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2. Ron Paul Rejects Donald Trump-Moderated Debate
By Jason M. Volack
Dec 3, 2011 2:59pm
Ron Paul Rejects Donald Trump-Moderated Debate

Trump did not take the rejection well.

In a statement to ABC News, Trump calls Paul a clown-like candidate who has inconsequential poll numbers or a chance of winning.

Trump goes on to plug his book and asks the question, how Ron Paul would fare in the world of big business.

Paul joins fellow candidate Jon Huntsman in rejecting the invitation to Trumps debate.

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  -Paul Says No to Trump Debate Judi Lynn  Dec-03-11 02:14 PM   #0 
  - Well that is some straight talk. Bolder than Huntsman.  tabatha   Dec-03-11 02:16 PM   #1 
  - I thought Huntsman's flak told it like it was--who wants "The Donald's" money?  MADem   Dec-03-11 02:25 PM   #5 
  - LOL  SpiralHawk   Dec-04-11 05:45 AM   #87 
  - Paul is following Huntsman's lead and  icnorth   Dec-03-11 02:31 PM   #9 
  - Let then eat all of the popcorn they want. The wingnuts will never nominate Huntsman. n/t  totodeinhere   Dec-03-11 02:37 PM   #13 
  - Agree. Huntsman doesn't qualify as he probably recognizes  icnorth   Dec-03-11 03:05 PM   #21 
  - Who knows? At some point, he may be the last one in the clown car.  No Elephants   Dec-03-11 10:50 PM   #72 
  - Warren Harding was the last one in the clown car at his nomination  MADem   Dec-04-11 06:43 AM   #88 
  - They might nominate Huntsman  Enthusiast   Dec-04-11 05:26 AM   #86 
     - Of course I was using a slight bit of hyperbole when I said that they would "never"  totodeinhere   Dec-04-11 09:37 AM   #91 
     - Yeah. I can be believe the idiots  Enthusiast   Dec-04-11 12:27 PM   #94 
     - Do you happen to know when he signed it? Because he was refusing to sign it up until a month ago or  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 02:37 PM   #97 
        - I stand corrected and thanks for that. He did not sign Grover Norquist's pledge, however  totodeinhere   Dec-04-11 02:46 PM   #99 
           - Again, I agree with all you say about Huntsman, but I might  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:04 PM   #102 
     - thought the Ethics Committee had already handled the discrediting bit, along  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:57 PM   #113 
  - I don't doubt you at all, but that does not sound like Huntsman's campaign at all, either.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 02:31 PM   #96 
  - you don't know Ron...  PatrynXX   Dec-03-11 05:59 PM   #42 
  - ???  SammyWinstonJack   Dec-03-11 09:07 PM   #62 
  - He actually BUILT the original 'tea party'.  AtheistCrusader   Dec-03-11 09:24 PM   #64 
  - According to the author of the seminal New Yorker article on the Koch brothers,  No Elephants   Dec-03-11 10:57 PM   #74 
     - I had never heard of the TP until they started rallying around Ron Paul  AtheistCrusader   Dec-04-11 12:22 AM   #82 
        - The article says the Koch brothers began planning it in the 1980's (or in 1980--forgot which)  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 02:39 PM   #98 
  - 1  mdmc   Dec-03-11 10:56 PM   #73 
  - I know a couple of Libertarian lefties. Good people.  Bette Noir   Dec-04-11 12:20 AM   #81 
  - Which of the positions stated in Reply 46. do you agree with Paul on?  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:37 PM   #111 
  - Naturally, Orly Trump just couldn't let them have the last word  Adenoid_Hynkel   Dec-04-11 01:18 AM   #85 
  - Ron Paul Rejects Donald Trump-Moderated Debate  Judi Lynn   Dec-03-11 02:17 PM   #2 
  - Food-chain fight!  ProSense   Dec-03-11 02:29 PM   #7 
  - Well put. Paul, Huntsman and Trump. A Dem could hurt his or her head trying to figure  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:50 PM   #112 
  - How Would Ron Paul Fare in the World of Big Business?  Wolf Frankula   Dec-03-11 02:50 PM   #18 
  - Another book seller.........sheesh.....this one has a muskrat on his head.  Historic NY   Dec-03-11 07:17 PM   #49 
  - muskrats  technotwit   Dec-03-11 09:12 PM   #63 
     - Dyed skunk.  Historic NY   Dec-03-11 10:23 PM   #68 
  - "clown-like candidate:" Got news for you, Trump: Paul's been elected many times  wordpix   Dec-04-11 08:26 PM   #121 
  - I'm loving this! The rats eating their own  wordpix   Dec-04-11 08:29 PM   #122 
