Mitch Perry Report 1.24.12

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If last Thursday was the best day yet of the 2011-2012 GOP race for the presidency, Monday was by far the best day to cover the race in Tampa and Florida.

With all of the candidates in town for last night's debate on the USF campus, the day began early at 8:00 a.m. as Mitt Romney met with some local residents adversely affected by the foreclosure crisis. Mittens then took the time after that to call on opponent Newt Gingrich to offer up his "work product" at mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

A few hours later it was Gingrich's turn to in Tampa to bash on Mitt — and you knew he would.

In contrast to the debate inside the College of Arts building, there was plenty of excitement around the USF campus in the hours leading up to the debate, in what looked like a dress rehearsal for the protests that will be coming during next summer's RNC.

And last but not least, a round-up of last night's debate at USF.

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