January 7th, 2012
03:08 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP rivals gear up for weekend debates

(CNN) – As the field of GOP nominees for president narrows, the remaining crop of those seeking to replace Barack Obama geared up Saturday for a pair of pivotal weekend debates in New Hampshire, just days ahead of the nation's first primary.

Front-runner Mitt Romney, who eked out a narrow eight-vote victory ahead of former Sen. Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucus, has since surged past his competition in the Granite State.

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  1. Doug

    Watch the hate against the Mormon faith from the lib-a-libs should Romney get the nomination, can you say Allah Barack Bar!

    Even Al Queda thinks the libs go too far with their hate against Christians, very telling.

    January 7, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. Mark Hudson

    More CNN news blackout on Gov. Rick Perry who is participating in the NH debate.

    January 7, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. Jason

    If you like your right to bear arms, your freedom of speech, sound money that is not valued against arcade game tokens, an incredible national defense, the will to want to go to work in a prosperous world society, and something that may resemble world peace...

    Do I even need to say his name?

    January 7, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  4. madmaninthemiddle

    This just in. A source inside the Perry campaign that Gov Perry spoke with Mitt Romney just prior to his surprise decision to stay in the race. Perry will be going head to head with Rick Santorum to try to rally the Palmetto State's large Evangelical vote.

    Speculation that the Gov agreed to a plan to split the conservative vote in exchange for a spot on the ticket has neither been confirmed or denied by either camp. and focus on South Carolina, where Rick Santorum

    January 7, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  5. madmaninthemiddle

    This just in. A source inside the Perry campaign that Gov Perry spoke with Mitt Romney just prior to his surprise decision to stay in the race. Perry will be going head to head with Rick Santorum to try to rally the Palmetto State's large Evangelical vote.

    Speculation that the Gov agreed to a plan to split the conservative vote in exchange for a spot on the ticket has neither been confirmed or denied by either camp.

    January 7, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    More staged political theater for Karl Rove to ram his neocon robot down the deathcult's throat. You'll know it's staged for effect and not substance because there won't be a single question about why the entire field refuses to support the TWO THIRDS OF AMERICA that supports ending the Bush tax cuts for the filthy rich and the millionaire's surtax.

    Also note how there will be no questions about Flipper's AWOL tax returns.

    January 7, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    What a joke - they are nothing more than Obama-Bashing gatherings, while he has no voice at the debates to defend himself.

    Guess they're just practicing for their little pretent campaigns. How juvenile

    Vote the baggers out. Put another Democrat House in there and we will see more jobs (not like Romney sending them to China and India).

    January 7, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |