Campaign focus shifts to guns and taxes
April 13th, 2012
11:25 AM ET
10 years ago

Campaign focus shifts to guns and taxes

Washington (CNN) - After a war over women dominated presidential politics this week, the campaign focus moved to guns and taxes Friday with President Barack Obama poised to release his 2011 returns and certain Republican rival Mitt Romney addressing the National Rifle Association convention.

Other top Republicans - including trailing presidential challenger Newt Gingrich, former candidate Rick Santorum, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa - also will speak at the NRA gathering in St. Louis.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • NRA • Rick Santorum
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Larry L

    The President has signed one initiative – ALLOWING guns to be carried in certain National Parks and Wilderness areas. The crazies that drove up prices of guns and ammunition, stockpiled food & chemical protective gear, and joined local militias created their own crisis. Nothing happened. Nothing... zip... nada... The President isn't going after your guns – he has never gone after your guns. You made that up and are over-reacting to your own fantasy. Why is this so hard to understand?

    April 13, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. Thomas

    Campaign focus shifts to guns and taxes.

    Sounds more like a debate that should be taking place in Afghanistan , not America.

    April 13, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. Logic N LA

    When they have nothing to run on, the GOP always brings up the big three- Guns, Abortion and Gays. So tired, so ridiculous.

    April 13, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  4. Jeff in Virginia

    It did? Reading the headlines, it sure seems like the campaigns are both focused on the Republican's War on Women.

    Since when does CNN do the Republican's white-washing?

    April 13, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. Ray

    I have plenty of guns and any excuse to buy more is great. Politics, criminals, armageddon proponents or gun haters have nothing to do with most peoples desire to own them but it sure is fun to watch.

    April 13, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. Lee R

    Of course the wild west gang of repubs are at the NRA gathering! Where else would they be? Certainly not addressing or concerning themselves with everyday issues facing the middle class. Guns are more important you know!

    April 13, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    If this doesn't show you that the teapublikan taliban don't have a keg to stand on nothing else will. They have attacked the President with the birther movement, tax breaks for the rich only, women right issues, gay right issues, religion issues, etc., and nothing sticks because a very small percentage of our population believes their bs.
    They are throwing any and all of excrement ideas they come up with to see what sticks. Guess what? Nothing sticks because even Obama has not taken their gun rights away and he is not going to do so! Jerks!!!!!!

    April 13, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  8. once upon a horse

    better be careful because Obama is going to take everyone's guns away if re-elected. Uh..even though he did sign a bill for them to carry guns now into our National Parks. Better cling to your guns and religion though just to be on the safe side.

    April 13, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  9. Silly Baggers!

    The President has never made this an issue. NRA makes this an issue though every election. It is good for a revenue pick-me-up every 4 years.

    April 13, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |