If you were looking forward to your post-Tuesday reprieve from the endless campaign, this should give you something to be depressed about. The first Republican Presidential primary debate has been set, and it’s less than a year away.
The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced Thursday that it will invite GOP presidential candidates to attend a televised debate at California’s Reagan Library in September 2015.
Specifically, the debate will be on September 16, 2015, so you can start your countdown calendar right this second. The debate, of course, has yet to be sanctioned by the Republican National Committee – neither committee has released a planned calendar for their debates – but given their unrestrained commitment to allowing Republican Presidential candidates to bludgeon each other over policy minutae in the 2012 cycle, I think they’ll be more than willing to accept the Reagan Presidential Library’s offer.
So, just think. You have less than twelve months to relax, America.