Skip to comments.Live Thread: Republican Presidential Debate in Jacksonville, FL on CNN 8 P.M. EST
Posted on 01/26/2012 3:56:03 PM PST by kristinn
Hosted by Wolf Blitzer at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Candidates: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul.
Word is the audience will be "allowed" to participate.
I was a military wife during the First Gulf War and Wolf Blitzer/CNN was on my tv 24/7. I was naive, what can I say? I wanted to know what was going on and CNN seemed to be on top of it. If I knew then what I know now....
It is my hope that Mitt gets destroyed tonight. This man is not worthy of a single vote from a Conservative.
We should all make sure we have CNN log ins so we can post pro-Newt comments on the site as it goes along. Just a thought.
Thanks for thread! It is truly appreciated, FRiend
Personally, I’m sick of the Romney/Gingrich war and hope that Santorum emerges and will be the last man standing.
I wish Romney could hear my boos from my living room.
Bet the audience is picked MittBots and have been told to boo Newt.
It really wouldn’t surprise me.
If CNN wants to limit something how about the number of ridiculous accusations you can hurl in 60 seconds (or give the person accused more than 30 seconds to rebut. Last debate was outrageous with Mitt hurling multiple accusations and then giving Newt 30 seconds to respond to them all. PS John King already spinning wildly on CNN. What a dbag.
Thanks! I was just wondering why there was no link for the debate. Should be some real fireworks tonight. Hopefully Newt stands up to the mountain of crap that’s been thrown at him in the past day or so (he’s good at that). One thing I know... it can’t POSSIBLY be more boring than the last debate. That would be impossible! :-)
thanks for thread kristinn. Have you been able to attend any of the recent rallys I have heard about? Sound exciting, much like we had with Sarah a few years back. Lord knows we need something to be excited about
Word is, audience members will be required to caffeine detection units.
It should be a doozy
Mark Levin the Great One is slapping Romney for his lies about Newt...
Wonder what Romney will look like when Mark finally lets him out of the woodshed..
Newt gas GOT to have the debate of his life tonight. romney should be turned into ash and blown away with the wind. But I have learned that these debates don’t always go the way I want them to...so I will be praying. A LOT.
If Newt lost his temper and bloodied Mitt’s nose on live TV I wonder if it would hurt him or help him?
I kinda would like to see that but don’t want Newt to drop in the polls.
Another Freeper mentioned that the GOP had 3000 tickets to the debate, but gave out only 800. I suspect that there will be a number of paid Romney plants in the audience.
As I said on Marks thread....his audience is so huge, he might just get through to some of the Romney Bots!
I hope Newt is blistering in his rebuttal...and I hope that Wolf Blitzed sits there and shuts his yap and allows Newt to eviscerate Mittens!
Even Krauthammer slammed dole AND romney for the blatant lies and hypocrisy tonight. Right now he is wiping the floor with obama. Wonder what’s gotten in to him.
Mark Levin is the warm up act tonight...
Hes been at it for the past hour against Romney...
I hope Newt knows about it...
Im sure Romney is cringing...
couldnt happen to a worse liberal...
GO NEWT GO!
CNN had better give him time tonight and not play to Romney!
I believe Newt is the adult in the room, and he can do more harm to Mittens with a emre stern look and FACTS< than all of Mittens gyrations and stupid chit-eating grin.
I’m betting Romney will have the audience salted with his supporters. We’ll know for sure if we hear loud boos for Newt. I hope we have plenty ot Tea Party people there to counteract them if that happens.
Maybe I”ll have a creative day in the future and start a vanity thread requesting ideas from people for positive nicknames for Newt. The one I read recently which really strikes me is Newt “THE TORCH” Gingrich. I love that!
THE IMPOSITION OF OBAMACARE/ROMNEYCARE
AND DEATH PANELS BY BACKSTABBER ROMNEY,
THE SWIMMER AND THEIR FELON.
