Debate

Moderator or Debatinator?

Moderator or Debatinator?

By Joe Keck   I remember one of the debates that Jim Lehrer moderated with George W. Bush and Al Gore for the 2000 Presidential election. At one point Gore looked over and started hammering Bush directly with a tirade of rapid-fire questions. Of course, Jim Lehrer immediately jumped in and halted Gore’s machine gun interrogation, firmly reminding the Democrat candidate that he was in charge of the proceedings and […]

CNN Cancels March 1 Debate After Candidates Decline

CNN Cancels March 1 Debate After Candidates Decline

What? No More Reality GOP TV? CNN canceled its March 1 Republican candidates’ debate Thursday after three of four candidates declined to participate, citing busy campaign schedules leading to Super Tuesday. “Mitt Romney and Ron Paul told the Georgia Republican Party, Ohio Republican Party and CNN Thursday that they will not participate in the March 1 Republican presidential primary debate,” CNN said in a statement. “Without full participation of all […]

CNN Sunshine State GOP Debate Tweet-By-Tweet

CNN Sunshine State GOP Debate Tweet-By-Tweet

By: Edmund Jenks – West Coast Editor Holding a slim one point lead in the RealClearPolitics average of Florida polls, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will head into tonight’s crucial CNN debate against an opponent — Newt Gingrich — who has used these debate formats on multiple occasions to revive his campaign. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul will be there too, but the focus will be on the two undisputed […]

NBC ‘Rock Center’ GOP Debate From Tampa Bay Tweet-By-Tweet

NBC ‘Rock Center’ GOP Debate From Tampa Bay Tweet-By-Tweet

By: Edmund Jenks – West Coast Editor With barely enough time to soak in the resounding and unexpected win in the South Carolina primary by former insider turned outsider, Newt Gingrich, NBC News Rock Center with Brian Williams is conducting the first of two televised GOP field debates before the Florida primary. The primary result in South Carolina (Newt – 40% vs Mitt – 28% … a 12% spread) put […]

Florida Republican debate: Where and What to Watch

Florida Republican debate: Where and What to Watch

Republicans gather for the 18th debate of the nominating battle tonight in Tampa, Florida. Below, three key questions about tonight’s sure-to-be-nasty faceoff, which airs tonight from 9-11 p.m. Eastern Time ahead of the Sunshine State’s January 31 primary: 1. Can Mitt Romney create a YouTube moment? Exit polls showed that Newt Gingrich’s victory in the South Carolina primary was driven in large part by voters won over by his performance […]

Let’s Try Four – CNN SCGOP Debate Tweet-By-Tweet

Let’s Try Four – CNN SCGOP Debate Tweet-By-Tweet

By: Edmund Jenks – West Coast Editor With three days to go until the first-in-the south primary, Mitt Romney remains in the lead in the Palmetto State, but according to a new poll, his advantage over Newt Gingrich is rapidly shrinking. A CNN/Time/ORC International poll indicates that 33% of likely South Carolina Republican primary voters say they are backing Romney, with 23% supporting Gingrich. The former Massachusetts governor’s 10 point […]