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  • The 2016 GOP Debate Debacle

    03/02/2016 4:39:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 2, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    When the dust settles on this wild and wacky GOP primary season, there will be at least one clear Biggest Loser: the Republican National Committee. After 2012, when liberal journalists routinely hijacked the party's 20 televised debates while cashing in on ratings and advertising revenue, the RNC resolved to change narrative-surrendering business as usual. There would be no more cable TV anchors belligerently taking President Obama's side while arguing with the GOP nominee (as Candy Crowley infamously did with Mitt Romney over Benghazi). There would be no more former Democratic operatives-turned journalists injecting their left-wing social agenda into GOP primary...
  • How the RNC squashed its only conservative-media debate

    01/20/2016 7:24:40 AM PST · by McGruff · 16 replies
    POLITICO ^ | January 20, 2016 | Hadas Gold and Shane Goldmacher
    The Washington Times and Liberty University were planning for a year. And then the Republican Party pulled the plug. More than a year ago, huddled in secret, the Republican National Committee began negotiations with conservative news organizations to wrest at least one presidential primary debate from the grip of the mainstream media. It was to be an event by and for the GOP's base, free of the constraints of a big network, to ensure candidates a forum to speak about conservative issues in a conservative frame for conservative voters. That debate would have happened this week at Liberty University with...
  • The Winnowing

    01/15/2016 2:18:11 PM PST · by Duke C. · 8 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 1/15/16 | Mark Steyn
    After attending last week's Trump rally in Vermont, I wrote: It's assumed by the GOP establishment that once the field narrows Trump will bump up against his natural ceiling. I think the opposite is true. Trump has essentially sat out these stupid ten-man TV debates and then resumed his rise once they're over. If it came down to a four- or three- or two-man race, the man I saw on Thursday night would be a formidable debate opponent. And I don't doubt he could hold his own against Hillary. We got a preview of that last night. Having endured "these...
  • Fox Business debate ratings: Low in the Trump era, but still high (11 million viewers)

    01/15/2016 10:08:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/15/16 | Brian Stelter
    The first Republican debate of 2016 on the Fox Business Network averaged 11 million viewers -- the smallest total for any GOP debate this season, according to Nielsen ratings data. The GOP debate this time last month, televised by CNN, averaged 18 million viewers in prime time. Still, Thursday's Fox Business debate ratings are impressive when put into proper historical context. The GOP debate slate -- with Donald Trump front and center -- continues to blow past ratings records from past primary seasons. -snip- The totals are down from Fox Business Network's first GOP debate, held back in November, which...
  • Trump threatens to sit out next GOP debate

    12/16/2015 11:47:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2015 | Lisa Hagen
    But the billionaire businessman said the majority of the GOP hopefuls were "nice to him," saying he was prepared for all 14 Republican candidates to lob attacks at him. "Ted Cruz was very nice to me, and I was nice to him. Most of the people were nice to me last night." Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to bash CNN's debate coverage and GOP rival former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush a day after the network's Tuesday night debate. The real estate mogul appeared at his first campaign rally in Mesa, Ariz., since the last GOP debate of...

    12/08/2015 6:25:05 PM PST · by servo1969 · 219 replies
    IWB ^ | 12-8-2015 | IWB
    <p>RNC BREAKS PROMISE: ADDS ANOTHER DEBATE TO THWART TRUMP NOW 2 CNN DEBATES IN 3 WEEKS!</p> <p>EXCLUSIVE: CNN to host ADDITIONAL Republican debate on Tuesday, January 5th [in NH or IA] sources tell DRUDGE. Reversing initial RNC plan to limit number of sanctioned debates to 12... MORE...</p>
  • BREAKING: Trump Likely to be BANNED from Future Republican Debates (Aug 2014)

    12/09/2015 8:45:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 182 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 2015-12-08 | The Political Insider
    This report should make Donald Trump supporters angry! While taxpayers are often funding political debates, the Republican Party has the ultimate say over its own events. And while the GOP is supposed to stand for the principles of the Founding Fathers, it can be manipulated by the political establishment which can’t stand Trump’s conservative views. The real reason why the GOP is focusing on Trump’s threat to run as a 3rd party candidate is it would give them grounds to boot him from future debates. The Republican Party, to protect its interests, is probably willing to boot the front-runner candidate....
  • Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debates on FBN 7 P.M. and 9 P.M. EST 11/10/2015

