Five things to watch for in CNN/Tea Party Republican debate
September 12th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
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Five things to watch for in CNN/Tea Party Republican debate

Watch the CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate at 8 p.m. ET Monday on CNN TV and

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Here are key storylines and strategies to watch for in Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate

1. Round two of the Perry-Romney slugfest? It started in Wednesday's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, when Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the new guy in the race and the front-runner in the national polls, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the previous front-runner, sparred over jobs creation and Social Security.

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  1. Sorensen

    There is nothing to watch there. A bunch of uneducated, religious maniacs.

    September 12, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    6. complete idiots.

    September 12, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Yeah...5 things:

    1. Is there football involved? No? Skip Nos. 2-5.

    2. See No. 1.

    3. See No. 1.

    4. See No 1.

    5. See No. 1.

    Why we would need to watch yet another GOP presidential candidate infomercial where they robotically repeat their ideological talking points and knee-jerk criticisms of Obama and the Dems is beyond me. If for some reason I find out tomorrow that CNN actually called them out on avoiding answering direct questions or for providing rambling, tangential, irrelevant, , substanceless answers laden with focus-group-tested catch phrases and quips, then I'll bother watching it next time CNN decides to help 8 half-sentient corporate puppets advertise their delusional aspirations of becoming President....promise.

    September 12, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I am not all that interested in hearing the Perry/Romney SSI Wars. We all know Perry wants to end, but will deny it because he's a Republican. We all know Romney wants to privatize it, but will not deny it because he is a Republican.

    I want to hear them come up with a plan to create jobs. That is what the American people want to hear. They have had several days to come up with a rebuttal to the American Jobs Act. Whatever that was that Bachmann did the same night counts as points against her. She announced a press conference, but didn't accept any questions. Not even a spokesman.

    Jobs, we want to hear a jobs plan.

    September 12, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    I wouldn't watch this hate fest if my life depended on it. Hate, hate and more hate is ALL that they'll be offering the American people.

    September 12, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  6. ObamaCares

    Five things NOT to look for: 1. Me watching this circus. 2. Honesty. 3. Fairness. 4. Balance. 5. Herman Cain getting fair treatment.

    September 12, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  7. John

    Not going to watch It because the Tea Party Is nothing but a bunch of CRAP. Just the RICH side of the Republican Party and trying to get people elected that to dumb to make there own mind Up. The KOCH'S BROTHER and Karl Rove want to tell them what to do.

    September 12, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  8. BeStill

    Five things to watch for in CNN debate:
    President Obama this
    President Obama that
    President Obama said
    President Obama did
    Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama

    September 12, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. rs

    Dear CNN- There was a time when watching the odd Republican making a fool of themselves was sort of fun sport to watch. Sorry to say that now that whole herds of them have so lost their way that watching them now borders on something somewhere between gross embarassment and horror/revulsion.
    I won't be watching. There is nothing here to see or learn. You should not be encouraging such anti-American fervor by giving this group of fools a stage to spout their utter uninformed foolishness. It doesn't help America, it doesn't help the GOP, and in the long run if one of these rabid nutcases gets elected, we're all on an express bus to the year 1880.

    September 12, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    Nope. Not interested. Sorry, GOP/TeaPers, I've heard enough from the sandbox brigade. ALL of them.

    September 12, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. kat

    5 things to watch for, by CNN>, let me see... Trick questions, inciting violence... smirks and lies by their anchors. More trick or twisted questions.. Same old crap as usual, hide the truth and if you have a problem, blame the tea party or the republicans, for petes sake, don't blame BHO or the dems.

    September 12, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |