Republican presidential hopefuls take to the stage tonight, October 11, at 8pm for another debate session. The theme of The Washington Post/Bloomberg sponsored debate is the economy with Charlie Rose as the lead moderator.
Eyes will be on Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and Rick Perry. Will Perry recover? Will Cain continue his momentum? Will Romney ever break through?
UPDATE: Mediaite noted one winner of debate night was Bloomberg and its PR team, which worked to publicize its first-ever televised debate. The efforts led to record traffic on Bloomberg.com. From Mediaite:
Bloomberg showed a keen understanding of how new media can level the playing field for a network that's available in far fewer homes (around 70 million) than its debate competitors. Their PR team kept the press updated regularly leading up to the debate, and in a simple, build-a-better-mousetrap stroke of genius, emailed near real-time transcript updates to media outlets, about every 5 minutes. It was a canny move that showed an understanding of how the new media operates, and how it could help their debate gain more exposure. Their competitors should take note for future debates.