November 28th, 2007
09:52 PM ET
10 years ago

What's with all the booing?

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (CNN) - A few quick observations - the only time Sen. Hillary Clinton has been mentioned is in the pre-produced spots that the campaigns submitted to CNN and YouTube. No one has mentioned her on stage. Is anyone else surprised by that?

Also, is it just me or did there not use to be so much booing at presidential debates?

And no, your eyes are not deceiving you, that is indeed action star Chuck Norris sitting in the audience. He is supporting former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

- AC360 Associate Producer Jack Gray

Filed under: CNN/YouTube Debate
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Jaik , chicago, IL

    All the canidates suck, people will boo them. Suprise suprise

    November 28, 2007 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  2. Mark Knoxville, TN

    I support Huckabee, He is the only one that can be trusted. Obviously from his responses, he is quick on his feet.

    November 28, 2007 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  3. Deedee, Duluth GA

    The booing is because we are tired of the ring around the rosy answers. Say what you mean, mean what you say. If you truly believe what you are saying is true, stick by it no matter what. But because ALL the candidates, Repulicans and Democrats are so caught up on media coverage and watching what they say, the public just want some straight talk. It may be controversial but hey, its true. Just like a true friend will tell you the truth, a true leader will tell the truth.

    November 28, 2007 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  4. Kevin B, Peoria IL

    Norris supporting Huckabee is no different than Oprah supporting Obama or any hollywood stars supporting any candidates they are people too

    November 28, 2007 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  5. wale azeez boca raton florida

    hilary is the gop punching bag...any democrat in their right senses won't nominate her.

    November 28, 2007 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  6. Andrew, Nj

    people booed because they are tired of all the Republicans on stage that are liberals when it comes to guns, abortion, and other issues

    November 28, 2007 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  7. Speed, South Bend, IN

    Clearly saw Chuck Norris, but was my friend RUSH in the audience too ?

    November 28, 2007 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  8. Dawn Martin Winston Salem, NC

    I wondered myself about the booing. But, it engendered another question...where did CNN get the audience?

    November 28, 2007 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  9. Ann ME

    What's with all the booing? Democrats – they show no respect for the presidency or each other.

    November 28, 2007 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  10. Richard, St. Paul, MN

    These Republican candidates deserved MORE 'Boo-ing' because of their adherence to the abhorrent Bush edicts that they supported. More evil scum bags that would follow in the footsteps of the WORST. PRESIDENT. EVER!

    November 28, 2007 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  11. Steve, Roch, Ny

    Youare only suprised by no one mentioning Hillary because no one besides the media are obsessed with her, other than those who dilike her because her well documented trail of corruption.

    November 28, 2007 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  12. DJ, LA , CA

    Yep because they truly deserved to be boo'd.

    Mitt the king of all flip-floppers.

    Rudy the con-artist with sidekick Kerik going to jail soon

    Tancredo the racist xenophobe against ALL immigration

    and a bunch of other frauds.

    The one candidate that wants real change for party is Ron Paul, though obviously Anderson and company don't take him seriously a bit

    November 28, 2007 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  13. Chris, Pensacola FL

    Because it's all designed by the campaigns now.

    Notice how some cheer to outlast the boos?

    It's all staged. I think the voters can decipher the "true" boos from the "false" cheers.

    November 28, 2007 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  14. Randy, Paducah KY

    People boo Ron Paul, because they dont want to listen to what he has to say! He is right on every issue, and throws FACTS out. he doesn't say, "We are winning" and leave it at that. He tells why we need to leave the country we have occupied, and how it would fix the current condition of the United States (which is pretty poor at the moment).
    It is the narrow minded neo-conservatives that refuse to admit they were wrong!

    November 28, 2007 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  15. mark wilkes barre pa

    the booing is a direct result of the questions being molded to entise a unpopular response from the audience !! I'm booing right now at Cnn for asking why it seems theres so much more booing at the debates

    November 29, 2007 05:39 am at 5:39 am |
  16. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    ... and who is the adult here? Booing is just a lazy excuse for not thinking. Cheer for what you agree with and vote for the candidate of your choice.

    Third graders are taught the booing is not acceptable. Would the grown-ups would do as well.

    November 29, 2007 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  17. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    "No one mentioned her (Hillary) on stage"? The CNN's other news item on top shows Huckabee said he would send Clinton to mars in his space program.

    November 29, 2007 07:24 am at 7:24 am |