Five things to watch for in GOP debate
November 9th, 2011
12:33 PM ET
7 years ago

Five things to watch for in GOP debate

Detroit (CNN) - It might be best to call this "one thing to watch" at Wednesday night's debate in the suburbs of Detroit. Herman Cain's rivals have only begun to comment on the sexual harassment allegations facing the conservative businessman.

Will they go there? Will he go there?

Read what the Republican presidential candidates have said about the Cain controversy here.


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  1. Sniffit

    Yet another GOP/teatroll infomercial. Yawn. 5 things to look for? How about 1 thing to look for: something else to watch. Seriously, at this point, ads and articles about these upcoming substanceless talking point ideological blather festivals are really just a warning akin to "don't turn to this channel at X o'clock on such and such day."

    November 9, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I like to keep track of the lies, misinformation, and Fox talking points. If you were to take away these clowns lies, it would be pretty quiet up there.

    November 9, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    If the subject is brought up, I expect all the candidates to jump on the "evil liberal media is trying to hurt the conservative minority" bandwagon. Never mind the fact that Obama would wipe the floor with Cain in the election so why would they sabotage their guarenteed also-ran? Another goodie will be flippity-flop trying to explain his way out of the "let the companies fail" comment

    November 9, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. proudmemberofglobalzero

    I am done with the Republican Party. All lies and deceit. I will be working hard for all the Dems this time around.

    November 9, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Who wants to bet that if and when Mr. Cain is confronted with the harassment issue(s), that he will simply decline to comment by claiming he wants to stick to the issue of the debate, Economics.

    More damage can be done to Mr. Cain by attacking his 9-9-9 plan, than by going after him on the sexual allegations.

    November 9, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I plan on holding up one hand to count how many times anyone mentions the phrase "middle class". They went the first few debates without mentioning the middle class even once. Romney mentioned it twice at the last debate, but only because he had introduced his "Robs Jobs" bill the day before.

    November 9, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  7. chuck weidemann

    Watch for Huntsman to be more assertive. Needs to step it up. Perry to be the good ole boy,Newt to be grandpa, Romney to be Presidential,Bachmann to be the good girl and Cain to be on the other side of room from Bachmann!!

    November 9, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  8. A fellow American

    Even though Herman is toast, it would be suicide for a candidate to bring it up and use it against him. I'm predicting another fight between Romney and Perry. Romney will come out on top, Perry will once again look like a fool.

    November 9, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  9. Woman In California

    Personally, I'll follow the president's advice and wait until they are ALL off the island and then maybe just maybe, I'll watch.

    November 9, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  10. UsaGod help us

    Well one thing I knw I will be looking for is lies and no solutions, oh I forgot except cutting taxes.

    November 9, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    The smartest thing the candidates can do, is stay away from attacks on each other. Those that do that, yet again, will absolutely drop in the polls. There is no doubt.

    November 9, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  12. unsub

    i look to be entertained. These aren't debates! just an hour and a half of who can "outcrazy" each other! Bachman will shout " term president!..." blah blah blah!

    November 9, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |