PolitiSite Live Blog – #CBSNJDebate #PS – CBS NJ SCGOP Republican Debate


Columbia, S.C. – Politisite and Iron Mill News Service will be covering the  Republican Presidential Primary debate to be held on Saturday evening, November 12 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The debate, held on the campus of Wofford College, will be presented by CBS News and National Journal.

“The South Carolina Republican Party is excited to be a partner on the first nationally televised, broadcast network debate of the Presidential Primary season,” said Chad Connelly, Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. “Presidential candidates and Republican activists across our nation know South Carolina’s historic tradition of successfully choosing the Republican nominee, a tradition uninterrupted for over thirty years. We look forward to the November 12 debate on Wofford College’s beautiful campus and continuing to demonstrate that in South Carolina, ‘We Pick Presidents.’”

The debate will last  90-minutes. The first hour will be broadcast live  on the CBS Television Network. Additional portions will be broadcast on FACE THE NATION, CBSNews.com, NationalJournal.com and will be available to CBS affiliate television and radio stations.

Politisite and Iron Mill News will be providing in depth reporting an analysis on location with portions dedicated to Pre-debate  and  Spin-Room interviews.  Live Blogging will be provided by  Albert N. Milliron and the rest of  the Politisite Team.

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – As the Republican presidential candidates gather here for the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate, airing tonight on CBS and CBSNews.com, here are five things to watch:

1. Can Rick Perry clear the low bar of expectations? Almost every debate has been a challenge for the Texas governor, but after Wednesday night’s face plant in Michigan, there’s really nowhere for him to go but up. He’s tried to make light of he stumbles and turn them into strengths, saying he’s not slick, that he speaks from the heart. That’s all well and good, but the danger for Perry is that voters already have formed an opinion of him–and that based on his past performances, they lack confidence that he is either capable or can persuasively carry the conservative message to victory. Debates matter to voters: In our new poll, 76 percent of Republicans said the candidate’s performance was important in deciding their vote.

You don’t have to be a championship debater–the pundits and the media never gave the debate points George W. Bush. But Bush clearly passed the threshold that he was qualified to be president. In debates, he was able to connect with voters and communicate his message in a way Perry so far has not.

2. Will Newt Gingrich contain himself? Gingrich is the flip side of Perry: He scores the debate points, and he conveys intelligence and knowledge. His poll numbers, as a result, have steadily risen, and he’s now tied for second with Mitt Romney. But Gingrich can go too far and come across as arrogant and distant–the professor who wants to lecture to show how smart he is. That could turn off voters who are looking for hopeful optimism. He should perform well tonight in a debate focused on serious and complex matters of foreign policy. But he can’t be overconfident to the point that he seems egotistical.

Read the rest at  CBS/NJ GOP debate tonight: 5 things to watch – Political Hotsheet – CBS News.

2049- via Karl Gotthardt – No knockout punch yet.  On Pakistan I think Newt, Bachmann and Sentorem had it right.   The US can’t afford not to engage with Pakistan.  It needs to work on not only improving its own relationship but also ensure it works on settling differences between India and Pakistan.  Whether or not the culture in Afghanistan can be changed, is debatable.  In a tribal nation, a national government doesn’t work too well.  Leaving Afghanistan insecure is not the answer though.  The state of the Afghan Security forces should be the cue to leave.

1840:  Just under 3000 people who wanted tickets for tonight’s debate where unable to get them.  The venue just could not hold any more folks.  Additionally tens of thousands of questions were presented for consideration for tonight’s debate

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11 Comments

  1. I think the debate format is not suited to discuss difficult issues of national security and foreign policy.  One minute to reply to difficult questions is not getting the voter to determine how proficient a candidate is.  I am not sure if there is any value to this, except candidates thinking on their feet.

  2. No knockout punch yet.  On Pakistan I think Newt, Bachmann and Sentorem had it right.   The US can’t afford not to engage with Pakistan.  It needs to work on not only improving its own relationship but also ensure it works on settling differences between India and Pakistan.  Whether or not the culture in Afghanistan can be changed, is debatable.  In a tribal nation, a national government doesn’t work too well.  Leaving Afghanistan insecure is not the answer though.  The state of the Afghan Security forces should be the cue to leave.

  3. While some foreign policy also crosses over to the economy, it would be interesting to hear the candidates address the present crisis playing out in Europe.  Berlusconi has resigned and an interim government will probably push an austerity deal through their legislature.  Greece is already in that position.  Italy is too big to bail out though.  The Germans have had enough of carrying the can and demonstrations took place in Berlin today with a march on the German Central Bank. 

    What happens in Europe, will no doubt impact in North America.  How would the GOP candidates handle this issue?  

  4. Since the US is Canada’s largest trading partner, it would interest me if the subject of “Buy USA”, the Keystone Pipeline decision and the long awaited “Border Security Deal” will be addressed by the candidates. 

    Since 9/11 the US/Canada border has become more of an irritation and hindrance to free flow of commerce.  The requirement of passports and additional screening by ICE. 

    It would interest me where the candidates stand on the border issue, since none of the 9/11 terrorists originated here.  As far as I am aware any terrorists stopped at the border, including the LAX bomber, have been stopped at the border with tips of the Canadian customs service, CSIS and the RCMP. 

    Free flow of goods, with our integrated markets, in particular the auto industry, should be in the economic interest of both countries.

    • Good question Karl: 
       
      But do you think they will bring on one question about the good people to the North?  I do know that tens of thousands of questions were asked ahead of the debate. 

      Additionally, 3000 folks could not get tickets who wanted them. 

      • I actually don’t expect a question about the North.  Living next to an elephant has often seen us sidelined.  When it comes to foreign policy, it includes national security and it should include both Mexico and Canada.  Of course, Canada doesn’t create half the headache that Mexico does, especially for the Southern states.   Being acknowledged by Presidential candidates would be nice though.

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