The debate is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern. [Added, full debate video embedded at bottom of post, it’s 1 hour and 20 minutes long]
It’s supposed to be about foreign policy, but I can’t imagine it will not stray into discussing the primary contest and domestic policy.
Huntsman has been extremely aggressive in going after Romney, and needs to score some points against Romney. Given how Romney has been dumping on Newt for the past week, I can’t imagine Newt is going to try to stop Huntsman from going there.
This CNN article summarizes the state of Iowa polling as of this afternoon, with two new polls out one of which shows some softening of Newts lead another of which shows it steady. He seems to do better when “somewhat likely” voters are added to “likely voters.”
I will not get to watch it live due to other commitments, so tell what happened (in the comments).
Post Debate: I only heard the last few minutes and the ending. The moderator joked at the end that he’d bet $10,000 that Obama would not take Newt up on his offer of 7 three hour debates, and the crowd laughed. Newt’s response was “You just showed who the real loser of this debate was,” and he wasn’t referring to Obama. Romney bowed out of a one-on-one with Newt in New Hampshire, and while this debate probably did not receive a lot of national attention, it probably received a lot of attention in New Hampshire. This was win-win for both Newt and Huntsman.
I’ll listen to the full debate later, but from what I’m gathering on Twitter it was very informative, and allowed both Newt and Hunstman to show off their knowledge. (Added, Jazz Shaw has a summary.) Here are some tweets from people who did listen, including Doug Mataconis who is hostile to Newt:DONATE
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