(CNN) - CNN invites you to participate in Monday's first debate between 2012 Republican presidential candidates in the key early voting state of New Hampshire.
Seven presidential contenders will take to the stage on the campus of Saint Anselm College: Rep. Michele Bachmann; businessman and talk show host Herman Cain; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Rep. Ron Paul; former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; and former Sen. Rick Santorum.
Politics is a topic of conversation that never lacks participants and readers on CNN.com are already weighing in with opinions on what they'd like to see in the debate.
SadieBoyd writes, "I hope that CNN will allow common folk to ask some of the questions." And wittywonka11 says, "I for one would like to see CNN pose questions that its viewers submit."
That's exactly what CNN has planned. Viewer questions and comments from CNNPolitics.com, Facebook and Twitter will be moderated and selected for display on a monitor inside the debate hall, in on-screen graphics and embedded in a filtered stream on CNN.com.
During the debate broadcast from 8 to 10 p.m. ET, CNNPolitics.com readers can follow minute-by-minute updates and instant analysis on the Political Ticker live blog. Reader comments posted on this page will be included with viewer feedback from Facebook and Twitter and embedded in a stream alongside the page and displayed live in the debate hall.
Facebook users who "like" the "John King, USA" page can participate by adding their comments to a real-time conversation during the debate. On Twitter, CNN will be using #CNNdebate to organize the discussion and select tweets to be included in the stream of comments from Facebook.com/JohnKingUSA and CNNPolitics.com.
Some CNN.com readers are even debating the debate itself.
CactusThorn writes, "This is ridiculous having a presidential candidate debate over a year before elections. No wonder the campaigns run through so much cash. There should be a limit on campaign time and spending." To which Bahccster replies, "I would rather have the time to decide which I like best, there is no need to rush something so important."
weardbeard writes, "Let's use the common sense approach to these debates. The first question should be, "have you or your committee accepted any campaign funds from Special Interest Groups and/or Political Action Committees?" Their answers will tell you who is qualified to lead their party, and who is in it to make money for their own agenda."
What would you like to ask the candidates? Join the debate that's going on now then watch Monday on CNN, CNN.com or our mobile platforms.
– On Monday, June 13, CNN will host the first New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate, live from Manchester, NH at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.