Mitt Romney will give the campaign trail another go. He posted on his Facebook page that he will announce his candidacy for Republican presidential nominee on Thursday.
The former Massachusetts governor will join a GOP field that is crowded with evangelical contenders, including former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, who have both officially declared their candidacy.
Still sitting on the fence, however, are two other potential evangelical GOP presidential candidates with high intensity enthusiasm among their fan base – former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). more >>
President Obama, Sarah Palin, and 2012 presidential candidates will honor America's veterans by participating in services and events on Memorial Day.
President Obama will visit the Arlington National Cemetery today where he and his wife Michelle Obama will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. After the ceremony, they will join a Memorial Day service at the Memorial Amphitheater at the cemetery.
In his Memorial Day proclamation, Obama declared May 30 a day of prayer for permanent peace and called the nation to unite in a time of prayer at 11:00 a.m. local time Monday. He also asked all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. more >>
Sarah Palin “of course” could beat incumbent Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race, said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) about his 2008 running mate.
“Of course, she can,” McCain said on “Fox News Sunday” today. “She can. Now, whether she will or not, whether she’ll even run or not, I don’t know.”
Palin, who was the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, kicked off a nationwide bus tour on Sunday. But the details of her bus tour – including exactly when, where, and why – are still unclear. Her staff refuses to give details of the tour, leaving reporters and political pundits puzzled over why Palin would announce the bus tour but not disclose the schedule. more >>
Never in the history of modern presidential politics has a spot on the primary roster been sought after so early – and by so many.
While top prospects such as Governors Mitch Daniels of Indiana, Haley Barbour of Mississippi and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee decided against seeking the White House, there appears to be no shortage of applicants willing to take their place.
Last Monday, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty joined previously announced candidates former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul and businessman Herman Cain in officially announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. more >>
Tim Pawlenty, the little-known former Minnesota governor who likes to refer to himself as T-Paw, may not be scoring big numbers in national polls, but behind the scenes he has won over some of the most coveted GOP donors and fundraisers.
The Des Moines Register’s “2012 Iowa Caucuses” reported Friday that Iowa power fundraiser, Nicole Schlinger, is on board the Pawlenty campaign. Schlinger is listed as one of The Des Moines Register’s 50 most wanted people for the Iowa caucuses.
In 2008, Schlinger was the Iowa straw poll director for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. But she apparently has jumped ships this election year, given that Romney launched an exploratory committee last month and is sending strong signals that he will run for president in 2012. more >>
Sarah Palin is favored over Mitt Romney by Republicans most concerned about social issues, a new Gallup poll finds.
But the former Alaska governor is not as popular as Romney among Republicans who care more about government spending, the economy, and national security. The new poll, conducted May 20-24, shows that Romney appeals to Republicans across the board while Palin’s support is concentrated only among the party’s social conservatives.
Palin and Romney are the top two leaders of the wide-open 2012 Republican presidential field. more >>