  - From the "Even a Stopped Clock" collection. I can't believe I agree with Ron Paul.  MADem   Dec-03-11 02:21 PM   #3 
  - "An unwanted circus-like atmosphere?" If they didn't want  MineralMan   Dec-03-11 02:21 PM   #4 
  - A clown as ringmaster to a freak show.  Fuddnik   Dec-03-11 04:10 PM   #29 
  - Well, The hopefuls have already made a circus-like atmosphere  dballance   Dec-03-11 02:27 PM   #6 
  - They did find someone smarter than Perry and with less baggage than Newt,  No Elephants   Dec-03-11 11:05 PM   #75 
  - Hilarious....Trump ? Was Meatloaf busy???  russspeakeasy   Dec-03-11 02:30 PM   #8 
  - Dennis miller must be on tour in Dubai.  xxqqqzme   Dec-03-11 02:39 PM   #14 
  - LOL! Well, wherever he is, we can be sure he's spreading bitterness and bile.  No Elephants   Dec-03-11 11:08 PM   #77 
  - Omarosa?  underpants   Dec-03-11 05:02 PM   #32 
     - Perfect...  russspeakeasy   Dec-03-11 05:34 PM   #34 
     - And Ted Nugent will be putting critters on the endangered species list that day  Zambero   Dec-03-11 05:44 PM   #38 
  - If no one shows up The Donald can debate that animal which lives on his head.  yellowcanine   Dec-03-11 02:33 PM   #10 
  - That would be after  icnorth   Dec-03-11 03:11 PM   #23 
     - ouch! for a guy with billion$, he's got the world's worst hairdresser  wordpix   Dec-04-11 08:33 PM   #123 
  - Da Gangaloons are a Circus Mr. Paul.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-03-11 02:33 PM   #11 
  - It's REALLY a cryin' shame.....  Plucketeer   Dec-03-11 02:35 PM   #12 
  - It's a Game Show!  ThoughtCriminal   Dec-03-11 02:41 PM   #15 
  - ron paul actually actually offers an opinion that makes sense?  calimary   Dec-03-11 02:42 PM   #16 
  - Well if you ask me...I nominate George Takei to moderate.  ooglymoogly   Dec-03-11 02:46 PM   #17 
  - Darlin', I'd PAY to watch that.  nolabear   Dec-03-11 02:52 PM   #19 
  - Oh my! - eom  ThoughtCriminal   Dec-03-11 03:53 PM   #25 
  - It reminds me of the GOP NAACP debate in 2008  Mnpaul   Dec-03-11 03:01 PM   #20 
  - Just love this part:  no_hypocrisy   Dec-03-11 03:06 PM   #22 
  - I heard it is just going to be carried on an internet channel.  northoftheborder   Dec-03-11 04:09 PM   #27 
  - Ron Paul is many things, but one thing he's not is anyone's fool  lunatica   Dec-03-11 03:13 PM   #24 
  - Ron Paul  krucial   Dec-03-11 05:42 PM   #37 
  - His position on wars and foreign aid seems to come mostly, if not exclusively, from  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 02:55 PM   #101 
  - They are mostly ignoring him-even if he does well in polls, etc  Peggy Day   Dec-03-11 05:52 PM   #41 
  - Of the Dems: Kucinich, of the GOPers; Ron Paul  Hardrada   Dec-03-11 06:04 PM   #43 
  - Paul has taken a stand against taxation, period.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 04:06 PM   #114 
  - Hey no problem!  Ratty   Dec-03-11 06:18 PM   #46 
  - RP=Ron Paul nt  Peggy Day   Dec-03-11 08:06 PM   #55 
     - You did not read Reply 46 very well, Peggy. The poster knew what  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:19 PM   #105 
  - Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich in the same breath? LOL!  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:16 PM   #104 
  - I am down here in his district and agree -  TBF   Dec-03-11 10:12 PM   #67 
  - Please see Replies 46. 100. and 101.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:23 PM   #106 
  - Ron Paul is a racist douchebag... Among other things  Ohio Joe   Dec-04-11 11:14 AM   #92 
  - Disagree. For one thing, he's been taking federal money for a very long time  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 02:50 PM   #100 
  - Hairball is moderating this comedy so that we can reconsider  russspeakeasy   Dec-03-11 04:07 PM   #26 
  - This thread is hilarious!  northoftheborder   Dec-03-11 04:10 PM   #28 
  - Trumps hopes no one shows up, so he can debate and nominate himself.  TheCowsCameHome   Dec-03-11 04:20 PM   #30 
  - Yes! That's the reason why he is sponsoring it with his own money  left on green only   Dec-03-11 08:15 PM   #56 
     - "The Donald", surrounded by 8 full length mirrors.  TheCowsCameHome   Dec-03-11 08:19 PM   #59 
  - So, the comedians now have something to replace Cain. But, I'm tempted to watch...  TreasonousBastard   Dec-03-11 04:28 PM   #31 
