Human Events Staff Writer, Jarrett Stepman, has collected articles about the CNN debate in Florida from around the internet. There is more to come as commentary files in.
Santorum Reasserts Himself in Florida Debate
The latest Republican face-off here on Thursday, debate moderator Wolf Blitzer gave Santorum the first and last word of the night, and the candidate who is running a distant third here appeared up to the challenge of nudging himself back into the conversation in what has become a two-man narrative in Florida.
Jacksonville Debate: Two Winners, One Loser
We had two winners tonight: From a ‘micro’ perspective, Rick Santorum was terrific and narrowly won the evening. On a macro level, Mitt Romney came awfully close to winning the debate outright, and just owned Newt Gingrich during three dramatic exchanges.
The Washington Examiner
Gingrich blows chance in crucial final debate
After the debate, Gingrich’s spokesman did not want to answer a simple question: How could Gingrich have attacked Romney for a Fannie/Freddie investment when the former speaker had such investments of his own?
Florida Republican debate: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich throw jabs in Jacksonville
Newt Gingrich abandoned his role as Mitt Romney’s chief antagonist in Thursday night’s presidential debate, going easy on the national GOP front-runner as a third candidate joined the fray in force.
The Daily Beast
Newt Gingrich Swings at Mitt Romney and Misses in CNN Florida Debate
In the opening moments of CNN’s debate in Jacksonville on Thursday night, Gingrich passed up one invitation to smack Romney and tried to deflect another Mitt attack without swinging back.
The American Spectator
This was by far the best debate for Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. They both made effective use of the squabbling between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.