NBC – National Journal GOP Debate in Tampa, Florida …Update: ZZzzzzzz

The Republican candidates are holding another debate tonight with NBC, National Journal and the Tampa Bay Times – three liberal news organizations.

Yes, Brian Williams is moderating the debate. The same Brian Williams who bowed to Obama.

Mitt Romney is on the attack in Tampa. He’s going after Newt hard.

Newt does a great job correcting the record on the bogus ethics charges against him in the 1990’s.

They shut down the audience. This is horrible.
Taking the crowd out of the debate handicaps Newt. It’s not fair.

Great. Now we now have a lib reporter from National Journal asking questions.
She’s asking questions important to libs but that have nothing to do with fixing the broken economy.

What a boring debate. The crowd is completely out of it.

UPDATE: That was awful. Worst debate of the season.

As Melissa Clouthier tweeted: No applause helps Mitt. It’s like enthusiasm communism. When we all have excitement none have excitement. That’s this debate. A dispirited bunch of salesmen who get the same whether they sell their wares or not.

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  • Multitude

    What a dreadful opening for Romney. “Not leadership material.”

    Mitt, there’s no way in the world I can vote for a whiny rich boy who’s upset that daddy’s money isn’t buying the American people.

    We already have a poseur in the White House who blames everyone else for his failures.

  • Oh Noes!


  • Highlander

    The circular firing squad is back in session. When are these clowns going to quit wasting their time destroying each other, and start explaining how they plan to destroy the REAL enemy?

  • Spider

    Don’t like the way this debate started. Williams supplying talking points for Romney to attack Newt.

    Newt trying to steer the thing back to some issues, Bri not budging.

    Newt seems a little lower key, hope he’s just saving his energy.

  • Amjean

    Go Newt!!!!!! Close out Romney for good! No more rinos!!!!

  • TorchesToRome

    If NEWT wins the nomination I don’t want to here another damn republican talk about family values ever again! Yes the republican party isn’t called the stupid party for nothing.

  • Multitude

    “I’m not going to give ten years. I’m going to give the past two years tax returns. That will satisfy the American people.”

    It’s this imperial attitude of the elite “know it all” country clubbers that has given so many of us Mitt allergies.

  • Multitude

    TorchesToRome: Why do you believe we have to have an all-too-powerful Federal government micromanaging “family values” in the first place? Is your family disfunctional to the point that we should have Federal officials worrying about you? If it’s that bad, can’t your county take care of your problems?

    I just don’t get these conservatives that want a totalitarian social values national government, which of course requires an extremely liberal fiscal policy to pay for all that micromanaging of everyone’s lives. If you’re so screwed up, kindly take care of yourself on your dime or ask a local charity.

  • Spider

    Worst debate yet.

    How are they going to spin this into anything meaningful.

  • FurryGuy

    I just tuned in to the debate, and I can honestly say that I have no intention of voting for a Republican Gore (Romney) if I have any other recourse.

    Newt is showing all the spirit and fire that made Churchill a great and flawed leader.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The Republican candidates are holding another debate tonight with NBC, National Journal and the Tampa Bay Times – three liberal news organizations.


    Yes, Brian Williams is moderating the debate.

    See what I mean?

    The Stupid Party is hell-bent on proving this label to be absolutely, positively, 100% accurate.

  • Spider

    Congratulations, NBC. You are presiding over a stinker.

    Florida, do your homework on these candidates and do the right thing next Tuesday.

  • Multitude

    What a trainwreck Mitt’s caused. I understand he wants to show that he can get feisty too, but taking a crap on the executive boardroom table isn’t quite what we were looking for.

    Never seen a debate have to go to break because one of the candidates stunk it up that bad. Looks like we’re getting four more years of Obummer since Mitt’s determined to blow it all up if he can’t have what daddy promised.

  • C

    Romney is doing a teensy bit better than he usually does.

  • Fionnagh

    Egregiously boring. B-o-r-i-n-g. Except for the fact that Romney is looking more and more like an a$$, the more he pushes against Newt. It’s as if R. was provided with talking points and keeps going round and round in circles, to no avail – it’s like an imaginary teleprompter got stuck in a an old-fashioned LP groove. The moderator is AWFUL for letting this continue.

  • FurryGuy

    #11 January 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    Blacque Jacques Shellacque commented:

    Hard to be stupid when the only avenues of broadcast are one left-leaning moderate network (Fox News) and the rest all far-left. The best you can do is play the cards you are dealt and make do.

    Seriously, what other ways can a debate be reported to the voting public? As an internet exclusive? Yeah, like the dinosaur media wouldn’t find ways to sneeringly smear Republicans for that?

  • Molon Labe

    Romney is conducting himself in a fashion that demonstrates he is not a responsible leader. He is unfit to be president. This debate is a complete joke.

  • Bonanza driver

    #7 Mitt was a very successful businessman. I guess that is out of step with the new Republican party. Many would rather swoon over Gingrich as he left office in 1998 and hung around Washington selling himself for the last thirteen years. Did ya think the Mitt releasing returns just provides cannon fodder for the media…Maybe, just maybe that is why he has been reluctant. Funny how hypocrits will criticize a successful businessman for making money and yet cheer Tom Brady or Peyton Manning who pull in 100 million dollar contracts…Envy does not belong in the Republican party!

  • TorchesToRome

    Multitude you are a complete dumbass. Nothing you wrote even pertains to me. Thank you for proving my point that yes the republican party is the stupid party. I’m not even on your side politically.

  • Fionnagh

    Geez….the audience is SO quiet it’s creeping me out. NO applause for ANY candidate, not once.