Video: The First 2012 Republican Presidential Debate in Under 4 Minutes


Despite being more than 500 days from election day 2012, five Republican candidates (cinco!) gathered in South Carolina tonight for the first official primary-season debate. But most of the people you’ve been hearing might run weren’t even there! No Trump. No Huckabee. No Romney. Who we did get instead: Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Gary Johnson. In the event that you skipped out on this first showdown, we’ve compiled a easy-to-digest video of all the evening’s best moments. And even a few laughs.

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