At this point, reporting on an upcoming Republican debate is a little like reporting on an upcoming thing that's just completely inescapable and inevitable. Like a sunrise, or a poll surge by somebody other than Mitt Romney, or Mitt Romney probably coming away with it anyway.
Bonus points if you can name the candidates who won't be coming!*
* Answer: Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain, for not being popular enough and for being a complete train wreck whose campaign has ended, respectively.
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