Coming up on Hardball…


Catching Mitt. Can President Obama harness the support and momentum to overtake GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney? How can he do it? Plus, Herman Cain: How will he fare in tonight’s debate, his first as a top-tier candidate? Democratic Strategist Mark Penn and Fmr. RNC Chair Michael Steele are here to discuss.


Next up: The Party and the Protests. Can the Democrats  harness the anti-Wall Street energy and anger and channel it into a populist party movement? We’re asking DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and author and political commentator Ron Reagan.


We’re keeping a close eye on the Senate tonight as the President’s Jobs Bill goes to a vote. It’s looking like the odds for passage are slim…but what are the odds it won’t look bad for the President? msnbc Political Analyst Howard Fineman and New York Magazine National Affairs Editor John Heilemann join us from the debate site in New Hampshire.  


Plus: NBC’s Michael Isikoff reports on the foiled terror plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States and to detonate bombs in Washington, D.C. We’ll have the latest tonight! 

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