The debate that’s happening right now on CNN will be the last time the GOP candidates debate before primaries in Arizona and Michigan — and before Super Tuesday… Thank goodness!
Who’s watching? Follow me on Twitter @NancyAFrench.
CONSTANT UPDATES HERE:
8: 15 Eastern — Nancy: The audience seems very pro-Mitt, no?
8:21 Eastern - Nancy: Santorum’s condecending look isn’t very attractive via @jRubinblogger
8:22 Eastern - Nancy: Santorum bragging about being most fiscally conservative Senator, which is like being the tallest midget via Dan MacLaughlin.
8:22 Eastern - Nancy: NEVER A TAX INCREASE FOR
@RICKSANTORUM? NOT SO FAST… via Gail Gitcho
8:28 Eastern - Nancy: Bridge to No Where first mention #CNNDebate
8:29 Eastern - Nancy: Olympics!! first mention #CNNDebate
8:29 Eastern - Nancy: Santorum: “You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.” Romney: “I’ve heard that line before.” Ouch!
8:32 Eastern - Nancy: #RonPaul “It’s all Congress’s fault!” #CNNDebate
8:34 Eastern - Nancy: Let’s get the audience to start chanting “We Want Satan!” via Jonah Goldberg
8:36 Eastern - Nancy:
#RickSantorum acts perpetually aggrieved.
8:47 Eastern - Nancy: Birth control booed — feel like i’m back in high school during church youth group
8:51 Eastern - Nancy: Santorum seemed to really agree with Gov. Romney about the contraception mess.
8:56 Eastern - Nancy: This is a LOT about birth control, isn’t it? I thought John King said this would be brief!
8:58 Eastern – Nancy: Santorum: “I admit, I voted for large appropriations bills.”
8:59 Eastern - Nancy: Paul: there’s always an excuse!
8:59 Eastern - Nancy: Crap. Again with Santorum: “If you don’t like big government, I’ve got a big government program to stop it.”
#CNNdebate via Stephen Green
9:02 Eastern - Nancy: “If you had said no to Arlen Specter, we wouldn’t have Obamacare!” ZING! Romney to Santorum, about his past in my home state of Pennsylvania
9:11 Eastern - Nancy: Romney: Drop lawsuits vs AZ, complete fence, get enough agents to secure the fence, and require employers to check employees
This Debate is TWO HOURS?
9:22 Eastern - Nancy: The Santorum gift of Arlen Specter, part 2: Specter is the 60th vote to pass the $787 billion stimulus via Jim Merrill
9:27 Eastern - Nancy: Good Romney answer on Iran.
#cnndebate via Erick Erickson (!)
9:30 Eastern - Nancy: “there’d be no better candidate than me” Santorum is never rhetorically graceful when touting himself, needs to get more subtle via Katrina Trinko
9:42 Eastern - Nancy: Newt supports “no chick left behind.” via Ann Coulter
9:43 Eastern - Nancy: So other than Specter, NCLB, and earmarks, Santorum fought the good fight in the Senate. via JimGeraghty
9:50 Eastern - Nancy: RT
@loisromano: Best Romney line to Santo tonight: “When I was fighting for the Olympics, you were fighting for the ‘bridge to nowhere.”
Who do you think won? I thought Gov. Romney handled himself very well. Kudos!