Saving a place ;)
Now that Newt knows what R-Money is up to he will be more than ready for the snakeoil salesman. Newt is no idiot and he has handled many like R-Money.
My hope is that Poindexter keeps up the attacks and gets slapped down with his transgressions. If Newt hits back than Poindexter asked for it.
The audience will prolly be stacked with Mitt supporters.
Good idea. Mitt will have the entire mormon church membership praising him.
Agreed however I am not sure I could hold my anger I hope that Newt and hold it together and destroy Romney. Mitt is a passive aggressive back stabber with no conservative cred in his resume.
Pontius Pilate by Wolf Blitzer
Barabbas by Mitt Romney
I think his mind will be more lucid, and he more relaxed - which will give him an advantage over a nervous, duplicitous opponent.
I heard today he is going to drop out.
Usually booing is not allowed. But fake raucous cheers can accomplish the same purpose, if that is what they are up to.
If you can’t evoke the thunder, fake the thunder.
I hope some good reporters will question the crowd and find out the truth.
Thanks for the post Kristinn.
Praying Newt has clarity of thought tonight and is at ease when expressing himself.
I HOPE to G-d the TEA Party is there in force. If the audience is stacked with rombots, that is gonna be a problem. I hope Newt has a plan. Oh boy.
I think Santorum will be on a gingrich ticket
Wolf Blitzer is moderating.
I met Newt Gingrich after the speech on the ropeline and was able to relay JimRob's FreeRepublic.com endorsement in person and that there is a lot of support for him on the website. Newt politely thanked me as we shook hands. He then stepped away, stopped, turned back, looked me in the eye again and emphatically repeated, "Thank you," as if it took a second for him to assess what was said and he wanted me to know he understood.
The event itself was packed, perhaps a thousand in the room and another thousand outside. I barely got in and was in the back a few rows before the press riser. More people were given standing room behind the riser.
I saw Fox's Carl Cameron and ABC's Jonathan Karl among the media. Print reporters and still photographers were brought to the front just before Newt arrived.
The crowd was revved up and waiting to cheer Newt. The speech was well received, as you saw on C-SPAN. While there were reports that leftists would infiltrate the crowd, there were no disruptions. The Q&A which was scheduled for after the speech was ditched. Newt lingered inside the room, Callista by his side, shaking hands, posing for pictures and giving autographs. He did the same when he went out the back of the Holiday Inn Express convention room on the way to his campaign bus. It was almost 45 minutes after the speech ended before he left for his next event.
I met FReepers 3D-Joy and mcmuffin after the speech. They were out sign-waving before the event. 3D-Joy made a special 'FreeRepublic.com supports Newt Gingrich' sign.
I think other FReepers were there, but I didn't see them in the crowds.
214 posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10:18:24 PM by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
Checking in. This should be good to see Newt hammer Mittens for the stretch run in Florida. :-)
Bumping the thread in preparation of the debate, Kristinn.
I’m wishing I could livestream it over the Web, but a live thread on FR should do nicely.
Some ideas about what I wish Gingrich would say (among other things).
Something along the lines of
“I was born in Georgia. I have lived in the USA ALL of my life. I love this country and you will not find anyone to tell you differently. I am up front. Nothing is hidden I realize people have negative opinions of me and those are out there and those are based on and referenced to public information. There are no sordid secret details about me. I’ve been around awhile. You can find lots of dirt and if you choose to dwell on that sideshow, so be it. There are pundits who want to tell you I am bad. I am here to say, you have the right to make up your own mind. I am here to talk about my vision for this great country and why I want you to join me in making that happen. You can read all the rest later,,but for now I want to concentrate on,..
and then launch into what HE wants to say.
For what it’s worth. Sometimes I”m an idiot but I’m hopeful because it’s the only alternative to being afraid.
Romney got his second wife Ann Coulter and third wife Karl Rove to go on the talk shows afterwards and try and bash Newt while singing his praises also.