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Disturbed by what he perceives as a lack of urgency on the part of the GOP’s slowly developing presidential field, conservative media critic Brent Bozell believes it’s time for Republican candidates for president — both declared and undeclared — to get with the program or step aside. “When you see so many critical issues facing [...]
The announcements keep coming. Some in, some out. Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, is expected to declare his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination tomorrow at a noon rally at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. Cain, a rising star in the Tea Party movement, has been actively crisscrossing the country [...]
Tim Pawlenty will make it official on Monday with an event in Des Moines, Iowa. Pawlenty’s announcement, coming only two months after he formed an exploratory committee, will include Monday morning appearances on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CBS’s “The Early Show,” according to several sources. Following his announcement, the former two-term governor of Minnesota [...]
Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann is reportedly reading Game Change in preparation for her anticipated candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Authored by veteran political reporter Mark Halperin and New York magazine’s John Heilemann, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, is a bestselling account of the 2008 presidential [...]
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, struggling in the polls and desperate to kick-start his fledgling campaign for the White House, reportedly raised over $800,000 at a private fundraising dinner in Minneapolis on Wednesday night. Some 400 Pawlenty supporters attended the event. The fifty-year-old Pawlenty, making his first bid for national office, acknowledged that he won’t [...]
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who plans a weekend trip to Iowa, has quickly become the most widely-traveled candidate in the GOP field, logging no fewer than 16 trips to New Hampshire, 15 to South Carolina and another 14 to Iowa, according to NBC’s Jason Seher. The 53-year-old Santorum, who has made a total of [...]