http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sj5HcoGK2w “CNN/RPOF/HLN Republican Presidential Debate @ University of N. FL – Jacksonville – January 26” Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Summary of Article- The four remaining candidates tackled a broad range of foreign, domestic and social issues, including foreign intervention in Latin America, Romney’s links to “Obamacare,” illegal immigration, and Gingrich’s work for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mitt Romney The former Massachusetts Governor made a strong showing that evening, but his conversations with Newt Gingrich got ugly. When Gingrich accused Romney of being “Anti-immigrant,” the composed candidate lost his cool. He voiced similar disgust for a campaign ad where Gingrich claimed Romney had “No concern for the humanity” of illegal immigrants. The Romney-Gingrich immigration debate continued when Gingrich claimed Romney’s “Self deportation” plan ignored the families who had lived in America for generations. “Have you checked your investments?” When Mitt Romney tried to bring Gingrich’s ties to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back into the spotlight, the former Speaker bit back. Romney’s financial records, released this week, revealed that Romney had invested in Mac and Mae. “How about if the four of us actually talk about issues that relate to governing America?” Blitzer pointed out that Gingrich himself had accused Romney of living in “a world of Swiss bank accounts,” but the GOP candidate deflected the point.
merica," saw funding for public broadcasting as an easy target for spending cuts. He stated that one reason to cut funding of public broadcasting is because its programming is elitist. He argued that programming like ballet and opera found on pubic television serves only the upper class. one of his fellow Republicans have joined him in this attack on the Public Broadcasting Service. They argue ...
“A tiny mouse to a giant elephant.” After Romney called on Gingrich to “Check his own investments,” the former Speaker charged that comparing his investments to Romney’s was like “Comparing a tiny mouse with a giant elephant,” a deliberate stab at Romney’s considerable wealth. “You don’t just have to be cheap everywhere.” Mitt Romney went after Newt Gingrich for what he deemed promises for reckless spending. “The global warming hoax.” In the last moments of the GOP debate, Rick Santorum mentioned that Gingrich and Romney “Fell for the global warming hoax.” This very lengthy debate of about an hour and 40 minuets concluded with many of the candidates outraged at each other.
Relationship to class- This discussion relates to our class because it has to do with the media, which we learned about in Chapter 8 of our textbook. The media in this debate was not able to be a scorekeeper since the debate was aired live. Furthermore this relates to what we have learned in class, because we notice how the media influences the people. After the recent primaries that occurred in Florida, Mitt Romney came out with a 46.4% win. This GOP debate was probably one of Mitt Romney’s best debates yet, which may have been his reason for success in the presidential primaries held in Florida. From the beginning when he was able to attack Gingrich of his “no concern for humanity”, Romney grabbed the attention of many of the viewers. As you can see the media has a fairly large impact on the people and their choices.
1. Should their be more debates before the primaries?
2. How do you feel on Gingrich’s attack on Romney of being “Anti-immigrant”?