Skip to comments.Election 2012 Has Unofficially Begun
Posted on 01/05/2011 1:12:54 PM PST by therightliveswithus
We haven't had any formal announcements from Republican candidates yet-- and it appears that we may have to wait a while from that. We've heard rumblings on who will run and it appears to be a fair share of people-- but only one can get the nomination. It would appear that non-official exploratory committees are already formed and people like Romney, Pawlenty, and others are criss-crossing the country, particularly to Iowa, South Carolina, and New Hampshire.
So let's take a look at some of the signs of the start of the 2012 Presidential Cycle:
Robert Gibbs is leaving the White House-- and the reason, at least according to him, is very clear. Gibbs and Obama say that the Press Secretary will begin working on the efforts for Obama's reelection. While this move could be expected eventually, it appears to be coming before any announcements by GOP candidates. So the White House is scared or just being proactive. Either way it gives them a boost.
Minnesota's Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty has been making some quiet waves, but not so quiet that they could not be detected. He's served as Governor for two fairly successful terms and after deciding not to run for a third it becomes more apparent that he's running for the White House. The Atlantic has noticed his impressive table-setting:
The now-ex-governor has set up state-level PACs in Iowa and New Hampshire, a presidential power move that will let him raise, donate, and otherwise curry favor with state-level pols in those important primary states.
Pawlenty has undertaken a busy travel schedule, which drew the ire of Minnesota liberals who accused him of being an absent governor. He's visited Florida and South Carolina and made multiple trips to Iowa and New Hampshire.
(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.blogspot.com ...
It’s over. Michele Bachmann has decided to run so all everyone has to do is get behind this 100 percent CONSERVATIVE who is intelligent, experienced, has five kids too, keeps her family and business out of the press. She is so refreshing and is also young and beautiful. She is mature. Does not need to be on the cover of magazines. She just works her tail off day after day. Yes some say a House Member would be hard to elect but she started today and I follow her. We have two years to convince America that Michele is the best we have!!!!!
Bachmann planning Iowa trip
I prefer her over Sarah.
Don’t start. We need to get behind one candidate, if we get devided will never ge the White House back
But I agree with what someone else said. We need to decide on our candidate and get behind that candidate prior to the primaries, in order to prevent the lefties from choosing for us.
Madoff/Vandersloot would get my vote over bama in 2012 if needbe.
Bachmann running, if true, is great news for those of us who don’t want to nominate Palin. Bachmann and Palin will split the cougar vote.
And those of us who don't want Palin need to pick OUR candidate and unify behind that candidate.
Must we always revert to the gutter? The two ladies are not only wives and mothers they are Christians. Treat them accordingly.
I’ll do that, as soon as I see threads on either one of them that don’t contain numerous glam shots posted by their admirers.
She is not a leader. Sarah Palin is a leader. She is nowhere near as good as Palin is. She doesnt inspire me at all.
If thats the way things go. my vote will be a protest vote.
Sarah deserves better.
we will NEVER be able to save our country with people like you around.
I feel hopeless right now.
lol. That’s funny.
Michele Bachmann is more conservative then Sarah Palin. That is my number one reason for voting for Michele.
She was great on Greta last night. Articulate too. She is a leader.
I have my doubts as to whether a female can win this time.
But....Michelle is exciting. Her voting record is superb.
She couldn't care less!
She is entirely focused upon her talking points, and she cannot be manipulated by them.
Do you happen to know if she ever had a law practice in either Iowa or Minnesota, and if so, what kind of cases she specialized in?
"....From 1988 to 1993, Bachmann was a U.S. Treasury Department attorney in the US Federal Tax Court located in St. Paul. According to Bachmann, she represented the Internal Revenue Service "in hundreds of cases" (both civil and criminal) prosecuting people who underpaid or failed to pay their taxes. She left her government position to become a full-time mother."
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