Monday, June 13, 2011

Republican Debate Tonight!

Tonight in New Hampshire, most of the major contenders for the GOP Presidential Nomination will go at it for a few hours in front of intrigued voters.

Here is one thing to anticipate for sure: As the vaguely defined "leader" in the polls, Mitt Romney will be attacked by the others and crucified for his "Romneycare" and Global Warming stances. It won't be pretty for him tonight.

Newt Gingrich will try to get his campaign off of life support. Voters in New Hampshire tend to be more fiscally Conservative than socially Conservative and he may get some support here.

Michele Bachmann will try to break away for the pack of pretenders and establish herself as a primary threat to Romney.

Herman Cain will get drilled with a lot more tough shots now that he seems to have a following in the polls.

I predict that Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul will all be forgotten after tonight.

I'm also curious to see if any one of the moderators will bring up the 800 pound gorilla in the room: the fact that Sarah Palin may still jump into the race.

I'm also wondering if New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will stand around outside the venue with a protest sign. He was not allowed to participate in this debate because of his low rankings in the media polls.

I'll watch tonight and give you my verdict tomorrow.