NH GOP Presidential Debate Tonight at Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is another  stop on the  fall Republican presidential candidates  debate schedule. The college co-hosts the debate tonight October 11 at 8:00 p.m. with the U.S. economy as the focus. The event will be broadcast nationally and around the globe by Bloomberg Television and streamed online by Washingtonpostlive.com. WBIN in Derry, N.H.  will broadcast the debate live throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

What to expect at tonight’s New Hampshire GOP debate  from the Nashua Telegraph and staff writer Kevin Landrigan:

Sponsors hope interior decoration, a single theme and a venerable talk show host produce a thought-provoking debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover on Tuesday night. The key players are the same eight GOP presidential candidates on stage for the Bloomberg News-Washington Post-WBIN-TV staged event.

They are Minn. Rep. Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich, ex- Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, ex-Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum.

Reporters will fire questions with timed responses and rebuttals from other rivals in the field if that’s warranted. But instead of at speaking lecterns, the candidates will be seated around at a table facing the hosts, surrounded by the audience, and all the debate will focus on the economy.

PBS talk show host Charlie Rose will moderate the debate along with Post political correspondent Karen Tumulty and Bloomberg TV  White House correspondent Julianna Goldman.

For more on veteran reporter Landrigan’s views on the GOP primary in New Hampshire, I refer you to yesterday’s blog post here and the link to the article in the Nashua Telegraph.

One Response to NH GOP Presidential Debate Tonight at Dartmouth College

  1. Amy Hunt says:

    We have some good canditates but Mitt Romney is the most ready to lead our country. Lots of people are charmed by Cain, he is a likable fellow but he speaks with out thinking sometimes, and most importantly we do not need another president on a huge learning curve. Cain does not know international affairs and hiring someone to do the work and Cain depending on them to know what they are talking about without Cain having his own information would be the same as what we have in office now.