GOP Candidates Debate in Des Moines

Nine GOP presidential candidates gathered Sunday morning in Des Moines, IA, the site of the nation’s first presidential caucus in 2008. This was the fourth debate of the election cycle for the Republican candidates, and like in past debates, the candidates for the most part stayed away from attacking one another and instead attacked both the Democratic candidates as well as some of President Bush’s policies, particularly that of the Iraq war.

One of the more notable exchanges came in the opening moments on the issue of abortion. In recent weeks Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas issued attack ads against former MA Governor Mitt Romney for flip-flopping on abortion. Romney accused Brownback of sending out false information on his record; Brownback defended the attack as being entirely truthful.

For a complete synopsis of the debate click here.

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