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Gingrich: Cain has ‘good chance’ to win GOP nomination

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he was “delighted” that fellow candidate Herman Cain was surging in the polls, but hoped his popularity would be short lived. “Herman Cain is a terrific person,” Gingrich told CNN’s Candy Crowley. “I think there’s a certain attractiveness to Herman that a…

DNC highlights Romney’s flip-flops in new website

With Mitt Romney returning to frontrunner’s status in the GOP nomination race for president, the Democratic National Committee (DNC)  is making sure they’re ready if the former Massachusetts governor becomes President Barack Obama’s opponent in 2012. The DNC launched “Whichmitt.com“ Monday morning, highlighting Romney’s various flip-flops.  The website presents a series of issues…

Palin worries presidency might ‘shackle’ her

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hinted Tuesday that she might not run in 2012 because the presidency could be “too shackling.” “For logistical reasons, though, yes, certainly, decisions have to be made,” she told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “I’m going to keep repeating, though, Greta, through my…

Perry flies past Romney to become frontrunner for GOP nomination: poll

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s popularity has risen dramatically enough that he is now the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s 2012 nomination for the presidency, according to recent polling numbers. Perry, who officially announced his candidacy August 13, has put a double-digit margin between himself and Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts…

Michele Bachmann: Flying the ‘Barbie jet’ to 2012

Though Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) won her first congressional race in 2006, it wasn’t until the past year that she burst into the collective national consciousness. Now, the tea party darling and contender for the 2012 GOP nomination can’t be avoided. This week, The New Yorker and Newsweek published features…

Pro-pot, anti-war Republican Gary Johnson running for president

Former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-NM) announced Thursday morning that he’s running for president in 2012, adding a fresh libertarian perspective to a field of candidates touting their social conservative credentials. The ex-governor is perhaps best known in recent years as an outspoken opponent of the drug war who believes marijuana…

O’Donnell once claimed to have ‘classified’ info on Chinese plot to ‘take over America’

Republican tea party favorite Christine O’Donnell may really be her own worst enemy. According to excerpts from a 2006 debate between her and other GOP candidates running for US Senate in Delaware, O’Donnell scoffed at a suggestion that the US and China could harbor friendly relations. The actual letters of…

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