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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: mylife

I really hope he can pull this off. The Obama camp does not want him dogging his every step for 26 weeks.


901 posted on 02/22/2012 6:48:02 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: writer33

Most people will rememmber what a candidate said that swayed them to support that candidate. Debates show a clear contrast that is better than super pacs or smears outside ...this is a IN person chance to rectify or clarify what your convictions and record entail. So far tonight..RS has been very weak


902 posted on 02/22/2012 6:48:13 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: parksstp

Paul just spanked Santorum hard. That was beautiful.


903 posted on 02/22/2012 6:48:22 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: Fledermaus; Sacajaweau

I’d like to see Bolton back as Embassador to the UN.

Again, just to piss them the hell off.


904 posted on 02/22/2012 6:48:30 PM PST by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
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To: Sacajaweau

Newt won this one BY FAR. Every answer he gave was definitive, adult and intelligent.

Ron Paul is a disgrace and doesn’t deserve to be rated as anything other than fruitcake.

Santorum reminded people why they don’t like him.

Romney has a nice suit. Hmmm. No. Make that Romney IS a nice suit.

.... did the CNN moderator just say this may be the final Republican debate?! Huh?


905 posted on 02/22/2012 6:48:48 PM PST by Pravious
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To: imchris

Paul did great on education and then nailed establishment. Our oath is not to a party. It’s to uphold the Constitution.


906 posted on 02/22/2012 6:48:48 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Jane Long

I agree with you but he’s a patriot through and through with a lot of knowledge. He’d do the right thing...and fight for it if necessary.


907 posted on 02/22/2012 6:48:48 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ct_libertarian

That is my dream team too. Brilliant!


908 posted on 02/22/2012 6:48:53 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: womanvet

Newt is hitting the park out of the ball every time!


909 posted on 02/22/2012 6:49:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cato in PA

Most of what he says is logical. The exception is the topic of national defense and policy on Israel.


910 posted on 02/22/2012 6:49:12 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: Sacajaweau

What is CNN up to?

They are messing with background graphics sometimes when Newt speaks?

Did anyone notice what they did with the background graphics when Newt was hitting another home run on his question about teachers? It looked like it wasn’t live and it was fuzzy background, if that’s the right terminology when Newt was just speaking.

And then it turned back to looking like a live shot. CNN is SHADY.


911 posted on 02/22/2012 6:49:12 PM PST by show
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To: Fledermaus

Wow!


912 posted on 02/22/2012 6:49:18 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: show
Newt and Santorum voters will vote for Ron Paul in order to get rid of Romney in Virginia.

Good! Take those delegates from Romney and totally reject him.

913 posted on 02/22/2012 6:49:18 PM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: sandshark222

Have you followed any of the Santorum threads lately? They are no different. It’s getting really old.


914 posted on 02/22/2012 6:49:36 PM PST by Girlene
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To: clamper1797

The audience is correct: Romney gave the best answers and will be the best candidate.

It’s ALL about BEATING OBAMA, folks.


915 posted on 02/22/2012 6:49:36 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: JediJones

Some people may wish to stroke the sweater.


916 posted on 02/22/2012 6:49:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: eyedigress

—>Man, if only his Newt had shown up for the FL debates! Newt is by far the best candidate. It is no contest.

—>This debate gave me a headache.

—>Paul is Romney’s attack dog tonight.

—>I wish King would ask Rick/Mitt/Paul why they backed out od the OH/GA debate.


917 posted on 02/22/2012 6:49:56 PM PST by KansasGirl
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OMG Carnegie units

Andrew and his pals would be so proud.


918 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:05 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Can’t stand Paul, but he has been smacking down Santorum all night long. The “play along to get along” was a bute. And that id Rick all over.


919 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:05 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: katiedidit1

Yep. No Santorum’s best debate. But how is it that anyone can give Obamacare away when going up against Obama? It just can’t be done. And of the three, only one doesn’t give that issue away. And there’s no way to slice it, dice it, mince it, sautee it or fry it. It all equals individual mandate.


920 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:05 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Son House

That’s closer to the Reagan tax code than any candidate so far.


921 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:05 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Agreed, 100%. .


922 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:05 PM PST by sandshark222
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To: Gator113

I hear you! Well said. If this stupidity continues and they make the grave error of voting in Santorum, it will be more than a simple lower standard, it will be a complete disaster!


