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CNN’s Cast of Characters

In its film-trailer-style intro to tonight’s debate, CNN gave each of the candidates a nickname: Mitt Romney (“The Frontrunner”), Rick Perry (“The Newcomer”), Michele Bachmann (“The Firebrand”), Jon Huntsman (“The Diplomat”), Ron Paul (“The Libertarian”), Rick Santorum (“The Fighter”), Herman Cain (“The Businessman”), and Newt Gingrich (“The Big Thinker”).

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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