Sunday, November 13, 2011
Burdz Eye View: The GOP and its lovely group of Presidential conte...
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Burdz Eye View: The GOP and its lovely group of Presidential conte...: This is my first blog and coming up with an idea on the spot is proving difficult, so I’ll start with a group of people who will be under intense scrutiny for the next few months to a year: Republican presidential candidates.
Many analysts speculate that the GOP don’t have a candidate the whole party can get behind and that can also defeat Barack Obama next year.
A group has assembled that includes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza Herman Cain, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
There are a handful of others, but these are the ones who have the best chance and take part in nationally televised debates. Romney has been the de facto frontrunner for some time, albeit Cain and Perry have leapfrogged him in the polls a couple of times and Paul just won the Illinois straw poll.
A quick rundown on them would have to say allegations of sexual harassment by Herman Cain in the ‘90s are coming out, most of Bachmann’s staff recently resigned, Romney has flip-flopped on numerous issues, no one remembers who Gingrich is, Googling “Rick Santorum” is not something you should do around kids, and Paul wants to eliminate the federal government’s role in mortgage financing and issuing student loans.
The only one I don’t know much about is Huntsman. The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristoff said recently he thinks Huntsman is the best candidate and would be able to beat Obama. That’s a pretty big endorsement from one of America’s best columnists, but Republicans don’t read The New York Times.
Today, I’ll focus on some recent happenings in the Republican world.
While Bachmann has been yukking it up for some time now, Perry hasn’t had as much time on the national satge. Entering the race for the Republican nomination in August, most people thought it was a little late to announce his candidacy.