A Debate in Name Only

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At St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire last night — and on cable TV -- seven Republicans spent two hours denouncing Barack Obama. There was no question that the target for six other Republican candidates was Democratic President rather than front-runner Mitt Romney. How did the candidates distinguish themselves from each other? Did they narrow the field or will other candidates see a chance to jump in?



Other candidates in last night's debate or mentioned in this discussion include:
Herman Cain
John Huntsman
Michele Bachmann
Newt Gingrich
Rick Santorum   
Ron Paul
Tim Pawlenty


Rich Galen - Mullings.com - @richgalen, Gary Langer - Langer Research Associates and ABC News - @garylanger, Jay Newton-Small - Time magazine - @JNSmall, Mark Meckler - Tea Party Patriots, Dante Scala - University of New Hampshire - @graniteprof, David Yepsen - journalist - @DavidYepsen

Warren Olney

Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton