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It’s Time For Another Republican Presidential Debate!

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

It seems like this is Republican Presidential Debate #417 (actually, it’s just the 11th which is still way too many) and we’re still a year away from the actual election.  Alas, our candidates are going to go at it again anyway with tonight’s topic being national security.

This will be the first debate since Newt Gingrich has risen to the top of the polls.  A story on Yahoo this morning had this appropriate take on the Republican front-runner status…

The 2012 primary race has followed a familiar pattern so far. Previously unheralded and little known candidate surges to head of the polls. The media and the public express surprise and amazement. The media and the public then start actually looking at the candidate’s background and positions. The spotlight zeros in on the front runner. Another televised debate happens and the front runner implodes on state. Rinse. Repeat.

And it’s happened to several candidates so far.  First to Michele Bachmann, then to Rick Perry and most recently to Herman Cain.  Can Gingrich strike up another command performance on the big stage and hang on to his lead in the polls?

Tonight’s debate is in Washington and will be broadcast on CNN with Wolf Blitzer moderating at 8PM Eastern.

  1. November 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Politicians LOVE to hear themselves talk, don’t they?
    But do they ever actually say anything worth listening to?

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