So far during the GOP presidential contest, there have been 19 debates. And next week's -- in Arizona -- will be No. 20.
But it looks like there won't be No. 21.
First, theÂ Romney campaign today said its candidate wouldn't be attending a March 1 debate in Georgia sponsored by CNN. The reason: Mitt Romney wants to use his time campaigning in the Super Tuesday states, scheduled for March 6.
"Gov. Romney will be spending a lot of time campaigning in Georgia and Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday," said spokeswoman Andrea Saul. "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."
In response,Â Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond fired off this tweet: "@MittRomney spits in Georgia's face and cancels Atlanta debate appearence."
He added, "If @MittRomney won't stand up and debate his GOP competitors how will he face President Obama?"
But the Paul campaign also said it was NOT participating. And theÂ Santorum camp tells NBC News that they haven't confirmed with CNN their participation, either.
Lets hope they all bow out, Â maybe he's leaving because he knows there some crooked b.s going on and he's going to get popped on it, so he's stepping down now. Â Good, more chanced for RON PAUL to win.
Romney nor Santorum is one I surely would have voted for NOoot.