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2012 Presidential Candidates List | Who Will Run For President In 2012? | Republican Candidates 2012

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Michelle Bachmann | 2012

Michelle Bachmann

Age: 54
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa
On the Issues: Bachmann on the Issues
Recent Experience: U.S. House of Representatives
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Luthern
Education: Winona State University, Oral Roberts University, College of William & Mary Law School
Family: Husband: Marcus • Children: Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia
Website: www.MichelleBachmann.com
YouTube: Michelle Bachmann’s YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Flickr: Bachmann’s Photo Gallery
Video Spotlight: Bachmann on Obamacare

Will Michelle Bachmann Run for President in 2012? This information is currently not available, but there is high speculation that Bachman will run, especially if Sarah Palin decides not to. Having both of them run at the same time may simply split votes and reduce the overall outcome.

About Michelle Bachmann: Michele Marie Bachmann was born April 6, 1956. Bachmann is a member of the House of Representatives for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district as well as a potential candidate for President in 2012. She also previously served in the Minnesota State Senate. She is the third woman, and first Republican woman, to represent the state of Minnesota in Congress.

Bachmann is a supporter of the Tea Party movement (and vice versa) and is the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.

Michelle married Marcus Bachmann in 1978. They have five children (Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia), and have also provided foster care for 23 other children. Bachmann and her husband also own a Christian counseling clinic in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Michelle Bachmann PROS: She has stood up against the fiscal irresponsibilities of both the Republicans and Democrats, and she has strongly advocated the defunding of Obamacare. She is also backed by the support of the Tea Party, which has recently proven to have an impact on elections, as seen in November of 2010.

Michelle Bachmann CONS: She’s mispoken a few times, which was all that was needed for the media and entertainment outlets to immediately turn her into another Sarah Palin. Michelle Bachmann is in the media’s cross-hairs as the next person to obliterate their reputation by any means possible. This could greatly effect Bachmann’s chance at winning.


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Haley Barbour | 2012

Haley Barbour

Age: 63
Birthplace: Yazoo City, Mississippi
On the Issues: Barbour on the Issues
Recent Experience: Governor of Mississippi
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Presbyterianism
Education: University of Mississippi
Family: Wife: Marsha | Children: Aubrey and Austen
Website: www.GovernorBarbour.com
YouTube: Governor Barbour’s YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Haley Barbour on Healthcare

Will Haley Barbour Run for President in 2012? Haley Barbour has officially announced that he will not run for President in 2012.

About Haley Barbour: Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is an American politician currently serving as the 63rd Governor of Mississippi. He gained a national spotlight in August 2005 after Mississippi was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Barbour won re-election as Governor in 2007. Under Mississippi’s term limits, Barbour cannot run again for Governor in 2011 when his term ends.

Before being elected Governor, Barbour worked as a lawyer and lobbyist, was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate and also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997, during which time the Republicans captured both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives for the first time since 1954. On June 24, 2009, Barbour was elected the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association, following the resignation of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford as its leader.

Haley Barbour PROS: Haley Barbour is a great fundraiser with deep ties into traditional sources of fundraising. Barbour also carries a record of success as governor, especially in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Barbour is also one of the best campaign strategists and messaging gurus in the party.

Haley Barbour CONS: Haley Barbour is a former lobbyist and GOP power broker. Intraparty opponents will have a field day with opposition research.


Michael Bloomberg


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John Bolton | 2012

John Bolton

Birth Date: November 20, 1948
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
On the Issues: Coming Soon!
Recent Experience: United States Ambassador to the United Nations 2005-2006
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife: Gretchen | Children: Jennifer
Website: No Website
YouTube: Currently No Channel
Facebook: John Bolton’s Facebook
Video Spotlight: John Bolton CPAC Speech

Will John Bolton Run for President in 2012? In August 2010, Bolton suggested that he may run for president in 2012, though there has been no official announcement.

About John Bolton: John Robert Bolton was born on November 20, 1948. Bolton is an American lawyer and diplomat who has served in several Republican presidential administrations in various positions. Bolton served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006 on a recess appointment. Bolton resigned in December of 2006 when his recess appointment would have ended because he was unable to gain confirmation from the Senate.

Bolton is currently a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Fox News Channel commentator, and of counsel to the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, in their Washington D.C. office. He is also involved with a broad assortment of other conservative think tanks and policy institutes, including the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Institute of East-West Dynamics, National Rifle Association, US Commission on International Religious Freedom, and the Council for National Policy (CNP). Known for his hawkish views on foreign policy, Bolton is often described as a neoconservative, though he personally rejects the term.

John Bolton PROS: Coming Soon!

John Bolton CONS: Coming Soon!


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Jeb Bush | 2012

Jeb Bush

Age: 57
Birthplace: Midland, Texas
On the Issues: Jeb Bush on the Issues
Recent Experience: Governor of Florida (1999-2007)
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: University of Texas
Family: Wife: Columba | Children: George P. Bush, Noelle Bush and John Ellis Bush, Jr.
Website: Currently No Website
YouTube: No YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Jeb Bush on Obama, Jeb Bush on Immigration

Will Jeb Bush Run for President in 2012? This information is currently not available.

About Jeb Bush: John Ellis “Jeb” Bush (born February 11, 1953) is an American politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is a prominent member of the Bush family: the younger brother of former President George W. Bush; the older brother of Neil Bush, Marvin Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch; and the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

In 2008, Bush indicated that he was considering running in the 2010 U.S. Senate race for the seat being vacated by Mel Martinez, who announced that he would retire at the end of his term. But in January 2009, he announced that he would not run for the Senate. Instead, he supported Marco Rubio for the position.

Throughout 2009 and 2010, rumors abounded that Bush would attempt to win the Republican nomination for the 2012 presidential election; rumors that he strongly denied from the beginning. In February 2011, after renewed calls were made for him to run for President Bush was asked whether the door remained closed on a Presidential run. “Yes”, was his reply.

My Thoughts: I don’t see Jeb Bush as a real contender right now. As trivial as it may sound, his last name may be a large obstacle to overcome. Jeb Bush said that he would endorse Sarah Palin if she runs for president in 2012.


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Herman Cain | 2012

Herman Cain

Age: 65
Birthplace: Georgia
On the Issues: Coming Soon
Recent Experience: Radio Host & Business Man
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Christian
Education: Morehouse College, Purdue University
Family: Wife: Gloria | Children: Melanie and Vincent
Website: www.HermanCain.com
YouTube: Herman Cain’s YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Herman Cain: We The People, Herman Cain: Obama Bad For Economy, Herman Cain: Why Socialism Won’t Work

Will Herman Cain Run for President in 2012? Herman Cain recently announced that he will be implementing a presidential exploratory committee. Cain’s exploratory committee will be “testing the waters” to see if Cain has a chance at winning in 2012. Cain is known to be very fiscally responsible, and he is not going to launch a full-blown presidential run without some business analysis regarding his chances of winning.

About Herman Cain: Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American newspaper columnist, businessman, politician, and radio talk-show host from Georgia. He is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. He is a former chairman (1995-96) and deputy chairman (1992-94) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Herman Cain’s newspaper column is distributed by North Star Writers Group. He currently lives in the Atlanta suburbs.

In January of 2011, Herman Cain announced that he had formed an exploratory committee for a potential candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

In 2010, Cain addressed more than 40 Tea Party rallies, hit all the early presidential states, and became a YouTube sensation. In April, he teased the audience at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference about a possible 2012 run for President by saying that there may be a “dark horse candidate.” On September 24, 2010, Cain announced that he was prayerfully considering a run for President in 2012 on the Republican Party ticket. “In December, he was the surprise choice for 2012 GOP nominee in a reader poll on the conservative Web site RedState.com, narrowly edging out Palin.”

Cain announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee on January 12, 2011 on the Fox News Channel’s Your World with Neil Cavuto.

Cain supports economic stimulus, saying: “We could grow this economy faster if we had bolder, more direct stimulus policies.”

In December 2010, Jonah Goldberg of the National Review wrote of Cain: “it’s hard to imagine him amounting to more than an exciting also-ran.”

Cain hosted The Herman Cain Show on Atlanta talk radio station News Talk 750 WSB until February 2011 and serves as a commentator for Fox News Business and a syndicated columnist distributed by the North Star Writers Group. In 2009, Cain founded “Hermanator’s Intelligent Thinkers Movement,” aimed at organizing 100,000 activists in every congressional district in the United States in support of a strong national defense, the FairTax, tax cuts, energy independence, capping and cutting government spending, restructuring Social Security, and defending the U.S. Constitution.

In 2006, Herman Cain was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in both his colon and his liver. Cain underwent surgery and chemotherapy following the diagnosis, and has since reported that he is cancer free.

Herman Cain PROS: Herman Cain has strong economic leadership and knowledge. His background in business makes him a first-hand experience candidate when it comes to job creation. He has the energy to energize the conservative base, especially in regards to the black community. Cain has said himself that he believes he can beat Obama.

Herman Cain CONS: He has never held a high political office, though many might see this as a pro rather than a con.


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Chris Christie | 2012

Chris Christie

Age: 48
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
On the Issues: Chris Christie on the Issues
Recent Experience: Governor of New Jersey
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: University of Delaware, Seton Hall University
Family: Wife: Mary | Children: 4
Website: www.statenj.us
YouTube: No channel at this time
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Chris Christie speaks his mind, Chris Christie on ABC News, Chris Christie on This Week

Will Chris Christie Run for President in 2012? When Chris Christie was first elected as Governor of New Jersey, he promised to serve a full term, which would put him in the governors office until after the 2012 elections. Many are hoping that he realizes the need for him in the White House, and are hoping that he changes his mind.

About Chris Christie: Upon his election to the governorship in November 2009, Christie became the first Republican to win a statewide election in New Jersey in 12 years. Christie, an attorney, previously served as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. He resides in Mendham, New Jersey, having chosen not to move his family into Drumthwacket, the official governor’s mansion.

Chris Christie PROS: Tough-talking executive who has taken on labor unions and cut government spending. He supports lower taxes and less government. Christie has outside-the-beltway credentials and is well liked by the Tea Party crowd. Significant name recognition that most small-state governors don’t get.

Chris Christie CONS: By 2012, Christie will have been in office three years and has promised to serve a full term.


Mitch Daniels


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Jim DeMint | 2012

Jim DeMint

Age: 59
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina
On the Issues: Jim DeMint on the Issues
Recent Experience: U.S. Senator
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Presbyterian
Education: University of Tennessee, Clemson University
Family: Wife: Debbie | Children: 4
Website: www.JimDeMint.com
Government Website: demint.senate.gov
YouTube: Jim DeMint’s YouTube Channel
Facebook: Jim DeMint’s Facebook
Twitter: Jim DeMint’s Twitter
Video Spotlight: Jim DeMint’s Victory Speech

Will Jim DeMint Run for President in 2012? This information is currently not available.

