Come watch tonight's debate with us!

We're covering the first meeting of the GOP's best and brightest live

Published May 5, 2011 10:06PM (EDT)

Hello! Please return to Salon later tonight to enjoy our live coverage of the First Official Debate of the 2012 Presidential Election. The debate begins at nine. To pregame, enjoy Steve Kornacki's explanation of why it will be a ridiculous comedy show.

Justin Elliott, Holly Noe and I will make with the sober analysis of the policy proposals of these very serious and credible candidates starting at 8:45 EDT. If you want to join in the fun, use the Twitter hashtag #SalonGOP.

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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