He lives in the policies of conservatives across America. His ideas of individual liberty and economic freedom are foundational to the Tea Party movement, for example.
The presence of his impact will be the catalyst that launches the 2012 GOP Nomination .
Starting in February 2011....
With his birth centennial occurring in February of next year, former First Lady Nancy Reagan has today made it clear that the first Presidential debate should be at the beautiful Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California.
And she is spot-on accurate.
Let the bright light of public perception shine on Palin and Romney and Gingrich and Jeb Bush. Let the "lesser knowns" come forward...more importantly, let the critical debate on Mr. Obama's policies continue.
Ronald Reagan's impact was never conventional.
The issues facing us do not allow that type of "vacation".
If the GOP wants to change the direction of the country, then man-up and get yourself to the podium, big boys and girls.
Here's the Reuters article:
By Steve Gorman
LOS ANGELES | Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:54pm EST
(Reuters) - Just more than a week after Republicans made big gains in congressional elections, former first lady Nancy Reagan is inviting leading contenders for the party's 2012 presidential nomination to a debate next spring.
"Ronnie would be thrilled that the road to the White House will begin at his presidential library," the widow of former President Ronald Reagan said in a statement on Thursday.
The date of the live televised event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in California will be determined soon, Reagan Foundation spokeswoman Melissa Giller told Reuters.
Republican presidential hopefuls will also be invited to attend what will be the final Republicans-only debate of the 2012 season at the Reagan library on the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries early that year, the foundation said.
Both debates will be televised live on NBC and streamed online by the political news website Politico.com. The two media outlets will work with the Reagan Foundation to decide the criteria for which candidates take part, Giller said.
While no Republican has formally announced a candidacy for president, those often mentioned include 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and outgoing Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.
The Reagan library hosted the opening and closing Republican presidential debates of 2008 and the foundation decided to make it a quadrennial political tradition.
(Editing by Peter Cooney)