Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Latest on 2012 Republican Buzz

It looks like all the expected Republicans will be seeking the party's nomination in 2012. These include, as of this writing, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Of course, besides these power players there are number of others. Texas congressman Ron Paul, for instance.

New CNN poll shows that the majority of republicans ( Tea Baggers ) want to nominate someone that can beat President Obama in 2012 general election, but not necessary standby their Republican values. ( Any surprise that Ronald Reagan would be unelectable today? )

Anyway, here's the latest news on potential 2012 candidates:
"I am not ready to make it, an announcement as to what my political future is going to be. I am not going to sit down. I'm not going to shut up. I'm going to hopefully be able to help empower others who believe that one of the things that makes America so exceptional is our right to free speech. It's our right to vigorously yet respectfully debate ideas and intentions in this country. I'm going to continue down that path. And if that leads to be a candidate for a high office, then I will announce that at the appropriate time." - Sarah Palin
"Congressman Paul is very pleased with his strong national organization and flattered by his growing national profile. He is strongly considering a presidential run and is assessing all of his political prospects," Paul Political Director Jesse Benton tells CNN.
"I think people get sick of us if we are out there for too long a period of time, and by the time it starts to matter -- when you're getting closer to the caucuses and the primaries -- you've been so just essentially exposed in a campaign mode that there is nothing new. You're the stale old loaf of bread on the shelf, and it's very difficult to make your message fresh." - Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
"I don't have an answer for you yet, because there are a lot of things that you have to consider before you make the final decision. Clearly, I'm doing the things, like other folks are doing, to keep the option open, and moving forward in the event that I make a positive decision. But there are matters of health, of support, of the kind of network you'd like to have of individuals behind you. Those are thins you've got to assess before you make a final decision" - Mitt Romney
"By the end of February, we'll make a decision on whether or not to have an exploratory committee. I think the country has enormous problems. I think it requires a totally different kind of approach." - House Speaker Newt Gingrich
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