  - Yes, I am sure Romney's dad's money and connections had nothing to do with Willard's success.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:27 PM   #107 
  - Trump is the ultimate Paulite Troll  jeanmarc   Dec-03-11 05:26 PM   #33 
  - Meh. Some on this thread could give any Paulite in the land a run for their money.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:28 PM   #108 
  - Ron Paul is occasionally correct  Zambero   Dec-03-11 05:34 PM   #35 
  - Please see Replies 46., 100. and 101. Thanks.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:30 PM   #109 
  - Good for him Trump has no business being part of this - he is an EGO n/t  2Design   Dec-03-11 05:35 PM   #36 
  - I think he is much less of a tool than the normal reporters who do the debates.  harun   Dec-03-11 09:02 PM   #61 
  - The whole Republican presidential race is a circus.  Galraedia   Dec-03-11 05:47 PM   #39 
  - I see you've been  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 04:15 PM   #116 
  - Queen Says No To Pot Smoking FBI Members  oberliner   Dec-03-11 05:49 PM   #40 
  - John Lennon from the "Let It Be/Get Back" sessions....  Pendrench   Dec-03-11 07:29 PM   #50 
     - Right before "For You Blue"  oberliner   Dec-03-11 07:45 PM   #54 
        - :)  Pendrench   Dec-04-11 07:14 AM   #90 
  - Viewers wouldn't know whether to fixate on Trump's hair or Paul's eyebrow  graywarrior   Dec-03-11 06:05 PM   #44 
  - good for him.  krabigirl   Dec-03-11 06:14 PM   #45 
  - I find Paul's statement demeaning to Trump  jmowreader   Dec-03-11 06:22 PM   #47 
  - I don't know that king combover is any more circus-like than some  geckosfeet   Dec-03-11 06:59 PM   #48 
  - OR the candidates themselves! nt  tblue37   Dec-03-11 08:25 PM   #60 
  - Oh Gee I'm Breathless  unionworks   Dec-03-11 07:29 PM   #51 
  - Maybe not, but threads like this do seem  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:14 PM   #103 
  - there are LA OCCUPIERS  unionworks   Dec-03-11 07:36 PM   #52 
  - OH NO i've SAID TOO MUCH  unionworks   Dec-03-11 07:39 PM   #53 
  - Rupaul for president:  Initech   Dec-03-11 10:47 PM   #70 
  - Perfect response.  Pisces   Dec-03-11 08:17 PM   #57 
  - " unwanted circus-like atmosphere."  unkachuck   Dec-03-11 08:19 PM   #58 
  - " unwanted circus-like atmosphere."  BiggJawn   Dec-03-11 09:33 PM   #65 
  - The selection of Repukes flies in the face  Politicalboi   Dec-03-11 09:42 PM   #66 
  - What would happen if the rest of the morans failed to show???  Historic NY   Dec-03-11 10:24 PM   #69 
  - Carnival Barker!  mdmc   Dec-03-11 10:48 PM   #71 
  - LOL! Oh happy day!  bitchkitty   Dec-03-11 11:06 PM   #76 
  - I love this. Funniest reality show on TV!  No Elephants   Dec-03-11 11:12 PM   #78 
  - ROFLMAO. They finally noticed "an unwanted circus-like atmosphere" ... yeah finally noticed that  L. Coyote   Dec-03-11 11:41 PM   #79 
  - Translation: Ron Paul can't produce his birth certificate.  hay rick   Dec-04-11 12:07 AM   #80 
  - Being from Iowa  Doughboy71   Dec-04-11 01:12 AM   #83 
  - Paul may be batshit crazy and his Ayn Rand-ian ideas are dangerous  Adenoid_Hynkel   Dec-04-11 01:15 AM   #84 
  - You sometimes respect someone whose ideas you find bat shit crazy and dangerous?  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 04:11 PM   #115 
  - No, he didn't say no to a debate  DFW   Dec-04-11 06:44 AM   #89 
  - The BIG story should be the Religious Right NEWSMAX sucking up to Trump!  Faryn Balyncd   Dec-04-11 11:33 AM   #93 
  - The selection of a reality television personality to host a presidential debate...  AlbertCat   Dec-04-11 12:58 PM   #95 
  - ...pawl is dead, pawl is dead, pawl is dead...  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-04-11 03:33 PM   #110 
  - Ah, jeez. I hope he lives forever. The cults seem to get bigger after the beloved dies.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 04:20 PM   #117 
  - Ah, jeez. I hope he lives forever. The cults seem to get bigger after the beloved dies.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 04:20 PM   #118 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 08:21 PM   #119 
  - "Mr. Trumps selection is also wildly inappropriate because of his record..."  wordpix   Dec-04-11 08:23 PM   #120 
  - Good for him.  woo me with science   Dec-04-11 09:49 PM   #124 

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