2012ers hit the road
April 17th, 2011
11:11 PM ET
9 years ago

2012ers hit the road

(CNN) – As the presidential waiting game continues, potential 2012 GOP candidates are off on various travels this week, mostly in presidential contest states.

– Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann: Columbia, South Carolina: Tea Party rally
– Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain: Chicago, Illinois: Tea Party rally

– Cain: Cedar Rapids and Clinton, Iowa: Speeches

– Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: Manchester, New Hampshire: Live Free or Die series speech
– Cain: West Lafayette, Indiana: Speaks at his alma mater, Purdue University
– President Barack Obama: San Francisco, California: Democratic National Committee fundraiser

– Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson: Concord, New Hampshire: Announces his presidential intentions
– President Obama: Los Angeles, CA: DNC fundraiser

- CNN Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this report

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. jules sand-perkins

    I wish that there were a Republican candidate whom I could support completely.
    What ever happened to Ronald Reagan?
    Donald Trump said one thing that is true: he is bigger than Romney. I think that Trump would adopt a posture toward countries like China that would benefit America.

    April 18, 2011 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  2. The_red_empire

    When are we going to have a true war hero as president again? It seemed like back when the men and woman who actually fought for our country became leaders, this nation was ran a lot better.

    April 18, 2011 03:27 am at 3:27 am |

    President Obama wins in a landslide again. Run Snooki run!

    April 18, 2011 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  4. george

    I just dont understand the canidates the GOP have running for president....Lets name a few...

    Sarah Palin: NO decription neccessary..

    Michelle Bachman: Looks clueless and talks like a special ed teacher...whatever..

    Haley Barbour: Sounds like a plantation slave owner and I do believe him to be a racist..Totally unfit to lead this nation

    Donald Trump: _Racist rich man who cringes at the thought of a black president while destroying his legacy..Donald if you think that Obama is so bad of a president then why are looking for his birth certificate..This affirms the notion that you are willing to do anything to discredit Obama...

    Mitt Romney:_Well he may be the most sane of the canidates but I would be surprised if America elects a Mormon...

    Newt Gingrinch:_Name speaks for itself..

    So Repubs, instead of finding a white intelligent person to represent you you pick the most dispicable of your peers to repesent your values..This may be worst Republican lot I have ever seen because I am starting to seriously doubt that anybody in your party is leadership material..The tea-party will be your demise as minority numbers continue to rise and
    the ideological ways of thinking the repubs have had for years has to change or your fate will be noticable in about 10 years minimum...Obama has brought out the worst in you, and now you as a party are wearing your addiction... You guys look really bad right now and I forsee an Obama victory...The racism that aligns itself with the tea party will destroy you...
    Cant wait till your canidates have to apologize for the tea-party...

    April 18, 2011 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  5. Larry L

    This begins the period where those few Republican candidates who don't represent the ultra right-wing must emerge and offer themselves as a serious candidate. It's time for the GOP freak show to end and some reasonable, compassionate, pragmatic, and tolerant individual to surface. At this point, I could not seriously consider the Republican Party as leaders of a diverse country filled with both working class and wealthy people. Today, the GOP represents white, fearful, socially ultra-conservative voters jerked around by a relatively small corps of wealthy puppet-masters. Well-funded brainwashing won't provide leadership for a modern America.

    April 18, 2011 07:07 am at 7:07 am |