Monday, October 24, 2011

Cain, Gingrich set for Lincoln-Douglas debate

I am excited about this and hope other candidates will follow their lead.

Unfortunately, because Floridians decided to move their primary date to January 31st, the primaries have been pushed up so we have lost a month or two that could be used to continue to vet these candidates.

Even if this is the only debate like this, it should be very interesting. - Reggie

A group of tea-party activists in Texas will host a “modified Lincoln–Douglas debate” between Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich next month.

Bill O’Sullivan, the treasurer of Texas Tea Party Patriots, tells National Review Online that both candidates have confirmed their attendance at the forum, which will focus on fiscal issues.

O’Sullivan says the event, which will be held on November 5 at the Woodlands Resort near Houston, will also feature Rep. Steve King (R., Iowa) as an emcee.

In background conversations, both campaigns say they look forward to the discussion. A source close to Gingrich tells NRO that the former speaker will speak at length about his policy proposals and will, “in a friendly way,” illustrate his differences with Cain.

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