SNEAK PEEK: Live from Manchester…It's Saturday Night

4 Days Until the New Hampshire Primary

It's probably safe to say that none of the NFL Wild Card games on Saturday night feature the eventual Super Bowl Champion (sorry Washington, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville fans)

But on ABC, we can guarantee that the eventual Democratic and Republican nominees will be on stage and participating in two historic back-to-back debates hosted by ABC News, Facebook and ABC affiliate WMUR.

"World News" anchor Charlie Gibson moderates the Republican contest first from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, from 7:00-8:30pm ET. The Democrats take the stage second, from approximately 8:45-10:15pm ET.

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The participants for the Republican debate will be:

Rudy Giuliani

Mike Huckabee

John McCain

Ron Paul

Mitt Romney

Fred Thompson

The participants for the Democratic debate will be:

Hillary Clinton

John Edwards

Barack Obama

Bill Richardson

There are a few phrases that are tossed around like candy when it looks like the campaign is getting nastier – "the gloves are off!" the pundits shout; "down and dirty," scream the headlines.

Get out your umbrella for a rainstorm of clichés over the next four days, with the race this close and each candidate trying to distinguish themselves from their opponents.

With just four days between the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, the candidates have little time to waste packing in events, strategy meetings, more events, meet and greets and debate prep.

One candidate needs to keep his O-mentum going – his opponents need to figure out a way to stop it. Another candidate needs to keep reminding voters why they liked him in 2000 (especially in ads with nice music) and another needs to show how 2000 was a long, long time ago and every candidacy has an expiration date.

ABC News' Eloise Harper and Kate Snow report that Hillary Clinton is aiming to re-frame the race for the Democratic nomination and reminded voters today that she, unlike other her opponents, has been fully vetted and can deflect and/or withstand the grenades lobbed at her from the Republicans.

Clinton said at an early morning rally that New Hampshire voters need to take a good look at Barack Obama and they shouldn't just buy into his message of "hope" without considering his policies.

From Harper and Snow: "We need a President who will actually deliver change," Clinton said.  "It is critical that we build confidence in our country.  We can't have false hopes.  We've got to have a person who can walk into the oval office on day one and start doing the hard work that it takes to deliver change. And I believe I'm that person."

During the overnight flight from Iowa to New Hampshire, Clinton campaign officials suggested that it was time to make some "contrasts" with her opponents. "That's code for No More Mrs. Nice Guy," Snow notes. So will Clinton go after Obama and Edwards forcefully in Saturday's debate, to be televised on ABC? The Magic Eight Ball says "likely."

But a convincing win in Iowa meant that Obama went a little bit further in his rhetoric on the stump today in New Hampshire. "If you give me the same chance that Iowa gave me just last night, I truly believe that I will be the President of the United States of America," Obama told a large crowd gathered at Pease Airport.

On the other side of the race, Mitt Romney is hopping on the Obama bandwagon…sort of, reports ABC News' John Berman, Ursula Fahy, and Matt Stuart.

If reporters had a dollar for every time Romney uttered the word change…they would be able to buy a round of drinks at JD's at the Radisson tonight.

Berman, Fahy and Stuart report that Romney is using his apparent enthusiasm for the word change as a way to draw distinctions with McCain. "There is no way Senator McCain is going to be able to come to New Hampshire and declare that he is the candidate of change," Romney said. "He is Washington."

On the campaign trail…

MITT ROMNEY

-- 8:45 am ET: Holds town hall meeting with voters, Derry, NH

-- 10:30 am ET: Meets with voters at event, Hampstead, NH

-- 11:45 am ET: Meets with voters at event, Bedford, NH

-- 7:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Republican Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

-- 9:15 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, Manchester, NH

MIKE HUCKABEE

-- 10:30 am ET: Attends event with Chuck Norris and voters, Londonderry, NH

-- 7:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Republican Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

JOHN MCCAIN

-- 12:00 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, Peterborough, NH

-- 1:30 pm ET: Holds media availability, Peterborough, NH

-- 7:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Republican Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

-- 8:30 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

RUDY GIULIANI

-- Speaks to voters at event, Manchester, NH

-- 10:45 am ET: Attends event with voters, Litchfield, NH

-- 7:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Republican Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

