CNN Election Roundtable to tackle questions LIVE from the RNC
August 27th, 2012
08:12 PM ET
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CNN Election Roundtable to tackle questions LIVE from the RNC

(CNN) - Now that the Republican National Convention in Tampa has begun, the 2012 general election season kicks into high gear. And that has left many voters curious about what will happen during the biggest week for the GOP.

Will the truncated Republican convention hurt candidate Romney? What will Gov. Chris Christie say in his much-anticipated keynote address this week? And will the ghost of Seamus the dog make an appearance at the convention?

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On Tuesday, from 12:00-12:30 p.m., CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN’s Situation Room, will host a fascinating political roundtable live from the CNN Grill in Tampa, and will be taking questions from readers via Twitter in the live election roundtable (tweet your questions using hashtag #cnnroundtable).

Joining him will be CNN political director Mark Preston, national political correspondent Jim Acosta, former White House press secretary and CNN contributor Ari Fleischer and Donna Brazile, for chair of the DNC and also a CNN contributor.

Log on early to cnn.com/roundtable and prepare your questions, and maybe you will be able to interact with CNN’s election team, live from Tampa.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Bill from GA

    Ask the repugs about their plans to drill off the west coast of Florida!!!

    August 27, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  2. Brenda

    As a Canadian watching from the outside looking in....I just can't believe how the Republicans keep blaming President Obama for not fixing the economic crisis in America. Let's look at the facts, President Bush had EIGHT years to turn the American (and global) economy upside down and create the recession that president Obama has tried to fix. I think before anyone (especially Republicans) criticize the Presidents record, they should remember that the President has only had FOUR years to fix the damage that G.Bush took EIGHT years to create!! Give Obama four more years, and then maybe your criticisms will be warranted! Really 4 years to fix 8 years of detrimental politics by the Bush administration??

    August 27, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  3. tkret

    I always thought a round table discussion was supposed to be balanced with both political parties having equal representation. With the exception of Ari Fleischer, the rest are dems, and the only dems not listed above are Candy Crowley and the nut job Rachel Maddow.

    August 27, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  4. suebon

    Seriously, will the ghost of Seamus the dog make an appearance at the convention? Where do you guys get this stuff?

    August 27, 2012 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  5. Truth will Prevail

    Our nation will prevail this coming election, I'm an optimist and believe people will do the right thing, like many I was upset about our wars in Iraq. Now its time to defend and protect us from total economic disaster, we are getting closer and closer to a debt we cannot pay, our children cannot and should not inherit....people its time to put someone in office that has experience with financials, more importantly debt...ROMNEY has experience and can help us get out of this mess...I like many of you gave Obama a chance, a wonderful thing for our nation to have a 50% Black/White president a true testament that we can move forward together as a family...an American Family...I'm proud of our nation! time to say "What can I do for my country....."

    August 27, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  6. expilad

    romney should show thecountry his certified birth certificate and histax return for the last 12 years

    August 28, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    They tackle....ha!!! Idiots of GOP.

    August 28, 2012 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  8. Gurgyl

    I never watch these idiots and waste my precious time.

    August 28, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  9. David T

    I believe the biggest risk to the speeches of the RNC if negative, is that it may bring even more instability to the Middle East. With all the potential Nukes in the Middle East and the instability in Afghanistan, we Americans must stand united and offer a new positive vision!
    Can they begin by showing President Obama and Governor Romney working together helping the people who will be affected by this hurricane in the Gulf? These pictures would be seen around the world.
    In my opinion, it seems hate is similar to that of cancer; it can metastasize even distant cells. You have no clue where it will show up. We have today's Internet technologies; where this cancer can spread. To prevent this cancer to spread; we need to keep healthy cells healthy. This may include new economic, political and social programs to reach people way before this cancer occurs. In other words, you cannot win a war with the military alone. You must win the hearts and minds of people!
    Can negative political ads and speeches here in the states, be contributing to this cancer of hate to spread? Due to the Internet, friends and foes alike can read our political infighting across the globe. Are these negative political ads and speeches reducing the US stand around the world? Thus making it more dangerous for our troops around the world.
    What we need is a new positive vision for our nation and the world to win the hearts and minds of people.
    So please let these political ads and speeches stick to the issues and offer a new positive vision for our nation and the world to live up to.
    I believe the biggest risk to the speeches of the RNC if not kept positive, is an even more instability in the Middle East, nukes and all. They should begin by showing President Obama and Governor Romney working together helping the people who will be affected by this hurricane in the Gulf. This would speak volumes across the globe

    August 28, 2012 07:59 am at 7:59 am |