Leading candidates set to meet in first New Hampshire debate
June 3rd, 2011
06:02 AM ET
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Leading candidates set to meet in first New Hampshire debate

Washington (CNN) – After months of criss-crossing the country and trying to woo potential supporters in early voting states, seven Republicans hoping to capture their party's presidential nomination will meet this month for the first New Hampshire debate of the 2012 election.

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will participate in the June 13 debate on the campus of Saint Anselm College.

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  1. Larry Motsinger

    I think that the Republican candidates need to present a cogent vision of how we get our country back on track and how the last two years of the Obama administration has been a disaster. As Ronald Regean said government is not the solution but it is the problem. We need to abandon the policies of Obama and the Democratic party which seek to divide by race and economic status and promote bigger government at the expense of the private sector.

    June 3, 2011 06:55 am at 6:55 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Larry Motsinger wrote;
    I think that the Republican candidates need to present a cogent vision of how we get our country back on track and how the last two years of the Obama administration has been a disaster.
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    The Republican candidates need to present solutions, not visions. I think everyone knows what their vision looks like. You also need to explain exactly how the last 2 years has been a disaster. The disaster climaxed in 2008. The past two years have been spent in the recovery room.

    The US economy will not recover until the global economy recovers. Housing prices are still too high, and will need to come down even further before our economy can stand up firmly. The bailouts of Chrysler and GM have been an unqualified success. Many fault the Recovery Act as a failure because it was supposed to help Main Street, which it did not seem to do. The Recovery Act provided major banks with capital to lend to small businesses. The banks paid themselves bonuses and invested overseas, instead. From that perspective, the Recovery Act was a failure. "Credit is tight." No, it wasn't.

    June 3, 2011 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  3. FM

    What I have to tell all these GOP contenders, if you are not able to talk, excite, and sell what you have, you better leave the field. This is all what it means in politics, sell what you have in a way people accept, then you are in for it, contrary to it, is totally wastage of time and money!

    June 3, 2011 08:37 am at 8:37 am |