The 10th Republican Presidential Debate 2016 by CNN/Telemundo [Feb 25][8:30pm EST]

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  1. Arkain2K

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    The five remaining Republican presidential candidates hit the stage on Thursday night for the final debate before Super Tuesday, which could either make or break a number of candidates’ presidential aspirations.

    Republican front-runner Donald Trump is riding a three-state winning streak as he, along with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Ben Carson take the stage in Houston. The showdown will be moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash, along with radio host Hugh Hewitt and Telemundo’s Maria Celeste.

    CNN has the start time listed as 8:30 p.m. EDT, but be warned: The networks have repeatedly been saying the debates start 30 minutes before they actually do to get viewers sucked in to pre-debate coverage. Expect the real action to start at 9 p.m. EDT.

    Not only will it be broadcast both on CNN and Telemundo, but it will be live streamed as well.

    CNN will be streaming the debate directly on its website. The stream will be available to everyone, even noncable subscribers. Telemundo also will be offering the debate in Spanish at Telemundo.com as well as on its YouTube channel.


    http://national.suntimes.com/nation...0/live-stream-cnn-telemundo-republican-debate
     
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  2. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    To-Do List: What Each GOP Candidate Must Achieve in the Houston Debate
    Janet Hook - Feb 25, 2016


    The gradually shrinking Republican debate show comes to Houston Thursday, as the five remaining GOP presidential candidates meet for their last matchup before the March 1 Super Tuesday primary that will take place in Texas and 10 other states.

    The event at the University of Houston, co-sponsored by CNN and Telemundo, is the first Republican debate broadcast on a Spanish-language network. The two networks will simultaneously broadcast the debate in English and in Spanish translation, and the questions are supposed to be geared to the concerns of Hispanic voters.

    Here are some of the goals that candidates will be bringing to the debate stage:

    DONALD TRUMP:
    Coming off three straight wins — in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — Mr. Trump will take the debate stage as the clear front-runner. The debate’s focus on Hispanics poses a challenge to the celebrity businessman, who has faced criticism for his views on immigration and comments about Mexicans that were considered insulting. It is the first debate since Mr. Trump’s favorite sparring partner, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, dropped out of the race so his scathing attacks may be turned more intensely on his remaining rivals.

    TED CRUZ:
    The Texas senator will have the hometown crowd on his side in Houston and he will need them as he heads into high-stakes primaries in Southern states, where he has invested heavily. In the debate he will be trying to regain his footing and reassert himself as Mr. Trump’s principal rival after finishing in third place in Nevada and South Carolina. He likely will have to parry accusations that his campaign has been using underhanded tactics.

    MARCO RUBIO:
    The Florida senator, following second-place finishes in Nevada and South Carolina, will be battling to undercut his chief rival, Mr. Cruz, and establish himself as the leading alternative to Mr. Trump and the candidate best equipped to win the general election. The focus on Hispanic issues will play to both his weaknesses and strengths. He is fluent in Spanish and talks often and emotionally about his Cuban-American roots. But on immigration policy, his past support for a path to citizenship for people in the U.S. illegally is a bone of contention among conservatives.

    JOHN KASICH:
    The Ohio governor will be addressing an audience in a region where he hasn’t been competing very intensely for votes. Of all the March 1 states, the ones that give him the best opportunity to pick up delegates are thousands of miles away in Massachusetts and Vermont, neighbors to New Hampshire, the one state where he had a good, No. 2 showing. His strategy hinges on chalking up wins later in March in the industrial Midwest, especially Michigan and his home state of Ohio, if he lasts that long. He likely will try to continue to play the above-the-fray candidate who is just waiting for his chance when the bickering stops.

    BEN CARSON:
    The biggest question for Mr. Carson, like Mr. Kasich, may be why he is remaining in the field without a clear path to the nomination. The retired neurosurgeon may continue to try to speak to evangelical voters, who are his strongest source of support, to the dismay of Mr. Cruz, who is courting the same voters. Mr. Carson’s supporters were glad that he got more speaking time at the last debate. Now, with one fewer candidate on the stage, everyone could get more air time in Houston.


    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/...candidate-must-achieve-in-the-houston-debate/
     
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  3. ThinkGreen

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    Carson is still there? Luls
     
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  4. Fatt Hughes

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    if Trump can get through this debate and win big on Super Tuesday, he should out right declare that he's done with debating the Republican chumps, and is now shifting into a general election campaign. There's a Fox debate a week later hosted by Megyn Kelly, who I'm sure is frothing at the mouth to get Trump with a killshot heading into Florida and Ohio primaries. If Trump skips out, there's nothing they can do to spin it. By then, most of the country will be convinced of Trumps inevitability. Also, if Cruz loses Texas he's out anyway. Leaving really a Trump vs Rubio match up, with hardly any recognition of Kasich and Carson's campaigns. Trump will have all the leverage, and would be one last shot on Fox if he doesn't show up.
     
