Monday, August 2, 2010

Presidential Candidates 2012: A Full House

As of right now the 2012 Presidential Candidate list is a fairly large field. The following list is compiled over at wikipedia as potential republican candidates, though I tend to think that some of the one's they've put on the list will not run (such as Jeb Bush, former gov. of Florida). As for Scott Brown, I think he has no intention of running for president either (though that might be something he might do, you never really know). He does have a steady calm personality which after President Obama, would be very nice. I think Jindal looks very attractive for 2016, but I wouldn't suggest he run in 2012 (though he does have quite a bit more experience that the current President).
  • Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi
  • Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts
  • Businessman and radio talk show host Herman Cain of Georgia
  • Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey
  • Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana
  • Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich of Georgia
  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas
  • Former Governor Gary E. Johnson of New Mexico
  • Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana
  • Former Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin of Alaska
  • Representative Ron Paul of Texas
  • Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota
  • General David Petraeus of New York
  • Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts
  • Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Marco Rubio of Florida
  • Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania
  • Senator John Thune of South Dakota
My favorite on this list of course is Gov. Huckabee (what where you expecting me to say, afterall this is President Huckabee 2012 blog right?). But of course there are a lot of candidates here that I would be perfectly happy with. I do know that right now the focus of conservatives needs to be picking up seats in congress and really 2012 is a long shot away. A bazillion things can happen between now and then that could make it very difficult for someone to take out the current administration. That fact however is no excuse for us to not be seriously thinking about who will run and how they can be best served in the election. I'm sure if your name is on this list, then you're seriously thinking about whether you should try to run or not.

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