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It is Crunch time in political primaries. Last night was the Last major election until 2012. The election told us that America is still a divided country. Ohio remains the ultimate swing state. The Iowa Caucuses are just weeks away and some candidate will not make it to the state line on election day.
This is where the rubber meets the road. Tonight is on economics expect Newt Gingrich to shine, Romney to stand firm, and Cain stuck.
Here is our Primer for tonight’s debate. The Hashtag on Twitter is #cnbcdebate and #politisite.
What: “Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate” in collaboration with Oakland University, the Michigan Republican Party and CNBC
When: 8 p.m. EST, Wednesday, November 9th
Where: O’rena, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Who: The Republican Presidential Candidates
Imagine leadership that takes a long-term approach to our country’s needs but begins to act now. An accountable leader who deals in realism, not hype; who respects our freedom and embraces the exceptional nation that we Americans proudly call home.
That leader will be on stage, at 8 p.m. EST, November 9, for “Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate” at Oakland University in Rochester and will be broadcast on CNBC.
This 2012 presidential election is, without question, the most important decision of our lives. “Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate” is a golden opportunity to learn how our Republican presidential candidates will bring stability, opportunity and economic growth, and freedom back to our families and our neighborhoods.
I invite you to tune in beginning at 8 p.m. EST, and to debate the ideas that will revitalize America.
Robert I. “Bobby” Schostak
“Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate” at Oakland University, hosted by Oakland University, CNBC, and the Michigan Republican Party, will showcase ideas from the leading contenders to become the next President of the United States.
CNBC moderators will focus their questions and the discussion on the most important issues to Michigan’s voters: jobs and the economy.
The Republican National Committee recognizes the importance Michigan will play in the 2012 Presidential Election and has made “Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate” at Oakland University one of its official debates.
The debate begins on CNBC at 8 p.m. EST, November 9, from the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
Debate Criteria and Video and Audio Usage Guidelines: debatepolicy.cnbc.com
Everyione has their, “What to Watch for in the debate” stories. Here is the
Five Things to Watch: The Michigan Debate – NYTimes.com
Here are five things to watch for as the night unfolds.
1. The Cain Accusations. It is usually hard to imagine that the biggest political story of the last two weeks wouldn’t even be mentioned during a presidential debate. But that could happen if Mr. Cain’s rivals decide that the subject is too hot to touch — and offers no upside.
Some people are looking to Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman and the only woman in the contest, to offer an assessment of the controversy. But her campaign has so far declined requests to comment, so it’s unclear why she would change her mind.
That would leave it up to the moderators to raise the issue, and to try to prod the other candidates into saying something about it. That could happen despite the intended focus on economics. But if it doesn’t, the 90-minute debate would pass with an extra elephant in the room.
2. The Mitt Romney Pile-On. Mr. Romney’s connection to Michigan — and the car industry in Detroit — is a “good news, bad news” story for his campaign. And he’s likely to be asked about all of it, by either the debate’s moderators or his rivals, who are all too eager to find the soft spots in his campaign armor.
On the positive side, Mr. Romney has a longstanding connection to the state, where his father was once governor. And his victory in the state’s 2008 Republican presidential primary was a wake-up call to Senator John McCain of Arizona (who nonetheless went on to win the nomination).
On the negative side, Mr. Romney has been the target of attacks from Democrats and his Republican rivals after he suggested that the auto industry should not be bailed out in 2009. His comments in a New York Times opinion piece have been flung back at him repeatedly — and will no doubt be raised again Wednesday night.
Read the rest Five Things to Watch: The Michigan Debate – NYTimes.com.