GOP Presidental debate on Fox News August 11

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  1. Aug 3, 2011 #1 of 13
    sieglinde

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    This has not shown up in Tribune yet but Fox News will be broadcasting a GOP Presidential debate on August 11th at 8pm CDT, 9 pm EDT, 6 pm PDT. The debate is 2 hours long and will have these nine candidates who are in the Iowa Straw Poll.
    The candidates listed on the ballot for the Aug. 13 straw poll are: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Thaddeus McCotter, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Those with less than 1% in a national poll will not be invited.

    Wait!!! I just read that list hoping to see Gary Johnson and who the heck is Thaddeus McCotter?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2011 #2 of 13
    MeInDallas

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    Sure do wish Rick Perry was gonna be in this one! Would make it really interesting!
     
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    Grimm1

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    I read that Romney is skipping the Iowa Straw Poll....I wonder if that means he will not be invited to the debate.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2011 #4 of 13
    sieglinde

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    I found that announcement by Romney. Weird for a front runner but then again the Iowa Straw Poll can be weird. You would think he would want face-time at least. This debate is next Thursday and Tribune has not mentioned it yet.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 #5 of 13
    unitron

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    He's the guy Maddow shows clips of playing guitar.:)

    On guitar he's not bad.


    He's a congresscritter from farther north than his name and playing style would have lead* me to suspect.

    *edit: that should, of course, have been "would lead" or would have led", but obviously I had lead for brains when I first typed it.

    I'm neither dyslexic nor illiterate. Wish I could say the same for my keyboard.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2011 #6 of 13
    sieglinde

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaddeus_McCotter

    Born in Michigan. Interesting. He has to have a certain percentage in national polling to be in the debate. It sounds like he probably won't be in it. Be aware, the video is full of puns. :)
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3yVGC6bN5w[/media]
     
  7. Aug 7, 2011 #7 of 13
    sieglinde

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    The list of participants will be finalized on Tuesday but here is a more recent list.
    Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman

    Doesn't look like Romney is skipping this.
     
  8. JLucPicard

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    This finally did show up in my guide last night (DirecTV).
     
  9. sieglinde

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    Never did show up in my guide. For those interested, the Ames Iowa Strawpoll is on MSNBC in Tribune. It is at 3 PDT. Do your figuring appropriately. This will be all the candidates in the straw poll giving 15 minute stump speech. The theory is, since it is a national audience, we may hear their planned campaign for beyond the primary process.
     
  10. mattack

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    My Ron Paul wishlist caught a few shows on CSPAN, IIRC. (for the future days that is)
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    Maybe not appropriate, but too funny to pass up. John Scalzi on the debate:
    :D
     
  12. sieglinde

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    LOL!!! Seriously though, that will be an issue.

    I watched some of the coverage for the Straw Poll that was weird. Also I am miffed that even though I have been in Iowa in August, I don't think I ever went to the state fair.
     
  13. balboa dave

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    Please stop using the Season Pass Alert forum as a discussion thread.
     

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