Ready for another presidential debate tonight? Weary GOP presidential hopefuls may be rejoicing that there is just one more day until Thanksgiving, but this one may prove to be a doozy…
Tonight’s event marks the first time Republican-leaning think tanks The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) have sponsored a presidential debate. CNN is also hosting, hence, moderator Wolf Blitzer.
Airing live, just down the street from the address each candidate hopes to occupy (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue) at the historic Daughters of the Revolution Constitution Hall, the excitement begins tonight at 8 p.m.-10 p.m. ET.
The format will zero in on national security and foreign policy issues. Expect to hear some on the economy, especially the Super Committee’s failure to come to an agreement to cut $1.2 trillion from our long-term debt. (As a result, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s are threatening another downgrade to our credit rating…)
The Republicans vying to challenge Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election have revealed precious little of their vision for American national security. Do they appreciate the implications of China’s rise? Do they understand the principles behind America’s alliance with Israel? What will their answer be to the challenge from Iran? How will they respond to the collapse of the Eurozone? Will they keep troops in Afghanistan? Can they articulate a clear vision for America’s role in the world?
TV – Airing nationally at 8 p.m. ET on CNN, CNN en Español, and worldwide on CNN International
Radio – CNN Radio
Livestream – CNN.com
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► Jayde Wyatt