This is pure BUNK shame on America and thee media for manipulating our election.
This is a Tea Party debate??? Oh really? CNN and the Tea Party Express? The Tea Party Express should now be viewed as hostile to our movement, do not support it, stick to your home groups. Shame on you and the rest for believing this is actually a Tea Party debate.
A tea party debate should be for true tea party candidates.
Mitt Romney is an immoral liar, and Huntsman is is a Rhino plus he is way behind in the polls and yet they allow him in the photo but exclude Santorum who has character and morals.
Any Tea Party group knows that Romney is a globalist and being built up as the candidate only so when the presidential election comes he will easily get defeated by Obama. Wake up and quit drinking the tea. Toss is back into the harbor.
Protect your mind from such nonsense, watch the debate with guarded eyes. Do not believe all you see and or hear. Its a sham!
Tampa, FL -- The eyes of the political world will once again be on Tampa Monday when the eight leading Republican candidates for president square off in a national debate from the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Scheduled to participate in the "Tea Party Debate" sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express are Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Texas Representative Ron Paul, Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
The event will be moderated by CNN's lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer, who says the toughest part of his job is to make sure the candidates all get equal time.
"When you have eight candidates up on a stage you try and be fair, you want to make sure all of them get as much time as the others," Blitzer said.
But unlike other debates, the moderator will not be the only one asking questions on Monday. Audience members will also be allowed to quiz the candidates. Plus, questions will be taken from Tea Party members at debate watch parties in Arizona, Ohio and Virginia.
In addition, Blitzer says people at home will be able to submit questions online through Facebook, Twitter or www.CNNPolitics.com.
"When I interviewed President Obama in Iowa a few weeks ago, I got a lot of good questions from my Twitter followers. When I interviewed D*** Cheney in Los Angeles, I got a lot of good questions from Facebook or Twitter, so this interaction with people out there is really great."
Subjects expected to be discussed on Monday include the size of government, social security, taxes and, of course, the economy.
Blitzer adds his hope is that voters come away informed.
"My hope is that people will emerge from the debate a little bit smarter and have a better educated vote than they would before.
Monday's 2-hour debate begins at 8 p.m. and can be seen on CNN. Share Twitter Facebook