BLITZER'S BLOG: What to watch for in tonight's debate
February 22nd, 2012
03:54 PM ET
10 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: What to watch for in tonight's debate

Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – It's been a difficult few days for Rick Santorum. Fairly or unfairly, you always know you have a campaign problem when the media are asking you about statements you've made about Satan and Hitler.

To his credit, he's not ducking and weaving. He's not shying away from answering these questions and others involving his stance on the most sensitive social issues out there including gay rights, abortion, contraception, religion and a woman's role in the military.


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    I'll be watching to see if Willard is still willing to deport grandma Sanchez back to Tijuana.

    February 22, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Let's watch to see how long it is going to take for Mitt Romney to pull his hand out of his pocket. My money is on Santorum to score a double; make Romney pull that left hand out of his pocket *and* then wipe the smug smirk off of his face.

    Meanwhile, Newt is going to break the time limit rules, ignore the questions, and generally butt his way into the conversation because he won't get as many chances to speak. Few Newt attacks, if any, means he will have to just stand there....silent.

    Which brings me to Dr. Paul. This may be the last debate, so he needs to make a move. I expect him to come out firing his same shots, which just ain't going to cut it. The public has completely rejected his message before. If he ever presented a credible jobs plan, he just might get somewhere in the polls and primaries. His economic plan is far too vague, too.

    February 22, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. rs

    He isn't ducking or weaving-correct, but he also isn't making any sense. If I take Santorum litereally, then- Next Stop: the 17th Century!

    February 22, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. Dee Boals

    I would like to ask the 4 Republican candidates the following question:
    "Do you believe that affordable basic health care for everyone (without exception) is an American right or an individual privilege?"

    February 22, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |