Republican Debate January 7, 2012: Where to Watch Live Online
Republican Debate 2012: A GOP Debate Will Take Place in Manchester, New Hampshire. Here's a Debate Preview Along With Info on How To Watch the Debate Live Online
The remaining Republican presidential primary candidates will square off at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire for a debate The debate starts at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on ABC.
Flavor-of-the-week Rick Santorum is now in the hot seat: we'll see if his popularity among Iowa Caucus participants holds up in a debate scenario: he's been weak in the debates so far.
This is the first of two back-to-back debates before the New Hampshire primary, and is co-sponsored by ABC News and WMUR. The January 7 debate will be moderated by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos.
Here is a January 7 Republican Debate preview.
How to Watch the January 7 Republican Debate Online
The Republican Debate will air on ABC. WMUR will have live web updates from the debate as well. Also see:
- ABC Politics Blog
- GOP Debate Live Coverage: Saint Anselm College
- Follow GOP Debate on Twitter: #tcot
Participants in GOP Primary Debate January 7:
- Newt Gingrich
- Jon Huntsman
- Ron Paul
- Rick Perry
- Mitt Romney
- Rick Santorum
Who's the Republican Primary Frontrunner?
Taking major polls into account, Mitt Romney is still the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, but all it takes is one screw-up... Of course, the other five candidates will be after him like birds of prey.
Then again, New Hampshire is Mitt Romney's home state. Standings-wise, Newt Gingrich is close in the polls; Ron Paul is holding the third-place spot. Perennially considered a fringe candidate, the racist and conspiracy-theorist tone of the Ron Paul newsletters has come back to haunt the libertarian favorite.
Meanwhile, this is the do-or-die weekend for Jon Huntsman, the lone moderate voice in the GOP primary field. Will he get a word in edgewise?
The New Hampshire GOP primary takes place on January 10.