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Gingrich, Paul, Santorum Accept Texas GOP Debate Invite

Gingrich, Paul, Santorum Accept Texas GOP Debate Invite

March 30, 2012

AUSTIN - Late last week, State GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri issued an invitation to all four Republican Presidential candidates to come to Texas for a nationally-televised debate in May.

Today, Chairman Munisteri issued the following statement regarding the invitation. "It has been one of my goals as Chairman to find ways to increase Texas' influence in the Republican Presidential primary process. I have long been frustrated that the voices of Texas Republicans have been minimized by the current primary calendar. The decision by a three-judge federal panel in San Antonio to twice delay our primary until May 29th only increases the importance of trying to find ways to maximize Texas' influence. I believe that a May debate before the Texas & California Primaries (the largest delegate blocs in the country with 155 and 172, respectively), will maximize the attention paid to our state. Consequently, I have been working hard to arrange for such a debate to occur here in Texas."

Munisteri continued, "Today, I am happy to report that I have a commitment of a major television outlet to televise such a debate, if all the candidates show up. There is a significant chance that they will televise the debate even if we are lacking only one candidate. We already have commitments from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Texas Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Rick Santorum to participate in such a debate. Both my staff and myself have reached out to the campaign of Governor Mitt Romney and have been told that they are considering attending the debate."

"I am disappointed that Governor Romney has not yet committed to attending an official Republican Party of Texas event," said Chairman Munisteri. "This debate will not only benefit the State Party (and in turn, help our entire ticket) but it will also allow the RPT to showcase to the entire nation how Texas is a great Republican state. I believe it is important that whoever heads our national ticket pay attention to our state. We are the largest Republican state in the nation. Texas Republicans have contributed over $40 million to the Republican National Committee over the last eight years and have given millions of dollars to numerous national candidates including Governor Romney. I think it would be disrespectful to all Texas Republicans for a candidate not to attend. Our national candidates need to know that Texas Republicans have long felt ignored by the Republican Presidential primary process as the Presidential races in recent past have been substantially over before our Texas Primary. Attendance at this debate will be seen as a recognition of Texas' importance to the Republican Party, and in some small measure - it will help make up for the past lack of attention paid to our state. I believe that failure to show up at this debate will be viewed by many Texas Republicans as a lack of interest in our state and our State Party. I am hopeful that Governor Romney will show that Texas is important to him by accepting our invitation, and this weekend, I am asking the State Republican Executive Committee to pass a resolution during the Spring Quarterly SREC meeting which requests Governor Romney to accept our debate invitation. I would urge all Texas Republicans to let Governor Romney know how important it is that he accept our invitation by using social media, emailing or calling his campaign."

http://www.texasgop.org/posts/253-gingrich-paul-santorum-acc...




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is this debate still on?

anyone know? I mean im pretty sure ramney wouldnt dare go one on one with Dr. Paul but just wondering.

"There is a significant chance that they will televise the debat

even if we are lacking only one candidate"
Lets see now, Santorum has suspended his campaign (dropped out) and Romney does not accept the invitation. Do we really want to waste our time debating Gingrich?

hthomas

If we can get air time

I don't mind debating Gingrich... Not to mention, we can even convince from Gingrich Supporters

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."~Mahatma Gandhi
Quick Humorous Satire course on Ron Paul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_65316&...

Still On?

Does anyone know if this is still on, or a possibility with Santorum dropping out? I'd sure love to see a Paul, Gingrich, Romney debate!!

Minus Gingrich

Newt will mucky things up. Ron needs one on one time with Mitt and it will all be over in a couple hours. After that it's a straight ticket to the White House.

beephree

Don't you think

We've been punished enough? The debates that we have seen have been a complete embarrasment to the Election process. The only one trying to stay on topic was Ron Paul. The others were just trying to out piss one another.

NO THANKS. I'd just rather listen to Ron Paul's message.

Thus, the need for half-hour

Thus, the need for half-hour infomercials with Ron talking directly to the American people, same as Ross Perot.

A good old

Texas RINO BBQ

Don't be afraid to over cook them RP

Suspicious.

This clown (state GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri) supported Fred Thompson for President, and John McCain. You think he plans on a fair and equal debate? I sense something far more sinister planned.

