Republican Debate November 22: Where to Watch Live
Republican Primary Debate: Focus on the Economy
The would-be Republican presidential candidates will square off at Dartmouth College for a debate on the economy. The debate starts at 8pm ET/5pm PT on November 22, 2011. You can follow the GOP debate live on CNN, or online via the links below.
The focus of the November 22 Republican debate will be foreign policy. Again.
- Republican Debate Live: CNN.com
- Follow GOP Debate on Twitter: #tcot
- Follow Republican Debate on Twitter: #CNNdebate
- CNN on Facebook
Newt Gingrich in the Lead
The landscape has shifted yet again, with Newt Gingrich as the frontrunner. Somehow Herman Cain's campaign still exists, despite an ongoing sexual misconduct scandal; however, Cain has slipped into third place, behind Mitt Romney.
Like folks who watch NASCAR for the crashes, many will be watching the debate to see if Herman Cain says something bizarre. Hey, he's yet to disappoint.
None of the GOP hopefuls have come up with particularly coherent foreign-policy agendas so far, other than declaring opposition to whatever President Obama is doing. This is despite the fact that Obama has really only extended the Bush agenda.
Also, one hopes the Republican primary candidates have been studying Iran, and are up to speed on the recent economic sanctions imposed by the US and Canada. Meanwhile, Obama has made good on two foreign-policy promises: withdraw from Iraq and get Osama bin Laden.
However, there's still the issue of ordering extrajudicial assassinations of American citizens on foreign soil (Anwar al-Awlaki), and the US encouragement of popular protest abroad while failing to address the violent suppression of protest at home (Occupy Wall Street and its offshoots).
Participants in GOP Primary Debate November 22:
- Michele Bachmann
- Herman Cain
- Newt Gingrich
- Jon Huntsman
- Ron Paul
- Rick Perry
- Mitt Romney
- Rick Santorum
We'll see how often the Republican primary candidates plug their own books: Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann are all currently on book tours. Mother Jones started fact-checking Michele Bachmann's Core of Conviction, and found errors beginning on the very first page.
Meanwhile, Jon Huntsman is still in the Two Percent Zone, though he's ever so slightly ahead of Rick Santorum. However, his daughters are bona fide Twitter stars in their own right.
However, their dis of Jon Huntsman's classic Nikes is misplaced.
The GOP debate will take place at DAR Constitution Hall and is sponsored by CNN, The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. The debate will be moderated by Wolf Blitzer.