-- 9:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

FRED THOMPSON

-- 7:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Republican Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

RON PAUL

-- 9:30 am ET: Attends event with supporters, NH (Closed to Public)

-- 10:45 am ET: Attends event with voters, Milford, NH

-- 7:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Republican Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

As for the Democrats…

BARACK OBAMA

-- 10:00 am ET: Attends rally with voters, Nashua NH

-- 9:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Democratic Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

MICHELLE OBAMA

-- 2:00 pm ET: Attends forum with voters, Manchester, NH

HILLARY CLINTON

-- 9:30 am ET: Attends event with voters, Penacook, NH

-- 9:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Democratic Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

BILL CLINTON

-- 11:15 am ET: Speaks to voters at event, Bow, NH

-- 2:30 pm ET: Speaks to voters at event, Amherst, NH

-- 6:15 pm ET: Speaks to voters at event, Brentwood, NH

JOHN EDWARDS

-- 9:00 am ET: Attends event with voters, Portsmouth, NH

-- 10:15 am ET: Attends rally with voters, Concord, NH

-- 1:15 pm ET: Attends town hall with voters, Lebanon, NH

-- 9:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Democratic Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

ELIZABETH EDWARDS

-- 12:30 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Derry, NH

-- 3:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Peterborough, NH

BILL RICHARDSON

-- 9:00 am ET: Attends event with voters, Hooksett, NH

-- 9:30 am ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

-- 9:00 pm ET: Participates in ABC/WMUR Democratic Presidential Debate, Manchester, NH

-- 11:15 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

DENNIS KUCINICH

-- 9:00 am ET: Meets with voters at event, Bennington, NH

-- 11:00 am ET: Attends book signing with voters, Peterborough, NH

-- 12:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Peterborough, NH

ELIZABETH KUCINICH

-- 2:00 pm ET: Attends forum with voters, Manchester, NH

MIKE GRAVEL

-- 11:00 am ET: Attends event with voters, Nashua, NH

-- 7:00 pm ET: Holds alternate debate with supporters, TBA

Sunday, January 6, 2008

On the campaign trail…

MITT ROMNEY

-- 8:00 pm ET: Participates in Fox News Debate, Manchester, NH

MIKE HUCKABEE

-- 11:30 am ET: Attends event with Chuck Norris and voters, Windham, NH

-- 8:00 pm ET: Participates in Fox News Debate, Manchester, NH

JOHN MCCAIN

-- 12:00 pm ET: Holds town hall meeting with voters, Salem, NH

-- 1:15 pm ET: Holds media availability, Salem, NH

-- 8:00 pm ET: Participates in Fox News Debate, Manchester, NH

RUDY GIULIANI

-- 8:00 pm ET: Participates in Fox News Debate, Manchester, NH

FRED THOMPSON

-- 8:00 pm ET: Participates in Fox News Debate, Manchester, NH

RON PAUL

-- 11:00 am ET: Attends event with voters, Milford, NH (Closed to Public)

-- 1:00 pm ET: Attends forum with voters, Nashua, NH

-- 4:30 pm ET: Appears on televised town hall meeting with voters, Manchester, NH