I'm still mad that the PBS debate got cancelled because Frothy and Mittens refused to show, knowing the good Dr. would rip them to shreds if he were given equal questions and speaking time on a not-for-profit channel. (Not that PBS is perfect, far from, but it would've been fairer to Ron Paul than CNN or NBC.)

I hope I'm wrong. But I feel like this is another establishment attempt that will be set up to smear us.

Romney, You Double Talking Dog!

Romney : "America can do better for America."

"Americans want what's good for America...

"We can make america, america"

"Americans deserve better for America"

"We can restore America for Americans"

wtf?

Americans : I'm tired of the BS..Aren't you?

sweeeeeeeeeet! Romney, watch this one at one of your mansions !

this is awesome if we can see Paul gingrich and santorum debating WITH NO ROMNEY!

my prediction: santorum will make a royal arse of himself acting like the "frontrunner" and like he's owning the South.

and they may actually get a little deeper into some conservative, constitutional issues without the slick car salesmen up there selling the status quo to the general public

Except no one will watch and the media will not promote

unless Mitt is there. We want Ron vs. Mitt. Then it's all over and a straight shot to the white house.

beephree

Dr. Paul:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come out swinging. You can take Texas and California. Take them down! They will not be expecting this from you. Humiliate them - let the country and those that mistake kindness for weakness, know what a pitbull you can be. The media won't be able to ignore you if you knock them out. PLEASE!

everytime Rommy opens his mouth he inserts his foot

Notice that Mittens shucks and jives smiles and nods and dont say much at the debates. He has no abilities other than sold out prostitite just another John McLaim War Bush Jr who rides his daddies wallet into puppet potus. Sickening to see. Mittens will turn into another bush jr if everyone give him a pass for keeping his mouth shut.

sovereign

RomneyCare is afraid of Texas. The Bush Klan is withering away.

Ron Paul is like the spring... new life in Texas.

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If 3 out of the 4 accepted

then Romney has to accept or else he will look like a chicken shit and further vindicate what people think of him as an empty suit with no message...

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

Excellent! Santorum and

Excellent! Santorum and Getrich on life support and need a boost, and of course Ron gets more supporters every time he get's national attention.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Hope it happens....

...But Romney, frankly, has nothing to gain by attending. All he can do is go down in the rigged polls if he does poorly.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

,,,

duplicate-sorry

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

Ideally I would like to see a Texas media panel

hosting and providing the questions. MSM can broadcast. Local media is where the serious issues are addressed.

At any rate, I'm glad everyones in the race thru May 29.

Edit: Ha! Just heard Mark Levin comment on this. He said, " This is May 29th, last I heard this is still March. Doesn't look as if anyones dropping out." Then said something about Romney's probably still checking out the format. Uhum hum.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

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Yes!!

Go!

Like Nevada,

Like Nevada, Texas is a state that should embrace Dr. Paul's platform. It doesn't hurt that there are so many delegates up for grab in his home state.

the problem is the establishment

that will make it difficult

Oh Long Johnson

Oh Long Johnson, Oooohh Long Johnson. Oh Don Piaaano.

(watch the last couple minutes of the latest south park if this makes no sense to you)

LOL

Awesome! I watched South Park earlier today and your post had me cracking up.

The rat Romney never answers a question anyway.

I like the debate offer though.

Romney stands to lose whether he shows or not.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

lol

come on now, why break the pattern of sticking wet finger up to see which way the wind is blowing, before Mutt Wrongney 'decides authoritatively' on what to maybe, shoulda, coulda, woula, done?

lol

you know, for all the RINOs' murderous militant talk, perhaps that indecisive flip-floppiness alone should disqualify him in their mindless eyes, as someone they shouldn't want anywhere near the nuke football.

of course, the problem with Nut Grinch and Frothy is the opposite: over-eagerness to over-compensate for their peckerwoods.

'cause as you know, as Mary Wilison's silent shirt screamed so loudly: "Ron Paul has got THE BIGGEST CAUCus!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjo_8_zZvek
http://LALibertyHQ.org/

lol

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I bet Dr. Paul has been very

I bet Dr. Paul has been very anxious to have another debate with the three stooges considering how bad he makes them all look in front of millions of people. I just hope that Romney is "resolute" enough to actually accept the invitation. Although he may be too afraid that Dr. Paul will end up winning the Texas primary considering how much Dr. Paul shines at debating real issues.

Great news! Come on Romney,

Great news! Come on Romney, stop being a wuss.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.