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?)
I really hope he can pull this off. The Obama camp does not want him dogging his every step for 26 weeks.
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
Paul just spanked Santorum hard. That was beautiful.
I’d like to see Bolton back as Embassador to the UN.
Again, just to piss them the hell off.
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?
Paul did great on education and then nailed establishment. Our oath is not to a party. It’s to uphold the Constitution.
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.
That is my dream team too. Brilliant!
Newt is hitting the park out of the ball every time!
Most of what he says is logical. The exception is the topic of national defense and policy on Israel.
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.
Good! Take those delegates from Romney and totally reject him.
Have you followed any of the Santorum threads lately? They are no different. It’s getting really old.
The audience is correct: Romney gave the best answers and will be the best candidate.
It’s ALL about BEATING OBAMA, folks.
Some people may wish to stroke the sweater.
—>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.
OMG Carnegie units
Andrew and his pals would be so proud.
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.
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.
That’s closer to the Reagan tax code than any candidate so far.
Agreed, 100%. .
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!
We’re in southern MD, about an hour and a half southeast from DC. Regular unleaded is around $3.62/gal
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.
PRESS SEC: Andrew Breitbart
Nah. I’d go with Rush Limbaugh. LOL.
Were those RombamaBots holding up those weird, handmade signs? One said “Fluffhead” and one said “Frothy”. What’s up with that?
When you can get B-slapped hard by Paul, you’re not presidential timber.
Jedi, hahahaha :)
“Great Value Light Key Lime Pie Nonfat Yogurt frozen
I put them in the freezer Yummy”
Thanks, I’ll do it.
Paul has a deal with romney...who will give him what he wants at the nomination day.
Paul is a mean spirited slime ball.
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 ;-) )
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!!!!
“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.”
Bolton, you may already know, is campaigning for Romney. I was so disappointed.
If he doesnt, we could be stuck with romney by supporting newt.
I noticed that too. With one point in particular.
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.
Great to hear
CNN: “The Final Question: Say something nice about Barack Obama.”
RuPaul touting his OWS support.
Maybe his wife does it?
Problem is Romney can’t beat Obama. Can’t win an election by saying “I’m for what he’s for just less”.
Welcome to the fold, FRiend :)
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.
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.