Republican CNN-Tea Party Debate in Florida – Open Thread
The Republican CNN-Tea Party Debate on CNN.
CNN promises —- the debate will focus on a wide-range of topics with a specific emphasis on issue number one to Tea Party members and all Americans: the economy.
Viewers can participate in the debate by:
Candidates introduce themselves.
Michele Bachmann gets applause as founder of the Congressional Tea Party.
Nice. CNN stuck Perry between Romney and Ron Paul.
I see several patriots in the crowd including Andrea Shea King.
Michele Bachmann: Obama stole $500 billion from Medicare for Obamacare.
PERRY NAILS ROMNEY: “You’re trying to scare seniors.”
Perry nails Romney: You said in “your book” it’s criminal.
ust to correct Wolf Blitzer – Bush brought deficit down from over $400 billion to under $200 billion in 4 years with tax cuts.
Perry to Romney: Mitt you were doing pretty well until you started talking poker.
Ron Paul uses leftist talking points to smear Rick Perry on Texas jobs.
Perry counters: People are coming to Texas because of our economic climate and we cut taxes.
Newt Gingrich: “The American people create jobs, not government.”
Bachmann attacks Perry on campaign donations. Santorum jumps in. Perry gets it from the right and the left.
This is a great debate. Really good.
Perry is getting attacked from all sides.
Ron Paul gets booed for latest insane rants on foreign policy.
Overall a great debate – CNN did a great job with the format and inviting the tea party to join with them for the event.
The candidates improve with each performance.