Video: Fox News New Hampshire Republican Forum – 1/6/08

Here is the entire video of the Fox News Republican Forum/Debate from Manchester, New Hampshire which aired on January 6, 2008.

It’s in 9 parts hosted on YouTube, they’ll advance automatically:

My thoughts were that it was pretty mild with very few distinguishing remarks with the minor exceptions of Romney and Huckabee going at it a bit.

Here’s a news report from Fox News:

Republican candidates clashed over taxes, illegal immigration and change at the FOX News Presidential Forum Sunday night as the verbal sparring centered on who’s got the influence and record to fix Washington.

Speaking in tax-averse New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday’s primary, the five GOP candidates polling 10 percent or higher nationally ripped at each other’s records while striving to capture the essence of Ronald Reagan that the Republican base hopes to recover 20 years after the 40th president’s departure from the White House.

But as candidates repeatedly mentioned Reagan, they also immediately dispensed with his 11th commandment not to speak ill of other Republicans. Mitt Romney, bombarded by his opponents in a debate just one night earlier, laid the first blow on his top New Hampshire rival, John McCain.

“One of the great lessons of Ronald Reagan is lowering taxes grows the economy,” said Romney, whose battling for what he has called a must-win victory in the Granite State.

There were many times where tongues were held and many attacks went unanswered or ignored. I think most of all Romney helped redeem himself from his weak performance on Saturday night in the ABC Republican Forum.