GOP Candidates Get Their Shot At Frontrunner Newt In Iowa Debate | Talking Points Memo

One reason to be skeptical of Newt Gingrich’s big lead is that thanks to a quirk in the campaign schedule he’s yet to face a truly difficult debate since becoming frontrunner. Of the last three gatherings, two were focused on national security (not a big topic in the current race) and the other one consisted of individual interviews with each candidate in which they were asked not to attack each other.

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