GOP Presidential Hopefuls Spar Over Foreign Policy

On Tuesday Night in Washington D.C. the eight GOP nominees argued and fought over foreign policy and immigration. This was considered the most informative and substantive debate yet. The debate was hosted by CNN in association with AEI and the Heritage Foundation.

Newt Gingrich, who is leading in the polls by a small margin, supports the idea of amnesty for illegal immigrants who have been here for a certain amount of time and have had a positive influence on their community. This is not a popular stance with GOP primary voters and it could come back to hurt him.

Most of the other candidates disagreed with the former speaker’s position and refused the idea of giving amnesty to anyone who came to this country illegally. Gingrich has also been criticized lately, especially by Michelle Bachman, for his firm being involved with lobbying for housing giant Freddy Mac.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich continue to lead in the polls, while Herman Cain’s numbers are sinking due to the allegations of sexual harassment and his lack of knowledge on foreign affairs such as Libya. Jon Huntsman continues to get very little support from GOP voters, despite his good debate performances. He won a sparring match with Mitt Romney over the role of the commander in chief when it comes to decision making on foreign policy.

There are many more debates to come for the presidential hopefuls. Mitt Romney continues to be at the top of the polls, but has been unable to separate himself from the other candidates. Right now it looks like a two man race between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Only time will tell.

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