2012ers hit the road
April 24th, 2011
04:09 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.

MONDAY:
- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum: Goose Lake, Iowa: GOP dinner

TUESDAY:
- Santorum: Dubuque, Iowa: Town hall meeting
- Santorum: Dyersville, Iowa: Meeting with conservative activists
- Santorum: Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Address at the Chairman’s Series Dinner

WEDNESDAY:
- Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain: Washington, D.C.: Addresses the Americans for Tax Reform luncheon
- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: Washington, D.C.: National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
- Santorum: Marshalltown, Iowa: Breakfast with conservative activists
- Real estate mogul Donald Trump: First political visit to New Hampshire, meetings with party officials and events

THURSDAY:
- Cain: Rochester, New Hampshire: Speech
- Gingrich: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Documentary screening
- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul: Chesire County, New Hampshire: Speech
- Sen. Paul: Merrimack, New Hampshire: Speech
- Texas Rep. Ron Paul: Reno, Nevada: Addresses a college Republican group
- Santorum: Washington, D.C.: Foreign policy address at the National Press Club
- Trump: Las Vegas, Nevada: Addresses a GOP women’s group

FRIDAY:

- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann: Manchester, New Hampshire: Americans for Prosperity job creation and spending summit
- Cain: Manchester, New Hampshire: Americans for Prosperity job creation and spending summit
- Cain: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Addresses the National Rifle Association convention
- Gingrich: Washington, D.C.: Documentary screening
- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty: Manchester, New Hampshire: Americans for Prosperity job creation and spending summit
- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Manchester, New Hampshire: Americans for Prosperity job creation and spending summit
- Santorum: Manchester, New Hampshire: Americans for Prosperity job creation and spending summit
- Santorum: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Addresses the National Rifle Association convention

SATURDAY:

- Bachmann: Manchester, New Hampshire: Speaks at the Freedom Forum
- Cain: Harrison City, Pennsylvania: Addresses tea party rally
- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Delivers keynote address at National Rifle Association convention
- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin: Bethesda, Maryland: Speaks at a fundraising dinner for anti-abortion group Heroic Media
- Pawlenty: Manchester, New Hampshire: Speaks at the Freedom Forum
- Santorum: Manchester, New Hampshire: Speaks at the Freedom Forum

– CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this report.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. vic , nashville ,tn

    They will be every where except Pennsylvania Avenue

    April 24, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    My family's going to the beach (no TV, no Radio, no News - of course - No News is what we get from RV, Radio, and Papers).

    Not a one in the bunch I'd give one minute to, much less make any effort to see or hear - repeating their lies (christians that they are NOT).

    April 24, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  3. w l jones

    Somebody need to come out this Rep.pack running or we will have a stalemate in our political season.

    April 24, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  4. B

    The mayhem begins...
    Time for the Republicans to start all of their hate mongering.

    April 24, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    The difference between President Obama campaigning for 20+ months in the lea-up to the 2008 election and this crop of Republican yahoos is President Obama had sound ideas and proposals for the country and respected the fact that the American people deserved a chance to get to know him and those policies. He did hundreds of interviews, spoke at countless live events, took and thoughtfully answered unscripted questions, and participated in several debates (both among the Democratic contenders and then with John McCain).

    At the end, we all saw the consistency and level-headedness, not to mention the endurance and hard work ethic, of a man who could lead our country out of the hole GW Bush and the Republicans had dug.

    A majority of Americans elected President Obama, despite all the smears and innuendos, lies and distortions thrown at him by the GOP (including, but not limited to, Palin smirking when her rally attendees yelled "Kill him!" in reference to then-candidate Obama).

    Our country is better and stronger because of President Obama being in the White House, recovering slowly but surely from the ravages of failed Republican economic, military and foreign policies.

    These deluded GOPers running around the country, flapping their lips, putting down the President and wanting him and our country to fail, don't hold a candle to the man we have in the White House now. They should stop wasting their money and our time and just go home.

    April 24, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  6. fayse

    It seems that they are all running around the Country for their own benefit. None of the GOP list of hopefulls are one bit interested in the problems facing America. The interesting thing is that absolutely none of them are worth a "crap" Not one is Presidential material. Are we being overloaded with these losers and rejects just to make it look like there is really going to be a "race" for the White house? When McCain and Palin were running, the lights were dimmed so that the actual numbers in the audience wouldn't be so glaringly obvious. They never drew the crowds the President Obama did yet, the media kept trying to make it look like the election was "too close" to call. We are being manipulated.

    April 24, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    Santorum and Barbour went up the hill
    To meet with Pawlenty and Huck-A-Bye
    And as they passed the DUMPS –
    They picked up "the PA'IN" and "the TRUMP"
    Then they all came tumbling down like on a slide!!!

    None of the above will ever be president of the United States!!!

    But when they got there – it was Trumpetall they have found

    April 24, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    Wow – oops on the last line [But when they got there – it was Trumpetall they have found] LMAO

    April 24, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  9. Guy from NM

    On the road to nowhere the clowns go.

    April 24, 2011 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  10. Patrick from Minnesota

    ...and don't they come back no more!

    April 24, 2011 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |