Republicans Debate Immigration and Other Issues in Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Herman Cain and Mitt Romney greet each other at the GOP debate. (Ethan Miller/Getty)

The Republican presidential contenders took their latest debate to Las Vegas on Tuesday night, where they discussed immigration, health care, and the economy. The debate was tense at times as Rick Perry tried to regain his momentum, and Mitt Romney defended his Massachusetts health plan. Candidates also briefly weighed in on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Did Herman Cain prove to be a viable opponent to Mitt Romney? And did Rick Perry help his chances, or further sink his campaign?

Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, and Leslie Sanchez, author of "Los Republicanos," recap Tuesday night's event.

Comments [4]

Ed Pressman from Eastchester, NY

All the candidates talk about repealing the health care law. When is a moderator going to ask the candidates the question? "What do you propose to replace the law?" That has never been seriously been addressed. There is general agreement that we do have a problem.
I would suggest that our health care system is neither healthy, nor caring, nor even a system.

Oct. 19 2011 11:01 AM

The GOP recently decided to boycott Univision's proposed Republican debate that was to occur in January 2012, but I'm already tired of GOP presidential debates as they keep repeating the same things over and over. Univision's viewers will not miss much as by now we already know that Cain can't, and that Perry won't unseat Romney so GOP voters are stuck with a candidate they love to hate.

Oct. 19 2011 10:26 AM
Ed from Larchmont

The problem with the economy is the 50 million people we've lost because of abortion - these young people are not here to buy health insurance, start businesses, go to school, and buy products. And no political plan can replace them. We can now defend the family and the unborn, though it's late.

Oct. 19 2011 07:18 AM
Khedron espinoza from salt lake city ,Utah

The field doesnt have anyone serious except raul paul. The republicans dont want the white house; its much more convienent to have the democrats to blame.

Oct. 19 2011 07:10 AM

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