Republican Presidential Debate at Reagan Library

As I write this, ten candidates for the Republican nomination for the 2008 Presidential race are debating each other in Simi Valley at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Responding to questions from Chris Matthews and other correspondents from MSNBC are Rudy Giuliani, Sen. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas; former Govs. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin, Jim Gilmore of Virginia, and Reps. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, Duncan Hunter of California and Ron Paul of Texas. (list via Huffington Post)

How fitting that they’ve all been collected together in a museum.

By the way, if you’ve never been to the Reagan Museum, you’re missing one of the more interesting tourists stops in the Greater Los Angeles area. Whether or not you’re a Reagan fan, Republican or Democrat, its a fascinating time capsule of how a radio talk host rose from actor to politician. The museum also features a life size replication of the Oval Office, and a retired Air Force One that visitors can walk thru.

2 Replies to “Republican Presidential Debate at Reagan Library”

  1. Haven’t been to the Reagan library, but at the Nixon Library you see the house that he was raised in. Now, I’m no defender of Nixon, but it should be said that he is one of the few presidents to have come from such a humble background.

  2. The Reagan Library is the most amazing places. When it first open it was nice, now the slices of history are put together that you can really get a sense of his place in history. The busload of 4th graders I chaperoned (Dad’s do those things) were in awe of the place. Reagan came from a small farm town in Central Illinois (Tampico and Dixon) so it can’t be much humbler, and look what he did, Gorbachev tore down that wall because he told him too!

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