January 31st, 2008
07:29 AM ET
10 years ago

Republicans trade jabs


Watch CNN's Dana Bash run down Wednesday's Republican debate and take a look at its most heated moments. (Photo Credit: AP)

soundoff (66 Responses)
  1. chris

    The point of media coverage is to provide the public with both sides but I feel Romney is not getting fair coverage by the media! Is CNN endorsing McCain?

    January 31, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  2. Hector Martinez

    Im voting democrat regardless. but what gets me the most is that the only true conservative is Ron Paul. Constitutionalist, Isolationist. Historically speaking republicans have always had these ideologies. what the hell happened?

    January 31, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  3. Nell Hannon

    I keep hearing the Republican candidates use the phrase, "Leave [Iraq] with 'honor.' I want someone to call them on this. We entered Iraq without 'honor,' but on a lie. How do we repair this? To leave with 'honor,' the president needs to do the honorable thing and confess that he got our military over there on a lie, he lied to the public and sent his subordinates to lie to Congress. Our military is honorable, but they have been dishonored by this president and the service they have given is not vaued by him or those who perpetuate his deceit. I see them wrap the flag about them like it belongs to them. This whole war is dishonorable and directly attributed to the president.
    He also needs to confess to a world court and be glad that the rest of the world is so in fear of reprisals that they won't try him as the war criminal that he is. Congress has failed to follow up on the waste of billions of our treasury on the likes of Halliburton, etc. I believe that the American people are fed up, but are not united enoughto get this horrible chapter in history cleared up.

    January 31, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  4. William

    This is disgusting. People keep saying who's more conservative and it's not a two man race...well guess what, it's not just a three man race either! Paul is still a candidate yet no one gives him a second to talk, and HE is the only consistent candidate on there – check the records!

    January 31, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    McCain is history of the past and there's nothing wrong with him living in the past but don't let him take us along with him. It is my understand we all want to move forward and not progress backwards. He reminds me of my father telling me the way things "use" to be which I to this day have no concept of the way things use to be. Computer technology changes rapidly, so rapidly that we can't all catch on and the older you are the harder it becomes, I know from experience. McCain may have military experience, but he scares me knowing he's stuck in the past. Senior citizens may love him, but not this one, I think progressive.

    January 31, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. Peggie

    I challenge every one who have posted here to follow the daily news of the Arizona Republic, or any Arizona newspaper. Border Patrol has done their best. Senator McCain states he is from Arizona, a border state, and knows how to protect our border.

    Well, "my friends" Senator McCain has done nothing to "secure the border". On the contrary he has made statements like, "I can show you fields of lettuce in Yuma that needs picking". He has turned a blind eyes from the first day he came to Arizona hoping to ride to the Senate on the money and name of Hemsley and Anheimer Bush.

    I also challenge you to now look up what I am telling you on your own.

    Read his biography.

    Thousands and I mean thousand cross our borders into Arizona along with billions of dollars of drugs. Everyday in Phoenix and other Arizona cities drop houses are raided. Many times finding people tied up being held for ransom. Human trafficking is rampant.

    Again, Border Patrol is doing their best.

    At night the trails from Mexico into Arizona and this country are filled with people illegally crossing. Many ranch and home owners sleep with weapons close by. Their doors are ponded on, illegals demanding food and water. Cattle are slaughtered, property littered with fecal matter, bottles, clothes, shoes. It's unbelievable to see.

    The people who live close to the border are in a war to protect their homes and life. Senator McCain has done nothing to close our borders and once, heaven protect us, is ever in the White house, will open this country to more of this.

    A "great future" with McCain. look at your children. Do you really want to sacrifice them for decades to come in the wars that McCain will involve us in? People, please. all McCain knows is war.

    Our military is the best because we have the best. It will always be. We need a Commander In Chief that can lead, but who can lead with peace of the world foremost.

    January 31, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  7. fredric

    I agree 110% with J Houston TX.

    CNN= Neocon lapdog

    January 31, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. mccain is weak.

    mccain your weak,,, get ur old self back to where you came from,,,,,,,,,,,i don't even understand why ur running for president you know ur not going to win ...so drop out now ...while you still have a chance.......looser....sucker monkey.....

    January 31, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. kf

    The voices that were snuffed at the debate were Huckabee and Paul (literally by the moderator). This was a disappointment and disgrace for CNN. Find a new moderator and give equal time to all the voices. There are still a large number of Americans who have yet to vote!

    January 31, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  10. Saint Paul

    CNN SHAME, SHAME, SHAME,!!! on you Cooper was rude and unfair to Dr. Ronn Paull especially this was a disgrace to all Americans. The media should focus on how they serve there masters instead of the people. Reported MCcain and Romney's fight night and day is a shame not real reporting. Your Fired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  11. Kelso

    LOL I love the pejorative pic you put for the video!!! As if to state that Ron Paul was the radical talking nonsense, while McKain and Romney stare at him with a supercilious smile giving the viewer the impression that we're listening to rantings of a madman.
    It's easy to see the FOX tactics now being generated by CNN.

    Go RON PAUL!!

    January 31, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  12. John Halverson

    If McCain wins I am going to change my name to Pedro Hernandez that way I can get a free ride too.

    January 31, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  13. Jeff, North Dakota

    Last night's display on CNN shows me that Ron Paul is the answer to what ails American government.

    January 31, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  14. Ellen

    I was truly disgusted last night when I watched the CNN Republican Debate. It was totally unfair. It should have been the "McCain & Romney" Debate. It is clearly apparent to all of your viewers that you are already politically promoting McCain/Romney. I used to be an avid CNN watcher. I think I will switch to MSNBC, they run a pretty fair network. I am tired of your propaganda. Congressman Ron Paul and Governor Mike Huckabee were not given any questions. Shame on you and shame on Cooper Anderson for interrupting Ron Paul and telling him he would let him respond in two minutes, and never did. The American people want to hear from all of candidates so they can make an informed decision. Your debate and your news coverage is biased. You just lost one viewer and I am sure you have lost many more with your prejudiced ways.

    January 31, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  15. Sue

    CNN=communist news network.

    The American people are not ignorant of your devices. We do not receive your false comments and evil plan to promote your agenda. Many have stated their disgust over your comments and handling of the Republican Debate January 30th. How you have selected McCain for the Republican nominee. It is not final because YOU say so. Mike Huckabee is still running strong, and more liked because of your wrong doing. Many have switched to Mike Huckabee after watching the debate, so what you planned for evil has turned for his good!

    January 31, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  16. Tom Wittmann

    Refer to the the article at CNN POLITICS
    """""FactCheck.org: Dubious claims in GOP debate

    There, it is more than clear that nearly all the main points McCain stated were
    factual and correct, whilst just the inverse applies for ROMNEYS remarks !!

    This is why McCain is reliable !!


    January 31, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
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