923 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:05 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: seekthetruth

We’re in southern MD, about an hour and a half southeast from DC. Regular unleaded is around $3.62/gal


924 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:20 PM PST by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: Sacajaweau

To all
my rankings

Newt
{Huge Gap!}
Santorum-Romney-Paul tie


925 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:37 PM PST by Reily
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To: Christie at the beach

This Santorum supporter has come home to Newt.

With all the marbles on the line tonight, Santorum laid an egg. Can’t afford this kind of debate performance against Obama.


926 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:37 PM PST by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: ct_libertarian

PRESS SEC: Andrew Breitbart

Nah. I’d go with Rush Limbaugh. LOL.


927 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:47 PM PST by Pravious
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To: Pravious

Were those RombamaBots holding up those weird, handmade signs? One said “Fluffhead” and one said “Frothy”. What’s up with that?


928 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:47 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: TheZMan

When you can get B-slapped hard by Paul, you’re not presidential timber.
sorry santo


929 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:52 PM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: JediJones

Jedi, hahahaha :)


930 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:56 PM PST by imchris
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To: Tennessee Nana

“Great Value Light Key Lime Pie Nonfat Yogurt frozen
I put them in the freezer Yummy”

Thanks, I’ll do it.


931 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:03 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will bash Hussein in debates - Newt needs money.)
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To: sandshark222

Paul has a deal with romney...who will give him what he wants at the nomination day.

Paul is a mean spirited slime ball.


932 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:03 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: sandshark222
Santorum’s not being “attacked”. We're choosing a presidential candidate. And Santorum, while a social conservative, is not a fiscal conservative.

And Santorum, while a good family man, is not ready for the oval office. He lacks depth, experience, vision and based on tonight's performance, communication skills.

My goal is to beat Obama and restore this nation. Santorum is not ready to do either, never mind both.

But Santorum is young. A few years under Newt's tutelage and he may be ready in a eight years.

(MHO, of course ;-) )

933 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:12 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: All
Yes!!!!!

Here in Arizona, my wife and I cast our two mail-in ballots for Newt one week ago.

IT IS PATENTLY OBVIOUS WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE!!!!

GO NEWT!

934 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:12 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Saint Rick got destroyed”

Yes, but, but, but..... Satan caused it.

Even Paul was successful in beating Ricky up. LOL

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


935 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:21 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: ct_libertarian

Bolton, you may already know, is campaigning for Romney. I was so disappointed.


936 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:33 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: eyedigress

If he doesnt, we could be stuck with romney by supporting newt.


937 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: parksstp

I noticed that too. With one point in particular.


938 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:33 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: show

I don’t think so...this Virginian will sit the primary out because my guy’s not on the damn ballot (stooopid VA Pubbie Party...) but I’ll be buggered if I vote for Paul because my guy’s not on the ballot...dumb idea.


939 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:42 PM PST by matginzac
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To: clamper1797
Not all of us

Great to hear

:)

940 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:56 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: sandshark222

i agree


941 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:56 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: freemarketsfreeminds
Hey, how bout a Newt Paul ticket? That would put the Paul bots in a spin.
942 posted on 02/22/2012 6:52:00 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: All

CNN: “The Final Question: Say something nice about Barack Obama.”


943 posted on 02/22/2012 6:52:07 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

RuPaul touting his OWS support.


944 posted on 02/22/2012 6:52:16 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: katiedidit1

Maybe his wife does it?


945 posted on 02/22/2012 6:52:37 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: citizen

Problem is Romney can’t beat Obama. Can’t win an election by saying “I’m for what he’s for just less”.


946 posted on 02/22/2012 6:52:37 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: phoneman08
This Santorum supporter has come home to Newt.

Welcome to the fold, FRiend :)

947 posted on 02/22/2012 6:52:50 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: llandres

It prevents a fertilised egg from implanting. If you want to call that birth control instead of abortion, you will find few people to agree with you.


948 posted on 02/22/2012 6:53:04 PM PST by womanvet (Santo thinks the fellow at the right hand of the Father asks Himself, "What would Ricky do?")
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To: Deo volente

I agree. Newt has done really well when he had the chance. He won this debate hands down with fewer words spoken than the other three.


949 posted on 02/22/2012 6:53:04 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: citizen
The audience is correct: Romney gave the best answers and will be the best candidate.

ROMNEYBOT FReeper ALERT!
950 posted on 02/22/2012 6:53:04 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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