Christine Roberts reports: Republicans have caught the 140-character fever. Several candidates will participate in the first-ever GOP presidential debate on Twitter this Wednesday (July 20th, 2011) afternoon. The announcement comes just two weeks after President Obama held his first Twitter townhall, when he directly addressed users’ questions about the economy and jobs.
Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Gary Johnson will participate in the 90-minute discussion, sponsored by TheTeaParty.net and moderated by conservative radio host Rusty Humphries and conservative commentator S.E. Cupp. Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman will skip the debate.