GOP CNN debate February 22, 2012--Your thoughts?

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Which GOP candidate won the CNN debate of Feb. 23, 2012?

Poll closed Jul 21, 2012.
  1. Mitt Romney

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. Rick Santorum

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Newt Gingrich

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  4. Ron Paul

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
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    The last debate before the Michigan and Arizona primary was tonight. My opinion Rick Santorum lost it and was booed on several occasions. When he stated he was a "Team player" regarding his vote to approve the no child left behind bill-- I think that outed him---along with much help from Ron Paul--who literally looked Santorum in the face and called him a FAKE--responding to an add that Paul had put out on Santorum's voting record. Ron Paul did better at outing Rick Santorum's voting record that Romney did--Paul just nailed Santorum to the wall on his voting record. Ron Paul had a great debate--but his weakness is still on foreign policy.

    All in All I think Newt Gingrich--won this debate--he again showed his superior knowledge--and statesmanship in this debate--while Romney and Santorum got into some pretty good ones. Romney held his own as always--but wouldn't answer the last question--"what is it that you would really like the voters to know about you"--he really didn't answer--and he knows that everyone is very concerned about just how conservative he is. He missed that opportunity and went off on something else.

    I think Santorum is TOAST after this debate--and believe that Gingrich makes an historic 3rd comeback to challenge Romney for the nomination.

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    I everyone did well in the debate. Everyone had moments of weakness. Romney won IMHO.

    If anyone lost it was Paul on the Iran question.
     
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    Only amongst the Wilsonian neocon world police.
     
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    inSanetorum wouldn't know a principle if it hit him over the head...."Team player" is just another name for party man hack.

    Here's the commercial:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgNJBdTaKE8]Ron Paul Ad - Rick Santorum a Conservative? - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    What did Santorum mean when he said "Take one for the team"? That was disturbing. :lol:
     
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    FAKE!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgNJBdTaKE8]Ron Paul Ad - Rick Santorum a Conservative? - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    IMO, Paul always wins these things since his consistency and Constitutionalism are without question.

    They all did well, especially Romney who was very impressive.

    But I thought Santorum won in terms of accomplishing what needed to be accomplished to defend himself. Right now as the front runner in the last debate for this primary season, his opponents needed a knock-out punch and they failed to deliver one.

    Pauls 'fake' accusation looked so ambiguous and petulent that I think it really harmed him more than helped. It is almsot as though the immaturity of the legalize-dope-NOW youth enthusiasts have warped his sense of what is good for him in PR endeavors.

    I really hope he hasnt drunk that particularly vapid Kool Aid.
     
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    All those attacks about Rick's pork are not going to do any good. Because the wingnuts will just excuse it all saying that's the way the game is played and he played the game for his constituents and Pennsylvania put money into the system and he just made sure they would be taking it out and blah, blah, blah.
     
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    And this is why the Republican party will not win the GE for many elections to come. Paul's support is growing, that means that the Republican party is shrinking. Deal with it Avatar, you're a dated dinosaur who keep wanting to spend more than we take in while claiming you are somehow different than Progressive liberals.

    It’s in al honesty, fun to watch things working out as predicted, it’s evolution really.


    All we have to do is wait for the old "vote for anything red" Neocons to die off...
     
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    As I indicated, his words were "Take one for the team". Disturbing.
     

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