(CNN) - 2012 Republican presidential candidates are traveling this week, mostly in early presidential-contest states. Here's a look at where they're headed:
- Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota: Waterloo, Iowa: Official campaign announcement
- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman: San Francisco and Los Angeles: Holds fund-raisers
- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Salem and Concord, New Hampshire: Business roundtable and meets with workers to discuss jobs and the economy
- Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania: Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Le Mars and Rock Rapids, Iowa: Meeting with reporters, addresses the Republican Jewish Council, visits an ice cream plant and speaks to a GOP dinner
–Bachmann: Manchester, New Hampshire and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Holds backyard chat and speaks at kickoff event
- Huntsman: Dallas and San Antonio: Private finance events
- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin: Pella, Iowa: Attends premiere of movie on her political career, hosts a cookout
- Rep. Ron Paul of Texas: Des Moines, Iowa: Meets with voters
- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty: New York City: Delivers an address on the Middle East and foreign policy at the Council on Economic Foreign Relations
- Santorum: Spirit Lake, Spencer, Algona and Clear Lake, Iowa: Meets with voters, addresses a luncheon and makes a speech
- Bachmann: Charleston, Lexington, Greenville and Rock Hill, South Carolina: Gives speeches, holds a town hall meeting at Winthrop University
- Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain: Greenville, South Carolina: Unveils his economic plan in a speech
- Huntsman: Houston, Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan: Holds closed-door fund-raisers
- Huntsman: New York City and Boston, Massachusetts: Attends finance events
- Bachmann: Launches bus tour in Iowa
- Cain: Euclid, Ohio: Address a luncheon
- CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this report.
Waiting for a former governor to announce!
Only thing Palin is running is running from those debates hoping her little movie will do the debating for her. NOT.
DJ you can't seriously back Pailn for POTUS. She couldn't even handle the pressure of her former position as Governor of one of our least populated states. She is an embarrassment to conservatives everywhere. Ron Paul has been a consistent voice of reason and has demonstrated exceptional integrity and intelligence since he took public office in the late 1970s. Even Bachman has more experience and a clearer, more reasonable message than Palin, and she's half nutjob.
I doubt if reporters will be prepared to ask Pawlenty or Cain SUbSTANTIVE questions regarding their foriegn policy and "economic" plans instead of letting their "talking points" press releases go un challenged.
I`d like to know if Cain & Pawlenty think that
a) deficits matter?
b) "trickle down economics" has been good for America?
c) should America default on its obligations in a game of "chicken" among Congresssmen?
d) what`s their plan to payoff the National Debt? How, exactly will they accomplish it, How quickly? What programs, budgets will be cut? What taxes will be raises, What revenues are assumed? How will they be raised?
The Circus is coming to town.
Let me know if and when any of the GOTP candidates explain how they plan to replace the 7 million manufacturing jobs that were destroyed over the past decade. Replacing that many jobs will not occur in a few years, or even over a decade.
The fine people of Iowa should reject the heartless and clueless Bachmann who wants to eliminate minimum wage. While she has no compassion for the working poor, she and her family willingly receives government money for her business and farm.
Cain is alright, although like many other voters, I am not sure how well he will handle the politics.
Ron Paul seems like a good candidate to me.
Bachmann and Palin are a definite no for me.