The CBS South Carolina GOP Presidential debate will be broadcast by CBS News for the first hour tonight starting at 8pm EST and 5pm PST from Spartanburg, SC. Herman Cain will try to impress and deflect any questions pertaining to his sexual harassment accusations. Perry, who had a senior moment during the preceding campaign, will have to have his talking points well prepared and avoid another GAF. Major Garrett, in a tweet to his followers, confirmed that all CBS affiliates statewide SC, will carry the full 90 minute debate.
The politisite team will be live blogging during the debate and comments are certainly welcome by the audience. Albert Milliron, Managing Editor of the site will be at the debate.
Foreign Policy Dossiers National Journal
It will be the first debate as a top-tier contender for former House speaker Newt Gingrich who is enjoying a surge in support, according to new polls numbers released Friday.The campaign has shifted to South Carolina because the state’s Jan. 21 primary is the third contest of the GOP primary race. No candidate is considered a strong favorite here.And the chances for a campaign-shifting gaffe at this debate seems particularly high, both for Perry and the other candidates. Compared with the 2008 GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain R-Ariz., this group of candidates has little experience on national security issues aside from former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., who served as U.S. ambassador to China from 2009 to earlier this year.