NBC Republican Debate January 23rd 9pm [full video and poll]
It wouldn’t be the 2012 Presidential campaign season without another GOP debate and NBC has come to the rescue.
Tonight at 9pm Eastern, NBC will hold the next in a series of Republican candidate debates which will include Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Expect the debate to be the Mitt and Newt show – trading barbs on what has or hasn’t been released and who’s the better Conservative.
Taking into consideration Mitt Romney’s announcement to reporters shortly after conceding the landslide loss in South Carolina, he is widely expected to lash out at Newt in the debate tonight. Mitt will likely demand Newt’s contract from Freddie Mac and other artifacts in an attempt to damage Gingrich’s rising favor with the electorate.
Rick Santorum was crowned the winner of the Iowa Caucuses, but hasn’t shown strongly in the two primaries that followed. His standings in the most recent national poll give little reason for any of the candidates or the moderators to aim questions and/or comments at him.
Ron Paul will likely stick to talking about financial bubbles and his non-interventionism foreign policy. Rep. Paul is the only remaining candidate not to have won in a primary or caucus. That, along with his disappointing results in South Carolina faltering national poll numbers may see another debate where Paul is less-involved than his fans would like.
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