Georgia Jilted by Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum; CNN Cancels Debate
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are just too busy for Georgia and pulled out of a final debate before the Super Tuesday Primaries, so CNN canceled the Republican showdown scheduled for March 1, Slate notes.
Romney and Santorum, who are pretty much neck-and-neck in polls, basically decided to blow off Georgia for the political equivalent of younger, hotter states.
"With eight other states voting on March 6, we will be campaigning in other parts of the country and unable to schedule the CNN Georgia debate," a Romney flak told reporters.
Romney says he's still wants to spend a lot time with the Georgia. Right now, though, he wants to spend time with other states too, too -- so he can really figure out what he's looking for.
"Gov. Romney will be spending a lot of time campaigning in Georgia and Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday," the spokeswoman said.
Santorum wasted no time with pleasantries, telling the media that he "has no plans of doing it right now" -- he and Georgia are totally done. He didn't know what he was even thinking when he agreed to hang out in the first place.
Ron Paul also didn't feel like committing to Georgia.
He just has a lot going on right now with his campaign and stuff, and can't really be bothered -- but really hopes the state can try to understand where he's coming from.
He told the state that it's not her -- it's him, and this weird head-space he's in.
Listen, the candidates don't want to disappoint Georgia, OK, but they're not in a good place right now to really think too much about setting up plans for the future.
The candidates promised that they would text Georgia soon, though, and hope everything is cool.
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