    11/10/2015 3:14:08 PM PST · by kristinn · 3,157 replies
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Kristinn
    LIVE STREAM via FBN here. The two Republican presidential debates on the Fox Business Network are scheduled for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST tonight. They are being held at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 'kiddie table'at 7 p.m.: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The main event at 9 p.m.: Donald Trump of New York, Dr. Ben Carson of Florida, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina of California, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and Kentucky...
  • It’s not foot or neck massages Kelly’s looking for but massages for her ego

    11/04/2015 6:54:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/15 | Judi McLeod
    Kelly used the foot massage reference to ridicule GOP hopefuls only to have her own oversized ego massaged Oh, but to be a fly on the wall on what the New York Times calls her “cavernous set” at Fox News when makeup and hair stylists are primping Megyn for The Kelly File. One can only imagine the hissy fits when things don’t go Megyn’s way.
  • Like Cornwallis at Yorktown, a beaten and embarrassed Priebus sends underling out to surrender

    11/02/2015 8:59:38 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What happened yesterday was not the end of the RNC’s poisonous hold on the Republican Party, but it was certainly the beginning of the end. This revolution is beginning to look like the first one. It was around this time in 1781 when reality came crashing in on British Commander Lord Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown Virginia. He was beaten and embarrassed by American patriots he considered rabble and was forced to watch his world being turned upside down. Yesterday, just 160 miles away in Alexandria Virginia, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, another enemy who considers America’s patriots rabble, was forced to...
  • Breitbart to RNC: Stream it, baby, stream it!”

    11/02/2015 8:52:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/15 | Judi McLeod
    Could save America from a Hillary Clinton presidency that in reality is Obama’s coveted 3rd term in office Within a few weeks from now, Barack and Michelle Obama will appear ‘live’ on their very own Christmas card,assuring a peaceful Christmas-seeking world how, down at heart, they really love the U.S., God and particularly the now all but depleted armed forces. It’s called canned streaming and with today’s technology anybody can do it. Breitbart’s savvy editor at large John Nolte’s version of streaming is one that could save America from a Hillary Clinton presidency that in reality is Obama’s coveted 3rd...
  • Breaking: Trump Likely to be Banned from Future Republican Debates

    08/21/2015 5:46:59 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 145 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | August 21, 2015 | TPI Staff Writer
    This report should make Donald Trump supporters angry! While taxpayers are often funding political debates, the Republican Party has the ultimate say over its own events. And while the GOP is supposed to stand for the principles of the Founding Fathers, it can be manipulated by the political establishment which cant stand Trumps conservative views. The real reason why the GOP is focusing on Trumps threat to run as a 3rd party candidate is it would give them grounds to boot him from future debates. The Republican Party, to protect its interests, is probably willing to boot the front-runner candidate....
  • Bill Clinton Tells Jeb Bush, This Trump Thing Will Be Taken Care Of.

    08/09/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 207 replies
    D.C. Whispers ^ | July 11, 2015 | DC Whispers
    DC Whispers, July 11, 2015 Just a few weeks earlier, GOP 2016 candidate Jeb Bush was sitting atop nearly every Republican presidential poll as he used his family name, media contacts, and a still formidable and long-standing Bush dynasty fundraising machine to place himself as the prospective favorite among a growing list of White House hopefuls. Then Donald Trump arrived, and now, Jeb Bush is quietly but urgently telling those around him that something must be done to diminish the sudden popularity of the New York billionaire. image: Initially during Mr. Trumps rise in the polls, the Bush team...
  • GOP Debate: Fox News Down; Cruz, Walker Up

