needs to be in a home. A locked facility.

I’m just frustrated because he’s not allowed to talk.


707 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:12 PM PST by altura
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To: nutmeg

They’re there nutmeg but frankly he hasn’t said much that warrants applause. As you can tell, I dislike him and I suspect his numbers will show how badly he did come tomorrow by those less bias.


708 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:17 PM PST by StarFan
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To: Deo volente

CHEERFUL was pretty darn smart. I caught the entire audience off guard, and in no way could you call it cliche’.


709 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:35 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Reily

correcting a typo

and Newt’s answer shows his mastery of debate!
He told King & CNN it was a stupid question and did it in a way that won him applause and good will. Not the result King & CNN wanted!


710 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:38 PM PST by Reily
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Your choices are Romney and Paul. Good luck voting in Virginia.


711 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:38 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: rodguy911

Many issues of vital importance to me, and on which Obama is highly vulnerable, WERE NOT BROUGHT UP TONIGHT. Surprise. Not. CNN IS RUNNING THE DAMNABLE THING.


712 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:46 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Patience, my compatriots, PATIENCE! FR will be "Santorum Country" in a very short time, IMHO.)
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To: red flanker

LOL.... excellent picture!


713 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:46 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Newt knows the enemy (CNN for example) and he knows exactly how to counter their agenda.


714 posted on 02/22/2012 6:25:53 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: rodguy911

It’s ridiculous. Someone should call CNN out. No gas prices. No debt or deficit. No unemployment.


715 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:03 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Shortstop7

I bitterly resign myself to the idea we are going to be stuck with Romney as the nominee, then I watch the debate and wonder how in the world people can’t see we need Newt?

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You just summarized Newt’s entire campaign strategy for the primary and the general.


716 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:03 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: rodguy911

There will be PLENTY of time for Newt to smack down Bammer on the 16 trillion, once they debate one-on-one.


717 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:08 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: StarFan

Newt answers Iran question first ... so the others can take notes.


718 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:08 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Fledermaus

SE near Chattanooga


719 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:25 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: Right_in_Virginia

Easy question.

President Newt Gingrich—”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


720 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:35 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: Diogenesis

This is wrong. While Romney has stacked the audience again and Zero will attempt to do the same, Newt STILL gets even more applause over Romney.

Now if a CNN reporter follows Romney into the crowd, everyone needs to ignore it. Because it’s staged.


721 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:40 PM PST by show
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To: TomGuy

[ King: that was a good exercise [the one-worders]

No, it fell flat, John. ]

definitely. The only thng I got from that is that someone needs to teach Santorum the difference between an adjective and a noun.


722 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:43 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: isthisnickcool

Those bloomers could temporarily blind him. LOL.


723 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:51 PM PST by Shelayne (NO ROMNEY--NOT NOW--NOT EVER!)
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To: altura

Paul is loveable BUT seems like an ostrich looking for sand to bury his head in....no wars NEVAH!


724 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:58 PM PST by matginzac
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Newt just called Dempsy out!


725 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: writer33
Conviction my ass! Santorum would be no better than my first love GWB in siding with the dems to do the wrong thing! Santorum has not stood up for anything , looking at his record in congress!

We need a person to shake up Washington.. not just get along! That person is Newt! Not Ricky!

726 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:20 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

lol. I was just watching Mitt....he studies Newt carefully during Newt’s answers....so he can figure out what to say from that. Newt is sooooo smart.


727 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:31 PM PST by Shortstop7
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To: parksstp

Without question, Newt is head and shoulders above the rest.


728 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:31 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: JimSEA

Anyway, there is a news cyle, and debates are generally forgotten within 48 hours. The ground game on Tuesday will be the most important thing at this point.


729 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:35 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Patience, my compatriots, PATIENCE! FR will be "Santorum Country" in a very short time, IMHO.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

The old “I agree with Newt”...


730 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Art in Idaho

Great ticket but Calista sitting next to R. Perry in the crowd tonight....hhhmmmmm.


731 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:51 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it doesn't get any better than that!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Thanks!
We have a rouge govt. in charge. They do whatever they want whenever they want and our side seems oblivious to it except for Newt! Whenever he gets the chance newt nails the regime as he should.


732 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:51 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The problem is having the debates on CNN. They’re never going to talk about issues of real substance. Once again, we’re back to the campagin trail. It’ll have to be done there, because the media is not going to give any Republican nominee a chance at substance in any debate with Obama.


733 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:51 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Tennessee Nana

You got that Red Roll running south from Rutherford Cty earlier.


734 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:58 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: show

Why oh why, do Mitt and RuPaul never have a bad word to say about each other? Seriously... what gives?


735 posted on 02/22/2012 6:27:58 PM PST by sandshark222
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Santorum.........rambling...........blabbering..........dualistic as usual.


736 posted on 02/22/2012 6:28:10 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Vision

I mute when Santorum and Mitt go longer than 30 secs. Both ramble way too much.


737 posted on 02/22/2012 6:28:35 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: rodguy911

It is grossly irresponsible on the part of CNN.


738 posted on 02/22/2012 6:28:35 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: C. Edmund Wright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vOImnCrKPZ8

Newt’s energy speech


739 posted on 02/22/2012 6:28:39 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: sandshark222

You didn’t read that article that explained that Ron Paul was in the tank for Romney?


740 posted on 02/22/2012 6:28:53 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: bobby.223

EXACTLY!!


741 posted on 02/22/2012 6:29:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: parksstp

Tonight is a disaster.

Santorum had an opportunity to knock Romney out. Instead, he debates like he’s on the Senate floor. I had settled on Santorum, but was mistaken.

Newt I fear is to far behind to take advantage of a solid performance tonight.

For the first time in three years, I actually believe Obama can be reelected. God save the USA.

Once again, we have to chose the lesser of two evils. Romney VS Obama.


742 posted on 02/22/2012 6:29:01 PM PST by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: Red Steel

I think Rick has hurt himself tonight. He is not presidential. Imo. Romney, me too and copies Newt.


743 posted on 02/22/2012 6:29:32 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Gator113

Newt Rocks!


744 posted on 02/22/2012 6:29:52 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: Marcella

Hi.....

“Blue Bell Strawberry Cream ice cream with no sugar and low fat.”

You creep.... luv ya, but you’re still a creep. ,;>)


745 posted on 02/22/2012 6:29:52 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: phoneman08

Mitt’s trying to sound like a CIC and Santo’s dozing off..


746 posted on 02/22/2012 6:30:09 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Repub4bush

Sorry but after going through this week’s buzz saw on contraceptives, Satan, etc....the man stands for convictions and I don’t believe he’d stick a finger up to see which way the wind blows...no way.


747 posted on 02/22/2012 6:30:09 PM PST by matginzac
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Yeah for sure its a shame Paul absorbs so much air time.


748 posted on 02/22/2012 6:30:09 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: sandshark222

Reportedly they’re pals. Uncle Nutty would be proud to have his son, Rand, serve as VP for Romney, reportedly. One never knows what angles Myth is working to bring in Paul bots, but Rand Paul for VP would be motivate Ron Paul and Romney to tread lightly on one another.


749 posted on 02/22/2012 6:30:31 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

Some issues not discussed tonight:

Our insane national debt, increased 50% by Obama in four years
Obama’s takeover of auto industry
Obama’s bailout of Wall Street and the banks
Obama’s unconstitutional power grabs
Obama’s attempt to crush religious freedom
Obama’s dismantling of our nuclear arsenal
Obama’s canceling the Keystone pipeline and destroying jobs


750 posted on 02/22/2012 6:30:51 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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