Republicans Prepare for Debate

May 15, 2007

The 10 Republican Presidential candidates will face off for the second time Tuesday night in South Carolina. Among the hot topics in Tuesday's debate will be Iraq and abortion.

"They really have to say something that grabs voters, that gets their attention, that stands out among the rest of the candidates on stage," said Matt Smyth from the UVa Center for Politics.

Besides their answers, viewers should also be on the lookout for how candidates handle the pressure of answering such tough questions.

"A lot of the answers are going to be scripted today, but if there's a moment they get something unexpected where you can see the kind of person or temperament they have, that's probably the most valuable piece of information for viewers at this point in the race," said Smyth.

The debate will be broadcast Tuesday night on WAHU Fox27 at 9 p.m.

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