About Jim DeMint: James Warren “Jim” DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party and the Tea Party movement. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. DeMint is ranked by The National Journal as one of the most conservative members of the Senate.

DeMint opposes spending increases of the federal government. He opposed federal bailouts for banks and other corporations. This is sure to be a hot topic during the 2012 elections, especially for those who seek to appeal to conservative voters.

Senator DeMint has been a consistent supporter of school prayer and has introduced legislation that would allow schools to display banners such as one stating “God Bless America”.

DeMint opposes abortion, including in cases of rape and incest. He approves of abortion only when the mother’s life is in danger.

DeMint favors requiring all illegal immigrants in the United States to return to their home countries and apply for legal residency. He is in favor of establishing English as the country’s official language.

DeMint opposed President Barack Obama’s health reform legislation; he voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in December 2009, and he voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Jim DeMint PROS: Jim DeMint has significant appeal among Tea Party members as well as the social conservative wing of the GOP. Home state wields significant influence in GOP primary.

Jim DeMint CONS: Jim DeMint has limited appeal beyond the conservative Republican base, and his Washington resume makes it hard to sell himself as a true “outsider.”


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Newt Gingrich | 2012

Newt Gingrich

Birth Date: June 17, 1943
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
On the Issues: Newt Gingrich on the Issues
Recent Experience: Former Speaker of the House
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: Emory University, Tulane University
Family: Wife #3: Callista | Children: Cathy, Jackie
Website: www.newt.org
YouTube: Gingrich YouTube
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Gingrich After SC Win

Will Newt Gingrich Run for President in 2012? Yes. Newt Gingrich is one of the four candidates currently running for the 2012 presidential nominee for the Republican party.

About Newt Gingrich: Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich was born June 17, 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Gingrich is an American politician, author, and political consultant who served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Gingrich also represented Georgia’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999.

Born in south central Pennsylvania to a teenage mother, Gingrich was adopted in infancy by his stepfather, a career soldier. Gingrich attended Emory University and received his Ph.D. from Tulane University. In the 1970s he taught history and geography at West Georgia College. During this period he mounted several campaigns for the United States House of Representatives, before winning the election of November 1978. He served as the House Minority Whip from 1989 to 1995.

Biography from Wikipedia.

Newt Gingrich PROS: Gingrich has recently surged in the polls due to his outspokeness and willingness to attack Obama, call out the biased media and

take gotcha questions head on. His experience as the Speaker of the House and his knowledge of what it takes to work Congress is touted strength.

Newt Gingrich CONS: Newt Gingrich has a lot of political and personal baggage. He’s on his third wife, and in 1999 was forced to resgin after charges

of ethics violations after it was concluded that “his use of tax-deductible money for political purposes and inaccurate information supplied to investigators represented “intentional or . . .

reckless” disregard of House rules” (Ethics Panel Supports Reprimand of Gingrich, Washington Post).

Sources Cited: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/govt/leadership/stories/011897.htm


Rudy Giuliani


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Mike Huckabee | 2012

Mike Huckabee

Birth Date: August 24, 1955
Birthplace: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
On the Issues: Mike Huckabee on the Issues
Recent Experience: 44th Governor of Arkansas
Party Affiliation: Republican
Religion: Baptist
Education: Ouachita Baptist University
Family: Wife: Janet • Children: John Mark, David, and Sarah
Website: www.MikeHuckabee.com
YouTube: Huckabee’s YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Huckabee on Fair Tax”

Will Mike Huckabee Run for President in 2012? Huckabee has refrained from saying whether or not he will run for President in 2012, but he did verify that he will be involved on some level – whether it is running himself, or in support of another candidate. Huckabee probably has the most presence in regards to social media. He has a very active Facebook page, and several websites, along with plenty of exposure coming from his Fox News show that he hosts.

About Mike Huckabee: Michael Dale “Mike” Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) was the 44th Governor of Arkansas, serving from 1996 to 2007. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, finishing second in delegate count and third in both popular vote and number of states won (behind both John McCain and Mitt Romney). He won the Iowa Republican caucuses. Huckabee exited the race as McCain became the presumptive Republican nominee after winning the delegate winner-take-all states of Florida, California, and New York State.

Huckabee is the author of several best selling books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, musician and a public speaker. He is also an ABC Radio political commentator. He and his wife, Janet, have been married for 36 years and have three grown children: John Mark, David, and Sarah. Janet Huckabee was an unsuccessful candidate for Arkansas Secretary of State in 2002.

Huckabee currently hosts the Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee

Mike Huckabee PROS: Coming Soon!

Mike Huckabee CONS: Coming Soon!


Jon Huntsman


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Bobby Jindal | 2012

Bobby Jindal

Age: 39
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
On the Issues: Jindal on the Issues
Recent Experience: Governor of Louisiana
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife: Supriya | Children: Selia, Shaan and Slade
Website: www.BobbyJindal.com
YouTube: Currently No Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Jindal on Fox & Friends, Jindal Rejects Stimulus Money

Will Bobby Jindal Run for President in 2012? This information is currently not available.

Education: Bobby Jindal was one of 50 students nationwide admitted to the elite PLME program at Brown University, guaranteeing him a place in medical school. Jindal also completed a second major in biology. He graduated in 1991 at the age of 20, with honors in both majors. Jindal was named a member of the 1992 USA Today All-USA Academic Team. He was accepted by both Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School, but studied at New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an M.Litt. degree in political science with an emphasis in health policy from the University of Oxford in 1994. His thesis was called “A needs-based approach to health care”.

About Bobby Jindal: On October 20, 2007, Jindal was elected governor of Louisiana, winning a four-way race with 54.2% of the vote. At age 36, Jindal became the youngest current governor in the United States. He is the first elected non-white Governor of Louisiana and the first Indian-American governor in the country. In 2008, Governor Jindal was ranked one of the nation’s most popular governors with an approval rating of 77%.

Before Jindal was elected governor, he was a member of Congress for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district, elected in 2004. Jindal was re-elected to the House in the 2006 election with 88% of the vote. He is the second Indian-American elected to Congress.


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Allen West | 2012

Gary Johnson

Birth Date: January 1st, 1953
Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota
On the Issues: Johnson on the Issues
Recent Experience: Former Governor of New Mexico
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Unknown
Education: University of New Mexico
Family: Wife: Dee
Website: www.GaryJohnson2012.com
YouTube: Currently No Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Gary Johnson Interviewed by Forbes

Will Gary Johnson Run for President in 2012? Gary Johnson will be running for President in 2012, and he is the first official Republican candidate.

About Gary Johnson: Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman and candidate for the Republican nominaton for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He served as the 29th Governor of the U.S. state of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, and is well-known for his low-tax libertarian views and his regular participation in triathlons.

Founder of one of New Mexico’s largest construction companies, Johnson entered politics for the first time by running for Governor of New Mexico in 1994 on a conservative, low-tax, anti-crime platform. He beat incumbent Democratic governor Bruce King by 50% to 40%. He cut the 10% annual growth in the budget by using his gubernatorial veto on half of bills in the first six months.

He sought re-election in 1998, winning by 55% to 45%. In his second term, he concentrated on the issue of school voucher reforms,[5] as well as campaigning for marijuana decriminalization. During his tenure as governor, he adhered strictly to an anti-tax, anti-bureaucracy program, and set state and national records for his use of veto powers: more than the other 49 contemporary governors put together.[6][7] Term-limited, Johnson retired from politics at the end of his second term. He “is highly regarded in the state for his outstanding leadership during two terms as governor. He slashed the size of state government during his term and left the state with a large budget surplus.”

In 2009, he founded the Our America Initiative, a 501(c)(4) “nonprofit political advocacy committee that promotes common-sense business approaches to governing.” He announced his candidacy for the presidency on April 21, 2011.

Gary Johnson PROS: Coming Soon

Gary Johnson CONS: Coming Soon


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Sarah Palin | 2012

Sarah Palin

Age: 47
Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho
On the Issues: Sarah Palin’s Voting Record
Recent Experience: Former Governor of Alaska
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Christian
Education: University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii Pacific College, North Idaho College, Matanuska-Susitna College, University of Idaho
Family: Husband: Todd | Children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig
Website: www.SarahPAC.com
YouTube: Sarah Palin’s YouTube Channel
Facebook: Sarah Palin’s Facebook
Twitter: Sarah Palin’s Twitter
Video Spotlight: Sarah Palin VP Speech, Sarah Palin National Tea Party Speech

Will Sarah Palin Run for President in 2012? Sarah Palin has stated that if nobody steps up to the plate, then she will run for President in 2012.

About Sarah Palin: Sarah Louise Palin (born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, author, speaker, and political news commentator who was the youngest person and the first woman elected Governor of Alaska, as well as the only elected governor to resign all government positions before the expiration of her term. Chosen by Republican Party presidential candidate John McCain in August 2008 to be his running mate in that year’s presidential election, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major party, as well as the first female vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party.

Palin has become the most widely reported on politician since 2008. As Sarah Palin’s popularity continues to grow, so do the amount of personal attacks coming from the media, democrats, and even some in the Republican camp. Nobody can doubt that she is a successful American, but despite her obvious talents, she continues to attract criticism. The majority of the personal attacks and criticism comes unwarranted, and the opposition to her policies seem to be less important than the opposition to her clothing style, family life, voice, and personal success.

One of her most recent appearances, was her speech at the National Tea Party Convention in February of 2010.

Speculation that she would run for U.S. president in 2012 began when it appeared the 2008 McCain–Palin ticket was going to be defeated.

Before she was elected governor, she was a member of the Wasilla, Alaska City Council from 1992 to 1996, and the city’s mayor from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 until she resigned in 2004.

She served as governor from December 2006 until she resigned in July 2009. She cited a series of dismissed ethics complaints, which she called “frivolous”, and a desire not to become a lame duck governor as reasons for her resignation.

After leaving public office, Palin penned an autobiography, Going Rogue: An American Life, which quickly became a best-seller of more than two million copies. In January 2010, she began providing political commentary to the Fox News Channel under a multi-year contract. She became associated with the Tea Party movement and endorsed and campaigned for a number of successful candidates in the 2010 mid-term elections. She hosted her own documentary – reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, which aired between November 2010 and January 2011 on TLC, and authored a second book, America by Heart, which was released in November 2010.

Sarah Palin PROS: Sarah Palin is the most popular conservative republican, Tea Party backed candidate in America right now. Not all of her popularity is positive, but popularity, nonetheless. This popularity has provided her an overwhelming amount of media coverage, book opportunities, TV shows, interviews, speaking opportunities, etc. She definitely has the largest platform for 2012 presidential hopefuls. She also rings home with those who are looking to support a female presidential candidate… one who is extremely conservative and stands highly on family values.

Sarah Palin CONS: The media has done a good job at discrediting her, even going as far as publishing and promoting stories that turned out to be 100% false. It doesn’t matter what the truth is in this case, it only matters what people believe. Because of the media’s successful attack plan, many people think Sarah Palin is dumb, stupid, unqualified, racist, or all of the above. Despite some of her experience gaps, I think the public’s perception of Palin is her biggest weakness.


