The Debate: Things to Look For

The Debate: Things to Look For

The Debate: Things to Look For

A campaign blog.
Dec. 12 2007 1:55 PM

The Debate: Things to Look For

2 p.m. Des Moines Register debate. Johnston, Iowa. 22 days to the caucus. Giuliani, Huckabee, Hunter, McCain, Paul, Romney, Tancredo, and Thompson.

Are you ready for some politics? Some Wednesday afternoon politics?

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Things to look for:

  • Mike Huckabee attacked from all sides: Immigration, AIDS, anti-Mormon comments, tax record, letting rapists go on parole.
  • Mitt Romney on the attack, especially against Huckabee. If he's willing to run a negative ad, you can be sure he's willing to do a little mud wrestling at the debate.
  • This is Fred Thompson's last chance to be relevant in this campaign. Desperate politicians are dangerous at last-chance debates. If it weren't Fred Thompson, we'd warn the other candidates to watch out. But, well, it's just Fred.
  • Giuliani and McCain may pander for 3rd place, even if that means propping up Huckabee so Romney gets crippled.
  • Proof that Alan Keyes exists.