Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Voters First Forum provides preview of upcoming GOP presidential debate

The candidate forum that drew 14 Republican presidential candidates to New Hampshire Monday night served as a practice round ahead of the first official GOP primary debate in Cleveland — and a chance for the candidates unlikely to qualify for Thursday’s prime-time event to stand on equal footing with the front-runners.

The rapid-fire interviews with the candidates, appearing on stage for five minutes at a time, one after another over the course of two hours, allowed the contenders to stick to talking points and to avoid the full-contact confrontations that await them as debate season intensifies....