    08/07/2015 1:16:43 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 8/7/2015 | Bobby Eberle
    The first Republican presidential debate is now in the books, and there is plenty to talk about. From a bizarre line of opening questions to, at times, combative exchanges, the debate had a little bit of everything. Did Donald Trump maintain his front-runner status? Did anyone pull off a surprise? Several candidates shined in the spotlight, and when it was all said and done, the biggest loser was Fox News. As the debate was about to start, the Fox News team of Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, and Chris Wallace seemed almost giddy. It was a strange tone, as if they...
  • 2016 Republican Primary Debate Schedule

    08/06/2015 10:18:58 AM PDT · by Spunky · 20 replies
    The Republican National Committee has released the list of officially sanctioned debates. We have listed each debate below along with all important details. As more information is released, well update this table with specific venue locations, moderators, live streams, and candidates.
  • They're in -- Fox announces debate roster: Trump leads pack, Perry snubbed

    08/04/2015 3:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 144 replies
    WMTW-TV ^ | August 4, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer CNN
    The wait is over. Fox News said Tuesday that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will all appear on the dais Thursday for the first prime-time debate of the primary season. The seven other major declared candidates -- Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore -- will appear at a debate earlier Thursday evening. The debate in Cleveland marks the beginning of a new stage in the Republican nominating contest, where candidates will likely...
  • Trump talks debate prep and its not what you expect!

    08/01/2015 11:07:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies ^ | Tom Tillison
    Chances are Donald Trump has mastered the art of under-promise, over-deliver. The man best known for his confidence, even arrogance, has a surprisingly humble attitude toward his own debate skills. The pressure not to make a critical mistake was already great enough on the top candidates participating in next weeks Republican presidential debate, but it has increased exponentially with the emergence of the outspoken business magnate as the GOP front-runner. The other candidates have their hands full developing a Trump strategy to counter what the leading contender may do a task made all the more difficult when Trump himself...
  • GOP Strategists Plot to Ban Donald Trump From Debates

    07/23/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 226 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 23,2015 | Jim Hoft
    One idea that came up was to urge three leading candidates Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Mr. Walker; and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to band together and state that they would not participate in any debate in which Mr. Trump was present, using his refusal to rule out a third-party bid as a pretext for taking such a hard line. The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to...
  • GOP debate countdown: Who's in and who's out?

    07/07/2015 4:35:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    The first Republican presidential debate is one month away, making the next 30 days a critical period for the more than half-dozen candidates who are in danger of being left off the stage. The Fox News debate in Cleveland on Aug. 6 will only include the top 10 candidates, as determined by national polling averages. If the debate were held today, the governor of a critical battleground state would miss the cut, as would the winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses. Businessman Donald Trump, meanwhile, appears on track to take the stage. Fox News has said it will determine the...
  • The GOP's debate problem (Mainstream Media's obligatory Trump slam included)

    05/25/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/24/15 7:00 PM EDT Updated 5/25/15 12:36 PM EDT | By Eli Stokols
    CONCORD, N.H. For weeks, Rick Santorum has tried to shake every last hand in Iowa and New Hampshire. Lindsey Graham has been shuttling up to New Hampshire almost every other weekend to meet with small groups of voters. Carly Fiorina and Rick Perry have been getting rave reviews from their crowds in a number of the early states. Read more:
  • Mitt Romney to skip last pre-Super Tuesday debate [GA], and Rick Santorum likely to join him

    02/16/2012 12:42:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2012 | Aaron Blake, with Amy Gardner and Rosalind S. Helderman - The Fix
    Mitt Romney will not take part in March 1 debate in Georgia, the final debate before Super Tuesday on March 6, his campaign said Thursday. And Rick Santorum looks like he will sit it out as well. [snip] By not attending the debate, Romneys campaign appears to be trying to de-emphasize its importance and instead relying on his overwhelming financial advantage on the airwaves. Romneys campaign and a super PAC supporting him have all but drowned out their opponents with ads. The debate is in the state Gingrich represented in the U.S. House, but both Romney and Santorum have signaled...
  • Romney, Santorum to Skip March 1 Debate

