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Politico reports that the first presidential primary debate of the 2012 election cycle will be held on Monday, May 2nd, and it will be moderated by the website's editor-in-chief and NBC's Brian Williams.
"We have established a wonderful tradition - of which I know Ronnie would be so proud - of using the library as a first-in-the-nation forum for candidates to introduce themselves and their visions for America to a national audience," former First Lady Nancy Reagan said.
The upcoming debate will likely take place shortly after the first round of GOP presidential contenders announce their intentions to run - though some, including former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee, have pledged to wait until later in the year.
Whenever something of this magnitude happens at the Reagan Library, I try to think how lucky Ventura County Republicans are that not only do we live near a presidential library, but we live near the Ronald Reagan presidential library. I mean, what if we lived near the Jimmy Carter library, or the paid-with-dirty-money Clinton library?
The Reagan name draws many high-profile events--including the 100th birthday of the late president. That celebration will start next weekend and can be viewed live here.
On Monday the governor approved of the bill authored by State Senator George Runner, whose district includes parts of Ventura County, that establishes a statewide Ronald Reagan Day.
Then on Tuesday, President Obama increased power in the executive branch even more by signing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
The legislation creates more financial regulations than any bill since FDR's reign, and it was enacted in a place meant to honor a champion of deregulation.
It's almost as if the president is showing conservatives that the big-government progressives have won.
This blog attempts to add perspective and context to local and national politics, through a variety of disciplines, such as history, economics, and philosophy--all tempered with common sense. About the author
Eric Ingemunson's commentary has been featured on Hannity, CNN, NBC, Inside Edition, and KFI's The John and Ken Show. Eric was born and raised in Ventura County and currently resides in Moorpark. He earned a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. As a conservative, Eric supports smaller government, less taxation, more individual freedom, the rule of law, and a strict adherence to the Constitution.