(CNN) – The candidates and their campaigns hit the trail Thursday, making stops in North Carolina, New York, and Texas.
See their full schedules after the jump.
8 a.m. ET - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the Catawba County Republican Party Breakfast in Conover, North Carolina.
10 a.m. ET - Gingrich tours Penske Racing in Mooresville, North Carolina.
10:30 a.m. ET – Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on foreign policy at New York University in New York City.
12 p.m. ET – Gingrich attends lunch hosted by the Iredell County Republican Party.
3 p.m. ET – Gingrich attends reception hosted by the Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin County GOP in Elkin, North Carolina.
6 p.m. ET – Gingrich attends a reception hosted by the Alamance County GOP in Burlington, North Carolina.
8 p.m. ET - Rep. Ron Paul of Texas holds a campus town hall meeting in Austin, Texas.
Also Thursday, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney holds two private fundraisers in New York, starting with a breakfast in Manhattan that’s expected to draw about 1,000 donors from the financial and legal sectors.
GOP rascales are in trouble.
Now that we have a candidate from the right – R-money – let's get fair play in the media. I will definitely be present when President Obama "kicks off" his campaign on May 5 @ VCU – Yes We Can!!!
Obama/Biden 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!
CNN: Republicans request investigation of Obama travel
Of course, many of the president's activities are more political than official. An "official" activity would be attending the G8 summit, or addressing the UN General Assembly. Everything in politics is "political." The president has been discussing current and upcoming legislation before the Congress, personally making his case to the American people.
At a campaign event would be discussing or debating campaign issues, not legislation before the Congress. The president also has a right to respond to his critics when his on the road making his case to the American people. If Republicans do not want the president to respond to them, then they should tone down their criticism of the him.