GOP Presidential Debate Watch: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

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LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE

Chuck Todd and Mark Murray over at MSNBC have a good set of links for a pre-debate read:

The AP previews tonight’s debate: “Giuliani, McCain and Romney all kept their public campaign schedules relatively light over the past few days, opting to spend as much time as possible huddling with aides to rehearse their responses to expected questions on top issues such as Iraq, immigration, taxes, abortion, gay marriage and terrorism.” More: “The Reagan library [is] a fitting setting. Most, if not all, of the Republican candidates have embraced Reagan’s legacy and called for their party to return to the small-government, low-tax, strong-military ideals he espoused.”

But the New York Times wonders if the contenders will want to embrace another Republican: George W. Bush. “Do they embrace him as a means of appealing to the conservative voters who tend to decide Republican primaries? Or do they break from him in an effort to show that they will lead the nation in a new direction? Do they applaud his policies or question his competence – or both?”

The New York Times also focuses on Giuliani, who hasn’t debated since 1997, when he faced off against mayoral challenger Ruth Messinger. It asks which Rudy will show up: “The hard-hitting prosecutor? Or Mr. Nice Guy? Mr. Giuliani has played both in his short debate history.”

Flap has his own links:

Anna Bakalis of the Ventura County Star blogs the debate preparations.

What To Watch For — Reagan Debate

MSNBC debate coverage including rate the candidates during the debate.

Politico.com debate coverage

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Top L-R) Republican prsidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sen John McCain from Arizona, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. Sam Brownback from Kansas, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, (Bottom L-R) Rep. Duncan Hunter from California, Rep. Tom Tancredo from Colorado, former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Rep. Ron Paul from Texas. The Republican presidential contenders will line up for their first head-to-head debate 03 May, 2007 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential library in California.

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Mike Huckabee Watch: 11th Commandment Warning

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee plays with his band Capitol Offense following the Republican party of Iowa’s Abraham Lincoln Unity Dinner, Saturday, April 14, 2007, in Des Moines, Iowa.

An 11th Commandment WARNING to Mike Huckabee, Jim Gilmore, Tom Tancredo:

KNOCK IT OFF

Stick to the issues or get out of the race.


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