GOP Presidential Debate at Reagan Library: Eyes on Romney, Perry, Bachmann

A look at impressive Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA, where the GOP presidential debate will take place this evening at 8:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM PT. Sept 7, 2011

Air Force One Pavilion is where it’s happening this evening!

Located at the magnificent Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the pavilion will be the setting for the presidential debate at 8:00 PM ET. Eight Republican presidential candidates will battle it out as they kick off a busy month of debating. The debate is sponsored by NBC News, Politico, and the Reagan Library Foundation; NBC News Anchor Brian Williams and Politico Editor-in-Chief John F. Harris will moderate.

Eyes will be on the Romney/Perry/Bachmann trio. Perry’s debut on the national debate stage will afford us the opportunity to see if his reputation of employing smiling deflections on significant matters of controversy in his record is true. Bachmann is on the line to win back ground she has lost to Perry since he overshadowed her Iowa Straw Poll win. It goes without saying that the other candidates will be poised to create breakout moments for themselves, as well.

Romney has already had a stellar week with his strong performance at Senator Jim DeMint’s Palmetto Freedom Forum and his grand jobs creation speech yesterday in Nevada (“Your pay phone strategy doesn’t work in a smart phone world, Mr. President!“).

We are looking forward to seeing The Gov at tonight’s show down!

Participants:
Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum

Options to view the debate (starting time 8:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM PT):

TV
MSNBC cable channel

Livefeed
Politico.com

Cell phone livestream – Politico Mobile appsMSNBC iPhone and iPad app and Droid app, Blackberry app

Romney supporters are invited to join the fun here at MRC chat throughout the debate!

Knock it out of the pavilion, Mitt!





► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney Heads to Florida: Addressing National Hispanic GOP Convention, Opening Campaign HQ in Tampa

Mitt Romney is in San Antonio, Texas today delivering a speech to the VFW. We now have the video posted here.

Looking ahead, The Gov will be in The Sunshine State on Friday (Sept 2nd) to address the National Hispanic Republican Assembly Convention. Then, he’ll officially open his Florida campaign headquarters in Tampa and YOU’RE INVITED:







We’re looking forward to hearing Romney’s jobs creation plan which he will unveil on September 6th in Nevada. Then, with all the attention being given to Rick Perry these last couple of weeks, we’re really looking forward to the showdown the very next day at the GOP presidential debate which will be held at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA.

September debate schedule:

September 7th, 2011 8pm EST on MSNBC and CNBC
Location: Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA
Sponsor: Reagan Library, NBC News and Politico
Participants: Romney, Perry, Paul, Huntsman, Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain

September 12th, 2011 8pm EST on CNN – Submit Questions
Location: Florida State Fair Grounds in Tampa, FL
Sponsor: CNN and the Tea Party Express
Participants: TBD

September 22nd, 2011 Air time TBD on Fox News
Location: Orlando, FL
Sponsor: Fox News and Florida Republican Party
Participants: TBD

► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney Speaks At Annual Reagan Lecture, Live Webcast

 

Mitt Romney

will speak today, May 25, 2010, at the

Annual Reagan Lecture

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Simi Valley, California

Pre-lecture interview:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library:

May 25, 2010
Annual Reagan Lecture with Mitt Romney*
3:30 p.m. Book Signing
6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will deliver the annual Reagan Lecture at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

Governor Romney will also be signing copies of his latest book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness (Release date: March 2, 2010) from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. In his latest book, Governor Romney proposes simple solutions to rebuild industry, create good jobs, reduce out of control spending on entitlements and healthcare, dramatically improve education, and restore a military battered by eight years of war.


Larger-than-life statue of 40th president greets visitors at entrance of Ronald Reagan Library.

UPDATE: Romney sounding more like candidate

Toward the end of Mitt Romney’s bid for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, his wife, Ann, turned to a documentary camera and said: “We’re never doing this again.”

But today, she is worried about the direction of the country.

“And she’s changed her mind,” Romney said Tuesday night to an energized room of his supporters at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley.

Romney delivered the eighth Reagan Lecture at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, joining influential leaders who have spoken at the annual event in the past, including Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Chief Justice John Roberts.

Romney escorted former first lady Nancy Reagan into the Presidential Learning Center, where an audience of about 700 rose to greet them.

Although there was no announcement of his candidacy, Romney went through a litany of criticisms of current social, diplomatic and financial policies coming out of Washington and the Obama White House.
[…]
“America doesn’t need to hear about a president who makes apologies for his country,” he said.

He said the American principles of education, taxes and growing the economy remain the most important.

He said there is optimism. Americans are “awakening that this administration is on the wrong track,” he said.
[...]
Davia Navarrette of Oak Park attended the lecture with her mother and said Romney “lit the room on fire.”

“He has got a strong love for the country. He will have our support if he runs for president,” she said.

(emphasis mine)

UPDATE 5/27/10: For video of Romney’s Annual Reagan Lecture speech click here.

Mitt Romney to Give the Annual Reagan Lecture

From ReaganFoundation.org:

May 25, 2010
Annual Reagan Lecture with Mitt Romney*
3:30 p.m. Book Signing
6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will deliver the annual Reagan Lecture at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Tickets for the lecture are $125 and include dinner.* For more information, please call 805-522-2977. To purchase tickets, please see below.

Governor Romney will also be signing copies of his latest book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness (Release date: March 2, 2010) from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. In his latest book, Governor Romney proposes simple solutions to rebuild industry, create good jobs, reduce out of control spending on entitlements and healthcare, dramatically improve education, and restore a military battered by eight years of war. To accommodate as many people as possible, Governor Romney will only be signing copies of No Apology (no past books, letters, postcards, shirts, etc) and will not pose for photographs (candid photos only). Books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature.

To guarantee a signed book, and so that you do not need to wait in line, books may be pre-purchased with his signature on a Reagan Library book plate and picked up the day of the event. Again, these books will be pre-signed.
Click here to purchase a pre-signed book.

If you do not want a pre-signed book, but would like to purchase a book in advance (again, an unsigned book), please click here.

To purchase tickets to the lecture and dinner, please click here.

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to purchase a book to be shipped, click here.

*Chairman receive a 50% discount for the Annual Reagan Lecture. Students and Patriots pay full price. All proceeds from the sale of the books purchased from the Reagan Museum Store benefit The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the nonprofit organization that sustains The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Air Force One Pavilion, the Center for Public Affairs and the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center.

Click here to view the dinner menu

This would be an opportune time to put up one of my favorite pictures:

George Romney and Ronald Reagan

George Romney and Ronald Reagan

~Nate G.