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George Pataki | 2012

George Pataki

Age: 65
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York
On the Issues: Pataki on the Issues
Recent Experience: Governor of NY 1995-2007
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: Yale, Columbia Law School
Family: Wife: Libby | Children: Emily, Teddy, Allison, and Owen
Website: www.GeorgePataki.com
YouTube: No Channel at This Time
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Pataki On Ground Zero

Will George Pataki Run for President in 2012? This information is currently not available.

About George Pataki: George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is an American politician who was the 53rd Governor of New York. A member of the Republican Party, Pataki served three consecutive four-year terms from January 1, 1995 until December 31, 2006.

Mayor of Peekskill
George Pataki first won elective office in November 1981. He was elected Mayor of the City of Peekskill, which is located in the Northwestern part of Westchester County. Pataki defeated the Democratic incumbent Fred Bianco Jr., winning 70% of the vote. In November 1983, Pataki was re-elected Mayor, winning 74% of the vote.

New York State Assembly
In November 1984, George Pataki was elected to the New York State Assembly, (91st district), by defeating the one-term Democratic incumbent, William J. Ryan, winning 53% of the vote. In November 1986, Pataki defeated Ryan in a rematch, capturing 63% of the vote. Pataki won a third term in November 1988, winning 74% of the vote against Democratic candidate Mark Zinna. Pataki won a fourth and final term in November 1990, winning over 90% of the vote, as he only faced a minor party candidate.

New York State Senate
From 1983-1992, the 91st Assembly district included parts of Westchester, Orange, Rockland, and Putnam Counties. However, in 1992, Assembly Democrats substantially redrew the district boundaries, placing the newly renamed 90th Assembly district entirely within Westchester County. Instead of running in the newly redrawn district, Pataki decided to challenge seven-term incumbent Republican State Senator Mary Goodhue in the Republican primary by criticizing her for taking her grandchildren to Disney World and missing a vote in Albany. Pataki won the primary by a 52% to 48% margin. However, Goodhue was still going to appear on the November ballot on a minor party line. In November 1992, George Pataki won election to the New York State Senate in a 4-way race. Pataki served one term before running for Governor.

George Pataki PROS: Coming Soon

George Pataki CONS: Coming Soon


Rand Paul


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Ron Paul | 2012

Ron Paul

Age: 75
Birthplace: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
On the Issues: Ron Paul on the Issues
Recent Experience: Texas 14th District Congressman
Party Affiliation: Republican or Libertarian Candidate
Religion: Baptist
Education: Duke University
Family: Wife: Carolyn “Carol” Paul • Children: Ronald “Ronnie” Paul, Jr., Lori Paul Pyeatt, Randal “Rand” Paul, Robert Paul, Joy Paul-LeBlanc
Website: paul.house.gov
YouTube: Ron Paul’s YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Ron Paul “Just a Bad Dream?”

Will Ron Paul Run for President in 2012? On April 26, 2011, Ron Paul announces a presidential exploratory committee for 2012. This will be his third run at President.

About Ron Paul: Ronald Ernest “Ron” Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American physician and Republican Congressman for the 14th congressional district of Texas. Paul also serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, the Committee on Financial Services and is Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy where he has been an outspoken critic of American foreign and monetary policy. He has gained prominence for his libertarian positions on many political issues, often clashing with both Republican and Democratic Party leaders. Paul has run for President of the United States twice, first in 1988 as the nominee of the Libertarian Party and again in 2008 as a candidate for the Republican nomination.

Ron Paul founded the advocacy group Campaign for Liberty and his ideas have been expressed in numerous published articles and books, including End The Fed (2009), The Revolution: A Manifesto (2008), Pillars of Prosperity (2008), A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship (2007), and The Case for Gold (1982). According to a 1998 study published in the American Journal of Political Science, Paul had the most conservative voting record of any member of Congress since 1937. His son Rand Paul was sworn in as a Senator for Kentucky in 2011, making the elder Paul the first Representative in history to serve alongside a son or daughter in the Senate

Ron Paul PROS: Sticks to and stands by his ideologies and votes consistently by his interpretation of the Constitution. 

Ron Paul CONS: Has dangerous foreign policy and national security ideas. See the Constitution as a brick wall instead of a framework. Previously published a racist magazine.


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Tim Pawlenty | 2012

Tim Pawlenty

Age: 50
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota
On the Issues: Tim Pawlenty on the Issues
Recent Experience: Former Governor of Minnesota
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Baptist
Education: University of Minnesota
Family: Wife: Mary | Children: Anna, Mara
Website: www.TimPawlenty.com
YouTube: Tim Pawlenty YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Tim Pawlenty: Courage to Stand, Tim Pawlenty: A New Direction

Will Tim Pawlenty Run for President in 2012? On March 21, 2011, Tim Pawlenty announced on his Facebook page that he had formed an exploratory committee in preparation for a potential run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

About Tim Pawlenty: Timothy James “Tim” Pawlenty was born on November 27, 1960. Pawlenty is a Minnesota politician in the Republican Party who served as the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Minnesota.

In the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 2002, he was elected governor and was inaugurated on January 6, 2003. He was re-elected with 46% of the vote. On June 2, 2009, he announced that he would not seek re-election in 2010. Pawlenty was succeeded by Democrat Mark Dayton.

On March 21, 2011, he announced he was launching a 2012 presidential exploratory committee.

Tim Pawlenty PROS: Coming soon

Tim Pawlenty CONS: Coming soon

My Thoughts: If I had to choose a candidate today that would be considered a “Washington insider,” it would have to be Tim Pawlenty. I believe he has the strength, courage, spirit, and experience to lead our nation in this time of devastating need. I’m ready for a strong president, not just a strong speaker. I’m ready for someone who will do what is best for our country regardless of special interest groups. I’m ready for someone with a real plan to create jobs. I’m ready for someone to encourage, lead, and stand behind our nation. I believe Palwenty is that leader in the real of “Washington insider” candidates.


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Mike Pence | 2012

Mike Pence

Age: 51
Birthplace: Columbus, IN
On the Issues: Pence’s Voting Record
Recent Experience: U.S. Representative for Indian’s 6th District
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Christian
Education: Hanover College, Indiana University School of Law
Family: Wife: Karen | Children: Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey
Website: www.MikePence.com
YouTube: Mike Pence’s YouTube Channel
Video Spotlight: Pence at Values Voter’s Summit

Will Mike Pence Run for President in 2012? This information is currently not available.

About Mike Pence: Mike Pence began his career in radio broadcasting in 1992. Two years later Network Indiana syndicated his show, “The Mike Pence Show,” throughout the state of Indiana. Pence also hosted a Sunday morning political television show in Indianapolis from 1995-1999.

Pence was first elected to Congress in the year 2000 and was most recently elected to a fifth term in November of 2008. He was also elected unanimously by House Republicans to serve as House Republican Conference Chairman in November 2008.

On several occasions, Congressman Pence has described himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.”

Mike Pence was first mentioned as a possible candidate for President in 2008, but he decided to not run. In June of 2009, an MSNBC political blog listed him as one of many possible Republican candidates for President in 2012. During that same month, the Des Moines Register reported that Pence had planned to visit the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area in late July. Iowa has the first caucus in early 2012, before the primaries in other states. He also scheduled a visit to New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary, in 2010.

As of now, Pence has no plans to run for President and often lends off-hand vocal support for fellow Hoosier and friend Governor Mitch Daniels. In September 2010, Pence was the top choice for President in a straw poll conducted by the Value Voters Summit.

Mike Pence PROS: Well liked among social conservative crowd. Solid communicator, especially on TV and radio. A solid element in the GOP establishment yet has a record of standing up to his party on spending issues.

Mike Pence CONS: Not well known outside of D.C. and Indiana and social conservative circles. Questions regarding his ability to raise money have been brought up as well. Historically speaking, House members have struggled to run as presidential candidates.


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Rick Perry | 2012

Rick Perry

Birthday: March 4, 1950
Birthplace: Paint Creek, Texas
On the Issues: Rick Perry on the Issues
Recent Experience: Governor of Texas
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Christian
Education: Texas A&M University
Family: Wife: Anita • Children: Griffin, Sydney
Website:www.RickPerry.org
YouTube: Rick Perry’s YouTube
Facebook: Rick Perry’s Facebook
Video Spotlight: Rick Perry Speaks to Republican Leadership Conference

Will Rick Perry Run for President in 2012? On August 13, 2011, Rick Perry announced that he would be running for President in 2012. Perry stated, “It’s time to get America working again.”

About Rick Perry: James Richard “Rick” Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, Perry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full gubernatorial terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010. With a tenure in office to date of 10 years, 253 days, Perry is the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor, and the second longest serving current U.S. governor after Terry Branstad of Iowa.

Perry served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia) and again in 2011. Perry is the longest-serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court).

Perry won the Texas 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary election, defeating U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Wharton County Republican Party Chairwoman and businesswoman Debra Medina. In the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, Perry won a third term by defeating former Houston mayor Bill White and Kathie Glass.

On August 13, 2011, Perry announced in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election.

Rick Perry PROS: Coming Soon

Rick Perry CONS: Coming Soon


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Condoleezza Rice | 2012

Condoleezza Rice

Age: 56
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama
On the Issues: Condoleezza Rice on the Issues
Recent Experience: United States Secretary of State
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Presbyterian
Education: University of Denver, University of Notre Dame
Family: No Husband or Children
Website:No Website
YouTube: Currently No Channel
Facebook: Condoleezza Rice’s Facebook
Video Spotlight: Condoleezza Rice on War in Iraq With Katie Couric, Condoleezza Rice Interview

Will Condoleezza Rice Run for President in 2012? This information is currently not available.

About Condoleezza Rice: Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first African-American woman secretary of state, as well as the second African American (after Colin Powell), and the second woman (after Madeleine Albright). Rice was President Bush’s National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman and first African American to serve in that position. Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999.

Rice also served on the National Security Council as the Soviet and East European Affairs Advisor to President George H.W. Bush during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification.

Following her confirmation as Secretary of State, Rice pioneered a policy of Transformational Diplomacy, with a focus on democracy in the greater Middle East. Her emphasis on supporting democratically elected governments faced challenges as the Islamist militant Hamas captured a popular majority in Palestinian elections, and influential countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt maintained authoritarian systems with U.S. support. While Secretary of State, she chaired the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s board of directors.

In March 2009, Rice returned to Stanford University as a political science professor and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. In September 2010, Rice became a faculty member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a director of its Global Center for Business and the Economy.

Condoleezza Rice PROS: Coming Soon

Condoleezza Rice CONS: Coming Soon


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Buddy Roemer | 2012

Buddy Roemer

Age: 67
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana
On the Issues: Buddy Roemer on the Issues
Recent Experience: Louisiana Governor
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Methodist
Education: Harvard University
Family: Wife:
Website: www.BuddyRoemer.com
YouTube: Buddy Roemer YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Buddy Roemer on CBS News

Will Buddy Roemer Run for President in 2012? In January 2011, Roemer publicly stated that he was considering a bid for the U.S. presidency in 2012. On March 3, 2011, Buddy Roemer announced the formation of his exploratory committee to prepare for a possible run for the 2012 presidential nomination of the Republican Party.

About Buddy Roemer: Governor Roemer served four terms in the United States Congress from 1981 – 1988 as a conservative Democrat who often broke ranks with his party to vote with President Reagan, and was Louisiana Governor from 1988-1992 as both a Democrat and Republican. During his tenure in the Governor’s office, unemployment in the state dropped by approximately half, the state budget was balanced all years despite inheriting a huge deficit, teacher pay was linked to performance, education accountability standards were enacted, government unions were challenged, and sweeping campaign finance reform legislation was passed. Since leaving public office, Governor Roemer has been involved in a number of business ventures.

Most recently, Buddy Roemer served as the founder, CEO, and President of Business First Bank, a small business community bank with approximately $650 million in assets that took no bailout money from the federal government. Governor Roemer lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Scarlett, and is the father of three children. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Buddy Roemer PROS: Coming soon

Buddy Roemer CONS: Coming soon


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Mitt Romney | 2012

Mitt Romney

Birth Date: March 12, 1947
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
On the Issues: Romney on the Issues
Recent Experience: Former Governor of Massachusetts
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Latter Day Saints
Education: Harvard Law, Harvard Business, Brigham Young University
Family: Wife: Ann | Children: Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben, Craig
Website: www.MittRomney.com
YouTube: Mitt Romney YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Mitt Romney Launches Exploratory Committee

Will Mitt Romney Run for President in 2012? On April 11, 2011, Mitt Romney announced that he had formed a presidential exploratory committe.

About Mitt Romney: Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and Republican political figure who was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts (2003 to 2007). He ran for President of the United States in the 2008 election, and has announced his candidacy in the 2012 presidential election.

Romney is the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and served as a Mormon missionary in France. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, then earned a joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Romney entered the management consulting business which led to a position at Bain & Company, eventually serving as its CEO to lead it out of crisis. He was also co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm which became highly profitable and one of the largest such firms in the nation. He ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts but lost to incumbent Edward M. Kennedy. Romney organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, and helped turn the troubled games into a financial success.

Romney won the election for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, but did not seek reelection in 2006. During his term, he presided over a series of spending cuts and increases in fees while the state’s finances improved. He signed into law the landmark Massachusetts health care reform legislation, which provided near-universal health insurance access via subsidies and state-level mandates. During the course of his political career, his positions or rhetorical emphasis shifted more towards American conservatism in several areas, though his stances on many other issues have been consistent; this process continued with Romney becoming a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. In that contest, he won several caucuses and primaries but ultimately lost to John McCain. Since then he has published a book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, and also given speeches and raised campaign funds on behalf of fellow Republicans.

On April 11, 2011, Romney announced that he had started an exploratory committee for president; political observers and public opinion polls place him as a front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Mitt Romney PROS: Mitt Romney’s strengths lie in his 30+ years spent as a successful businessman. After graduating from Harvard Law and Harvard Business, Romney was sought after by some very successful companies where he would work in high level executive positions, and then go on to own his own businesses.

Mitt Romney CONS: He signed into law the landmark Massachusetts health care reform legislation, which provided near-universal health insurance access via subsidies and state-level mandates. Many conservatives and Republicans have compared his healthcare law to that of Obama’s, and it has left a bad taste in the mouths of some who may have once supported Romney. Being that Obamacare was one of the biggest issues that conservatives stood against over the last 2 years, this could leave a dark spot on Romney’s record, and leave some seeing him as another RINO.


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Marco Rubio | 2012

Marco Rubio

Age: 39
Birthplace: Miami, FL
On the Issues: Rubio on the Issues
Recent Experience: Junior United States Senator
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: Tarkio College, Santa Fe College, University of Florida, University of Miami
Family: Wife: Jeanette | Children: Amanda, Daniella, Anthony, and Dominic
Website: www.MarcoRubio.com
YouTube: Marco Rubio’s YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Marco Rubio CPAC Address, Marco Rubio CPAC Address, Rubio’s Speaker of Florida House Farewell Address

Will Marco Rubio Run for President in 2012? This information is currently not available.

About Marco Rubio: Marco Rubio was born in Miami, Florida to parents who had exiled from Cuba. Rubio is the author of the book 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future. This book was compiled from Rubio’s travel campaign throughout Florida in which he gathered ideas from citizens in regards to several issues. Rubio effectively called this the “Idearaiser”. Many of the issues that he fought for in his first year as speaker came from this book of ideas. During 2007, Marco Rubio championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system. He argued it would reduce property taxes and decrease the size of government.

On May 5, 2009, Marco Rubio announced on his website that he was planning to run for the United States Senate in 2010 for the Republican seat that was then being held by Sen. Mel Martinez, who had resigned and been replaced by George LeMieux. Prior to the announcement, he had been meeting with fundraisers and supporters throughout the state of Florida. Initially trailing by double-digits against the incumbent Governor of his own party, Charlie Crist, Rubio eventually surpassed Crist in polling for the Republican nomination.

On April 28, 2010, Crist announced that he would continue his race as an independent candidate, effectively releasing the Republican nomination to Marco Rubio. Several of Crist’s top fundraisers, as well as those serving in Republican leadership, refused to support Crist after Rubio won the Republican nomination for Senate.

On November 2, 2010, Marco Rubio won the senatorial election with 48.9% of the vote to Crist’s 29.7% and Democrat Kendrick Meek’s 20.1%

Marco Rubio PROS: A breath of fresh air with no Washington insider background. Excellent personal story about success and the American dream.

Marco Rubio CONS: Still young. Less experience than most of the other potential presidential candidates.


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Rick Santorum | 2012

Rick Santorum

Birth Date: May 10, 1958
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia
On the Issues: Santorum on the Issues
Recent Experience: Former Senator of Pennsylvania
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, Dickinson School of Law
Family: Wife: Karen
Website: www.RickSantorum.com
YouTube: Rick Santorum’s YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Santorum on Libya

Will Rick Santorum Run for President in 2012? On April 13th, 2011, Rick Santorum announced the launch of his presidential exploratory committee.

About Rick Santorum: Richard John “Rick” Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.

Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case.

In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm’s clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel.

Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012.

Rick Santorum PROS: Coming soon

Rick Santorum CONS: Coming soon


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Donald Trump | 2012

Donald Trump

Age: 64
Birthplace: New York City, NY
On the Issues: Trump on the Issues
Recent Experience: Billionaire CEO of Trump
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: University of Pennsylvania, Fordham University
Family: Wife: Melania | Children: Donald, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany and Barron
Website: www.ShouldTrumpRun.com
YouTube: Currently No Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook
Video Spotlight: Trump on Fox News, Trump CNN Interview

Will Donald Trump Run for President in 2012? Donald Trump has not officially said that he is running for President in 2012, but he did say he was greatly considering it, and that he would make an official announcement in June or July of 2011.

About Donald Trump: Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate, socialite, author and television personality. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer. Trump is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, which operates numerous casinos and hotels across the world. Trump’s extravagant lifestyle and outspoken manner have made him a celebrity for years, a status amplified by the success of his NBC reality show, The Apprentice (where he serves as host and executive producer). Donald Trump is considered a possible candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

He has very strong, knowledgeable ideas on America and our relationship with the China, OPEC, and so much more. Donald Trump is seriously considering a run for the White House in 2012, but will not officially announce his intentions until this summer. June is the official month in which he said he will make the official announcement. Some think that his appearance at CPAC has tipped his hand.

Donald Trump PROS: Strong and knowledgeable on foreign policy, especially in regards to America’s relationship with China. Trump wants to abolish OPEC, which is the group that controls oil prices. Considered one of the most experienced potential candidates in regards to the economy and finances as well.

Donald Trump CONS: Possibility that he will run supporting some liberal-leaning issues on guns and abortion. This will be updated as new information arrives.


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Scott Walker | 2012

Scott Walker

Age: 43
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado
On the Issues: Walker’s Voting Record
Recent Experience: Wisconsin Governor
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Christian
Education: Marquette University
Family: Wife: Tonette | Children: 2
Website: www.ScottWalker.org
Video Spotlight: Scott Walker on the Record

Will Scott Walker Run for President in 2012? There is not much evidence to suggest that Walker will run for President, but there has been some speculation due to his recent public spotlight in Wisconsin.

About Scott Walker: Scott Kevin Walker (born November 2, 1967) is an American Republican politician who has been Governor of Wisconsin since January 3, 2011. He won the office in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating Democratic candidate Tom Barrett, 52 percent to 46 percent. Previously, Walker was the County Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin from 2002 to 2010, and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 2002.

Scott Walker PROS: Coming Soon

Scott Walker CONS: Coming Soon


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Allen West | 2012

Allen West

Age: 49
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
On the Issues: West on the Issues
Recent Experience: U.S. House of Representatives
Party Affiliation: Republican Candidate
Religion: Christian
Education: University of Tennessee, Kansas State University
Family: Wife: Angela | Children: Aubrey and Austen
Website: www.AllenWestforCongress.com
YouTube: Allen West YouTube Channel
Facebook: Visit Facebook, Draft Allen West
Video Spotlight: Allen West in Iraq

Will Allen West Run for President in 2012? This information is currently not available.

About Allen West: Allen West is a 39 year old combat veteran, who served 21 years in the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is one of the new faces of the conservative party, as well as the Tea Party. When speaking in regards of the Tea Party, West often lays to rest the accusations that the Tea Party are simply racists.

West spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 20, 2010 and was endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. As one of 32 African-American Republican candidates for Congress in 2010, West said he supported the Tea Party movement and dismissed the notion of alleged “racism” as a creation of liberal critics and the news media.

West ran in the November 2, 2010, election and defeated incumbent Ron Klein by almost 9% to win the congressional seat for District 22. West, with newly elected Tim Scott, will be one of the two first African-American Republicans to serve in Congress since J.C. Watts retired in 2003.

West raised $5.4 million for his campaign, while his incumbent opponent raised only $2.5 million. West stated: “…over 97 percent of our donations have come from individual contributions.”

Allen West PROS: Allen West is one of the leading conservatives in America today, and may are hopeful that he will run for President in 2012. On top of that, he is a black conservative, which is in itself, very unique. He retired as an Army Lieutenant Colonel with combat experience, and has a long record of military service. In this day in age, that is always a plus. He is also supported by the Tea Party. Being a black conservative, he may be able to influence a lot of black conservatives to step into the spotlight, and create some energy behind the limited political base that exists in this regard.

Allen West CONS: West had some small military charges which he was reprimanded for. He speaks openly and honestly about these, but I’m more than positive that these will be brought up. He is also fairly new to politics, so his voting record doesn’t have much to show for.


Who Will Run For President In 2012?

