November 27, 2007

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Tonight's Republican YouTube debate on CNN started out with bang -- and a pow and a bam. The first question was directed at Rudy Giuliani from an unhappy New Yorker who accused him of running a sanctuary city during his time as Mayor. Rudy defends his record on immigration and crime, but when host Anderson Cooper asks fellow candidate Mitt Romney to comment, he goes after Rudy and it was all downhill from there.

The two went back and forth trading barbs about who was nicer to immigrants, when Rudy accuses Romney of hiring illegal immigrants to work at his mansion. Romney didn't take kindly to the accusation and after Rudy got more personal and refused to allow Cooper to move on to another question the boos started flying from the audience. This was really ugly, and a real statement about the state of the Republican Party. As Scarce commented -- this debate is like a funeral...with booing.

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