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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:37 PM
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Mitt Romney turns down The Donald
Source: Politico

Mitt Romney just told Fox News's Neil Cavuto that he won't be taking part in the Donald Trump-moderated NewsMax debate.

Im not participating in that," he said, per POLITICO's Juana Summers, adding that he had talked to The Donald and said, "I indicated that we just cant make this debate; well focus on the other two that weve got.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/69908.html
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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:40 PM
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1. Probably the wisest thing he could have done in a lose lose situation.
We need to know that the person big wig Republicans want as their candidate for POTUS is fearful of
Donald Trump's TV sideshows and publicity stunts.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:51 PM
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2. I knew he would...He would have been
made a fool of if he had stepped on that stage! Not that he does not deserve all the criticism he gets!
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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:57 PM
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3. Stop calling him "The Donald"
It gives him legitimacy and inflates his massive ego.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:11 PM
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11. That's how Ivana used to refer to him and it caught on...n/t
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:36 PM
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26. That's just what I was going to post!
I could :puke: every time I hear someone call him that.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:57 PM
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4. Good for him
Seriously. Oooh, I want to see this on SNL -
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:59 PM
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5. Will they still even have the debate, then?
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 03:59 PM by Ken Burch
It's pretty much down to Bachmann and the Lone Star Moron at this point, isn't it?

(although it would be fun to see if Cain shows up with a 40 and a blunt and heckles them.)
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:04 PM
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7. Gingrich is still in
For now at least.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:07 PM
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9. Of COURSE there'll be a debate...
Don't forget, the person he most wants to be on the stage will be...Donald Trump. The rest of them will be window dressing.
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left on green only Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:47 PM
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16. What about Newt Getricher?
Hasn't he already taken the bait, hook, line, and sinker? But I didn't know that Bachmann had recently done the same as well. I thought that she had her tongue buried so far up rump's rear end that she had no idea what his front end was saying. As far as Ranger Rick goes, his acceptance goes past bad decision making and straight into the realm of a media induced suicide (I guess he just couldn't remember the word 'no'). What ever happened to that little shit, Ross Perrot? I'd bet he could really entertain us at a Trump hosted circus. Kind of like Mighty Mouse on 'ludes VS Donald Duck on ego steroids.
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walerosco Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 05:32 PM
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17. Theres still Santorum
Dont ever forget him :)
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 05:39 PM
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19. And don't ever Google him.
:puke:
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 07:58 PM
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22. Neither of those two people are attending the debate as yet
Gingrich and Santorum are the ones who have accepted.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:11 PM
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30. It's just Newt 'N Frothy Mix?
That'll be a night to remember.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:00 PM
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6. Ha. Repub Reality Infotainment Debate loses another player...
Yet, of course, it's all over the 24/7 cable blurbs, for now. :hi:
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oldhippydude Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:20 PM
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13. this is getting to the point
of a national embarrasment.. i can't imagine any of them in the white house..
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:41 PM
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15. Agree. (R) has practically become a caricature of a national political party.
And a particularly shallow, petty one at that. When obstructionist grandstanding is all you've got, you've failed as a party. And failed your responsibility to serve in the national interests of Americans.

It's ironic that the latest front runner in the (R) sideshow is the godfather of gridlock. (Picked up that phrase today from a media political pundit, but it's right on point.)

Would all be amusing if there wasn't so much at stake... :hi:
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:07 PM
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8. Damn, I wanted to see the Hair Contest.
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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:11 PM
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10. This is going to absolutely infuriate Trump
... can't wait to see it. Nothing makes him more upset than when he is belittled!
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:45 PM
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20. Yup - Trump will declare war on Romney
and may end up damaging Newt in the process.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:17 PM
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12. I give him credit for that much......
I mean c'mon - does anyone take T Rump seriesly?
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:32 PM
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14. Well, at least he's not THAT idiotic.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 05:38 PM
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18. This is more about fear than guts.
Romney's main strategy is the less he speaks the better he does.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:47 PM
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21. Typical Mittens - couldn't say 'no' out of the box, like Huntsman and Paul had the sense to.
Had to wait a few days to see media reaction before deciding what he thinks.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:04 PM
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23. The Donald has been sucking up to Newt so how would he be a fair moderator?
The Donald would not know how to moderate in a fair way.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:40 PM
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27. Please don't refer to him as The Donald. See above posts.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:38 AM
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32. Nah. It is understood by most that "The Donald" is not complimentary.
It is a reminder of the gargantuan ego (not justified by actual accomplishments) of the man. Supposedly it was coined by his ex wife Ivana, and was not intended as a compliment. Nicknames by wives who are destined to be ex wives seldom are.
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christx30 Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:43 PM
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29. Newt is currently
the favorite on FR. It's hilarious. I kind of want Perry to be the nominee. I want to see him lose a ton of money when Obama is reelected.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:26 PM
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24. "Mitt Romney just told Fox News's Neil Cavuto that he won't be taking part..."
....I can feel the fabric of Republican love tearing....you can't snub The Donald and get away with it....raygun is turning over in his grave....
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creamcitycrusher Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:32 PM
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25. Lonely Debate
With no real candidates in this debate it may just be Newt and
the Donald. I guess I wouldn't be surprised to see crazy
Bachmann and the free falling Rick Perry show up for this
entertainment based debate also. 
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:43 PM
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28. romney is a hypocrite; but ....
the more the US repudiates don sTrumpet, the more its collective IQ improves.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:11 PM
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31. Good for him.
I think Trump's just pulling another ego trip stunt. Besides, who on Earth wants to watch a political debate in the week between Christmas and New Year's?
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:06 AM
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33. So far it is the Newster and the Donald. Maybe Michelle can sign on and make it a threesome.
:rofl:
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