If you want to know who will run for president in 2012, then you have come to the right place. This is an in-depth source of quality information regarding the 2012 republican and/or conservative presidential candidates. Hopefully this information will allow you to make the most well-educated, well-informed decision in deciding the next President of the United States of America.

I’m still compiling information on each 2012 presidential candidate. Please continue to check back frequently for updates, and drop me a line if you think a candidate needs to be added, or if you have any input regarding the 2012 election.

2012 Presidential Candidates • 2012 Republican Candidates

Below is the list of potential 2012 presidential candidates listed in alphabetical order. Provided is a brief background of each 2012 presidential candidate, how they stand on certain issues, as well as a video or two of each, just so you can see them in action. You will also find links to all of their social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. I will also interject my personal opinion of each potential 2012 presidential candidate, which will be clearly outlined for the purpose of not confusing the readers regarding which content is strictly based on my opinion. Enjoy, and please provide me with your own personal input.

List of Potential 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates

Allen West
Bobby Jindal
Buddy Roemer
Chris Christie
Condoleezza Rice
Donald Trump
Gary Johnson
George Pataki
Haley Barbour
Hermain Cain
Jeb Bush
Jim DeMint
John Bolton
John Thune
Jon Huntsman
Marco Rubio
Michelle Bachmann
Michael Bloomberg
Mike Huckabee
Mike Pence
Mitch Daniels
Mitt Romney
Newt Gingrich
Paul Ryan
Rand Paul
Rick Perry
Rick Santorum
Ron Paul
Rudy Giuliani
Sarah Palin
Scott Walker
Tim Pawlenty


Sources: ABC, Wikipedia, www.presidential-candidates.org, YouTube, and www.ontheissues.org have all contributed to this in-depth report.

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  1. Herman Cain is not a politician. He’s a businessman. Politicians got us into this mess, and I believe we need a businessman to get us out. While listening to the Neal Boortz radio talk show yesterday, he went through a “Top Ten Reasons to Support Herman Cain for President” list (by C. Edmond Wright). Here it is:

    10. The “race card”
    9. Been there, done that
    8. Not forgettable
    7. Will break every rule set for him by “strategists”
    6. Will really get under the skin of the Washingtonian class
    5. Will not get in way of the 2010 Congress’ momentum
    4. Never held office before
    3. Ann Coulter’s second-favorite pick
    2. Will not be cowed by the new speech police
    1. It opens the door to a ticket of Cain and Haley Barbour in some order

    I know, I know. Nothing too “earthshaking”. However, the man stands for everything good and honorable, in my book. I personally believe that Herman Cain can restore the American Dream.

    Do your research and be confident in your vote.

  2. I’m leaning toward Haley Barbour so you can count him out. You see I picked Duncan Hunter in 2008 & Alan Keyes in 2000. Who ever I seem to pick loses. :O(

  3. @Nicole,

    Great info. I really hope Herman Cain can get some traction and publicity. Fox is already starting to push him quite a bit. Cain/Barbour would just be an insane ticket, and it would definitely lay the racist card to rest… as many have called Barbour a racist.

    I am a huge fan of Marco Rubio as well. His story, and the way he ran for Senate was historical. He actually developed his 100 ideas of how to run Florida by, get this anomaly… by talking to the people in the state of Florida. He traveled around, gathered their ideas, wrote a book, and used it to make policy changes. We’ve never seen a candidate run so closely on the ideas of the people he represents. That brought him to my attention. Check out some of his videos.

    Trump might be a good pick for foreign relations and finances as well, though I am not settled on some of his liberal stances.

    I won’t rule out DeMint, Christie, Allen West, Gingrich, Huckabbe or Palin either. There are a lot of powerhouse potential candidates. A lot of new fresh breaths of air as well… which is what really gives me hope for 2012.

  4. Here in Michigan Rick Snyder cleaned up with his business only agenda. He got that big win in this blue state by not focusing on faith issues but on just conservative economic government. In 6 days he will present his balanced budget that as I understand it is 1.8 billion in cuts and no tax increases.
    If Cain follows this style then he could do well.

  5. @Kevin,

    Agreed. Marco Rubio would be a great candidate as well; although his age/experience might be a hindrance. His personal story is intriguing, and one who I would trust to take this country in the direction it needs to go.

    On a side note, you’ve done an excellent job creating this web site, maintaining the content with factual matter, and your commentary is very logical/genuine. I’ve made it a point to keep dropping in to see what you have posted, and have passesd on the word as well. Keep up the great work.

  6. Thank you for the compliment, Nicole. I’m glad you have found it useful. Stay tuned :)

  7. If you want a President with integrity and honesty who will work tirelessly to take back America, Herman Cain is your man. He IS common sense. Understanding the problem and working towards the solution is what we need. He has been a successful businessman for 42+ years. I am behind him 100%. With The Herminator, what you see is what you get.

  8. Ron Paul, 110%.

    He talks absolute sense, and even though he is technically a Republican, he has very original American ideals.

    Both major parties have drifted so far away I refuse to affiliate myself with either.

  9. I think your list could be shortened to focus on actual candidates.
    To start Rice & Bolton are not running for President.
    I don’t believe you will see Walker or Christie running. At least they said their not running.
    Jeb Bush ah no please.

  10. @Jack,

    Thanks for the input.

    I agree. As the time gets more near, the list will be edited and shortened. Currently, I’m just throwing anyone out there that might even be a hopeful (but not likely) candidate.

    And I’ve seen 90% of these candidate deny that they are running. It is part of the game that is played leading up to official announcements.

    K.Webb

  11. For me it is Congressman ( Lt. Col. ) Allen West for President in 2012. He is the only ONE to beat OBUMMER, and that is what has to happen, and not give him a second term. We can not afford to screw this up , or the country is gone. WEST to the WEST WING 2012

  12. Ron Paul is the only man for the job, he’s been consistently fiscally conservative for decades, more then any other Repub on this list could say. Ron Paul 2012! Otherwise I’m voting 3rd party, sick of these big spenders who claim to be conservative.

  13. Ron Paul 2012

  14. SFC Brian Assanowicz

    I am really hoping that Congressman Allen West gains some more name recognition and moves to the short list for the RNC. As of now he’s my personal favorite.

    On Chris Christie, I found it a little odd you went light on the cons. Sure he is light years better than Corzine for New Jersey, but theres a whole lot of things he supports, or stays very quiet about that trouble me.

  15. where is Ron Paul’s bio? rEVOLution 2012!

  16. @SFC Brian – If you would like to send me what you believe are some of Christie’s cons, then I will definitely look into them. I’m doing my best just to get all of the basics up for now without the help of any other website authors. I hope you understand.

    Thanks,

    K.Webb

  17. @James – I’m working on it. I will try to have his up tonight… and it will definitely be up by the weekend.

    I’m a one man show, so I’ve just been knocking each candidate out with every little bit of spare time that I get.

    Hope you understand.

    K.Webb

  18. What about Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico? He’s already announced he may run and is a much more viable candidate than half the others on this list.

    Please add him.

    http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/
    http://ouramericainitiative.com/

  19. Although I am 100% for Ron Paul, how is it that former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson isn’t on this list? This is his website: http://ouramericainitiative.com/

  20. Ron Paul is a great choice, keep our country strong.

  21. Ron Paul may not be the most polished public speaker, but he speaks the truth with unvarnished power; He needs no teleprompter to carry on an intelligent discourse for over two hours to a packed auditorium of twenty and thirty something voters! He may not be the tallest, or the most strikingly handsome candidate, but people want the Real Deal. Ron Paul is the real deal, and speaking of the real deal; Senator Barry Goldwater’s son, Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr. endorses Ron Paul. Ron Paul has been warning us for so long of the impending economic disaster we are seeing today, and he has been purposefully working to wake us to realize we must change our course to save the Republic.
    Ron Paul has never taken a government junket.

    He does not participate in the lucrative Congressional Pension Program.

    He returns a portion of his annual Congressional Office Budget every year.

    He has never voted to raise taxes.

    He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.

    He has never voted to restrict gun ownership.

    He has never voted to raise Congressional Pay.

    He never voted to increase Executive Branch Power.

    He will Reinstate The Constitution and Save The Republic

    He will END the unconstituional FED.

    He will phase out the unconstitutional IRS beginning immediately

    He will secure the borders

    He will limit Big Government in your private affairs

    He will Stop Illegal Immigration an No Amnesty

    He voted against regulating the Internet

    He voted against the Iraq War and warned us against going forward with an undeclared war.

    “Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberty

    and wealth are in Jeopardy” Ron Paul July 10th, 2003

    He voted against the un-patriotic so called Patriot Act.

    He supports a non-interventionist foreign policy yet a strong military

    He will end the inflation tax

    Ron Paul is a true Constitutionalist

    He would have soundly beat Obama in 2008 because Independents trust him and like him

    Ron Paul for President 2012

    Because no one else can be trusted to say what he means and do what he says like Ron Paul does.

  22. I wonder who knows more about our fore fathers & the history that was subsequent and has a high level of intelligence in economics and monetary policy.

    Mmmmmmmmm.

  23. “The military-industrial complex, corrupt politicians, global bankers, Wall Street insiders, the FED, the biased media, the waterboarders, and the IRS don’t like what we’re doing.
    But every good American is applauding us, and daring to hope for a better future.” –Ron Paul

  24. Ron Paul 100% x’s infinity!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Herman Cain lost my support when he stated ” The FED should not be Audited”.
    It’s unfortunate but the upper powers in the Banksters circle have already got with Herman and indoctrinated him to be their puppet if he runs.

    The only candidate that hasn’t gave into the Banksters circle is Ron Paul.
    As a matter of fact all the super powerful scum Banksters are afraid of him.

    Ron Paul 2012.

  26. Ron Paul is the only candidate who truly cares about our military. He is for a strong national defense. We need someone who is not going to jeopardize the lives of our men and women for their own personal, pocket-lining agendas. The banksters are ruling this country and our military is paying for it with their lives. End the Federal Reserve and end the corruption!

  27. Just a curious question.

    Where did all of the Ron Paul voters on this poll find the link at? Did someone post it on Facebook, or one of his support websites?

    Thanks,

    Kevin Webb

  28. SFC Brian Assanowicz

    @Kevin, Sorry it took me a couple days to get back, but as you know…were a little busy over here. I will give you a quick roll up as what I have found and believe are cons for Chris Christie. Before I list, I also realize that the Peoples Republic of New Jersey is a dark blue State, especially the northern 1/3rd, and that any candidate, especially a Republican has to be left of center at a minimum.

    #1 Has stated he is for more gun control.
    #2 Has stated he is for “comprehensive immigration reform” (Amnesty), and will not publicly state a position on closing the border to the flood of illegal’s and criminals.
    #3 Campaigned for and raised money during the ’08 election cycle for Mike Castle and other left wing RINO’s.
    #4 Despite 1 billion dollar State deficits, keeps funding non productive “green initiatives”.
    #5 Appointed a judgeship a controversial lawyer to the NJ courts who represented GITMO detainee’s and supports Shiria Law.
    #6 Took no position on the “Ground Zero Mosque”.
    #7 Despite 27 other States challenging the Affordable Healthcare Act, “Obamacare”, he is sitting on the sidelines despite the projected deficits this law will mandate to the already broke State of New Jersey.

    I also have a negative feeling against Donald Trump. He is an opportunist, and has always done whats best for “Donald”. Given money to Charles Schulmer and other statist/leftist’s to gain favor for his buisness interests. I find it hard to believe that he suddenly cares about anything other than his checkbook. I believe his entry into the race, especially if he runs as a third party canidate will muddle the election and help guarentee President Obama another term.

    As for Ron Paul…and I know he’s a favorite here and I mean no disrespect, but he’s to much an isolationist to me. I dont think he’d be good for the military, but thats my opinion at this time and I need to do some more digging before I decide. That said, if it is a choice between him and President Obama…Paul wins my vote.

    SFC Brian Assanowicz
    FOB Gamberi
    APO/AE 09310

  29. Hey as long as we’re talking about long shots
    GASCON has plenty to say
    Check out ron/jon for president

  30. @Kevin, I saw it posted on Facebook and shared it.

  31. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT ~ 2012

  32. To those of you who would give Ron Paul the Republican vote will cause us to lose the election. He tried it and failed and the public will not vote for him. Our women vote for the best looking, don’t laugh, they don’t listen and they are unaware what is going on and I am a women, so I know, we vote for good looks and good talkers, just look whose President.

    If we all stand behind a possible winner, that in my opinion, would be Col. West, women would vote for him. We are not going to win if our vote is divided up into many different candidates. The Dems will get behind one. Mark my words.

  33. In additon to my last post, I wanted to add this: Remember, we the white man, conservative, middle glass are looked at as predudice. This will end this lie.

  34. I’m an Independent, and a true Conservative. Ron Paul is NOT. Although I voted for him in 2008, thinking wrongly that it would be a protest vote against a RINO. I later found out that Paul has quite a bit of a RINO streak in him too.

    Like how he SUPPORTS the Ground Zero mosque.

    Like how he snubbed Israel and sided with their enemies as Barrack Hussein does.

    Like how he advocates for the legalization of marijuana and other illicit drugs [as though we don't already have enough "Cheech & Chong" types out there driving on the highway "Up In Smoke" already].

    And his stance on illegal aliens is inconsistently soft in some areas.

    Additionally:
    Dems’ screw-the-wealth-producers bill passes, Pelosi gloats

    Weaker Pelosi personally announced the vote count just a few minutes ago on their screw-the-wealth-producers bill masquerading as a middle-class tax cut. Democrats applauded on the House floor.

    Final tally: 234-188.

    20 Democrats voted no.

    3 Republicans voted yes.

    According to NRO’s Dan Foster, those three were Ron Paul, Walter Jones, and Jimmy Duncan.

    Finally, see this:
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rep-ron-paul-makes-special-request-of-wikileaks-on-foxs-freedom-watch/

  35. It’s important that we UNITE to choose the best candidate to replace Barrack Hussein. But, from what I see, most folks are listening to the hearts, not their heads. Many, for example, like Sara Palin. I do too. But NOT to run against BO in 2012! 

    For that would guarantee him a 2nd term. Don’t let yourself be lulled to sleep with that overly optimistic stuff you hear from people saying stuff like, “Obama’s poll numbers are so low that my dog could beat Obama in 2012.” Smugness leads to complacency. And complacency leads to defeat. 

    Although Libs are irrational, or worse, you’ve got to stay grounded by realizing that there are still a lot of Lib kool-aid drinkers among our voting population, who will say, “We can’t expect Obama to turn things around in only 4 years. Let’s give him another 4.” 

    Palin is too polarizing. Even among Republicans she is a mixed bag. So too Newt. Romney’s “too establishment.” And Huckabee’s a RINO [soft on illegal aliens, etc.]. 

    None of the 2008 retreads are the answer. We need fresh blood. And the GOP is blessed to have a man in its ranks that has more leadership ability in his pinky finger than BO has in his entire body. A man who can speak well and knowledgeably on all issues, without a teleprompter. One who also is right on the money on every single issue, not a flake like Ron Paul, who wants to legalize drugs, supports the Ground Zero mosque, and sides with our enemies against Israel. 

    Don’t get me wrong. I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. On many issues he too is right on the money. But not all of them, and now that I know more about Paul I would never vote for him again. 

    The man we should vote for, who has by far the best chance to beat Obama, just so happens to also be the only viable black GOP candidate. Sure, I like Herman Cain and Alan Keyes too. But Col. Allen West not only shares their same political beliefs, but he is younger, has military experience, and a better knowledge of foreign affairs.

    I see many here haven’t learned their lesson, as I have, from 2008. So they are diehard Ron Paul supporters STILL. Paul has already proven he can’t beat BO.
    In fact, Allen West is the ONLY viable Conservative candidate who can stop Obama from getting a free pass again from 12 million black voters.

    Can you see more than 2% of black voters voting for Ron Paul or Mitt Romney or any of the other GOP contenders? I can’t. Think they want to hear Pauls’ whiny voice? Plus he’s too old now as far as most folks are concerned.

    West could very well garner over 60% of the black vote. For more black voters would identify with West’s core Conservative Christian values than with BO’s “elitism.” Voting again for Ron Paul would be akin to shooting yourself in the foot, and would guarantee BO a 2nd term.

    And you know the GOP would never nominate Paul anyway. But if it is smart, will certainly not be stupid enough to squander 12 million black votes by nominating anyone else but Allen West.

    West is the ONLY possible GOP candidate who can beat Obama. No presidential election can be won spotting Obama 12 million votes. Ugly as it is, THAT is the reality we are working with. Refusal to accept political reality will cost us 2012.

  36. P.S. Just a note on Chris Christie:

    I used to favor Christie as Allen West’s VP running mate. But I found out that Christie is a fraud.

    Not only did he appoint a Muslim with ties to Hamas as a judge who advocates Sharia Law, but also, as just a sampling of the corrupt behavior Christie was involved in during his tenure as U.S. attorney for NJ. :

    Made unnecessary trips and over the limit hotel stays.

    Christie discussed his candidacy with Karl Rove while still serving as U.S. attorney, a clear violation of the Hatch Act.
    http://www.nj.com/news/index….

    Christie held stock in a company he was investigating while U.S. attorney.
    http://www.nj.com/news/index….

    Christie gave no bid contracts worth tens of millions to John Ashcroft and former U.S. attorneys.
    http://blog.nj.com/ledgerarch

    Christie gave one of those contracts to David Kelley, former U.S. attorney for Manhattan. I wonder why.
    http://www.politickernj.com/h

    Christie gave a subordinate in the U.S. attorney office, Michele Brown (currently hired as Christie’s appointments counsel — http://vip.politickernj.com/m
    – ) a loan he failed to disclose or pay taxes on.
    http://emptywheel.firedoglake… /

    Christie also hired several attorneys from his former U.S. attorney office as advisers as governor and increased his staff budget by $440K over the Corzine administration’s staff budget.
    http://www.nj.com/news/index….

    Christie may also have received improper aid from Brown during the gubernatorial election.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/1

    “October 20, 2009
    Christie May Have Gotten Improper Aid
    By DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    When news broke in August that the former United States attorney, Christopher J. Christie, had lent $46,000 to a top aide in the federal prosecutor’s office, he said he was merely helping a friend in need. He also said the aide, Michele Brown, had done nothing to help his gubernatorial campaign.

    But interviews with federal law enforcement officials suggest that Ms. Brown used her position in two significant and possibly improper ways to try to aid Mr. Christie in his run for governor.

    In March, when Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s campaign requested public records about Mr. Christie’s tenure as prosecutor, Ms. Brown interceded to oversee the responses to the inquiries, taking over for the staff member who normally oversaw Freedom of Information Act requests, according to federal law enforcement officials in Newark and Washington. The requested information included records about Mr. Christie’s travel and expenses, along with Ms. Brown’s travel records.

    In mid-June, when F.B.I. agents and prosecutors gathered to set a date for the arrests of more than 40 targets of a corruption and money-laundering probe, Ms. Brown alone argued for the arrests to be made before July 1. She later told colleagues that she wanted to ensure that the arrests occurred before Mr. Christie’s permanent successor took office, according to three federal law enforcement officials briefed on the conversation, presumably so that Mr. Christie would be given credit for the roundup.”

    Christie opened an investigation into Senator Robert Menendez that was wholly without merit and designed to influence the election.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/0

    P.S. I’m well aware the links don’t work. But you can google to find workable links. What happened is I copied a post with links TRUNCATED by sodahead blog website.

  37. Sorry, I would never vote for Allen West, he is bought and owned by the Israel lobby, I want a president who thinks of AMERICA first.

  38. And I’m sorry your thinking is so skewed to believe that nonsense. If you can’t figure it out for yourself that Allen West puts our country, knowing he’s already proven his love of our country by putting his life on the line for us with SIX tours of duty, then you must be an idiot. And no doubt you would choose someone mistakenly who loves our country less than does West.

    If you’re able to grasp a new thought, here’s one for you: The reason why West is pro-Israel is because he is smart enough to realize it is in our best interests to support Israel, since they serve more or less as our Middle-East watchdog.

    West wants to bring U.S. troops home to defend our own country against the illegal alien invasion, while “outsourcing” our former “World Cop” role to Israel at a fraction of the cost to us of maintaining our own troops there in the Middle-East.

  39. [Edited first part of previous post}

    "And I’m sorry your thinking is so skewed to believe that nonsense. If you can’t figure it out for yourself that Allen West puts our country FIRST, knowing ..."

  40. LOL Israel is our watchdog? Explain to me why they keep spying on us, stealing our nuclear secrets, and trying influence our politicos with lobby money? Besides the fact they’ve attack us once already(USS Liberty) and clamor for more welfare(foreign aid).

  41. @Joe – Just to clarify… the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 was confirmed to be an intelligence friendly-fire mistake, and not an intended act of combat against the U.S.

    They do offer America an abundance in intelligence from within the Middle East, and they also remain the only truly free nation in that part of the world.

    The lobbying point is sort of null. Unfortunately, lobbying is like breathing when it comes to politics, governments, and foreign affairs.

    I don’t think Ron Paul has a chance. He’s great on the Fed and financial issues, including the U.S. dollar, but outside of that, he will never capture the heart of Americans.

    I’d still vote and support him if it were between him and Obama or Hillary, but I’d take Marco Rubio, Herman Cain, Mike Pence, and maybe even Donald Trump over Ron Paul any day.

    I’m ready for a president that is not afraid to say he loves America.

    Good debate going on here.

    K.Webb

  42. Replying to:
    USMC wife
    Posted March 12, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    “Ron Paul is the only candidate who truly cares about our military.”

