Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Seven Republican presidential contenders faced off Monday in one of the first debates of the primary season, offering policy ideas and criticism of President Barack Obama to try to separate themselves from the competition almost 17 months before the 2012 election.
With Obama intent on re-election, Republican viewers were paying particularly close attention to try to determine which candidates can defeat an incumbent who won in 2008 with strong support from independent, minority and young voters.
Hope left me with Change. Hillary 2012
Within half an hour I realized that the republicans are nothing but a clan devoted to destroying Obama rather than do anything effective to cure our problems. It made me sick, angry and depressed and I pray that other citizens watching do not buy their repetitive pap.