GOP candidates to debate Thursday on CNN
January 21st, 2012
10:13 AM ET
10 years ago

GOP candidates to debate Thursday on CNN

(CNN) - The four Republican White House hopefuls will appear at CNN's presidential debate Thursday.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas accepted their invitations to participate in the CNN/Republican Party of Florida/Hispanic Leadership Network debate moderated by CNN's lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer.

The candidates will meet on stage at 8 p.m. ET in Jacksonville, Florida ahead of the Jan. 31 primary.

Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
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  1. diridi

    Some one take Super Pacs to the court. These super PACS are taking tens of billions of dollars from the Republicans and false advertising. Either do not believe these ads or take them to court. We know first amendment, this can not take the nation to wrong side. Well, these Super PACS are backed by CORPORATIONS. Nation is so corrupt by GOP. Wake up, America.

    January 21, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Wolf, don't ask them any tough questions, because they will attack American media, and blame them for their own tax evasion, corporate raiding, infidelity, ethics problems, and their anti women's rights stance.

    January 21, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  3. John

    Well than CNN than give Ron Paul they same chances you do with the other three. This time try and be Fair about It. It seem the last time Mr cooper keep forgetting Ron Paul. If you going to have this debate with four man than give all four man the same chances.

    January 21, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  4. T'sah From Virginia

    ►GOP candidates to debate Thursday on CNN◄
    And the "BLITZ" is back in the house once again
    He has a better way of "handling" the assault
    And the next day – after the debate – the results will NOT be his fault!!!

    All in all – Obama 2012 – that's the debate that counts!!!

    January 21, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  5. george of the jungle

    again aside from bashing the president what new and usefull ideas do they have. They bash each other then the president and tell us how great they are. The whole lot stinks. What a waste of air time.

    January 21, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    Good news
    Debate performance show the exit sign to Rick Perry , showing the weakness of Mitt Romney

    January 21, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  7. Woman In California

    Same clown show same clowns speaking.

    January 21, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  8. Doug

    Give these guys credit, to debate where the moderators are Democrats, and as the facts show Democrats wish harm to every American who doesn't prescribe to their National Socialist hate and lies ideology.

    The president should be a man who cares about all Americans, Bush never wished harm to any Democrat, as for Obama his own words tell the whole story, in an interview on Univision Obama stated that every American right of center is the enemy, in a campaign speech while connecting with his hate filled Democrat supporters who would like noting more than to make wearing a cross a crime worse than murder,he stated that Christians "cling to their guns and religion".

    Ignorant or filled with hate, there really are no other options when it comes to why someone would vote Democrat. All Americans who can feel remorse and would never wish harm to their neighbor and their family just because they don't vote the same way as you do, have a moral obligation to vote Republican. If you require more proof then by all means go to any of the ultra blue parts of America and rent a car, drive around on the roads and witness how Democrats have a total disregard for American life, I would just strongly suggest that before you interact with Democrats in the ultra blue areas that you get a life insurance policy first. I cannot comprehend how someone would actually find joy in causing harm to someone that they don't even know, I guess that is why I vote against America's National Socialist party.

    January 21, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |