There was plenty of noise at the start of tonight’s CNN debate, and before it. Erin Burnett hosted her show from the campus of the University of North Florida, with a loud crowd behind her. “A Ron Paul crowd,” said Burnett. “Pretty passionate and excited.” That included someone who held up a sign through most of the uproarious hour that read: Don’t Believe the Liberal Media. As the debate began and the candidates introduced themselves, the biggest applause went to Rick Santorum who said he brought along a North Florida resident: his 93-year-old mother.
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