Republican Presidential Debate, June 13, 2011
The first major Republican Presidential campaign debate for 2012 to include front-runner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be televised tonight from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, at 8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT.
This post is “live” two hours before the debate begins, so if you see it before the start time, come here to post up your predictions, make side bets, or taunt (gently!) the opposition. As the debate unfolds, pop in here to make snarky comments, tell us who you’re really liking, or taunt (gently!) the opposition.
One controversial aspect is that Sen. Ron Johnson, Audio Consultant, was dis-invited to participate. He and both his supporters are really angry.
Former Gov. and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman has declined to participate.
Participants will include Romney, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Ron Paul, Herman Cain, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Gingrich. The debate is sponsored by CNN, WMUR and the Manchester (New Hampshire) Union Leader. CNN political correspondent John King will moderate. His wife, Dana Bash, will not likely ask questions about Weiners.
- New Hampshire GOP Field Set for Monday’s Debate (538refugees.wordpress.com)
- What They Must Do: Analyzing The Coming GOP Presidential Debate | Dick Morris (jamespatrick1.wordpress.com)
- GOP Field Anything But Steady as N.H. Debate Nears (foxnews.com)
- CNN New Hampshire GOP Debate: Join in now (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Republican presidential candidates to debate in New Hampshire (pennlive.com)