    02/16/2012 12:45:46 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 269 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2/16/12 | Sarah B. Boxer
    The front of the GOP pack will be absent at the March 1 debate in Atlanta sponsored by CNN and the Georgia Republican Party,CBS News/National Journal has learned. The Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum campaigns said they have decided to skip the debate, throwing into question whether it will happen as planned. "With eight other states voting on March 6, we will be campaigning in other parts of the country and unable to schedule the CNN Georgia debate," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. "We have participated in 20 debates, including eight from CNN." The 20 debates include one scheduled for...
  • Mitt Romney won't commit to Florida GOP debate in Tampa

    01/21/2012 3:41:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 21, 2012 | Aaron Sharockman
    TAMPA Mitt Romney on Friday wouldn't commit to Florida's first 2012 presidential primary debate, further upending a campaign that has swung from perfunctory to unsettled in a span of 48 hours. Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said the campaign had "no announcements" on the Monday night debate, which is being hosted by the Tampa Bay Times, NBC News, National Journal and the Florida Council of 100. Romney probably will decide whether to participate and under what terms after today's primary in South Carolina. Polls there show he now trails Newt Gingrich. Gingrich pounced on the indecisiveness while campaigning in Orangeburg,...
  • Republicans sharpen knives for dual debates

    (Reuters) - The knives will come out at back-to-back debates this weekend as Republican presidential hopefuls frantically jockey for position days before New Hampshire's key primary. Debates are once again the main show in the 2012 race after candidates spent two weeks on the road campaigning in coffee shops and pizza places through Iowa and now, New Hampshire.The six contenders will go at it twice within 12 hours, first on Saturday night and then again on Sunday morning. It is their last, best chance to sway large numbers of voters with New Hampshire set to vote on Tuesday.
  • Trump Debate a Joke? A Reality Show? Beneath Office of President?

    12/06/2011 9:54:56 AM PST · by maggiesnotebook · 40 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 12-6-11 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    I don't think so. Last night on the Fox Panel, Donald Trump was roundly flogged for moderating a debate with GOP Presidential candidates. The complaints were that Trump might still run himself, Trump is not a journalist, a Trump debate is nothing more than a reality show, it's a joke and beneath the office of the Presidency (that from Ron Paul). Charles Krauthammer joined in and agreed. Karl Rove has expressed similar opinions. Krauthammer, Rove and other elitists need to get over themselves. True Conservative members of any Tea Party can do as well as any "journalist," and a Trump...
  • Romney leads Cain 2-to-1 in electability, says CBS News poll

    11/12/2011 9:22:59 AM PST · by Innovative · 102 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 11, 2011 | Lucy Madison
    Four out of ten Republicans believe Mitt Romney would be the most likely candidate to beat President Obama in the general election, according to a new CBS News poll. Cain trailed in the category with just 20 percent... Electability, however, was not most Republicans' top priority when selecting a candidate: 58 percent said they believe it's more important to have a nominee who agrees with them on the issues than one who can beat Mr. Obama next year. Thirty-nine percent said the opposite. But the race could still change; seven in 10 Republican primary voters say it is still too...
  • Should more Republicans skip the debates?

    10/28/2011 7:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When a credible candidate for significant political office makes a statement or adopts a strategy that seems obviously counterintuitive, criticism will shower down first, followed by a wave of wait-maybe-this-is-brilliant rebuttals. Byron York offers a bit of the latter (as well as some of the former) in a thoughtful piece that poses the question of whether Perry’s announcement that he might not attend future debates isn’t just self-serving, but actually a rational strategy that other Republicans should adopt: Until a few weeks ago, there seemed to be lots of time for debating. The Iowa caucuses were set for Feb. 6,...
  • Tuesdays debate as seen from my corner

    10/21/2011 1:26:36 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies ^ | OCTOBER 21ST, 2011 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    So Im streaming the debate on my laptop Tuesday night, one ear listening through a headset, while watching a great old movie with my better half, (in a loving10 year relationship between a woman who despises anything political, and a man that lives and breathes it every day, this is called compromise). A Fish Called Wanda, with John Cleese and Jamie Lee Curtis was on, and is always worth watching.A group of personable miscreants scheming, seemingly together, for the same goal, while planning to screw all the other participants any way possible to attain that goal themselvesbut enough about the...
  • Cain: I Should've Defended Gay Soldier From Boos at Debate

