Presidential Debate Time....Already!

by Melissa Brunner

If you're still tired from the 2008 Presidential campaign, I have bad news for you - the 2012 campaign rachets up a notch tonight. Seven GOP hopefuls will meet in their first debate in New Hampshire. How early is this in the grand scheme? Well, at least one of those participating (Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota) hasn't even officially announced her candidacy.

Politico posted a rundown of things to watch for those of you who aren't diehard political watchers. Among them, will they play nice or will they try to attack frontrunner Mitt Romney? Also, can the guy who founded Godfather's Pizza make a legit name for himself in politics (his name is Herman Cain, by the way)? 

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Whether you choose to ponder those points - and even tune in to the debate - or not, I'm wondering what you think about the length of the Presidential campaign season. It seems the inauguration hadn't even ended before this one fired up. Is it too long? Is it a good thing or a bad thing that it lasts so long? On the one hand, you have plenty of time to research and hear from the candidates. On the other hand, you have plenty of time to research and hear from the candidates!

What are your thoughts? And what would be the alternatives?



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