  5. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Telemundo’s Maria Celeste Arraras Tackles Latino Issues in Republican Debate
    Cynthia Littleton - Feb 25 2016

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    Telemundo news anchor Maria Celeste Arraras has a high-pressure assignment tonight: Grilling Donald Trump and the rest of the GOP pack on issues of interest to Latino voters during the presidential debate presented by CNN, Telemundo and Salem Media Group.

    Arraras will be one of four panelists questioning the candidates alongside moderator Wolf Blitzer of CNN, CNN’s Dana Bash and Salem’s Hugh Hewitt.
    The gathering at the University of Houston is billed as the only Republican National Committee-sanctioned debate to address Latino issues. It’s also the final TV face-off for the GOP candidates before next week’s Super Tuesday primaries in 11 states.

    Immigration policy has been a hot topic for Republican candidates on the stump so far. The 2016 campaign also marks a milestone for U.S. Hispanics in featuring two top GOP contenders of Hispanic descent: Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Trump, Cruz and Rubio are participating in the debate along with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

    Trump stirred outrage at the outset of his campaign when he asserted that many Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists. Trump’s vow to build a wall along the Mexican border to combat illegal immigration has been a pillar of his “Make America Great Again” platform. Cruz and Rubio have also taken strong stances on policies for dealing with undocumented immigrants and border control.

    Arraras, a native of Puerto Rico, is prepared for a tough room tonight, especially as the candidates have been quick to criticize the questioners in past debates. Trump’s campaign has publicly sparred with another prominent Spanish-language TV anchor, Univision’s Jorge Ramos.

    “It is important that we have participation in this debate,” Arraras told Variety. “We represent Hispanics and their interests. There is no doubt it’s important for the Republican Party to talk to Latinos in this election. This is a voting block that has incredible power.”

    But the nation’s fast-growing Latino population is hardly monolithic. Arraras sees the debate as a prime chance for the candidates to explain their positions to undecided voters.

    “They’ve said a lot of things about immigration,” Arraras said. “This time by having Telemundo in the room they know they’re speaking directly to Hispanics. It will be a matter of wait-and-see if they soften up (their messages) or stand their ground. The medium is going to be different; we will see if the message is going to be different.”

    Arraras is a news veteran who joined Telemundo in 2002 after working as a news anchor for Univision. At present she co-anchors Telemundo’s nightly newscast and anchors the daily news and entertainment magazine show “Al Rojo Vivo.”

    Arraras has been scouring polls and focus-group data to determine the biggest concerns for Latino voters this year. She emphasizes that those issues are not so far removed from the concerns of other voters. And there is little evidence that voters will support a candidate strictly because he has a Latino surname, Arraras said.

    “Most people feel all Latinos care about is immigration,” Arraras said. “Of course they care about immigration tremendously, whether they are citizens or undocumented or have a green card. Our community is a very compassionate community. We care about being humane to families in this country, whatever their circumstances. But we are also interested in education, health care and the minimum wage — things that will bring up our families.”

    Arraras’ role in the debate forced her to shift her anchor duties this week from her home base in Miami to studios in San Antonio and Houston. Cramming for the debate on top of her regular gigs has taken a toll, she admitted.

    “The biggest challenge was preparing the debate while doing two different shows for Telemundo,” she said. “There’s a little bit of dark circles under my eyes. But other than that, I’m ready.”


    http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/don...ebate-maria-celeste-cnn-telemundo-1201714383/
     
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  6. ShoelessRye

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    Last chance to defeat Trump is tonight. If they cannot land any scoring blows and figuratively bloody Trump in the debate, he's going to win the nomination. Cruz and Rubio should both look to take it to Trump, ignore each other for the night even.

    The problem both run into is they want the other guy to take on Trump first and head on - because Trump will fire back and take you down with him. And if Cruz takes on Trump, there is real risk that along with Trump firing back, that Rubio would align with Trump and double team Cruz. Same threat for Rubio to fire at Trump first - that Cruz would, rather than jump on Trump as well, would pile on Rubio.

    Kasich is hoping for a three way dog fight to get really dirty and messy and juvenile with insults and posturing and he can just stand off to the side looking like the only adult on the stage.
     
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    Nah, he admitted skipping the last debate was a mistake. He can be seen running scared of Megyn Kelly.
     
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    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    TAKE A SHOT:

    1. The first time (and first time only) one of the candidates compares himself to Ronald Reagan.

    2. When Ben Carson complains that nobody's calling on him.

    3. At the phrases "Great state of Texas," "Don't mess with Texas," or "Everything's bigger in Texas." Double if that last one comes from Trump in a suggestive tone. Triple-shot if Trump says "Everything except Marco is bigger in Texas."

