February 22nd, 2012
01:10 AM ET

Lots at stake in first GOP debate in nearly a month

Twenty-seven days. That's how long it has been between the 19th and 20th Republican presidential debates.

But that ends Wednesday, when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas face off at a debate hosted by CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona at the Mesa Arts Center.

A lot has changed in the battle for the GOP nomination since the last debate, a CNN-Republican Party of Florida showdown in Jacksonville on January 26. Romney went on to win big in Florida and Nevada, while Gingrich, who had just scored an impressive victory in South Carolina, faded fast.

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  1. drap

    ZZZZZZZZ...... ..

    February 22, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Patrick ©

    I would much prefer to watch paint dry then listen to these fools.

    February 22, 2012 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. CenTexan

    These debates provide fodder for comedy shows...that's about it. I am normally a conservative repub...but none of these guys are not worthy to be POTUS.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CenTexan

    "but none of these guys are worthy to be POTUS" ...fingers are not awake yet. CNN please don't pull my post...I'm sorry.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. carrie

    Not worthy to be Pontus huh....All one has to do is look at what was voted in for the reigning Pontus in 2008. When its all said and done my neighbors guard donkey could have done a better job than the obamination.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Too bad you feel that way carrie, cause these candidates are making Obamas campaign for him.

    February 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Greek American


    Have to agree with everyone else and disagree with you! And on the night of the last election in 2008, I remember people literally crying at the a*s whipping useless McCain and beyond useless Palin took. What followed were these people (GOP Tea Baggers and you) saying many ridiculous things such as: I can't believe we have a Muslim president and therefore we are all going to die, or other racist things, or our gun rights are going to be taken away, or the POTUS was not born here. You know, idiotic statements such as those.
    My question is: what are you going to say in 2012 when Obama gets re-elected? Does the GOP have any other lies or rhetoric left to try and convince people not to vote for Obama?
    I doubt it, but the election is already over anyway, sorry for your consecutive losses.

    February 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |