Skip to comments.Gingrich to throw down debate gauntlet
Posted on 03/05/2012 2:36:45 PM PST by Fred
Newt Gingrich will challenge his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination to a debate next week, the former House speaker said Monday.
Gingrich said he expects to extend the invitation Tuesday for a forum in Mississippi or Alabama, where voters head to the polls on March 13.
"I think we owe it to the people of Mississippi and Alabama to have a debate," Gingrich said on Fox News. "I think that frankly it's to everybody's advantage to have a debate."
He also used the impending invitation to single out Romney, the current Republican frontrunner.
"I don't think Romney can just hide behind millions of dollars of paid ads," Gingrich said. "He's got to come out in the open."
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Little Ricky and Mittens are scared and neither one of them will debate him. They cancelled the debates that had already been scheduled, and I doubt that either one of these dweebs will accept this challenge.
Gingrich has ideas. They don’t. Period.
Perhaps they could use a Conservative moderator, who might
ask pertinent questions about the issues, and not deflect everything away from our failed pResident and his failed policies.
Don’t know whether I could go 10k bet, but I’m betting that the others won’t be able to make it. Very nice strategy Newt, expose their gutlessness and then frame the scenario to Obama as well.
MSM question #1 - “Why, Newt, do the people in your party slander innocent young college girls as ‘SLUTS’....?!”
MSM question #2 - “Why do all of you hate condoms and birth control pills, something ALL Americans worry about every day...?!”
MSM question #3 - “Why, Rick, do you hate alternative energy...?!”
felt the same as you until the last debate where Santourm was really shown to who he was and how he voted so I say get these debates going.
Very telling that last debate and I just can’t see Santorum or Romney doing another debate due to how badly they both looked last time and they’ve already ducked out of one.
Not good if they want to face the sweet talking B/S of obama
Hannity volunteered to moderate.
Did you live in Japan at one time?
If it was up to Romney, he’d have no debates and no interviews and just ask America to elect him based on carefully crafted dishonest negative ads and his “record” which he can’t ever give any specifics on.
Santorum stupidly cancelled the debates thinking that his fleeting surge would last forever. Now last weekend when he could have used one to try to rebound from his disastrous Arizona performance and constant fumbling the ball on the campaign trail he had nothing lined up. Just more evidence the guy is a lightweight amateur when it comes to every single aspect of campaigning, planning, strategy, etc. For that reason he’s probably proven himself to be less electable than Romney.
These aren't debates, they're a media circus and Republicans are being presented as the clown act.
Gingrich...get over it and STFU. Oh yes, Ron Paul that goes for you too. Santorum, if you lose big tonight follow the same advice.
All Newt has to offer is endless debating. No one cares anymore. The ratings on the last debates were terrible. No one cares to hear anymore of the candidates taking questions from a hostile media.
If Newt couldn’t bail his campaign out of the toilet after 20 debates, a 21st and 22nd ain’t gonna do it. There is more to this election than these worn out events. We all know where the candidates stand and who they are.
I nominate "EL RUSHBO!!"
Hannity just told Newt he would be glad to moderate the debate! I hope he puts the other two candidates on the spot when they come on his program.
Actually Hannity has already volunteered to moderate. We understand why you don’t want debates (look at Santorum’s last performance!), but actually if you think about they may be good for him as they would give him an opportunity to reinvigorate his sinking campaign.
They did have some debates co-sponsored with the WSJ and with one of those conservative think tanks, like Heritage Foundation. But I don’t understand why FOX News has a debate and then allows their liberal commentators like Juan Williams to ask questions but never their conservative guys like Hannity. Makes no sense.
Santorum and Romney will probably be busy campaigning.
There have already been 20 debates. What could they say that is new?
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