CONCORD, NH Just 12 hours after finishing a grueling two hour debate the candidates are set to go back at it in the Capitol Center for the Arts. The front-runner, Mitt Romney, escaped that debate largely unscathed as a slap fest for second place took place between every candidate not named Rick Perry. The latest polling data shows Perry is barely registering in the polls in New Hampshire so it is fade in the polls here and it will be interesting to see if he can recover from when Paul unloaded on him about his non-existent military record. Gingrich, never one to raise his voice or change his tone about anything, gave Paul easy fodder for a television ad with his comments about serving in the military. Gingrich dug himself a hole when he said, "The fact is, I never asked for deferment. I was married with a child. It was never a question." Paul showing an unusual quick wit retorted with "When I was drafted, I was married and had two kids and I went.
What happened in last night's debate will be forgotten as soon as this one begins. Last night's debate went up against the NFL playoffs and though the ratings aren't out yet it is a safe bet that Lions vs Saints blew the debate out of the water.
WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR: Are candidates just playing for New Hampshire or are they looking down the road at South Carolina and Florida? In other words? Are they going to really go after Romney instead of fighting it out for second place.
This is it. This is the final debate of the New Hampshire primary and this is your open thread.
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