After flirting with conservatives and the Christian Right, business mogul Donald Trump has announced that he will not be entering the 2012 presidential race, leaving Republicans with neither of the two top GOP poll picks.
Trump announced on Monday that he has decided against a run for the presidency. The New York real estate giant released a statement before the end of his television show "Celebrity Apprentice," saying, "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency."
Trump said his decision was not based on his chances at winning the GOP nomination. "I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election," he asserted. more >>
Mike Huckabee, a frontrunner in many GOP presidential candidate polls, won’t be among the GOP names vying to challenge President Barack Obama for the White House next year.
The former Arkansas governor announced Saturday night on his Fox News TV show that he will not seek the Republican nomination for president.
“I don’t expect everyone to understand this, but I’m a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ. And that relationship is far more important to me than any political office,” said Huckabee, a former Southern Baptist pastor. more >>
Though the first GOP debate garnered a less than impressive showing of contenders, one unlikely candidate came out on top.
Herman Cain, a businessman and political newcomer, was the star of the Fox News network's television debate Thursday night. An online poll featured on the network's website showed, as of Friday night, that 54 percent of voters (1,103 voters) believed Cain won the South Carolina debate. more >>
Franklin Graham denied on Tuesday that he raised doubts about President Obama’s U.S. citizenship or his religious faith, saying that he personally believes Obama is qualified to be president and that he is a Christian.
Instead, Graham, who is president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, laid the blame of raising the issues on ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
A new poll confirms that business mogul Donald Trump leads among moderate and liberal Republicans. However, evangelist Franklin Graham's recent remarks show that conservative supporters might not be far behind.
An April 15-20 Gallup poll, released Monday, shows that the GOP momentum for Trump is rising. Trump is tied with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for the top spot as the preferred Republican nominee for president. Trump holds the highest percentage of support – 21 percent – among moderate and liberal Republicans than any other ring-wing contender.
Huckabee, a former minister, has 21 percent of conservative voters' support, the highest percentage of all the contenders, Trump included. more >>
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced Monday that he is taking the first steps toward a presidential run by forming an exploratory committee.
Romney announced the start of his exploratory committee with a YouTube video. He said his knowledge as a business leader is what America needs to fix high foreclosure and unemployment rates and the economic unrest.
As the founder of a business, he said, “I learned how America competes with companies in other countries, why jobs leave and how jobs are created here at home.” more >>