Campaign 2012

Miley Cyrus: Santorum Climbing the Wrong Mountain

Miley Cyrus: Santorum Climbing the Wrong Mountain

Miley Cyrus weighed in on the 2012 Republican presidential race yesterday with an indirect but delicious shot at Pennsylvania’s Rick Santorum. Responding to reports that Urban Outfitters, the Philadelphia-based clothing retailer, had allegedly copied jewelry designs and other works by a variety of artists, the 18-year-old pop sensation took to Twitter yesterday to denounce Urban [...]

‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Wraps Up Four-Day Swing Through Carolinas

‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Wraps Up Four-Day Swing Through Carolinas

Roy Moore, the former Alabama chief justice who was removed from office almost a decade ago for refusing to remove a display of the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of the state courthouse, wrapped up a four-day tour of the Carolinas earlier today with a speech at a luncheon in Lincolnton, North Carolina. Moore, who [...]

Coal Miner's Grandson: Santorum to Declare Candidacy on June 6

Coal Miner’s Grandson: Santorum to Declare Candidacy on June 6

Rick Santorum will officially declare his candidacy for president in southwestern Pennsylvania on June 6. Unlike Newt Gingrich, who declared his candidacy over Twitter, Santorum’s announcement will be much more traditional, taking place near the western Pennsylvania coal mines where his grandfather worked after arriving in the United States from Italy. “This location is significant [...]

Rick Scott’s Popularity Plummets in Florida

Rick Scott’s Popularity Plummets in Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s approval ratings are in free fall, according to a Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday.  His 29% approval rating is the worst of any governor in the half-dozen states regularly surveyed by Quinnipiac. Making matters worse, 37 percent of those in his own party disapprove of Scott’s job performance and only a [...]

The Great Tease: Trump Now Hints at Independent White House Bid

The Great Tease: Trump Now Hints at Independent White House Bid

He’s back. Only days after saying that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of re-entering the 2012 presidential contest, Donald Trump appears to be fueling speculation that he could rejoin the race next spring, possibly as an independent candidate, according to POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman. Trump, who had been testing the waters for a possible bid [...]

Buddy Roemer’s Long and Winding Road to the White House

Buddy Roemer’s Long and Winding Road to the White House

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer has been quietly roaming the New Hampshire countryside in an RV, gauging support for a possible presidential bid. Nobody seems to believe he has even a remote chance of winning the Republican nomination, including voters in the state that has traditionally hosted the nation’s first primary of the presidential campaign [...]

Two New Yorkers?  Pataki Reportedly Also Looking at White House Bid

Two New Yorkers? Pataki Reportedly Also Looking at White House Bid

All of the buzz these past few days regarding a possible 2012 presidential candidacy by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has apparently stirred former New York governor George Pataki from his long slumber, reports the Manchester Union Leader. Pataki, who will turn 66 next month, said that he will make a decision about his own political [...]

Thaddeus McCotter Again Eyeing Possible Presidential Bid

Thaddeus McCotter Again Eyeing Possible Presidential Bid

Uncovered Politics recently reported that Michigan’s Thaddeus McCotter was eyeing a possible bid for the U.S. Senate — and not a run for the White House, as had been previously suggested — but POLITICO reported earlier today that the guitar-playing congressman is again eyeing the possibility of joining the Republican presidential field. Why not? “I [...]

Next Up: 'Run, Rudy, Run!'

Next Up: ‘Run, Rudy, Run!’

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was once considered the front-runner for the 2008 presidential nomination and a favorite to take the general election as well. Obviously, it didn’t work out. Giuliani lost because of his disasterous campaign’s strategy of half-way skipping New Hampshire and waiting until the Florida primary to seriously contest a state. [...]

Cain Declares for the Presidency, Says U.S. Has Become a ‘Nation of Crises’

Cain Declares for the Presidency, Says U.S. Has Become a ‘Nation of Crises’

Herman Cain, the former radio talk show host and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, officially joined the crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination this afternoon at a rally in downtown Atlanta. The United States has “become a nation of crises,” said Cain in declaring his candidacy before a crowd of between 10,000-15,000 people gathered in [...]