Gingrich/Huntsman Lincoln-Douglas debate Monday at 10:27pm ET

This is a late update on this debate mainly due to C-SPAN’s late decision to air the event later this evening. The debate will take place Monday at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. The event takes place at 4pm ET but will not be broadcast on C-SPAN until 10:27pm ET when it can be streamed online or viewed on television. The focus will primarily delve into national security and foreign policy.

Full Video:

Air Time: Monday, December 12 at 10:27pm ET on C-SPAN

Live Stream: C-SPAN (At 10:27pm ET)

Participants: Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman

Report from Deseret News:

A little-known former Congressman named Abraham Lincoln ran against incumbent Sen. Stephen Douglas in 1858, and the two men subsequently engaged in a series of seven epic debates across their home state of Illinois. Although Lincoln would lose that senate race to Douglas, the notoriety of the Lincoln-Douglas debates catalyzed Honest Abe’s successful bid for president in 1860.

Jon Huntsman Jr. and GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich will stage a one-on-one, Lincoln-Douglas debate Monday in New Hampshire — and by hearkening back to yesteryear both men seek to break Mitt Romney ‘s stranglehold on Republican support in the Granite State.

Huntsman’s campaign website indicates the debate will be “on foreign policy and national security.” It will begin at 4 p.m. ET and can be steamed online at or viewed on television when C-SPAN rebroadcasts the event at 10:27 p.m. ET.

If you do miss this event, have no fear, we’ll link to the C-SPAN replay. It is not being broadcast live anyway so we’ll all be watching the taped event. Once again, sorry for the delayed notification. This event was brought together only in the last week and a half and C-SPAN only decided in recent days to air the event.


There has been a huge discrepancy in the times reported from C-SPAN. Originally scheduled for 8pm ET airing on C-SPAN, it seems that is not the case. According to C-SPAN, it will now air at 9:42pm ET and then re-air again on December 13th at 1:04am ET.

Either way, click this link to watch the replay online if you want to watch it before it airs:

Watch the Huntsman-Gingrich Lincoln-Douglas Debate

I apologize to anyone counting on a certain time that was reported here. C-SPAN was not providing accurate information earlier today.

Update 2

Now the time is 10:27pm ET to air on C-SPAN. Just watch the embed above, probably more reliable.

69 comments to Gingrich/Huntsman Lincoln-Douglas debate Monday at 10:27pm ET

  • This was a very impressive and informative format for debate. I was not impressed with Huntsman in the earlier debates but in this one I see how intelligent and well-knowledgeable he really is regarding the world and have a more better and positive view of his position and of his person. Right now, I wouldn’t mind seeing a Gingrich-Huntsman ticket for president. They would seem to make a good team for our country.

  • kilroy

    Very enlightening, informative, and very positive. Please lend your ear and give these Lincoln Douglas debate like discussions between Gingrich and Huntsman a true, positive, and objective chance for your mind to grasp the significance and future vision and positive potential seemingly so apparently possible if these two became a team among other leaders in the white house.

  • American Light

    Execellent, well thought out , and experienced articulation from Gov. Huntsman. His assets boad well for Americas future relationship with China. His positive message and overall thinking/position on a strong America and her values, abilities,duties as the world leader, and her shining example of liberty for all is refreshing and even moreso tremendously important today.

    Huntsman thinks in terms of what and how the US still is and will be again a powerhouse of productivity, and how it’s people add value to the lives of others here and around the world. Current, other US leaders tear down peoples moral, undermine this and other countries stability and their leaders, and insult the intelligence of all. As a citizen of the US I know this to be true b/c I feel it everyday in the retoric and inactions/actions of the current regime.

    Huntsman chooses to think and act above the mediocre and below. He has a good sound grasp of and personal experience in the matters of foreign relations, but even moreso is genuin in his approach to nuture positive relations with all people.

    Until this debate, in it’s intimate nature I had not seen Huntsman in this light. I like him, as a person, and the leader of this country. I could be proud of him. And, hope to hear and see more of him.


  • James

    This debate video contains two politicians who bow to Zionist influence and keep the continuously failed Keynesian economic policy of the Federal Reserve.

    Every “economic bubble” contains a “boom” and a “bust”. An artificially inflated growth and an artificially deflated recession. The boom’s are ridden like a Surfer rides waves, buy the “insiders” and corrupt politicians alike. The bust’s are burdened by the average American peasant.