    10/19/2011 1:54:41 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/02/2011 | unknown
    WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at a GOP debate booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq. The Georgia businessman told ABC's "This Week" that it would have been "appropriate" for him to have defended the soldier. None of the candidates on stage at the Sept. 22 forum responded to the boos. "In retrospect, because of the controversy it has created and because of the different interpretations that it could have had, yes, that probably -- that would have been appropriate," Cain said, when asked if he...
  • Steele: Perry Got 'Owned' When He Opened 'Whup---'

    10/19/2011 4:50:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A lively GOP debate dissection on today's Morning Joe. Mika really liked Romney's performance, saying among other things that he was "fabulous." She also had surprising praise for Michelle Bachmann. There was consensus that 9-9-9 was "deboned" and that Herman Cain hurt himself badly with his pre-debate answer on releasing terrorists from Gitmo. Michael Steele had a striking way of saying that Perry's aggressiveness backfired. Video and more here.
  • Cain earns prime real estate at Tuesday GOP debate

    10/10/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT · by Baladas · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill's BLOG BRIEFING ROOM ^ | 10/10/11 | Justin Sink
    As Herman Cain climbs the polls in the Republican primary, he is receiving increased attention from Republican voters, adversaries in the field and, it seems, the staging department of Tuesday's Washington Post/Bloomberg debate at Dartmouth College. Cain's rise to second in recent national polling means he has earned a spot next to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in tomorrow night's debate, ABC News is reporting. Gov. Rick Perry (Texas), whose numbers have been in freefall since the last GOP debate, has been edged to the right of Cain, meaning he'll be paired across the table from fellow Texan Rep. Ron...
  • Why In Gods Name Is The GOP Consenting to Let a Journolist Member Moderate a Debate? (Oct 11)

    10/06/2011 6:03:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | October 6, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    Before the MNSBC-Politico Debate, I wondered why in Gods name the Republican candidates would bother giving press and air time to a bunch of liberals asking snide questions down their noses to the GOP about issues not one person cares about.After that debate it convinced me the GOP candidates should be more discerning in their debates. And now, as Ben Domenech notes and I too can confirm, I think the candidates should boycott the Washington Post Bloomberg debate on October 11th. The debate is billed by the Washington Post as exclusively about the economy. I had relished them having this...
  • Cain Says He Should Have Spoken Up For Gay Soldier

    10/02/2011 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Baladas · 204 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at a GOP debate booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq. The Georgia businessman told ABC's "This Week" that it would have been "appropriate" for him to have defended the soldier. None of the candidates on stage at the Sept. 22 forum responded to the boos. "In retrospect, because of the controversy it has created and because of the different interpretations that it could have had, yes, that probably that would have been appropriate," Cain said, when asked if...
  • Obama not seeing debates he cited?

    09/26/2011 3:40:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 09/26/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Is President Obama watching the Republican debates or not? According to the White House, he isnt. The president didnt watch the debates, press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Monday. But on Sunday, Obama used the debates as a pivot point to criticize Rick Perry. Has anybody been watching the debates lately? he asked his supporters at a fundraiser. Youve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change.
  • Rick Perry's Solyndra: "Venture Socialism" - The Texas Way!

    09/22/2011 10:20:57 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 141 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Brian T. Carter
    "Venture Socialism" Perry Style! In Texas, bio-tech firm Convergen LifeSciences looks a lot like Governor Rick Perry's Solyndra. Governor Perry manages the Emerging Technology Fund (ETF), providing financial support to companies developing new technology in the hope of creating high-tech jobs. First created in 2005, ETF is made up of regional panels that screen proposals for a statewide advisory panel (all appointed by Perry). ETF dispersed $342 million through August 2010....Read more to understand the full stench of this Crony Capitalism love story.
  • The Ugliness of Cheering for Capital Punishment

