<html> <head><style type ="text/css">body { font-family: "Bloomberg Prop Unicode I", Verdana, sans-serif; font-size:125%; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; color: #FF9F0F; background-color: #000000; text-align: left; } p {line-height: 1.25em; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" );} h1, h2, h3 { text-align: left; font-weight: normal; color: #FFFFFF; } h1 { font-size: 130%; } h2 { font-size: 115%; } h3 { font-size: 100%; } #bb-style { font-size: 90%; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" ); } b, strong { font-weight: bold; } i, em { color: #FEC54A; } pre { font-family: "Andale Mono", "Monaco", "Lucida Console"; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; line-height: 1.25em; } table { border: 0; font-size: 90%; width: 100%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } td, tr { text-align: left; } td.numeric { text-align: right; } a:link { color:#53B2F5; text-decoration: none; } a:visited {color:#53B2F5} a:active {color:#53B2F5} a:hover {color:#53B2F5} </style> </head> <body> <p>By Kirsten Salyer</p> <p>With seven months until the 2012 presidential election, who will be the Republican nominee, and will he stand a chance against President Barack Obama?  How will the jobs picture and the economy affect the outcome?</p> <p>These questions and many more will be fielded by Bloomberg View columnists Margaret Carlson, Clive Crook, Michael Kinsley and Ramesh Ponnuru in an interactive debate at Purdue University Thursday, 6 p.m. ET. They will be joined by Purdue trustee Keith Krach, the chairman and CEO of DocuSign Inc. and co-founder of Ariba Inc.  Bloomberg View columnist Ezra Klein will moderate the debate, hosted by Purdue’s <a href="http://impactatpurdue.weebly.com/index.html">Project Impact</a>.</p> <p>Watch the <a href="mms://video1.itap.purdue.edu/EconomicForum">live stream</a> of the debate and follow Bloomberg View editor <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paulaEdwyer">Paula Dwyer</a> on Twitter for live updates.</p> <p>What questions do you have for the panel? Submit a question below and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #ViewDebate.</p> <p>(Kirsten Salyer is the social media editor for Bloomberg View. <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/kirstensalyer">Follow her</a> on Twitter.)</p> <p>For more quick commentary from Bloomberg View, go to <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/the-ticker/">The Ticker</a>.</p> </body> </html>