GOP Debate Open Thread

In about 45 minutes or so, the Republican presidential candidates will take the stage at Oakland University in Michigan for their 10th debate of the year, to be aired live on CNBC.

I’ll probably have some thoughts in the morning, but in the meantime, I thought I’d leave up an open thread for those who tuned in. A few angles to keep an eye on:

* How much time is devoted to Herman Cain’s sexual-harassment scandal? Will references to it finally eclipse references to the 9-9-9 plan?

* As Eurozone threats to uproot the global economy, will we finally hear from coherent thoughts from the GOP field on the developments?

* Will Rick Perry speak in complete sentences?

* With less than eight weeks until the Iowa caucuses, will this finally be the debate in which the field gangs up on Romney?

* Since the debate is in Michigan, will the candidates be pressed on the fact that each of them was wrong about the rescue of the American automotive industry?

* Will the audience, which has been well-behaved of late, do anything wildly inappropriate?

And just as an aside, President Obama’s re-election campaign is playing a little game tonight, encouraging supporters to visit its GOP Debate Watch website, and pledge to donate every time a Republican candidate uses one of the words/phrases Republican candidates always use. It’s a fundraising twist on a drinking game.

Anyway, the floor is yours.

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