GOP primary debate audiences embarrass Republican Party

The GOP primary debates give the candidates a chance to become known to the public. The forums have revealed much about the Republican base as well.

For the GOP’s extreme, it seems there is no room for nuance between policy and principle. Will the audience outbursts alienate the rest of America?

In a way, the insensitive and intolerant audience outbursts are just an amplification of the insensitive and intolerant positions of the candidates.

Yet at least one GOP candidate has held his ground. His positions might not be popular with the base, but they are sure to look good with a wider constituency.

Yet one wonders: is there any limit to what the GOP primary debate audience will cheer or boo?

The GOP hope to take America forward. But as the candidates pander to their base, they risk making the Republicans look like a party of the past.


  • Politisite

    Two people shout out at a debate with 1000 attendees and you call that the Republican Base. 
    Santorum: Sex Isn’t a Military Issue – Video  In any polling sample 10-15% is considered a fringe group.  33.5 percent are the Republican base group in America.  That room was filled with mostly republicans.  So 2 or 3 people clapping or shouting in a room of 500-1000 is not the republican base. 

  • richard wills

    They can pretend to be Republicans, the entire pathetic lot have devolved into an infestation of dixiecrats!

  • Guest

    They’re already the party of the inbreds.