GOP Debate 2015 LIVE Stream: Watch Trump, Carson, Bush & Other Republicans Duke It Out AGAIN! [VIDEO]
It's that time (once again)! Yes, tonight is yet ANOTHER political debate for the 2016 presidential election, which still more than a year away (BARELY!). And like two-thirds of the previous debates, this one will be between those vying for the Republic nomination. But unlike any of the others, it'll primarily focus on the economy (that's the goal at least) and air on CNBC.
So get ready for TRUMP! Who is shockingly NOT leading in the polls. That distinction goes to Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and author, who sometimes likes saying some crazy things. Can Carson handle the spotlight AND swipes from the other candidates? Can Jeb Bush get back on track or will this be the beginning of his end? Will Marco Rubio have his "Obama" moment, where he proves that he can win a national election and unite a splintered Republican Party? Can Carly Fiorina get another post-debate bump in the poles?
We'll find out by tuning into the main debate, which will be at the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. starting at 8 p.m. and features all those mentioned above, as well as Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich. The debate will be moderated by CNBC anchors Carl Quintanilla and Becky Quick, along with the network's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood.
As with the last two Republican debates, a "kiddie table" or "junior varsity" debate will be held beforehand. Tonight's will feature candidates polling below 3% in the polls (Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham and George Pataki) and starts at 6 p.m.
Watch Tonight's GOP Debate Live Online Or Via Mobile/Streaming Devices
Viewers who want to tune in without a TV have a pretty much only one option: They can watch a live stream of the debate via CNBC.com, for which you'll need to have a cable subscription and share your info to watch.
BUT there is a way for cord cutters who are also political junkies to watch the debate for free. It's a little complicated, so bear with me. CNBC has confirmed that subscribers to its premium digital service, CNBC PRO, will will be able to watch the debate through the website or the app. Users who sign up for the service's hefty annual billing (which is a total one time fee of $299.99) get a free 30-day trial. So you could (theoretically) sign up for the service, watch the debate, and then cancel your account to avoid the charge (not that we're encouraging that).
If you're a cord cutter that doesn't want to risk getting a $300 charge on your credit card, it looks like you'll have to resort to following along in social media posts to keep up.
Keep Up With Tonight's GOP Debate Via Social Media
Like most social media savvy organizations these days, CNBC understands how to use hashtags. It's launched #CNBCDebate to help organize discussion about tonight's debate on Twitter (and proably Instagram and Snapchat), so if you're looking to follow along that's a good place to start.
Also, you might want to try checking in on the keywords "debate periscope" from time to time to see if any kind Twitter user is broadcasting the debate (i.e. pointing their phone at the TV) through the social network's live streaming app.
The third 2015 Republican debate airs live at 8 p.m. EDT/ 7 p.m. CDT tonight, October 28.