    There’s another guy you, apparently, don’t know about, who cares EVEN MORE FOR THE MILITARY THAN RON PAUL: Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West. And our soldiers have the greatest respect. Unlike Paul, who served in the National guards as a medical officer, West has led troops in SIX tours of duty in the Middle-East. So I’m sure your USMA husband knows about him, and more than likeley likes him even better than Ron Paul.

    See this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3dcdl4YXVk

  43. SFC Brian Assanowicz

    I dont get the whole Anti Isreal thing. Here or on other blogs and Facebook. Look, I am a Catholic, and I realize Isreal is our strong and ONLY ally we have in the Middle East. Isreal is under seige 24/7. Without US support, they wouldnt have made it this far. Were talking about a people who are in very real danger of extinction…all because of their faith. If we cannot defend an ally for simply being an ally, surely we have a moral responsibility to protect fellow human beings for their simple right to exist.

    And who is this Jewish lobby? As far as I am concerned, were stuck with President Obama, and other Statist/Leftists in Congress in part because of the Jewish vote. Not to sound Antisemetic either, but truthfully they own vast parts of the media that throw softballs to Democrats and cover to the public, while trashing Tea Party and Conservative members, politicians, and initiatives.

    I understand the call to end all military intervention throughout the world due to the economy and budget. That said, do we really abandon our allies? Not that I am for some sort of Team America World Police, a but common sense foreign interest policy. If we become Fortress America, tyranny will spread, and we will quickly lose our status in the world…and all the benefits that come with it. If we become isolationists, our economy would quickly crumble.

    Just my $.02

  44. Replying to:
    Kevin Webb
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    “@SFC Brian – If you would like to send me what you believe are some of Christie’s cons,…”

    I already posted a long list. Plus you already know Christie appointed a muslim with ties to Hamas as a judge who advocates sharia law, right?

    Whatever reason you have for supporting those you mentioned, West is a far better choice. And Trump is just an entertainer. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, getting his money from his father. And he played the system by filing bankruptcy. So he is definitely not the type of businessman our country needs running it.

    Cain is more skilled in business than Trump I believe. But Cain is one-dimensional. Outside of business he has nothing going for him. He couldn’t even win in his own state. So how would he be able to win nationally?

    Rubio is a bit too “career politician,” although he has his good points. But BY FAR THE BEST is Allen West.

    Anyone who supports anyone else is acting like a CLUELESS Liberal, even if they are Conservatives. For, apparently, Libs aren’t the only ones with a tenuous grasp on reality.

    Here’s the reality they [and you] seem to be forgetting: We not to stop Obama from getting a free pass again from 12 million black voters. Can you imagine Ron Paul getting over 2% of the black vote? I can’t. But West might get over 60% of the black vote. For most black voters can more readily identify with West core Christian values than with Obama’s “elitism.”

    I’m sorry if I’m not acting like a “sensitive Liberal” by being brutally frank with you guys trying to talk up others besides West. But the bottomline is:

    ALLEN WEST is the ONLY potential GOP candidate who can beat Obama. Anyone here who is advocating Ron Paul is my political enemy, because that’s the same as supporting Obama, for it will ensure BO a 2nd term.

    Same with anyone supporting anyone else.

    I’m a 100% disabled veteran who served our country honorably. And I love our country too much to let Obama have a 2nd term. In fact, I’ve been trying to get him impeached before his first term is done.

    I just hope that all you guys acting like you’re too drunk off kool-aid to be able to see what time it is. But it’s time to face the reality that we have to choose the BEST candidate to beat Obama. And, luckily for us, West just so happens to be the BEST candidate regardless of ethnicity as well.

  45. SFC Brian Assanowicz

    As for Isreal’s spying and the attack that happened so long ago…

    WE SPY ON EVERYONE…enemies and allies. Thats not a secret or big deal. People are worrying about Isreal, but China is raping us for technology, economic, and strategic advantage yet I hear nothing.

    As for fratricide. I know its hard to swallow, but it happens. We blow up local nationals, allies, and even ourselves due to poor intelligence, or bad PID. War, and even projecting force does have its unfortunate bad days. This from a guy who has lost friends to that. Not everything can or will be rainbows and lollipops.

    When the day comes where there is zero car accidents, murders, fires where loss of life occurs, and I can go on and on…then we can start sticking a pole into this cage. Accidents happen…life sucks…get a helmet.

  46. Since there’s no edit capability on this blog:

    Please note the following segment of my previous post should read:

    “Here’s the reality they [and you] seem to be forgetting: We NEED to stop Obama from getting a free pass …”

  47. I wish this blog allowed editing of comments. It’s getting too late. That’s why I’m making so many mistakes. Time for sleep. Adios.

  48. SFC Brian Assanowicz

    @tncdel Roger…if you want to see what I said about Christie, scroll up to 13 Mar 11 on this thread. As I stated there, for New Jersey…Christie is a good choice and a heck of alot better than Corzine or some other Progressive budget killer. But for the big house??? No, I cant see it.

    I am with you on LTC West. Been following him ever since I heard him speak on the Mark Levin Show last summer. I would love to see it, and support him not only in words here, but throughout the social media sites, and reference him when writing my state politicians.

    That said, I learned long ago to not put too much hope or eggs in one basket. Mr West hasnt even nodded that he was interested as far as I know. He’s a freshman Congressman. Not that it matters to me…but you just know the Republican establishment has a pecking order…just look how Speaker Boehner is dismissing the House Freshmen, and the people. Chances of a conservative like Mr West gaining the nod from the RNC is doubtful. They may throw us a bone and place him in the Primaries…but the fix will be in.

  49. Well you can keep your Allen West, if a True Fiscal conservative ala Ron Paul doesn’t win the primary, I intend to vote third party, the Neo-cons are just as bad the libs, and I intend to vote my conscience

  50. SFC Brian Assanowicz

    @Joe, See this is why nothing ever gets better. Neocons are RINOS like Boehner, McCain, my rep Fitzpatrick, ect…and yes, I agree with you on that. And we should take steps to remove them from office. They have been in Washington too long, and are more interested in forming deals with the Progressive Democrats that favor the latter than doing whats right for the American People.

    That said…there comes a time when you have to hold your nose and pull the lever. I voted for the Conservative Party for years. After awhile I realized I wasnt doing anything but voting for a Democrat. Republicans while having statists leanings arent nearly as bad as progressive Democrats. Just look at all the damage and garbage they created in two years!

    Bottom line…we have become a country of sheep. The 30 second sound bite with flowery langauge and negative scare tactics ads, wins a vote rather than a responsible voter doing their due diligence and researching a canidate. American Idol, or the Greatest Race are more important than spending an hour or two ensuring the guy or gal your going to vote for actually will do the job they say. And then theres those who are the “Whats in it for me” people. Voting for their pitance of governmental assistance or pet social program.

    Personally…if American’s dont get their heads out of their “you know what” pretty soon, I believe were all doomed. Egypt, Greece, Rome, England, the Soviets all fell…all because they expanded their governments and spending far from what they could sustain. Add to that the open borders mentality and flood of immigrants who had no loyalty to those nations who contributed to its demise. But, Atlas Shrugged.

  51. @tncdel – love reading your posts, ALLEN WEST is the ONLY potential GOP candidate who can beat Obama. Anyone here who is advocating Ron Paul is my political enemy, because that’s the same as supporting Obama, for it will ensure BO a 2nd term. Same with anyone supporting anyone else. You could practically be his right hand man…

    I’m not going to say much aside from the only reason I am on this site is because I was thinking of trying to get on the ballot just to bring more media impressions for my event company, Serious Celebrations which is based in New York. Don’t know if I will execute it but it’s definitely thinking outside the box.

    Also, I believe voting is bullshit and it’s all smoke and mirrors to me. Fortunately even though I’m happy to be an American citizen, I am not one of the sheep that blindly believe in freedoms without thinking Machiavelli.

    Lastly, @tncdel…do you have a facebook account? Hit me up at Maja Leibovitz (pronounced Maya…I’m a hot chick), would love to stay informed. Thanks!!!

  52. I vote for Lt. Col West (since I first took notice of him some months ago and because he’s so close to the first choice.) Second would be Herman Cain who I think would just as good a choice. But, I guess I’m leaning for West. Cain would make a good VP. :) Let’s get them both in.

    I think that either of these two would split the black vote that helped the present person sitting in the WH win.

  53. I wish Trump would stop making an ass of himself pushing to be nominated for president. Trump’s an entertainer. That’s all he is. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, inheriting his daddy’s billions. Then squandered it all away. Lousy businessman, who played the system filing for bankruptcy. He’s the last thing we need in the White House for a country in dire financial shape.

    No white candidate can beat Obama. BO got over 98% of the black vote in 2008. So if a RINO like McCain couldn’t get 2% of the black vote, how would any other white candidate?

    But Allen West could get over 60% of the black vote. For more black voters would identify with his core-Christian values than with Barack Hussein’s Islam-influenced “elitism.”

    Anyone who supports Trump, Paul or anyone else besides West would only serve to help Obama get a 2nd term.

  54. Breaking news: Glen Beck Endorses Allen West for President 2012!

    Beck also supports Michele Bachmann for VP and Ron Paul for Secretary of the Treasury.

    See:
    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/breaking-news-glenn-beck-endorses-allen-west-for-presidency/question-1671171/

  55. Personally, Sarah Palin still has my vote. REALLY unsure why, maybe the $30 I spent on the sweatshirt in 2008 can justify that. On the other hand, when I wear it out in public, I get a ton of “at a girls.”

  56. US Former Congressman (ret) Barry M Goldwater Jr was a defining figure in American public life, a firebrand politician associated with an optimistic brand of conservatism. In an era in which American conservatism has lost his way, his legacy is more important than ever, and recommend him for 2012 Presidential Candidates, who should run for United States President.

    I think he will be a potential Republic Potential President to run for Presidency in America.

  57. I would like to see Mr. Trump stick with his TV show. Like Mrs. Palin, I think Mr. Trump will support Republicans and political conservatives and business owners.

    I would like to see Ms. Rice back in Washington either by appointment or as vice pres. She understands foreign policy.

    Mr. Santorum, Mr. West, Mr. Cain, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Huckabee, and Ms. Rice are very capable choices. They are young enough to get the vote of the younger voters.

    Some of them have already held office (some currently so), so they understand how Washington works. We need a Reagan type leader. I see that in Mr Huckabee. I see determination in Mr. West. We have some remarkable options here.

    I hope Mr. Trump will use his celebrity status to support one of these candidates. The liberal media makes any GOP candidate the but of their jokes. It’s important to remember that, and any endorsement is appreciated. The liberal media (the 3 networks) blindly support Obama, even though Obama puts an audience to sleep, (as we see Mr. Biden and others) reading presidential teleprompters.

  58. Huckabee, Romney and Christie are all RINO’s. Santorum’s barely a blip on the political radar screen. I like Jindal and Bachmann okay as possible VP choices for Allen West. Only West can stop BO from again getting a free pass from 12 million black voters.

