Republicans hoping to take back the White House in 2012 will have an audition of sorts at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Former first lady Nancy Reagan announced today she will invite the leading 2012 GOP Presidential hopefuls to a debate at the library in spring 2011. The debate will be co-hosted by NBC News and Politico. “Ronnie would be thrilled that the road to the White House will begin at his presidential library,” Mrs. Reagan said in a statement. Mrs. Reagan and the library, located in Simi Valley, Calif., hosted two debates in 2008, including the first held that season for GOP hopefuls.
We’re sure there will be many events next year at the Reagan library: 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the late president’s birth.