To the parades go the prez candidates
A man waves while riding on a float during the Fourth of July parade in Des Plaines, Illinois.
July 4th, 2011
09:01 AM ET
3 years ago

To the parades go the prez candidates

(CNN) - With this Independence Day comes a myriad of events courtesy of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates who will frequent July 4th celebrations mostly in important early voting states.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will walk in a parade along Main Street in Amherst and another in Laconia. He will also visit a holiday celebration in Andover.

Former Utah Gov.Jon Huntsman will participate in the same parade in Amherst before a holiday-inspired line up of a barbecue, house party and cookout throughout the state.

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will attend a holiday parade too, but this one in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania will march in two Iowa parades, one in Urbandale and another in Iowa Falls, while former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain will speak at an Independence Hall tea party event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cain will end his day throwing the first pitch at a baseball game in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The early presidential contests in New Hampshire, the site of the first-in-the-nation primary, and Iowa, the site of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, can make or break a run for the White House, causing contenders to frequent the states with regularity.


Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Jon Huntsman • July 4 • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. BobAD

    I hope that Bachmann wears her tin foil dress it is so appropriate for her speeches or revivals.

    July 4, 2011 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  2. Larry L

    The Republican Party needs to use the 4th to reflect on the things they've done to obstruct our government's progress during the past two and one half years. The Republicans blocked all progress in the Senate and filibustered every initiative, even those they created. The GOP-led House devoted all of their time to appeasing the far-right radicals of the Tea Party and although they've had control for six months, not a single piece of legislation has emerged to create jobs. Republicans have not served as patriots, they've been the American Taliban.

    July 4, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  3. 100% ETH

    Wow, this is America and Americans independence day from British Colony. How do the British from England could feel it? Are they going to Celebrate with US? Or is it meaningless for them?
    Remember, during that...time, more blood shed and hardships has been seen. But, America did challenged all those.
    It is American party time, who else really will join?
    On the other hand, independence day for America means, DEFEATED DAY for British in England. How is it going to processed in...mentality?
    I myself, do respect the British people, wherever they are.
    How about you?

    Happy independence day!!!

    July 4, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Now why would they want to go and ruin people's celebration of the Fourth...?

    July 4, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  5. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Can the parade organizers please have the multitude of Republican presidential candidates all march right by a grassy knoll....really slow....??

    July 4, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |