Rivals Try To Knock Romney Off Stride In NH Debate

Mitt Romney's rivals are hoping to seize on back-to-back debates this weekend to knock the front-runner off stride and gain momentum heading into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

Romney, who narrowly beat Rick Santorum in Iowa this week, had the most to lose in the debates as the other Republicans in the race try to prevent him from running away with the nomination.

Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are competing to emerge as the conservative alternative to Romney. Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul are fighting to remain relevant.

Saturday night's debate was the first in more than three weeks, and the first since Michele Bachmann dropped out after the Iowa caucuses.

The candidates are facing a quick turnaround for the second debate, which is set for Sunday morning in Concord.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2012 at 09:52 AM
    In my humble opinion Mitt Romney has the best chance to get the independent vote, if Republicans can keep the majority in the House of Representatives and win the White House the USA can begin to undo the damage and begin the painful process of paying down the Obama debt disaster.
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      by 40some on Jan 8, 2012 at 02:54 PM in reply to
      How much of that independent voting block accounts for the libertarian voters? The man from Mass. needs a runningmate from the south. By that, I mean Texas.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 8, 2012 at 04:36 AM
    So, when did an Obimbo voter matter in the seriousness of chosing the next leader? It doesn't matter what you think of the GOP, really, Obimbo is gone in 2012. So you were a irresponsible little twit for voting for the worst president in the history of the nation....then you post vile here? Whats you point, you are out of the runnning and whitehouse. Get over yourself. And the best you can say is Clown Show? Thats about as intelligent as a two headed tree.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 at 03:15 PM
    The GOP Clown Show continues. Have to admit, starting to get bored with them.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2012 at 09:00 PM in reply to
      Believe me, you are no more bored with them than we are of you!! If you are so "bored", why did you watch the debate? Obama is a failure, admit it, lick your wounds and vote for a winner in November, THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE!!
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      by Tarzan on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:54 PM in reply to
      Any of them puts the Vactationer in Chief out of a job.

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