By Kirsten Salyer

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?

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 Project Impact.

Watch the live stream of the debate and follow Bloomberg View editor Paula Dwyer on Twitter for live updates.

What questions do you have for the panel? Submit a question below and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #ViewDebate.

(Kirsten Salyer is the social media editor for Bloomberg View. Follow her on Twitter.)

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