    09/11/2011 12:25:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 09/11/2011 | Rod Dreher
    I said here last night that the California GOP audience cheering the announcement that Texas has executed 234 condemned murderers under Rick Perry was a vile, repulsive thing. Even when I was for capital punishment, I believed this. Justice may require execution, but we should never rejoice in taking the life of another human being. At best, capital punishment is a necessary evil. I quit believing in capital punishment when I became convinced that the state is not trustworthy to use this power responsibly. It happened about 10 years ago, when it emerged that a forensic scientist in Oklahoma whose...
  • Presidential Candidate Forum (hosted by DeMint) Set For Monday In Columbia 3 pm EDT on CNN

    09/04/2011 9:12:21 PM PDT · by Clairity · 88 replies · 1+ views
    WSPA ABC News ^ | Sept. 4, 2011 | Laura Sanders
    Half of a dozen Presidential candidates will make their way to South Carolina Monday, for a GOP forum hosted by Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina). According to CNN, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman, Herman Cain, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich have agreed to attend the "Palmetto Freedom Forum" in Columbia. The "Palmetto Freedom Forum" starts at 3:00pm Monday. CNN and ETV will broadcast the event.
  • Fox News confirms 8 candidates in Aug. 11th Iowa debate

    08/10/2011 4:52:19 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 33 replies
    Election Central ^ | AUGUST 9TH, 2011 | NATE
    Participants: Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich Date/Time: Thursday, August 11th 9pm EST / 8pm CST on the Fox News Channel ...
  • Sen. McCain to accept an invitation to debate Mike Huckabee

    02/18/2008 4:40:39 PM PST · by Man50D · 40 replies · 645+ views
    To: Sen. John McCain A Republican debate was scheduled to take place on February 28th, 2008. It was to be sponsored by the Ohio Republican Party. This debate has since been mysteriously cancelled. A rush to judgment has ensued following the Super Tuesday elections on February 5th in which more than 21 states held primaries or caucuses. Sen. John McCain gained an enormous advantage and squeezed out Gov. Mitt Romney. Gov. Mike Huckabee was left standing as the Partys only other viable candidate. We believe: 1) Sen. McCain should earn the respect of the Republican base by debating Mike Huckabee...
  • California Debate: McCain Reminds Conservatives Why They're Suspicious Of Him

    01/31/2008 11:52:04 AM PST · by Checkers · 42 replies · 294+ views
    redcounty ^ | 01/30/2008 8:26 PM | Jubal
    Except for a brief time before his exit when I decided to vote for Fred Thompson, this presidential contest marks the first time in my entire life I have been undecided in a GOP nomination fight. Going into tonight's debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, I was strongly considering voting for Sen. John McCain, in spite of McCain-Feingold and other heresies. After watching McCain in action tonight, he'd have to make a heckuva case in the next few days to keep me from voting for Romney. There were a number of flash points tonight that pushed me away from going...
  • An Angry, Defensive McCain

    01/31/2008 12:43:58 AM PST · by Checkers · 154 replies · 1,365+ views ^ | 01/30/2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    John McCain won over few if any conservatives tonight, and his display of bad temper and his rambling filibuster of his wrongful "timetables" attack on Romney from last weekend may even have lost him some moderates. In the spin room heads were shaking. McCain was at his worst in the second half of the debate, and those who watched had to ask themselves how this sort of performance would play against a youthful, upbeat Obama with a MSM ready not to protect McCain but tear into him as aging and confused --even obviously deceptive-- about his facts. The first half...
  • McCain shows True Colors in California Debate.

    01/31/2008 7:38:21 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 106 replies · 453+ views
    associated content ^ | Jan. 31, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse
    John McCains performance in the California debate was at best a turn-off to conservative voters. At worst, McCain showed the world a glimpse of whom he really is. This should not be a comfort for those like Giuliani who are supporting him. Arrogant, nasty, having to prove he was right even though everyone knew he was wrong, is this Presidential material? Anger below the surface, fidgeting and sneering throughout the debate are a part of who John McCain really is.
  • What They're Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Second Reagan Library Debate

