Preparations underway for 'Tea Party Republican Debate'
September 11th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
8 years ago

Preparations underway for 'Tea Party Republican Debate'

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – It’s all quiet on the presidential campaign trail Sunday, as Americans mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

But it’s anything but a quiet day here at our debate site at the Florida State Fairgrounds, as we get ready for Monday night’s CNN "Tea Party Republican Debate."

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

Filed under: 2012 • CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate • Florida
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  1. Howard


    "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their President. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President."

    September 11, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. Tony

    Well, the collective IQ of Tampa should drop about 30 points thanks to this collection of backwards-thinking yokels.

    September 11, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |

    Nobody cares about these morons. How much money did the Koch boys spend on their puppet forum this time?

    September 11, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. BeverlyNC

    Won't be watching. I have heard more than enough lies, hate, and unfounded criticism, disrespect and slander of President Obama already from these lunatics. Republicans have NO leaders. I will not waste my time listening to extremists with NO economically sound or NO people-focused solutions. They have NO American values, morals, or character, integrity, or sense of decency. They deserve NO TV TIME to spew more of their twisted sick rhetoric.

    September 11, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  5. BL

    Why is there a need for a tea party "debate?" They all think and act exactly alike.

    September 11, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I hope these tea bagger candidates stay out of the Everglades, as we already have enough pythons there already.

    September 11, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. thomas

    Monday night football or Puppet Show ?

    September 11, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    How will it be debate if the tea party rejects all those who don't agree. Are they just upping the ante of a ten to one spending cuts to tax increase? 12 to 1? 25 to 1?

    September 11, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |