A tree falling in a forest with no one there does make a sound but it's a little hard to hold a presidential debate for Republicans when none of them have officially declared their intention to run.
This morning, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced that it had rescheduled a debate which was previouly supposed to be held for Republican presidential candidates in May to September 14. The forum is also being sponsored by the newspaper Politico and NBC.
Scuttlebutt has it that no one has thrown his/her hat into the ring as everyone is waiting to see what former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is going to do. Things are a bit murkier for her given her standing contract with Fox News as a paid staff commentator. That lucrative revenue stream for her would cease if she files to run for president.
Side note: Is it just me or does it seem odd that Republicans are teaming up with the corporate parent of MSNBC, television home of their most fecund haters?