    01/31/2008 4:13:00 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 172 replies · 258+ views
    Romney for President 2008 ^ | 01/30/08 | various
    Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Kevin Madden (857) 288-6390 National Review's Jim Geraghty: "When Romney takes his shots at McCain, it's both strong and fair - he acknowledges that McCain has some areas in which he's a conservative, but he takes several fair shots - McCain Feingold; voting against the Bush tax cuts twice (McCain noted earlier that he had voted to make them permanent)." (Jim Geraghty, " How Rarely I Get To Write This: Romney Takes McCain To School," National Review's The Campaign Spot,, Posted 1/30/08) - Geraghty: "I like that Romney says that the original...
  • FR Poll: Which GOP presidential hopeful did the best job (debate)

    01/30/2008 7:05:35 PM PST · by Jean S · 201 replies · 22,733+ views
    FR ^ | 1/30/08 | JimRob
    FR Poll: Which GOP presidential hopeful did the best job of advancing his chances in tonight's debate?Who did you vote for and why?
  • Bush Lands at SFO {keeps his record of never stepping foot in S.F. intact}

    01/30/2008 6:56:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies · 189+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/30/8 | John Wildermuth
    SAN FRANCISCO -- President Bush paid a rare visit to the Bay Area Wednesday, ending a day in California that was all economics, all the time. Bush kept intact his record of never visiting San Francisco during his presidency. Instead, he flew into San Francisco International Airport late in the afternoon and immediately went by motorcade to Hillsborough, where he dropped by a dinner for the Republican National Committee. Earlier in the day, Bush joined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance, chatting with workers on the floor of Robinson Helicopter and urging the Senate to pass...
  • Reagan Library Republican Presidential Debate: January 30, 2008 (Official Thread)

    01/30/2008 4:16:12 PM PST · by khnyny · 2,641 replies · 13,543+ views
    CNN ^ | January 30, 2008
    Reagan Library Republican Presidential Debate: January 30, 2008 SIMI VALLEY, California (CNN) -- Republican presidential hopefuls will face off Wednesday night without a familiar face as ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is expected to drop out and endorse front-runner Sen. John McCain. The remaining candidates will take the stage in a debate -- sponsored by CNN, the Los Angeles Times and Politico -- beginning at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday. The event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, follows McCain's Tuesday night win in the Florida primary. McCain topped former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 36 percent to...
  • Republican Debate 1-30-08 (Live Thread)

    01/30/2008 10:44:16 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies · 421+ views
    Self | January 30, 2008 | PJ-Comix
    Just a reminder out there to everybody to tune in to tonight's CNN Republican Debate from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. 8 to 10 PM EST. This will probably be the most crucial primary debate of them all for Republicans since it is the last one before Super Tuesday. So what topics should be brought up? If I were Mitt Romney, I would stress HARD McCain's support for amnesty for illegal aliens. Also Mitt should remind people that McCain OPPOSED the Bush tax cuts when they were first introduced.
  • Can someone tell me the time (PST) and channel of the GOP debate tonight?

    01/30/2008 12:49:55 PM PST · by olivia3boys · 15 replies · 177+ views
    Can someone tell me the time (PST) and channel of the GOP debate tonight?
  • What Romney Has To Do At Tonight's Debate

    01/30/2008 10:02:49 AM PST · by jdm · 285 replies · 321+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 30, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    In the wake of the loss in Florida yesterday, Mitt Romney needs to focus on tonight's debate to break out as the conservative choice for the nomination. John McCain has taken leads in significant Super Tuesday states, and tonight will be the last national audience for all of the remaining candidates before 21 states go to the polls or the caucuses. Romney has to ignite conservatives and make this a binary race across a clear ideological line. Some feel that the moment has already passed. Writers at The Corner and Dick Morris have resigned themselves to a Romney loss before...
  • Republican Debate Tomorrow Night!

    01/29/2008 7:48:15 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 44 replies · 1,427+ views
    Reagan Foundation ^ | 1-29-08 | Reagan Foundation
    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation has joined forces with CNN, the Los Angeles Times and POLITICO.COM to host the final GOP presidential debate before the 2008 Super-Tuesday primary in California and several other key states. The event will give voters one last opportunity to hear the GOP front-runner candidates discuss their positions in a debate format before casting their votes in the February 5, 2008 primary. This will serve as a follow-up to the first debate of the full field of GOP Presidential candidates that was held at the Reagan Library on May 3, 2007.