Republican Presidential Debate To Be Held At Reagan Library
Had enough politics for a while? Well too bad, because the first debate of the 2012 presidential race is just around the corner.
Politico and NBC News announced today that they will host the first Republican primary debate sometime next spring at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
Since Reagan's death, it's become a bit of a ritual for the Republican contenders to go pay homage at his gravesite. This despite the fact that California does not have one of the key early primaries, and isn't terribly relevant in the general election either. But whatever. It's not about California. It's about Reagan.
If it seems like these debates are getting earlier and earlier, you're not imagining things. The first Republican debate of the 2008 campaign was held at the Reagan library in May 2007. That was early enough that it featured such forgettable candidates as Duncan Hunter and Jim Gilmore.
This one could be earlier still, but if you can't wait to get rid of President Obama, it's never too soon to start thinking about this stuff.
Also, if you're Politico, what else are you going to cover? Policy? The answer to that question is the site's top story at the moment: Map narrows for Obama reelection.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- Kabbalah Centre and Its Former Rabbi to the Stars to Pay $177,500 in Sexual Battery Suit
Sun., Nov. 29, 4:00pm
Sun., Nov. 29, 6:30pm
Mon., Nov. 30, 7:00pm
Mon., Nov. 30, 7:30pm
- Bicycle Is Returned to Child, but Alleged Bully Bike Thief Is Still On the Loose
- Thanksgiving Travelers Will Enjoy Lowest Gas Prices Since Early 2009