What took so long? It's been over a week since the 2010 vote and debate plans are finally being made for the presidential election in two years.
The first Republican primary debate is set for spring 2011 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California, The Los Angeles Times
"Ronnie would be thrilled that the road to the White House will begin at his Presidential Library," former first lady Nancy Reagan said in a press release. "I look forward to welcoming and watching the top candidates debate the issues next spring."
NBC News and Politico
will be the event's media partners.
No Republicans have announced their intentions to challenge President Obama. Among names being floated are Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.
"The fact that we are already talking about the 2012 presidential race only foreshadows how invested and deeply rooted America will be in the political discussion come next spring," NBC News President Steve Capus.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, the Reagan Library hosted GOP debate on the eve of the "Super Tuesday" primaries.