Skip to comments.On Romney's turf, all eyes to stay on Cain at GOP debate
Posted on 11/09/2011 3:23:01 PM PST by Driftwood1
Wednesday evenings Republican debate in suburban Detroit will feature eight presidential candidates and one titanic elephant in the arena.
The focus ostensibly will be on the economy but the likely-to-go-unmentioned subject on everyones mind will be the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Herman Cain, and whether his campaign can stay afloat.
But absent questions about those allegations, the debate likely will revolve around the plans the various contenders have for jump-starting the economy. The locale couldnt be more fitting. The unemployment rate in Michigan is 11.1 %. In the Detroit metropolitan area it sits at 11.7 %.
People will be looking for answers.
While Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan has drawn most of the ink, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and Jon Huntsman, among others, all have offered plans that, to varying degrees, offer some kind of tax reform, reduce corporate and investment tax rates, slash federal spending and scale back entitlement programs.
The challenge will be for each of the candidates to differentiate their plans from those of the othersand for the contenders other than Romney and Cain to try and grab some of the spotlight as the race grows ever more late.
Here are seven things to watch during Wednesday evenings debate, which begins at 5 p.m. PST and will be shown live on CNBC.
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It’s like Dancing with the Stars. We are finally down to the semi finals and the bad celeb dancers have gone home.
I would very much like to see a stage without Bachmann, Huntsman, Santorum or Paul on it tonight. They are like nails on a blackboard..but of course when they are speaking is an op. to do a bathroom or popcorn run.
Eight candidates on stage, four of whom (Bachmann, Paul, Huntsman and Santorum) have absolutely no chance of getting the nomination and are wasting everyone’s time being there.
If unemployment in Detroit was only as they say, the city would be a busy hub of business....try over 20%. Black youth at 50% Obama admin. cannot even count correctly.
In many ways, I’d love to see the crowd commence with loud booing anytime those allegations against Cain are brought up.
People once put Cain in that list of no-chance types. You never know in politics.
Which is to say Santorum or Huntsman might be picked as VP.
Paul and Bachmann should have thrown in the towel long ago.
I was thinking the same thing, only I was hoping that the whole republican field would come out and say that they weren’t going to comment on the alleged smear campaign, that none of them have anything to do with it, and that they fully back Herman Caine at this point, against the baseless claims.
Probably not going to happen though.
They need to be in there to keep Mittens' percentage down. Especially Ron Paul. If his voters stay home, Mittens' percentage share of the vote goes up.
This ain’t Romney’s turf. The GOP elites like him but Cain can yank the rug out from under him.