Lesser-Known Candidates Could Create Fireworks At Debate
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Voters looking for fireworks at Monday's GOP presidential primary debate in New Hampshire might want to focus on the candidates they don't recognize on stage.
That's because some of the underdogs seem to have less qualms about throwing punches. A nationally televised debate is one of their few chances to get noticed.
"I think it's a night to begin drawing contrasts," said former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain during a stop Monday afternoon at a Heritage Foundation forum at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.
Cain has been rising in the polls since a strong performance in a May 5 debate in South Carolina, which most of the major candidates skipped.
Also appearing at the pre-debate forum was former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. "You can trust that what I say is what I do," he said, adding, "that's a real strength for me that I think is not a strength for some of the other candidates."