N.H. GOP Presidential Debate Highlights

Six rivals for the Republican nomination debate in New Hampshire.
1:38 | 01/08/12

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-- football team with a leaking meet tonight's Mitt Romney tried to run out the clocks my experience is in leadership has the rest of the Republican shields to -- each other -- Romney stayed above the fray and kept focus on President Obama I hope we continue to see good news. Let's not -- to present Obama. His policies have made the recession deeper. Tonight's debate came at a critical point in this race after -- squeaker win in Iowa Romney has solidified his status as the front runner. One poll here in New Hampshire shows him with a 24 point lead his opponents tried to land punches right from the start -- Bring to the table he says I'm gonna be an all got business experience. Well this -- experience doesn't consistently match up with being the commander in chief of this country. -- -- to this country is and a CEO I'm not nearly as enamored of a Wall Street model. Where you can -- companies you can -- -- -- have Leveraged Buyouts you can basically take out all the money leaving behind the workers. But they didn't -- So the rest of the field turned on each other. The most feisty moments -- the nineteen in the battle for the silver medal in Tuesday's primary. Ron Paul attacked Rick Santorum you're a big spender that's all there is to a year of big government conservative but somebody has to point out your records to santorum's -- went right back I don't apologize for that anymore than you did when you -- -- things and ended things when you were congressman. And in Texas. Mitt Romney -- tonight's debate was very few scratches and he leaves just as he came in. As the solid front runner to wrap up the nomination. Karen Travers ABC news Manchester, New Hampshire.

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