    Cain’s a neo-con shill for the NWO . See:
    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/is-herman-cain-a-true-conservative-or-a-neocon-shill-for-the-nwo/question-1672855/

    Cain also couldn’t even carry an election in his own state. So how’s he going to win nationally? Plus we don’t need an NWO puppet anyway.

  59. Mark my words. If the 2012 Republican or Independent candidates are not backed by the Tea Party, then Obama WILL win a second term. Like it or not, the Tea Party is the driving force in today’s conservative movement. Why do you think the left hates the Tea Party so much? They’ve done everything to discredit and vilify them, with virtually NO evidence of their claims. They know what’s coming.

  60. Kevin agreed, but at this point I still dont see a viable candidate to run again the President. Sure, we have our picks and opinions, but nationally, those folks either have limited mass exposure, or are dragged through the mud daily by the MSM (Palin especially, Bachmann, Ryan, ect). The MSM is cheerleading Trump, but that is because they already have their opposition research done on him and are prepared to tear him apart. They allow him to sound like the fringe, and play to the birthers on purpose. That said however, if he runs as an independent, they will continue to prop him up to siphon off votes from the GOP. Either way, my prediction is another 4 years of this President and all I can hope for is a super majority in the House, and retaking the Senate. Make him veto everything! Otherwise were all screwed (well…not ALL, just the taxpayers)

  61. BUDDY ROEMER ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. Ron Paul is the only true conservative, no one else is a true Republcan on this list but Ron Paul. Go to http://www.RonPaul2012.com for more info to join the Ron Paul Revolution. I would like to see Ron Paul/Gary Johnson ticket in 2012. Run Ron Run fight for my liberty, freedom, and the consitition of the USA. Remember if it is not Ron Paul it is not a smart choice.

  63. Ron Paul is NOT a true Conservative. He has a RINO streak in him a mile wide.

    Like how he SUPPORTS the Ground Zero mosque.

    Like how he snubbed Israel and sided with their enemies as Barrack Hussein does.

    Like how he advocates for the legalization of marijuana and other illicit drugs [as though we don't already have enough "Cheech & Chong" types out there driving on the highway "Up In Smoke" already].

    And his stance on illegal aliens is inconsistently soft in some areas.

    Additionally:
    Dems’ screw-the-wealth-producers bill passes, Pelosi gloats

    Weaker Pelosi personally announced the vote count just a few minutes ago on their screw-the-wealth-producers bill masquerading as a middle-class tax cut. Democrats applauded on the House floor.

    Final tally: 234-188.

    20 Democrats voted no.

    3 Republicans voted yes.

    According to NRO’s Dan Foster, those three were Ron Paul, Walter Jones, and Jimmy Duncan.

    Finally, see this:
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rep-ron-paul-makes-special-request-of-wikileaks-on-foxs-freedom-watch/

  64. I would, however, like to see Allen West as president appoint Ron Paul as his Secretary of the Treasury. A coalition of Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters backing West would be unbeatable.

    West says bring the troops home and re-deploy them along the border to protect our own country against the illegal alien invaders.

    See:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPtma2m3bPU

  65. @tncdel – I agree with you 100% about Ron Paul. I’m just not sure Allen West is going to run. If he doesn’t, I honestly have no idea who I will support. I’m afraid we’re going to get stuck with another John McCain.

  66. HOWEVER, I would like to see Allen West as president choose Ron Paul as Secretary of the Treasury. That would also help Tea Party join forces with Libertarians, as they need to do in order to beat BO. A 3rd party candidate will cement a 2nd term for BO.

  67. Its all over but the crime. Dont you guys see whats happening? Gas is purposely being driven up not only by the market and those evil speculators, but by this administrations policies. The Administration is demonizing and continuing their class warfare rhetoric to fire up the base and get the American people angry at government. When this happened under Bush, 49% of Americans blamed him. Now, only 11 % blame Obama. So he can ride this wave for quiet awhile. Later he makes an announcement on a change in policy, or gets OPEC to produce more, and the prices will crash…with him taking all the credit as savior and ride right into a 2nd term

    Just Saying….

  68. @ tncdel about the ground zero thing. watch his Hannity interveiw. We must protect our rights. We have freedom of religion we can not take that away. I guess to be a true conservtiave you have to take are rights and freedom away. I get it. Well I guess I am voting for your so called “RINO”. Get your facts right look at past republicans before the money got to them they were like Paul. So if you take my freedoms away them your no conservative. Also just because a group did something it does not mean everyone who follows that faith should be blamed. If you a citizen you hav rights. So you can vote for your liberty steaing politians I want my freedom!!!!! Ron Paul 2012

  69. Breaking News—- Who cares about Glen Beck and who he supports.

  70. John – I just snorted. Thank you, much needed.

    Also, TNC – if you are a real conservative you support the constitution and Amendment #1: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

    We get that you don’t like Muslims, but they have a right, as everyone in this country does, to practice THEIR religion.

    I am wondering if you are a drinker or a cig smoker, but your opinion on marijuana is grossly misinformed. Show me one person that has died from marijuana? I can show you thousands that have died from alcohol. Why should alcohol be legal and not a drug that hasn’t killed anyone? Just because it’s always been that way? Newsflash: Just because things have been a certain way, doesn’t mean that they have been right.

  71. Erin, no, your presumption about me was incorrect, I’m a non-drinker physical fitness enthusiast.

    Also have over two decades paralegal experience, primarily in the field of civil rights. And one of the most glaring misconceptions by lay-persons not trained in the law is that Islam is presumed to have already passed constitutional muster as a “religion,” for 1st Amendment purposes. When in fact that issue has never [yet] been addressed by any federal court.

    What needs to be done is for a class action lawsuit to be filed by non-Muslims.

    Please bear in mind, when analyzing this issue under constitutional requisites, that each and every right under the Constitution is subject to restraint or forfeiture, if it conflicts with the constitutional rights of others. For example, we all have the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness under the Constitution. But if you kill your neighbor because his dog crapped on your lawn, you can lose all those rights.

    So too things like the “Jim Jones kool-aid party” and what the Quran commands are NOT protected under the Constitution. Courts are required to apply the “balancing of the scales” analysis, when opposing sides in a case maintain that they have a right under the Constitution. And the judge must determine WHICH side has the greater claim to “right” under the Constitution and which side would suffer the greatest harm by allowing the opposing side to exercise the right that they claim.

    To put things in perspective, YOU play the judge in the following case, then tell us your verdict:

    Side A alleges it has a right to kill, oppress and annihilate anyone who believes differently than they do.

    Side B alleges that they have a right to NOT be killed, oppressed or annihilated.

    So please tell us, WHICH side, side A or side B, would you rule in favor of.

    If you say side B, then your initial argument has been admitted by you as frivolous.

    If you say side A, then you have no respect for equal justice under the Constitution.

  72. P.S.
    Erin, I disregarded your comment regarding MJ because it lacked substance.

  73. I sadly feel none of them are right to be a president. Are more candidates going to be presented?

  74. Me That Thing,

    Maybe you could express some reasons behind why you think none of these candidates are “right to be president?”

    Kevin

  75. The point is the real conservative lets rephrase that. THE ONLY CONSERVATIVE in this election is Ron Paul. Tncdel you dont know what you are talking about. Vote for the Consitution and liberty vote for Ron Paul 2012.

  76. John, hate to burst your bubble, but Ron Paul’s a RINO.

    See:
    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/did-you-already-know-that-ron-paul-is-a-rino/question-1752517/

    You will note that 63% voted agreeing that Ron Paul is a RINO.

  77. No, he is a denfender of the Consitution. Also he is more Republican than any other of these candidates. If we look at past republicans his foreign policy matches Nixon, Dwight, and even Reagan. Reagan even said before that Ron Paul is one of the most conservative congressman in DC.

  78. Also the republican platform use to be like Pauls but money and war ruined our party. Bush a so called republican did not defend our liberties. Get it right Paul is the only conservtaive. As I said before to be a conservative you have to destroy the consitution and everything it stands for. Well then its your loss to vote for the real RINOs.

  79. Sorry, John. Good try, but no cigar. Actions speak louder than words. Anyone NumbersUSA gave an “F” on illegal aliens is a damn RINO, no matter how you try to clean it up or make excuses for Ron Paul. Plus Paul is also soft on Islam.

    Only Allen West is strong against those things which threaten our nation.

    If West, as president, appoints Ron Paul as his Secretary of the Treasury, with power over the Federal Reserve, I would go for that. But we can’t trust Paul when it comes to defending our country against the illegal alien invasion and Islam.

  80. Christie is the best choice and Marco Rubio could be his running mate. Even if Biden is replaced by Hillary, Christie/Rubio would win.

  81. This topic on SodaHead.com is on the verge of going “viral” for a poll voting between Obama and Allen West:
    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/if-allen-west-is-nominated-by-the-gop-to-run-against-barack-hussein-obama-who-would-you-vote-for/question-1801603/

    At the present time West is ahead of Obama by a 4-to-1 margin.

    You Ron Paul supporters need to wake up. No “whiny-ass old white coot” can stop BO from again getting a free pass from 12 million black voters. But West can. Paul also is a RINO, too soft on illegal aliens and Islam. Did you see the latest report by the largest CONSERVATIVE group opposed to illegal immigration that gave Ron Paul an “F” on immigration? Only a RINO is soft on illegal aliens.

    Wake up and smell the coffee. Paul has already proven he can’t beat BO. So why do you want to ensure BO gets a 2nd term by persisting in supporting a candidate who can’t beat him?

    Only West can beat BO. So if you don’t want to see BO get a 2nd term, you should jump on the Tea Party’s bandwagon, supporting Allen West for president and Michelle Bachmann as his VP. Then West can appoint Ron Paul as Secretary of the Treasury, with power over the Federal Reserve.

    A coalition between the Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters would be unbeatable.

  82. I think it would be interesting to have a ticket made up of Herman Cain & Michelle Bachmann although I’d like to hear more of Allen West.

  83. Some of you may have heard that Congressmen Thaddeus McCotter is running for the Republican nomination. It sounds around here like he is just trying to build up his name for a 2014 run against US Senator Carl Levin.

    Herman Cain & Michelle Bachmann sounds good to me.

  84. palinsucks

  85. If Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination for Presidential Candidate, I’ll be voting Republican this year. I consider myself an independent who’s socially liberal and economically conservative, so I think Ron Paul is the perfect man for the job. It’s a shame that Paul isn’t getting the media coverage he deserves.

  86. mr and mrs mike and stephanie harrison

    we would like to see a cain or romney/bachman ticket help the republican party regain the white house, the us senate, and keep the house of representatives and privitize social security and medicare and bring capitalism and the ideas of Adam Smith back to the nation that was founded on that system economically in 1776 and get rid of Marxism espoused by the democratic party and pres. obama.

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  88. I support Donald trump soley because of his vast fanacial and busniess knowage, and the fact that he wants to get rid of OPEC. If only we had candidate who would push to get rid of the lobbiest that do nothing except hurt the US and its people.

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