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Video: Gingrich/Cain Debate

By Doug Powers  •  November 6, 2011 10:30 AM

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Between the LSU/Alabama game and semi-raging bonfire in my backyard I knew I wouldn’t be able to give the Gingrich/Cain debate/discussion the proper attention, so I recorded it. Right now I’m about halfway through the video, but if you missed it, you can watch the entire event below.

The discussion was 90 minutes and divided into three parts, with each section focusing on one entitlement: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The event was hosted by the Texas Patriots PAC.

If for some reason the embed below doesn’t work (or you want a larger picture), C-Span has it here. Video from the Media Research Center by way of The Right Scoop:

What did you think? I like the format, which offered a chance to feature a couple of candidates speaking to issues in greater depth than the normal formats which usually only allow for enough response time to rattle off a series of pre-scripted sound bytes.

The next full GOP debate will be Wednesday at Oakland University in Michigan.

Update: Great closer… in the final part of the debate, the two could ask each other a question. Gingrich asked Cain what’s been the biggest surprise about running for president, and Cain asked Gingrich, “If you were elected vice-president, what’s the first thing you’d want the president to assign you to do?”

By the way, there’s exactly one year to go until election day 2012.

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