June 6th, 2007
01:31 PM ET
9 years ago

Debate highs and lows

Watch CNN's Mary Snow recap last night's debate.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN's Mary Snow recaps the most memorable moments from Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate.

Filed under: New Hampshire
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Pat Kerby, Pahrump, Nevada

    There were no sparks because CNN did not allow Ron Paul to speak on the important issues. It looked to me like the fix was in. Ron Paul is the only one of the crowd not subscribing to the "government by fear" tactic. instead of "Give me liberty, or give me death", it's "Give up your liberties, or we're all going to die".

    June 6, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Karin Deming, San Mateo, CA

    Thank you, CNN, for this little "highs and lows" video which completely ignored every point brought out by the one candidate who stands out. No mention by you of our new willingness to engage in pre-emptive war and a nuclear first-strike as policy. No mention of individual rights. In fact, no mention of anything Ron Paul said at all. Thank you, because your media manipulation, your censoring has rung the alarm bell and finally woken me up. I'm sending off a donation today. In fact, I'm going to (for the first time ever) volunteer to help in a political campaign. He alone has my vote and short of your stealing it, there's NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!

    June 6, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. James, Santa Rosa, CA

    What I found interesting was that the whole GOP Debate was conducted under false pre-tenses. Fair and Adequate time was Not given to each of the GOP Presidential Hopefuls. McCain, Giuliani, and Romney were given 10 extra minutes each. I thought Debates were supposed to give all the candidates equal time to answer every question. Clearly, CNN needs to learn how to better conduct a debate than the hodge-podge mess they threw together last night. All the Producers and Executives in charge of last night's show should be ashamed of themselves, including Wolf Blitzer. The questions he chose to ask the Candidates, were for the most part, ridiculous. For example, he asked, "How do you feel about the Military's Don't ask, don't tell policy about homosexuals serving in the Armed Forces?". There are far more important questions to asked of the Presidential Hopefuls than that....How about fixing or proposing an alternative solution to Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid? How would they fix the public school system in america? How about increasing the Minimum Wage enough so that it can keep pace with inflation?. Most importantly, I would ask these candidates when are the Troops going to come home?

    June 6, 2007 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  4. Jim, Old Lyme, CT

    First it was MSNBC, then FOX and now CNN. In each instance you have an internet poll and ignore the results. Americans paying attention to these debates with enough interest to become involve over the internet have overwhelmingly supported Ron Paul. Even when discussing the field of candidates, Ron Paul's position on the war is ignored – the field is introduced as all solidly supporting continuing Bush's approach, including the surge. But Ron Paul doesn't and that, among many other unique positions Ron Paul takes for a Republican, identify him as the only true conservative in the running. The rest of the Republicans are conservative only in name. And that is really only a veneer for the public. The difference Ron Paul offers is being ignored by the major media, which is defacto deselecting Ron Paul. The Republican Party is in need of an honest, down to earth, conservative candidate. By ignoring Ron Paul, CNN and the rest of the media outlets are condemning the conservatives in America to second class citizens without a voice.

    June 6, 2007 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  5. dave marks / spokane / WA

    ron paul and tom tancredo: # 1 & # 2 respectively.

    June 6, 2007 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  6. Peter Osmar, Brimley Michigan

    Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo,
    I agree, in fact I said that in the Who won comments. However those comments, and many others were deleted.
    The Big Story is not being reported.

    June 6, 2007 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  7. Robert Benson Minneapolis, Minn

    Ron Paul won the debate hands down – all the polls show it, but the establishment media are loathe to report...

    June 6, 2007 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  8. Nate, Spokane, Washington

    I agree that the media doesn't seem to treat the smaller candidates fairly. However Ron Paul is not the only candidate who is being ignored. Although I really don't like Thomson, gilmore, or brownback, we can't just complain about Ron paul not getting his. Even if Paul is the best candidate 😉

    The bigger candidates will have there share in the spotlight without the dabates being in there favor.

    June 8, 2007 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  9. Steve Savage, Oklahoma City, OK

    The low point was definitely when the 9 candidates (except for Ron Paul) agreed that nuking iran was a good idea.

    Holy crap, has the GOP gone collectively mad?

    June 10, 2007 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |