• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • National Security Debate Moves to Nov. 22

    The Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and CNN are pleased to announce that the presidential debate on foreign policy and national security co-hosted by The Heritage Foundation will take place in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

    The national security debate, a landmark first for AEI and Heritage, moved to November 22 to accommodate this season’s crowded debating schedule.  The debate, set in Washington, D.C., will air live nationally at 8 p.m. on CNN, CNN en Español, and worldwide on CNN International, CNN Radio and CNN.com.

    “The timing couldn’t be better. We’re setting the table for some lively family discussions at Thanksgiving,” Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner said. “Nothing is more important to the future of our nation than how we approach national security and foreign policy.”

    The event marks the first time Heritage or AEI–both nonprofit, nonpartisan research institutes–has sponsored a presidential debate.

    The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 710,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Founded in 1973, it develops public policy solutions that advance free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional values and a strong national defense.

    The American Enterprise Institute (aei.org), founded in 1943, is dedicated to limited government, competitive private enterprise, vital political and cultural institutions and vigilant defense.

    CNN Worldwide (cnn.com), a division of Turner Broadcasting System Inc., includes nine cable and satellite television networks, two radio networks, CNN Digital Network and CNN Newsource.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    9 Responses to National Security Debate Moves to Nov. 22

    1. Chris Smith says:

      How do I attend in person, with intent to blog?

    2. Bachmann2012 says:

      Please give them a couple minutes to expand on their thought process, not just 30 sec answers. Can't wait to hear Michele Bachmann's bold & courageous answers. Bachmann 2012

      • Irmgard Dyson says:

        I definitly agree, so far the time management, especially by the last moderator was 100% lousy and totally counter productive. 2 minutes is about right.

    3. Carney3 says:

      I don't support either candidate, but I think former Governors Buddy Roemer and Gary Johnson should be invited. If you're a candidate that is a senior elected official like that, past or present, you should be automatically invited to debates as a matter of common sense.

    4. altimati says:

      I for one recognize the standards they have for the candidates participating. The only problem is, this field is so lame nobody can find anybody to back against Romney. They've been through so many candidates, more can only help the further right side gain a nominee, so let former Governor of New Mexico participate. He's worthy of being up there. He said the 'My neighbors two dogs can create more shovel ready jobs than the Stimulus could!' line, he won't disappoint again!

    5. Cynthia Moak says:

      Why, in the name of common sense, does the GOP field, Heritage and anyone conservative, including any sponsor who calls themselves conservative, continue to allow the liberal media representatives to continue moderating these debates? From the point of view of a wise business decision, determined solely by numbers of viewers which results in profitable advertisement sales, the various networks would benefit from hosting the debates with a conservative moderator as a condition of the privilege of hosting. To the donator of funds this is so discouraging as to give this one pause for further donations.

    6. Irmgard Dyson says:

      There should be no restrictions at this point via a minimum of 1% support in the polls as to whether the candidates should be allowed to participate in a particular debate. The first primary will purge the weakest candidates anyway, but until then all ideas should be welcome.

    7. bobindallas says:

      Just sequentially ask from left to right and start over again. Keep it simple rather than bouncing around and give everyone the same amount of time.

    8. Canam says:

      I understand that an outline of questions for the candidates is available, but I can't find it? Does any one know where it is posted?

    Comments are subject to approval and moderation. We remind everyone that The Heritage Foundation promotes a civil society where ideas and debate flourish. Please be respectful of each other and the subjects of any criticism. While we may not always agree on policy, we should all agree that being appropriately informed is everyone's intention visiting this site. Profanity, lewdness, personal attacks, and other forms of incivility will not be tolerated. Please keep your thoughts brief and avoid ALL CAPS. While we respect your first amendment rights, we are obligated to our readers to maintain these standards. Thanks for joining the conversation.

    Big Government Is NOT the Answer

    Your tax dollars are being spent on programs that we really don't need.

    I Agree I Disagree ×

    Get Heritage In Your Inbox — FREE!

    Heritage Foundation e-mails keep you updated on the ongoing policy battles in Washington and around the country.