    To further understand this, youtube “Peter Schiff was right” and “Austrian vs Keynesian economics”

    • B Anderson

      Another RP follower’s babble. I guess he didn’t read the memo.

    • Chris (CA)

      The Ron Paul supporters make denigrating comments about ALL the candidates. I have not seen their type of degrading comments from supporters of Gingrich, Romney, Perry, Bachman, Huntsman, and Santorum.

      It is sad that the supporters of Ron Paul cannot conduct themselves as gentlemen and ladies. You are a poor reflection of the candidate you claim to love so much. Anyway, it’s a free country? and I will support whomever I want.

      I have done my utmost to separate the followers from the candidate, who has a few ideas I support, but your conduct makes it increasingly difficult.

      My suspicion is that the RP supporters have created multiple? e-mail accounts in order to create multiple YouTube, Facebook, and other social network accounts. Using these accounts they propagate variations of the same negative comments about ALL the other candidates, not just Newt. The other day a CNN reporter mentioned their sizeable presence on the Internet.

      They obviously subscribe to their opponents YouTube’s or FaceBook’s in order to bombard the non-Paul candidates with regurgitated exaggerations. They also seem to believe everything they read.

      There are various sources around the Internet that make negative exaggerations about Ron Paul. I dismiss most of them. Enemies will always create their own misleading version.

      • James

        Hi Chris.

        You reply to my post, claiming Ron Paul supporters “degrading comments” are not seen by other candidates supporters.

        Wrong and wrong. Where in my post is this “degrading” material you speak of? The candidates proudly announce in the debate their pro-Zionist policies. They (except Ron Paul and Rick Perry) will continue the Keynesian economics of the Federal Reserve. How does my comment, which simply affirms the candidates own debate statements, come across as degrading?

        It’s obvious you have been upset by a few Ron Paul supporters, perhaps they made degrading comments, but why reply to my post of objective statements with disdain for something other RP supporters said? Reply to the negative posts you speak of, not mine. Thanks.

        But I acknowledge that your post didn’t contain any direct insults, as ‘B-Anderson’ and ‘Michael’s have. So you’re cool in my book. =)

        • Chris (CA)


          Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.

          I acknowledge your point. Thank you for staying level-headed. I think our misunderstanding stems from the fact that I clicked on ‘REPLY’ to YOUR comment. Please consider it a mis-click. In the future, to avoid confusion, I will be conscientious by posting a new reply to the main article unless I am specifically responding to someone’s post.

          As I say, ,y comments were not aimed specifically at you, nor were they aimed at every single, solitary Ron Paul supporter; that would be generalizing. His supporters are individuals. And not all his supporters conduct themselves in the manner I was describing.

          Let me try restating my point. My point was aimed at a SEGMENT of RP supporters.

          RP supporters fall into different groups. I’ve had conversations with many in different web forums whom I regard as sincere and rational. They embrace what are probably the universal parts of his agenda. They express their point of view in a positive manner.

          However, I find that others — again, A SEGMENT — are not so rational. What percent of the group are they? 10%, 20%, 30%? I’m not sure. Here’s the problem: They are very loud, arrogant, and obnoxious. They drown out the more reasonable RP supporters. They repeat every allegation as though it’s a proven fact. Anyone who questions a single point of theirs is “stupid”, “misinformed”, or hears something like “you need to do your research”.

          Personally, if I were trying to support RP, I would say to the others: “Hey guys, tone it down, you’re making us look bad. We won’t win this way. Focus on his positive ideas.”

          Does that clarify things? And, incidentally, I’ve said again and again in these forums that if he won, I’d vote for him. Obama has got to go.

  • James

    Hi B-Anderson.

    Pity for you that I hit the nail on the head in a concise statement with bold subjects, both literally and figuratively; that The People will see and research.

    Your wanna-be-funny one-liners only credit my statement.

    You have the most posts on these forums and called someone a troll.
    The majority of your statements are meddling.

    • B Anderson

      As you see from the posts. Your negative comments about posters sre not welcome. You are not getting anyone to vote for RP. If anything you are causing people not to vote for him. So, in that light, keep it up.

