In GOP field, Romney is the best debater, Huntsman the worst

An analysis of the Republican presidential candidates’ performance at this year’s debates gives grades to each contender. No A grades. No Fs (or Ds), either.

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Media trainer (and PR Daily contributor) Brad Phillips has gone to the trouble for you, watching the 10 debates and assigning grades to each candidate.

In Phillips’ opinion, “Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are the best debaters in the Republican field, while Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry rank among the worst.”

Phillips, who is president of Phillips Media Relations and author of the Mr. Media Training blog, ranked the candidates based on clarity of message, optimism of message, and charisma.

Here’s how they rank, in each debate and overall:

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