Gingrich, Cain Agree to 'Lincoln-Douglas Debate'

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 12:35 PM

By Peter Miller

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain will participate in a "modified Lincoln-Douglas debate," National Review Online reports.

The event, hosted by the Texas Tea Party Patriots, will be held Nov. 5 in Houston. Bill O'Sullivan, treasurer of the organization, called the previous GOP debates "superficial" and "frustrating."

At the recent debate in Las Vegas, Gingrich stated that if he's the nominee he'd like to challenge President Barack Obama to a series of forums using the three-hour Lincoln-Douglas format. He repeated his intention at an Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition event.

In 1858 Abraham Lincoln lost to Stephen Douglas in a race for a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois. He defeated Douglas and others to win the 1860 presidential election.

The Gingrich-Cain debate will focus on major entitlements — Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

A Gingrich source said the former speaker of the House plans “in a friendly way” to illustrate his policy differences with Cain.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Democrat Jim Webb Pans US Foreign Policy, Weighs 2016 Run

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 16:09 PM

Saying U.S. foreign policy has become a "tangled mess," former Senator Jim Webb said he may campaign for the Democratic  . . .

Voter Fraud Expert: 'We Smell ACORN' in Georgia

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 15:17 PM

A Democratic group in Georgia working to increase voter registrations in the Peach State before the midterm elections ha . . .

Minimum Wage and Marijuana Top Issues on State Ballots

Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 14:57 PM

In November, voters across the nation will decide who controls Congress, but many will have to also consider almost 150  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved