Aaand we’re back! As Republican candidates Newt, Mitt, Rick, Michele, Ron, Jon, and Rick take the stage at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa for the ABC News, ABC5/WOI-DT, The Des Moines Register and Republican Party of Iowa debate Saturday night, the Beast’s John Avlon will host a live-chat during the event. Join in from the comfort of your home.
The debate will be airing on ABC. If a live stream of the debate is available, we’ll share that link in the chat. For a reminder, enter your email in the box above and we’ll send an email before we go live at 9pm ET. To share a comment, simply submit your comments in the chat module above and we’ll push them live as we go. Please note—comments are moderated to control the speed of the chat. We read them all, so please don’t worry if you don’t see yours appear immediately. It just means we couldn’t hit “approve” fast enough! To share comments after the event has ended, leave a comment in the box below. And don’t forget: invite your friends. The more the merrier.