GOP triple header on 'The Situation Room'
March 26th, 2012
02:12 PM ET
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GOP triple header on 'The Situation Room'

(CNN) – It's the trifecta of GOP presidential candidate interviews: the three leading presidential candidates are to appear on CNN's "The Situation Room" on Monday.

With the delegate count in Romney's favor, the federal health care law being argued before the Supreme Court, and the next four electoral contests just over a week away, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich, take questions from CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "The Situation Room" airs on CNN from 4-6 p.m. ET.

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In his interview, Santorum criticized Romney and President Barack Obama for being absent from the Supreme Court hearings on the law he called "Obamacare."

"Here we're having the whole world watching what's going on here in Washington in these Supreme Court arguments. Mitt Romney is 3,000 miles away. He should be here," Santorum said. Obama is attending a summit of world leaders in Korea on nuclear weapons.

Ron Paul, who lags behind in the GOP delegate count, will appear Monday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m. ET.

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Santorum: Romney 'worst Republican' to run against Obama

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Plouffe calls out GOP candidates over Obama reaction

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • TV-The Situation Room
soundoff (16 Responses)

    Where's Ron Paul? Everyone has just forgotten about him.

    March 26, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "the three leading presidential candidates are to appear on CNN's "The Situation Room" on Monday. "

    Really? How did you get Obama to agree to show up and Netwered to drop out of the appearance?

    March 26, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. WhereIsPalin

    Ron Paul 2016. Sometimes it takes four attempts.

    March 26, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. diridi

    wolf, do you think any of these four idiots are worth? I don't think so. No one in these is worth my dime. Let alone presidency for these idiots. They all talk like a drunk.

    March 26, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    You will find more intelligent, coherent ideas in a re-run of Gilligan's Island than you will watching this version of the Three Stooges.

    March 26, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  6. Raeann Snook

    A nonpartisan observation on our country: In a recent speech a state Representative, stated in part, “…we ought to continue to be the greatest force for good in the world.”
    I believe that is the catch. Define “good”. American people and our political parties have different perceptions of “good”. Individuals from liberals to conservatives have taken the next step which implies all other ideas are “bad”, and then the next step, which implies people with other ideas are “evil” and should be removed from participation in the process. This has resulted in a climate of ineffective presidents, dysfunctional government, a dysfunctional economy and a dysfunctional American society. It seems to me that both "sides" are needed to provide a balance. What can we do to restore a climate of respect and cooperation, which will allow our nation to move forward in addressing our issues, such as the economy, healthcare and foreign affairs?

    March 26, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  7. bj

    Please let both of these two people know that in response to their horrible remarks about Obama in reference to Trayvon Martin. They are both (Gingrich and Santorium) disgraceful. Santorium has no right to criticize Obama. I have yet to see one person of color with Santorum (perhaps he should rent some). Gingrich is not qualified to judge anyone with his reputation and background with women. "He who is without sin cast the first stone." Both of them need to STFU!

    President is correct if he had a son he would look like him and yes his would be subject to all the venom and hatred that too many African American men (and women) experience on the streets, in the workplace and in politics. Just look at all of the things these people have said about Obama.

    March 26, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. aaron c

    Paul doing better than Gingrich and being left out. Go figure.

    March 26, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. knowndoyen

    Once again I ask why is CNN giving Santorum the distant second place in the Republican race so much face time? Santorum is an idiot, he is standing outside the Supreme Court he might as well be standing in the middle of the arctic because it does not matter if he is there. Trust me the Judges that sit on the highest court in the land could care less who is standing outside the court. This is just politics with Santorum he should take the higher ground and when will the people around Santorum tell him he lost the last debate on the same topic that he says Romney would not be able to show how he is different from Obama on the issue of healthcare. Remember Romney asking Santorum in the debate why didn't someone pick up a phone and call.

    March 26, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  10. FIELD1stSGT

    Are you kidding me? Why is Wolf Blitzer still on National TV?

    March 26, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Nobama

    Santorum will only shut up after voters in PA deal him with another embarrassing defeat as they did six years.

    What a joke Santorum is

    March 26, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  12. Nobama

    President Romney: Please give Obama no flexibility!!!

    March 26, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  13. PJ/TX

    By what standard is Gingrich a "leading" contender?

    March 26, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. Tyler Stiles

    CNN has zero credability! Just the fact that you leave out Ron Paul in this entire announcement is proof that the idea CNN is objective is ludicrous! What happened to journalism being aimed toward how best to inform the american people. When did journalism part from being a tool used to keep our government honest and our rights in tact, to being a tool of the government to oppress the American people and lie to us through mis-information, and ommission of the facts? I am disgusted! However, I know a time will come when each and every one of you that is part of the problem will regret bending over for globalist interest!

    March 26, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Rick Santorum's remarks about Pres. Obama not being in DC for the ACA are pure nonsense.

    March 26, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "By what standard is Gingrich a "leading" contender?"

    CNN's and the entire MSM's abhorrent need to spin everything into a horse race that can be sensationalized in hopes that the senationalism and controversy draws additional viewers/clickers to their tv shows/website so they can jsutify higher advertising prices. This means ignoring facts, numbers, data, empirical evidence, historical record, expert opinions etc., as much as possible when they would inconveniently undermine the perceived viability of one of the horses and its idiot opinions.

    March 26, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |