Skip to comments.CNN Debate: No Johnson, No Roemer, But We Invited Rudy and Palin!
Posted on 09/01/2011 11:00:07 AM PDT by tcrlaf
In a statement, CNN announces its line-up for the September 12 Tea Party Express co-sponsored debate in Tampa: Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman.
The network adds that Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin were invited: "Giuliani declined the debate invitation, while a Palin representative has yet to respond to it."
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No, this isn't a joke, it's from SLATE, not the Onion!
Sound like CNN wants Sarah there for RATINGS....
Sarah Palin has not said NO,.......yet!
I carefully avoin anything CNN, and I wish the politicians would just say “you people can fabricate interviews and trash us without our cooperation-thanks, but no thanks.”
Err, invited them to be part of the debate as in being guests and commentators, or invited them to be IN the debate as in candidates?
If Rudy and Palin are not candidates, they should obviously not be in the debate itself. If one or both declare, then they should.
Read the article.
Why do you think that CNN Don Lemon was real nice and respectful to Sarah at the Iowa State Fair! CNN actually praised Sarah and kind of diss Bachmann. I bet there has been talks to Sarah team about this - inviting her to the debate!!
Surprised Anderson Cooper-12.8 & Donnie Lemon aren’t pushing for Fred Karger to get an invite...
LOL, he has a spanish link on his website!
How dare Slate forget that political mover and shaker Fred Karger!
He may really be in the rear of the pack, but he likes it back there. I hope Fred sends Slate a terse letter on omitting him.
Why on earth would they invite non-candidates like Guiliani and Palin?
McCotter is a non factor. They didn’t forget him, his polling is just so low that it can barely be measured.
AC won’t show up if there’s no Johnson.........
Yes, I did. And because it is so bizarre that CNN would invite non candidates to debate actual candidates, I asked for clarification to see if maybe I was missing something.
Enough is enough! When is the American public going to speak out against the MEDIA picking who gets to paticipate in a debate. Thad McCotter is a serious, grass roots candidate, who is best able to articulate the conservative message. He has great media savvy and has wriiten an excellent book, SEIZE FREEDOM: AMERICAN TRUTHS AND RENEAL IN A CHAOTIC AGE.
Neil Cavuto made an excellent point on Tuesday’s show, pointing out that if you had used the formula for admittance to the MSNBC/Politco debate on September 7, Lincoln, Kennedy, Nixon and Carter would not have participated. You might not like some of those characters, but they certainly deserve access.
In addition, what’s up with these “hosts”? MSNBC/Politico and the Reagan Library and now CNN and the Tea Party Express? And shame on the Tea party for not inviting Thad McCotter but extending an invitation to Mayor Giuliani!
Thad needs to get in just one debate, and he will be on the radar.