Next Week, the Republican Presidential Candidates will face-off once again on a national stage – this time, in Detroit. The debate that will be held on the ninth is, in my opinion, the most important debate so far, for three reasons. Firstly, the debates are finally starting to get more attention, which means more people will watch. That means that whatever happens will be seen first-hand by more people, and will likely have a bigger effect on the polls, if not the final outcome of the race. Secondly, this is the first debate since Fred Thompson entered the race – meaning that it will be the first to include him, and the public’s first opportunity to see how he performs in a debate and on a stage with opponents. Finally, this race is getting extremely tight, and the last Rasmussen poll to come out had the top three all within five percent of each other. The race between Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani is even tighter – only three points separate the two, and that is within the Margin of Error. The race is quickly becoming closer of its own accord, and a strong debate performance by Romney, or a weak performance by Thompson, could hand us a firm three-way tie.
This debate could very well be a major turning point in the race.