Debate kicks off a critical weekend for some hopefuls
For several Republican presidential hopefuls, the presidential debate here Thursday, two days before the Iowa straw poll, is critical. For former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, his first debate appearance is a chance to make an important first impression on a national audience. Ex-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has an opportunity to inject life his struggling campaign, and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gets a chance to cement her status as Iowa's front-runner.
10: 28 p.m. In a moment that will surely be replayed endlessly Friday, moderator Byron York asked whether, as he said Bachmann said during her 2006 campaign, she would be submissive to her husband. A loud of chorus of boos continued for some time before the congresswoman responded.
"Thank you for that quesiton, Byron," she said, smiling.
She said her and her husband have been married for 33 years.
"That's how we operate our marriage: We respect each other, and love each other."
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