Columbia, SC – The Advisory Committee of the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum announced today that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will participate in the upcoming Labor Day event in Columbia, SC. Romney joins a group of five previously confirmed GOP candidates: Minnesota U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann, Businessman Herman Cain, Former Speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich, Texas U. S. Representative Ron Paul, and Texas Governor Rick Perry.
“Having full participation from all declared candidates who qualified for the forum proves once again how critical South Carolina is in choosing the next president. This forum will provide a unique opportunity for candidates to discuss their commitment to America’s first principles and how we can move our country forward again,” said Sen. Jim DeMint.
The American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum will follow a unique format, designed to allow invited candidates to engage in a thoughtful, substantive discussion of their stances on critical issues facing our country. Candidates will be on the stage one-at-a-time and will participate in a question and answer session with three panelists: U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), U.S. Representative Steve King (R-IA), and Dr. Robert P. George, founder of the American Principles Project and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. The event will be moderated by David Stanton, a veteran of South Carolina presidential events and a well-known, respected former local news anchor.
This forum is being sponsored by the American Principles Project and will take place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina on September 5th at 3pm. It is an invitation-only ticketed event, but South Carolina Educational Television has agreed to broadcast the event live, statewide on their South Carolina Channel. link
CNN – Live at 3 PM EST
SCETV World Channel: 3PM EST
SCETV South Carolina Channel: 8PM EST
Townhall: http://www.townhall.com 3PM EST
CNN: http://www.cnn.com/live 3PM EST
Update: Rick Perry Cancels Freedom Forum Appearance
Gov. Rick Perry, who canceled a planned campaign appearance at South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint’s Palmetto Freedom Forum today in order to better manage the fast-moving fires on the ground in Texas. link