The Debate You May Have Missed: Economics and the 2nd Tier of Candidates

On Tuesday during prime time you may have enjoyed the fireworks on Fox Business as the top tier of GOP presidential candidates took turns laying out their vision of America’s economic future.

However, you may have missed the earlier debate featuring the lower polling GOP candidates, namely Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. That debate also had some good moments, particularly for Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal, and is well worth your time.

Below you’ll find the entire early debate split into four parts:

So, here’s the question: Do any of these candidates stand a chance? Also, do any of them deserve to be moved into the top tier of candidates? I’m not sure a good case can be made that any of these four candidates are still relevant in the race, but Christie and Jindal are both still hoping that New Hampshire and Iowa (respectively) will salvage their chances. I’m just not so sure that slim hope is a good reason for either candidate to remain.

Oh, also, Huckabee and Santorum are old news; the time has come for them to walk away.