Tonight’s GOP presidential candidates debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, promises to be some kind of watershed for six of the seven remaining contenders for the nomination.
There’s a slow acclimation of opinion that this run for the roses is coming down to two people: Mitt Romney, stump-speech mannequin, philosophical shape-shifter and former Massachusetts governor; and Newt Gingrich, the presumptive conservative prefrontal cortex, Tiffany’s supershopper and former Speaker of the House.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul, the darling of the libertarian sub-wing of the GOP, has lately been showing strength in recent surveys; tonight could be a breakthrough.
For politics junkies, tonight’s proceedings should be at least as entertaining as the others, and with Gingrich as the new anointed frontrunner, probably more. It’s just the thing for live blogging. Thanks to the Cover It Live live stream platform, I’ll be live-blogging the event tonight starting at 6 o’clock Pacific time. Feel free to jump in with your reactions and comments.
Image credit: Gingrich and Romney: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton,