Below you can find the entire video of the Republican debate held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, on October 11th, 2011. The debate was sponsored by Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and WBIN-TV. The focus of this debate was primarily the economy and jobs which were the only topics discussed during the 2 hour broadcast.
Original Air Time: Tuesday, October 11th at 8pm ET on Bloomberg Television
Candidates: Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum
Here is the entire 2 hour debate video courtesy of Bloomberg Television:
Report from Bloomberg:
Former pizza executive Herman Cain sought to capitalize on his rise in opinion polls by repeatedly promoting his 9-9-9 tax plan at a debate focused on the economy, as other Republican presidential candidates derided it as impractical and criticized each other’s credentials.
Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is the party’s frontrunner, navigated through repeated attacks from his opponents, including Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is struggling to reignite his candidacy.
The debate tonight showcased disputes among the candidates on a range of economic issues, including Chinese currency, housing loans, job creation and the possibility of future bailouts should the nation face another economic crisis.
The session was viewed as especially important for Cain, 65, and Perry, 61. Cain’s polling gains have reshaped the primary race and created a new challenge for Perry as he tries to regain ground he has lost to Romney.
The debate moderated by Charlie Rose at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and sponsored by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post put the candidates in direct conflict over their plans for turning around an economy with an unemployment rate of 9.1 percent.
The round table format of this debate was especially leveling and I felt brought the topics more in focus as well. There was more substantive discussion and less bickering over topics we’ve heard a dozen other times. Overall I’d give Bloomberg a “B+” for this format making it an informative yet entertaining 2 hours.