TIME: 2012 'Baracketology'
June 16th, 2011
08:42 PM ET
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TIME: 2012 'Baracketology'

(CNN) - As the Republican presidential field begins to take shape, our partners at TIME want you to predict which candidates will make the cut.

TIME has placed a tournament bracket on the cover of its latest issue to go along with Joe Klein's latest piece in which he predicts an NCAA basketball tournament-style nominating process this primary season.

Read: Outsiders vs. Insiders: The Struggle for the GOP's Soul

Klein writes that in this election season the social-conservative "Iowa" candidates – like Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum – will face off against the more-moderate "New Hampshire" candidates like former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Now Time wants to know who you think has the best shot of beating President Barack Obama in the general election.

Click here to submit your picks. Online voting will be open for two weeks starting Friday.

For more information visit TIME's Swampland blog.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Name king

    Hey how can you distinct these repugs from each other. They all believed in the bush failed policies of tax cut for the rich, who is over stuffed with trillions which they refuse to circulate in america, and cut consumer spending who are the only ones small businesses can depend in. Big corporations are not American corporations no more, they are global corporations, and they don't depend on American consumer spending that much, they hires about 20 percent of americans and the rest are foreigners, robots and computer systems. Contrast without American consumer small businesses are done, a d they employs nearly 80 percent of Americans. The repugs policies will help big corporations and kill small businesses and jobs.

    June 16, 2011 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  2. glenda

    Without a doubt with these candidates SARAH PALIN is the front runner. If only she decicdes to run then if not my bet goes to Bachman. Romney is a two time loser so therefore not in the history of the Presidency has a loser ever been voted President.Palin will have a rough go as losing as a VP but her charisma and intelligence will overshadow all. Obama will go down in a landslide defeat to this woman and America will be the better for it. We must have a Patriot in the office of the U.S. not someone with ties to Islam.

    June 16, 2011 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  3. Texas Doc

    They will alll be eliminated in the final bracket by none other thean President Obama! GOP=CatastrophicFail

    June 16, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  4. peace

    that" s easy. (none) of them.

    June 17, 2011 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    It looks like Romney has a lock at this point, but remember, at this point in '07 Hillary was in the same position. It's going to be a long, fun season.

    June 17, 2011 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  6. Richard

    That's easy, any candidate that has policies that are directly opposing Obama will make the cut. Someone that cares about unemployment, the economy, strong dollar, inflation, small business. Someone that will cut spending and not give it lip service. No earmarks, no lobbyist, transparency, honesty, basically everything that Obama did not deliver on!

    June 17, 2011 07:59 am at 7:59 am |