Columbia, S.C. – The Palmetto Freedom Forum will begin at 3:00 p.m. Eastern this afternoon. You can watch it below. Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.), Rep. Steve King (R., Iowa), and Dr. Robert P. George will be moderating the discussion. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas), and former Bay State governor Mitt Romney will participate. As Kathryn mentioned, Gov. Rick Perry will not be attending due to the wild fires in Texas. More about the format here.