Tonight at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, seven GOP contenders will square off in the first debate of the 2012 election season held in the Granite State. We’ll be seeing some new faces on the debate stage tonight including Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann along with 4 others who previously participated in the Fox News May 5th debate in South Carolina.

Air Time: 8pm Eastern time on CNN

Participants: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum

Report from the Boston Globe:

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Seven Republican presidential hopefuls will share the stage in a debate in New Hampshire.

Monday’s debate at St. Anselm College will feature Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann; businessman Herman Cain; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Texas Rep. Ron Paul; former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

The debate’s sponsors — WMUR-TV, CNN and the New Hampshire Union Leader — also invited Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and businessman Donald Trump.

Daniels, Huckabee and Trump recently have said they would not seek the GOP nomination.

The debate will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

As previously reported, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson was not invited by CNN to participate given his low standing in the polls.

Following the debate we’ll have the entire video available for viewing.


  1. Candy C. mentioned a poll that showed Romney ahead of Obama. How iresponsible, and misleading to the nation. Shame on you, you RepubliCORPan. All other polls show him way ahead and with almost enough electoral votes to win. This the reason I no longer watch CNN. I cringe when it comes juat like a soap opera.

  2. I think we needs not only jobs (being unemployed for four years now), but also retraining programs for anyone who needs one, not just the poor. Some of us have College Degrees that are no longer useful (Librarian/Education) and need the training in another field in order to gain employment.

  3. would you end medicaid, disability and other government payments to illegals and would you allow states to deport illegals and not interfere with states like AZ and AL immigration laws?

  4. @Ken

    If you allow illegal immigrants, WHOEVER YOU ARE, and you don’t do anything about it and actually support them with food stamps and free health care, then you are not just a liberal nut, but you support a total restructuring of the work force, by essentially alowing close to slave labor, while the majority of unemployed legal american citizens are twiddling their thumbs. Short and simple.
    I for one say let the states decide and their citizens !!!

  5. Here here! I’m so done with CNN — they say and do nothing but try and stay the middle of the road. We need truthful, and honest reporting. They shy away from controversy to the point of negligence!

  6. I will never vote for Romney and after tonight not Palenti (?) If either were to get the nomination I would not vote in 2012.

  7. The economy is non-linear. Non-linear equates to chaos theory. Chaos is one of Physics Foibles – non-predictable. Butterflies may cause tornadoes!!! Everyone is an expert>

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