    4. If Cruz mentions he's from Texas more than five times. Take an additional shot for each time after that.

    5. Every time someone jokes about Jeb Bush no longer being there. Double if the essence of the joke is that it's hard to tell the difference.

    6. When Kasich makes a speech or comment whose essence is, "Well, excuse me for being sane, but…" Drink also if a moderator calls Kasich a "moderate."

    7. When anyone calls anyone else a "liar."

    8. Whenever any of the non-Trump candidates calls him a "closet Democrat" or "not a conservative."

    9. Whenever anyone mentions Cruz's "dirty tricks."

    10. When Carson recites lines from the Bible or the Constitution.

    11. When any candidate mentions being the son/grandson of a hardworking bartender/mail carrier/housecleaner/etc. and therefore is not just a believer in the American Dream, but a product of it.

    12. Whenever Trump mocks someone's poll numbers.

    BONUS DRINK:

    Players may want to make side-bets as to what happens more often: Cruz reminding the audience that he's Texan, or Trump reminding them that Cruz is from Canada.

    We can have a bonus shot if Cruz mentions his Texan-ness only to have Trump immediately call him a Canadian Texan.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-official-gop-debate-drinking-game-rules-pt-10-20160225
     
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  9. K1levelgrappler

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    Telemundo sounds suspiciously Mexican to me. Next thing you know they'll be having a debate on Al Jazeera.

    I'm boycotting this one.
     
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    Front-runner Trump is the focus of tonight’s Republican debate in Houston
    By David A. Fahrenthold and Dave Weigel
    February 25

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    The four Republican candidates trailing Donald Trump will face him in a debate in Houston on Thursday evening in what may be their last best chance to stop the billionaire businessman before he runs away with the GOP presidential nomination — and disrupts their party.

    The debate is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. on CNN.

    It is the last debate before the Super Tuesday primaries next week, when 11 states and 595 Republican delegates will be at stake. Trump has already won three of the first four GOP contests. If he can win most or all of those 11, he will have a commanding advantage in the Republican race.

    The other candidates onstage will include two men who have the best shot at defeating Trump — but who for months have been more concerned with fighting each other in Trump’s shadow. On Thursday, Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Tex.) will have a chance to suspend their fight for second place and attack Trump directly.

    In the days leading to the debate, Rubio already signaled that he may take on Trump more forcefully than he has in the past. In remarks at rallies and fundraisers, Rubio has criticized Trump’s calls for higher tariffs on China — saying it would lead to a trade war that would make everything more expensive — and for saying he would be “sort of a neutral guy” in mediations between Israel and Palestinians.

    Rubio also reportedly told donors said that Trump was effectively fooling Republican voters. He reportedly called “Trump University,” a failed for-profit venture that had resulted in at least two fraud lawsuits against the mogul, a “scam.” One attendee said Rubio described a President Trump as the proverbial dog who caught the car, with no idea of what to do next.

    The other two candidates will be Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a relative moderate who placed second in New Hampshire, and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who has soldiered on for weeks after his chances of winning the nomination vanished.

    The Republican field has shrunk considerably since the first debate in August, when there were 17 candidates divided into an “undercard” debate and a main event. But two things remain the same.

    Trump will still have the front-runner’s podium, at the center of the stage.

    And the rest of the field may still be too crowded to stop him.

    “The reality is that, until the field starts to narrow, it’s going to be very, very hard to take [Trump] out,” said Katie Packer, deputy campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign and the leader of an anti-Trump super PAC, told The Washington Post. “I think people need to step up and start taking on Trump. Front-runners don’t just stumble. People trip them.”


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...a2846e-dbdd-11e5-891a-4ed04f4213e8_story.html
     
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    Rumor is a.)to spite Cruz b.)keep his name around for cabinet position (I wonder which he would likely get ;))
     
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    Rex is Puerto Rican. And a fatass.

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    How many more of these damn things are there gonna be?
     
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    If you don't enjoy politics you may want to avoid the WR until mid 2017. There will be a three month lull then before it starts to ramp up for 2020.
     
  14. NelmarksGhost

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    They should all just keep repeating that Trump is not a conservative, nor a republican. And list exactly why it's true. If that can't stop him the GOP should just come out right now, and say they won't give him the nomination. Toss him out of the party. Honestly what were they thinking letting him participate?
     
  15. NelmarksGhost

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    I imagine Trump's "the audience is stocked by the special interests" will come out a few times.
     
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    the anthem at a debate DA FUH ?

    plus she is horrible at singing
     
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    This reminds me more and more of American Idol.
     
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    Does Trump stay calm at the Wand like attacks or does he just embrace like Brian Stann did?
     
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    lol regan already mentioned.
     
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    My guess is he's just dismissive of his opponents. If the audience doesn't like it he will call them paid plants.
     
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    They all need to go after Trump tonight and hard or else it is a Trump nomination in my eyes
     

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