They got aggressive, especially on immigration, but also on the economy, on foreign policy, on taxes and on trade. Romney played defense. Huckabee looked like a contender.
But with no clear frontrunner, and with Iowa and New Hampshire just around the bend, this GOP race is as hot as ever.
This hour, On Point: the Republican candidates, the YouTube debate, and your vote.Guests:
Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst at Time magazine, political analyst for ABC News, and author of the new book "The Undecided Voter's Guide to the Next President."
David Hill, a longtime Republican strategist, he writes a weekly column on polling and campaigns for The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress.
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly.
This program aired on November 29, 2007.