Republican debate tonight on Bloomberg Television at 8pm ET

Eight GOP contenders will take the stage tonight from Dartmouth College in a debate sponsored by Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and WBIN-TV. The central theme of this debate will be the economy and jobs for the entire duration of questioning. The moderating will consist of a three-person panel led by PBS veteran Charlie Rose.

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Air Time: Tuesday, October 11th at 8pm ET on Bloomberg Television (channel finder)

Candidates: Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum

Report from Bloomberg:

Join us on Tuesday, October 11th at 8pm ET for the first economic debate of the Republican primary season. Bloomberg Television and The Washington Post, in partnership with WBIN-TV and host Dartmouth College, will present the first debate of the 2012 campaign focused exclusively on the issues voters consider most important – the economy, debt, deficits, taxes, trade and jobs.

Moderated by Charlie Rose, The Washington Post political correspondent Karen Tumulty and Bloomberg White House correspondent Julianna Goldman. Be a part of the Bloomberg debate conversation on Twitter #EconDebate and on Facebook at

Apparently Herman Cain has done enough in the past 2 weeks to merit a podium spot next to Mitt Romney. I would have assumed that podium order should be drawn randomly but call me naive.

138 comments to Republican debate tonight on Bloomberg Television at 8pm ET

  • John

    Let’s say you have 3 kids, one in school, and you and your wife make just enough money to feed them and pay for school….and then you have to pay 9% tax on that, and you’re 10% short.

    Now let’s say you have a small island near New York, net a billion or so a year and own a college for your kids to attend….yes you pay a fortune in taxes (still 9%), but a) nobody goes hungry b) you don’t even go to work anyway cause all that billion comes from investing your money and c) you don’t have any use for that tax money except for more investing (and don’t kid yourself it’s invested in US jobs). Meanwhile, your fortune was inherited from your grandfather who ran moonshine during the Depression or used slaves to pick cotton.

    Take a minute and think, people…Horatio Alger was a fictional character! And the Republican dream of the easy 50′s was the result of Democratic spending during WWII. If you don’t share the wealth, you don’t have any….the rich are only rich as long as we accept their paper money. Move back to a barter system and see what happens…try being a Wall Street Banker with a fortune in live chickens (!)

  • jeremyb802

    I noticed the quotations on the backdrop of the debate when they would return from commercials, they were quotes from Thomas Jefferson and other historical figures. I noticed that the only candidate that even comes close to reflecting the wisdom in those quotes IS Ron Paul. It’s unbelievable that herman wins 1 poll in Florida and all of a sudden he is a “top tier” candidate with all the media coverage and interviews?? Ron Paul won the California Straw poll a month ago, Came within 9/10 of 1% of winning Iowa Ames poll and won the Value Voters Poll this weekend in Washington DC? His message is so powerful and practical if only people were exposed to it they would realize the true leadership and vision of Paul.

  • dparke

    I’ve been unsure which way to lean, but I am now firmly decided on Mr. Romney. I liked Perry, he isn’t “sharp” and lacks credibility. He is a lot like Bush. I like Cain but no experience in politics is a problem. I don’t want him to be part of the political mess, but he needs to at least have some experience in it. I used to be a Bachmann supporter but she doesn’t get the economy. Say what you will about Mitt, he is sharp and he is a leader.

  • Greg Hand

    I have a question to all candidates except Ron Paul. There are mobs of angry protesters in New York concerning the obvious collusion between Corporations and Congress and whitehouse. Do any of you have the belief that private Corporations should have an influence in congressional voting and if the answer is no, please explain why the privately owned Federal Reserve is given power to issue currency and conduct the nations monetary policies when it is clearly stated in the Constitution this responsibility is soley to be conducted by congress?

  • pat

    RON PAUL 2012 no one is even close to this mans ideas and integrity.