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Previewing Tonight’s Republican Debate

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In a little less than an hour, all of the GOP hopefuls will go toe to toe. We’ll also get to see Rick Perry in action, which should prove interesting given how high conservatives seem to be on him right now.

Politico gives a great preview of what to look for. Check it out…

In my mind, Romney has to just be okay, but Perry has to shine. This is his coming out party and if he’s mediocre, the excitement will wane.

However, more than anything, folks like Huntsman and Gingrich and Bachmann needs to give voters a reason why they should pay attention to them. Bachmann is really the only one making haying in that group, but she still has a tough hill to climb since Perry has stolen her fire as of late.

And last, but certainly not least, we have Mr. Ron Paul, who can’t seem to get anybody to pay attention to him. If he acts somewhat reasonable in the conservative base’s eyes, he might get some traction, but something tells me that Paul’s audience is already baked in and he won’t be pulling much additional support his way. You either are for Ron Paul or you’re not. There’s very little in between.

So those are my thoughts. What are yours?

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