Recall fond memories of Gary Johnson and Tim Pawlenty; simpler times without Rick Perry; when Newt Gingrich's decades-old infidelity was the only sex scandal in town; the electorate's lack of enthusiasm for Mitt Romney aging like a fine wine. This is your chance to re-live the 2012 election cycle from the very first Republican debate—if your heart can stand the excitement.
Saturday night, ABC hosted a Republican debate with The Des Moines Register and Yahoo! The It's A Free Country's politics team and your fellow WNYC fans live chatted the debate, and you can re-live the magic here.
On Wednesday, November 9th, the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination debated at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
The major GOP candidates for president (save for Jon Huntsman) gathered in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 18th for a televised debate. The It's A Free Country politics team and your fellow WNYC political junkies watched and chatted.
On Tuesday, October 11th, Bloomberg and the Washington Post hosted a GOP debate focused on the US economy. The debate took place at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
On September 22nd, the Republican Party of Florida hosted a Fox News/Google debate between candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale was joined by Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute, libertarian journalist Dorian Davis and fellow political junkies for a live chat.
On Wednesday, September 7th, candidates for the GOP Presidential nomination gathered in Simi Valley, California for a debate hosted by Politico and NBC, co-moderated by Brian Williams and John Harris.
The Iowa Republican Party, Fox News, and The Washington Examiner hosted the first Iowa presidential debate on Thursday, August 11th, at Iowa State University in Ames. The debate set the stage for the Ames Straw Poll to follow the next weekend, an important test for several would-be nominees in the 2012 Republican field.
The first GOP debate from New Hampshire took place on Monday, June 13th. It's a Free Country contributors and readers, WNYC fans, and political junkies from around the country discussed the debate in real time.