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First debate of 2012 election cycle announced

By Matt DeLong

With the dust almost settled on the 2010 midterm elections, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., wasted no time with its announcement Thursday that it will host the first GOP primary debate in spring 2011 -- which is just a few months away -- to be moderated by NBC and Politico. From the announcement:

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan today announced plans to invite all of the leading contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination to two debates at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The Reagan Presidential Foundation plans to play host to both the first GOP presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle in spring 2011 and a second GOP debate on the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries.

The Reagan library opened the 2008 primary debate season on May 3, 2007. Given that presidential campaigns tend to begin earlier and earlier every four years, we can probably expect next year's first debate around the time that the cherry blossoms start blooming in Washington. Get ready, because the 2012 campaign is literally right around the corner.

Full 2012 coverage here.

By Matt DeLong  | November 11, 2010; 1:05 PM ET
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Oh admit it you big-media dorks. The 2012 election cycle started for you in November 2008.

Posted by: exPostie | November 11, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

you will need!!!!!!

it's a very good!


Posted by: itkonlyyou371 | November 11, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

you will need!!!!!!

it's a very good!


Posted by: itkonlyyou371 | November 11, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Ron Paul and who else?

As far as I know there's not another Republican out there with a credible leg to stand on. Palin? Huckabee? Romney? Gingrich? McCain? HA!! Please! They don't have a clue what's going on and will most likely continue doing what got us in trouble in the first place.

Watch the last debate at the Reagan Library in 2008 (linked below). Compare what Ron was saying then to what is actually happening now. He called it. The economy crashing, due to the atrocious fiscal and monetary policy by the federal reserve and our less than competent government representatives, including these other candidates. They all supported and perpetuated these policies without the first clue of how they work or what their inevitable consequences were. We we're robbed blind by the bailouts which these candidates all supported. They also all support the counter productive never ending wars that make us less safe and threaten to expand and start new wars, even more bankrupting and violent than the previous ones, risking other peoples children instead of their own while they our their financial backers proffit off the proceeds. They'd rather take our money to build other nations than build and protect our own. They support the rampant violation of our civil rights and the illegal tyrannical patriot acts. destroying our liberty to protect our liberty?? How do you like the new unwarranted nude body scans and radiation at the airport? Or perhaps you prefer the rough and thorough groping of you and your family? Does it make you feel secure in your person, property, papers and effects? 4th amendment what?? that sounds like ter'ist speak! How do you like the largest spending spree in the history of the world! Do you think these screw ups are going to do a darn thing about any of this besides tinkering with a few percentages and procedures? HA! They're the ones pushing it! Every last smirking stinking treasonous one of them.

Ron was right. Ron Paul IS right.
If you haven't kicked yourself already for not having payed attention to him back then it's not too late to start now. Type Ron Paul into youtube and get up to speed so you'll be ready to see through these other posers and wolves in sheep's clothing.

Ron's responses at the 2008 Reagan Library debate

Ron Paul 2012.

Posted by: lpoql | November 11, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Have to agree with shadow27...

Posted by: nick7 | November 11, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

I think anyone who begins campaigning in early 2011 should automatically be barred from office, just on principle that we don't want to hear it yet

Posted by: shadow27 | November 11, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

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