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Did Rick Perry's debate performance solidify his front-runner status for the GOP presidential nomination?
Total votes: 74713
When Ron Paul routinely trounces his opposition in post-debate polls, the establishment media dismisses the outcome as not being reflective of national trends. However, a new CNN survey confirms that the Congressman is a top tier candidate and his popularity is rapidly accelerating.
In a national poll conducted by CNN which surveyed over 1,000 Americans between September 9-11, Paul came in fourth just 6 per cent behind Mitt Romney in second , with Sarah Palin third and Rick Perry leading.
Ron Paul Dog think CNN debate should not censor Ron Paul He no likey.
From Dawn of the Weak: Once again it was the Rick Perry & Mitt Romney show. Hogging up nearly 14 minutes and nearly 11 minutes respectively, the nearest talking time was Congresswoman Michele Bachmann with 8:35. Largely due to so many attacks on him, CNN gave no shortage of time to Rick Perry for response, and in many cases CNN actually initiated the back 'n forth. The case will probably be made that this was for the sake of continuing story-lines currently in the news cycle, but it is quite odd that in continuing news cycles that when the Federal Reserve is brought up for discussion that Santorum, Cain, Bachmann, Perry and Romney were all questioned, leaving out the one person in politics who is actually responsible for bringing the Federal Reserve out of the closet of secrecy: Ron Paul.
Oddly, the feedback loop continues since the talk time was given to the perceived frontrunners which will likely result in showing their highlights and discussing how they dominated the debate while everyone else was strangely absent. Perhaps it is time for a more forum-oriented national discussion, maybe half in actual forum with extended time-allotments and the other half in direct debates. I, for one, would love an entire debate where the candidates moderate. Can't be worse than this.
Talking Time (mm:ss):
Ron Paul 07:34
# Turns Talking:
Hey everyone, looks like Mitt Romney is winning this poll from the CNN debate...Honestly do you think he won the debate??? Not likely.
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God bless and let us show them our numbers are not just made up! We are a real voice, and our candidate is a real contender!
CNN summarized to their subscribers exactly what would happen in their staged debate. It was a debate between Perry and Romney with 6 other supporting actors.
The CNN e mail: "While the ongoing battle between front-runner Rick Perry and Mitt Romney will take center stage, six other Republican presidential candidates will try to gain ground in polls and fundraising in the first-ever CNN/Tea Party Debate at 8 p.m. ET in Tampa, Florida.
Okay, here is a short list of post debate polls:
No CNN post debate poll? Are there other polls I can vote in? Hurry, I need to vote everywhere I can asap. I guess CNN is scared...
Shame on CNN and Wolf Blitzer. Here is a link to make a oomment to Wolf:
Please politely tell Wolf how much he and CNN suck, thanks. And I would like to stress politely tell him that he and CNN suck.
I feel this debate was staged to lift Bachmann and take a little lead off Perry, strengthening a strong top tier that they have chosen. And for all the candidates to swiftly pick up the mantra of Paul as their own...giving him almost no time to speak his own words, the principles he's been preaching for over 30 years with a perfect record.
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From an interview on September 11
New poll numbers:
Rick Perry 32 %
Mitt Romney 21 %
Ron Paul 13 %
Bachmann 7 %
Gingrich 7 %
Cain 6 %
Huntsman 2 %
Santorum 2 %
south: 17 % (2nd!)
Perry 21% Paul 19% Romney 19% (w Palin)
Romney 25% Perry 24% Paul 21% (wo Palin)
happy to share this numbers with you...
what tactics will they use tonight?
There are times when even I want to round up as many members of the media as I can, put them in a Noah-type ark, set them off to sail and hope to never see them again.
Watching, listening and reading all the media reports about the GOP nomination essentially being a two-man race between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the reason my blood is boiling.
Ron did HORRIBLY last night in the debate and it's not enough to say that the forum didn't allow him to make his case effectively.
Newt broke through and came out looking good, despite very similar treatment. It's not about the moderators or the forum. It's about BALLS.
RP needs an injection of Alpha-Male!
He doesn't seem to exude LEADERSHIP QUALITIES very well at all. The most effective candidates at doing that are Romney, Perry, and surprisingly Huntsman.
CNN.com just posted an online poll for the likely Republican nominee. they only list Romney, Perry, and Bachmann as choices. let's give the rotten SOB's a piece of our minds. 404-827-1500. we should start a CNN Phone Bomb.