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!
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):
MSNBC cable channel
Romney supporters are invited to join the fun here at MRC chat throughout the debate!
Knock it out of the pavilion, Mitt!
► Jayde Wyatt