As for the Democrats…

BARACK OBAMA

-- 11:15 am ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, Exeter, NH

-- 2:15 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, Derry, NH

-- 3:45 pm ET: Meets with voters at event, Salem, NH

-- 6:45 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, Keene, NH

HILLARY CLINTON

-- 12:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Nashua, NH

-- 5:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Hampton, NH

BILL CLINTON

-- 12:30 pm ET: Speaks to voters at event, North Conway, NH

-- 3:00 pm ET: Speaks to voters at event, Berlin, NH

JOHN EDWARDS

-- 12:00 pm ET: Attends forum with voters, Manchester, NH

-- 3:15 pm ET: Holds town hall meeting with voters, Keene, NH

-- 7:15 pm ET: Attends forum with voters, Derry, NH

ELIZABETH EDWARDS

-- 3:00 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, Berlin, NH

BILL RICHARDSON

-- 9:00 am ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

-- 9:45 am ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

-- 11:40 am ET: Attends event with voters, Peterborough, NH

-- 12:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Keene, NH

-- 2:30 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Newport, NH

-- 3:30 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Hanover, NH

-- 6:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Concord, NH

-- 6:45 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Hooksett, NH

-- 7:30 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Hooksett, NH

-- 8:15 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

-- 9:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

-- 10:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Salem, NH

DENNIS KUCINICH

-- No public events scheduled

MIKE GRAVEL

-- 10:30 am ET: Attends event with voters, Manchester, NH

-- 1:00 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, St. Franklin, NH

-- 7:00 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, Exeter, NH

POLITICAL NEWS STORIES ON ABCNEWS.COM

ABC News' Kate Snow Reports: Defeated Hillary Camp Tries to Re-Energize LINK

ABC News' Matthew Dowd Reports: What Campaigns Must Do Now LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Oh What a Night! LINK

ABC News' Gary Langer Reports: Spin, or Something LINK

ABC News' David Schoetz Reports: Huckabee Takes Iowa; Romney Comes in 2nd LINK

ABC News' David Wright and Sunlen Miller Report: Obama Presses on to New Hampshire LINK

ABC News' Gary Langer Reports: Evangelicals and Those Wanting Change Made Difference in Iowa LINK

ABC News' David Muir and Raelyn Johnson Report: Edwards: 'I Am the People's Candidate' LINK

ABC News' Kate Snow Reports: Bill Clinton: Hillary Can Be the 'Comeback Kid' LINK

ABC News' Jennifer Duck Reports: Bush Stays Up Past Bedtime to Watch Iowa Results LINK

ABC News' Kate Snow Reports: Clinton Says She Is the 'Most Innocent' Candidate LINK

ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Obama Hits New Hampshire LINK

ABC News' John Berman, Ursula Fahy and Matt Stuart Report: Change Is Now Romney's Mantra Too LINK

POLITICAL VIDEO ON ABCNEWS.COM

'The Note' Rewinds the Week's Best Moments ABC News' Senior Political Reporter Rick Klein on the weekly political roundup. LINK

The Election Online More people turn to the Internet as their source for political news. LINK

Dishing Dirt on the Campaign Trail Some political experts are predicting the '08 race to be the dirtiest ever. LINK

Primary Color It's a whole new game as the presidential race moves to the Granite State LINK

Bye-Bye Biden Our off-air reporter bids adieu to his assignment. LINK

Debate Prep What candidates are facing as they cram for tomorrow's ABC debate. LINK

The Evangelical Impact in Iowa First-time caucus goers and Evangelicals made a difference in the caucus. LINK

The Word is 'Change' From Iowa to New Hampshire, the gamesmanship plays on. LINK

Bill Clinton: Hillary Can Be the 'Comeback Kid' Bill Clinton: 'I just wish we had ten days instead of five." LINK

Edwards Uses Magic Word: 'Change' John Edwards: 'Change is tomorrow and tomorrow begins today" in NH. LINK

Huck's Big Night Republican race scrambled as candidates heads to New Hampshire. LINK

Iowa Caucus: Young People On the Issues University students share their opinion on key issues influencing their vote. LINK

Iowa Caucus: Talk Back on Women's Vote Baruch College students speak out on their most important political issue. LINK

Iowa Caucus: Which Candidate Do You Support? Fordham Univ's Justina Q. & Tufts Univ's Jess B. share their picks. LINK

Iowa Caucus: Webcam Chat with Coe College Students Democrats Aimee Burmester, Mitchel & Chad Lincoln react to Obama's win. LINK

Iowa Caucus: Chat with Luther College Democrats A group of Obama supporters share their reaction to the evening's results. LINK

The Candidates and Loss Three presidential contenders have experienced the loss of a child. LINK

Obama and Huckabee Take Iowa Illinois senator and former Arkansas governor win the Iowa caucus. LINK

Huckabee Looks Ahead The Republican winner of the Iowa caucus sets sights on New Hampshire. LINK

Republicans in New Hampshire Claire Shipman examines the Republican race in New Hampshire. LINK

The Bottom Line on Iowa George Stephanopoulos analyses the Democratic polling numbers. LINK

Obama Shuts Out Competition The Illinois senator takes lead over John Edwards and Hillary Clinton in Iowa. LINK

Huckabee Leads Republicans Christian support propels former Arkansas governor to victory in Iowa. LINK