Barbour tested presidential waters but 'wasn't quite there'
April 26th, 2011
11:10 AM ET
4 years ago

Barbour tested presidential waters but 'wasn't quite there'

(CNN) – With his Southern accent, background as a two-term governor and varied political experience, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour thought he might be the perfect candidate to go up against President Barack Obama.

For the past few months he explored whether he might have enough support for a 2012 White House run, road-testing his message in key early-voting states with the kind of stops any presidential wannabe must make.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. B

    We already have all the Morons in the Republican party running and one dropout will not change anything..

    The whole pack are a list of extremist has-beens. Name One thing positive that any of them have put forth to help the current situation.

    April 26, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. Bill from GA

    I'm sure his lovely wife is pleased.

    April 26, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    That picture says far more than I can. Does the word eloquent apply to an image?

    April 26, 2011 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. Marie MD

    With all that girth he would have sunk regardless. He didn't have a chance and he saved himself a lot of money and ridicule.

    April 26, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  5. Anonymous

    Can't believe some pundits think this guy is such a great politician - his state of Mississippi is 50th in almost any significant category - education, health, jobs, welfare, housing, infant mortality. And he's a good politician because why? He certainly is not using his talents to serve his constituents.

    April 26, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    "Can't believe some pundits think this guy is such a great politician – his state of Mississippi is 50th in almost any significant category – education, health, jobs, welfare, housing, infant mortality."
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    But he "inherited" thse problems. Right? Like Obama? If you're going to give Obama a pass for doing absolutely NOTHING, you have to give Barbour the same pass, no?

    April 26, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  7. OneMoreTime

    @RudyNY – Could be, but so would stuffed pig, bloated, full of hot air, etc.

    April 26, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |