Fred Karger, Tim Pawlenty Not Big Enough Draws For 1st Republican Debate

Because only Tim Pawlenty (and Fred Karger!) have filed their official paperwork announcing their intention to run for president, there really aren’t enough GOP candidates to draw a television audience to warrant the pomp and circumstance of what’s traditionally the first Republican debate of each presidential season. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is postponing its “Reagan Centennial GOP Presidential Primary Candidates Debate” from May 2 to Sept. 14, meaning the first scheduled debate will be May 5 in South Carolina. Maybe by then Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee will have made up their (official) minds. And remember, candidates: It’s not how well you do in the polls, but how much money you raise and and television soundbites you deliver.