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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:51 PM
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Rick Perry latest to skip Trump-moderated debate
Source: CBS

Rick Perry's campaign indicated Thursday that the Texas governor will not participate, saying he will be focused instead on meeting Iowa voters.

"Traditional retail campaigning in the days and weeks leading up to the Iowa caucus is the Perry campaign's top priority," said Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan. Perry is one of a number of GOP presidential candidates who has met with Trump seeking his endorsement.

Three candidates - Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman - have previously said they would not participate in the December 27 debate in Des Moines. Huntsman and Paul mocked the event, with Paul deeming it "beneath the office of the presidency," while Romney said his busy schedule precludes his participation.

And Thursday morning, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus poured cold water on the event, telling Fox News that Trump's comment that he might run as an independent makes his role as a moderator "problematic."

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57339538-503544/... /
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:52 PM
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1. Does this mean it's not gonna be "Yiiuuuge!"? nt
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 02:52 PM by Guy Whitey Corngood
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:58 PM
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2. Once again Gingrich looks the fool. n/t
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:06 PM
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3. ..not only looks, but is.....
he has consistency, in that department
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:12 PM
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4. Maybe Trump can debate his hair. n/t
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riverbendviewgal Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:59 PM
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5. It seems like Trump is losing his luster
Is that a surprise?
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