2012ers hit the road
April 10th, 2011
10:29 PM ET
3 years ago

2012ers hit the road

(CNN) - As the presidential waiting game continues, potential 2012 GOP candidates are off on various travels this week, mostly in presidential contest states.

On Monday, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will deliver speeches in Iowa, she to social conservatives in Pella and he to a Family Leader group in Sioux Center.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will make a private fund-raising trip to Florida on Monday and Tuesday.

After postponing his trip due to budget negotiations in Mississippi, Gov. Haley Barbour will visit New Hampshire on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Pawlenty will deliver the keynote address at a GOP dinner in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, President Barack Obama will make his first fund-raising trip since filing for re-election with Chicago fund-raisers for the Democratic National Committee.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will deliver a policy address at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire, Thursday before addressing a Tea Party rally Friday outside the state capitol in Concord.

Pawlenty and Herman Cain, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio host, will join Santorum at the Concord event. Later in the day, Pawlenty will address another Tea Party tax day event in Boston.

Cain will speak at a tax event in Florida Friday and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will make an appearance before the Women of Joy Christian group Friday night in Oklahoma City.

Saturday, real estate mogul Donald Trump will make his first political appearance since he started discussing a potential president bid. He will address a South Florida Tea Party tax weekend rally in Boca Raton, Florida. On the same day, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will speak at a GOP event in Cumming, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

Saturday morning Bachmann will attend a Tea Party event and an afternoon voter registration and block party in Bluffton, South Carolina. And Santorum, who has appeared in South Carolina more than any other potential candidate, returns to the state Sunday.

– CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this report

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Aaron

    Do the current in office officials (Barbour, Bachmann, Paul) ever do any of the duties that they were elected for? Seems like each has been doing nothing but running for president since they got elected. The taxpayers of their states should demand a refund of their salaries.

    April 10, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  2. Joseph

    When will the GOP Presidential hopefuls raised their hands and file papers to have their names registered with the Federal Electoral Commission to start formally campaigning, have debates and sourcing campaign funds. I think the GOP presidential candiate hopefuls are running scared. They might not declare at all????. That will be interesting to watch.

    Joseph Kup
    Port Moresby

    April 10, 2011 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  3. LogicDictates

    Have any one of these guys declared candidacy yet? It's taking a minute, isn't it?

    I smell fear...

    April 11, 2011 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  4. Randy

    As I Read All This Crap It Amaze Me What This Great USA Has Become.......Left/Right All A Bunch Of Nut Cases!!!!!

    April 11, 2011 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  5. vanessa

    None of them stand a chance against Obama. No chance at all! Obama /Biden 1212!

    April 11, 2011 02:05 am at 2:05 am |
  6. Palin Power

    Palin will become our next and greatest president of all times. This world needs her to be president for she is chosen by God herself to save the world. She is the real hope and change that this world needs. She is the real messiah and savior for she is God incarnate and the living embodiment of God herself.

    April 11, 2011 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  7. Marie MD

    Aren't some of these "don't have a chance in hell" so called candidates of the right wing nuts supposed to be working for their constituents? Just wondering why they ran for office if they are leaving their people behind.

    April 11, 2011 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  8. GSMITH

    WARNING. Do not vote for Barrack Obama for President again. He is HIGH on Economics. High deficits, High gas prices, High unemployment, High taxes, High interest rates to come and high inflation. Get President Obama off the HIGH and vote Republican in 2012.

    April 11, 2011 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  9. Name king

    It kills me when relighted, screams about balancing the budget, and by cutting programs that's the only way to go. We live in a parasiticsl economy, private companies especially small business, which don't have the luxuries to go over seas, and which creates 2/3'of the jobs in America, have to survive off the public sector money. When you start taking small businesses customers, how the hell are they going to make money, when customers stop walking into their business, we live in a demand and supply capitalism, not a tax systems. The country strived through the Clinton and reagan years, with high taxes and they had
    welfare programs. So don't tell the problem is not revenue. I would rather pay high taxes if I have customers coming through my door, but I have to shut down my business if no one comes in to buy my goods.

    April 11, 2011 08:07 am at 8:07 am |