      • Windisea

        Sorry folks no candidate is exempt from criticism, including my favorite. The debates are the time we get to know candidates, their views, backgrounds, weaknesses and strengths. And the discussions are a good way to hear and discuss others viewpoint’s. Whether a contributor is in support of or openly critical of a candidate doesn’t matter, with support and intelligent argument it all contributes to making a more informed choice. We are all engaged on this site through the reply section. If one would rather not hear critical information about their favorite candidate they would do better to move to a site supporting their candidate.

        Ron Paul is my choice 2012

    • Darryl


      B Anderson and Chris will never get it and you’re wasting your time “debating” them.

      It’s quite obvious that they are “clueless” to the impending implosion of Europe and the United States of America. When you quoted “Austrian vs Keynesian economics”, it went right over their heads.

      Chris gave you a clue to his “cluelessness” when he quotes a CNN reporter. CNN will NOT report what is really happening to our economy, our money or our nation with this mounting Debt Crisis of over $17 Trillion. Europe’s economies are ready to collapse and the civil unrest is continuing to increase. However, people who are “clueless” won’t see it reported on CNN, and even if they did, they wouldn’t be able figure out why. Thus, when they turn to “tabloid” News Corporations like CNN, the reporters have nothing to say about it. They report things like RP supporters having a strong presence on the Internet and Justin Bieber’s Baby-Daddy problems. And when they turn and listen to the Plutocrat Politicians who are running for President (like Newt and Huntsman), NOBODY but Ron Paul is making it an Issue that we ALL should be paying attention to. It’s BIZARRE-Land 101 !

      Maybe if they understood what a Trillion Dollars is, they might get it. Google “Chris Martenson – How much is a Trillion?”

  • Lynnrx52

    I understand the skepticism of some of the commenters here, however, I do believe all of GOP candidates for 2012 are sincere and am more optimistic. RE: Gingrich; Sometimes it’s a good thing to have someone who has been on the ‘inside’ and turned around as Gingrich appears to have. I have to say that Huntsman certainly has my eye of late – I like his perceptions on a number of issues and his view of China relations. I don’t think Ron Paul can get the nomination but of course we all know his long view is correct. Gingrich is impressive and would definitely be valuable to any administration, Mitt Romney is safe. I am still investigating candidates and greatly admire a number of them but have not made up my mind. I do love these forums.

    • Tony D.

      Nice post, Lynn. I agree with your thoughts about Gingrich and Ron Paul. I like Huntsman also, in terms of his knowledge and experience and his ability to communicate his thoughts and ideas on foreign issues, interests, and concerns. I like hearing Ron Paul’s ideas; I don’t see him being able to implement them and lead the nation. I don’t have any feel for Romney whatsoever. Some people minimize his $10,000 bet gesture at Perry, while others say it isolated him from the rest of the nation in a devastating way. It was tacky and inappropriate, and it was another example of a kind of nervous desperation about him. I don’t see strength or confidence in the man. They say that his biggest asset in becoming the Republican candidate is his funding, which will keep him in the race longer than the other candidates. That doesn’t lend to any confidence in the man either.

      Looking forward to Thursday’s debate. Want to hear more from Gingrich, Huntsman, and Santorum.

      • James

        Nice post Tony.. and Lynn. It’s good to see a guy like Huntsman up there. He actually seems relatively knowledgeable, sincere, and of good character. He is already comfortably wealthy and and his persona doesn’t reveal any intent to “sell out” to Lobbyists for any issue. A decent guy. I agree with both about Romney, he appears “safe” because he’s confident, experienced in both business + politics, and looks great on camera. But like Tony mentioned, there is something about him… including his continued rhetoric on job creation with no deep or detailed “plan” despite the Host’s re-iterating request for specifics!

        Rick Perry has surprised me. At the end of the (pulled) Disney’s ABC debate, Rick Perry picks Ron Paul as the candidate whose most admirable and personally thanked him for arousing the Keynesian economic policy of the Federal Reserve. Mitt Romney also picked Ron Paul and mentioned the only signs he sees at Cold Events are RonPaul supporters, which negates the assumption that Internet RP Supporters make multiple accounts.

        It’s good to see the Hosts drilling into the Candidates so firmly, preparing the emerger for the Real debate.

        • Lynnrx52

          The only problem with Ron Paul for many people is his foreign policy and a fear that he would act too quickly and create chaos for the US but it seems to me that a lot of the candidates have expressed admiration for Ron Paul and support for many of his ideas. This is also true of other candidates ideas. I see this as very encouraging. Would be discouraging to see candidates disagree just to separate themselves from each other.