Likely GOP Candidates in 2012 Lying Low

Monday, 13 Sep 2010 01:34 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
While presidential campaigns have started earlier and earlier in recent elections, the Republicans are doing it differently this time around, Politico reports. Likely candidates are reluctant to start openly campaigning for 2012, worried about shooting themselves in the foot.

That contrasts smartly to four years ago, when Mitt Romney and John McCain already were fighting for the support of party big wigs, donors and even down to county sheriffs in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the early primary states.

pawlenty,2012,palin,candidates,mccain,romneyThat’s not happening this time around. They don’t want to risk alienating party activists by promoting themselves at a time when the GOP’s focus is on the mid-term elections. The only exception is Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Campaigns Head for Record Spending on Midterms

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 20:17 PM

With a projected price tag of nearly $4 billion, the November elections are set to have the most expensive midterm campa . . .

Poll: GOP's Gardner Surges in Colorado Senate Race

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 19:32 PM

Republican Rep. Cory Gardner has opened up a seven-point lead over Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall in the key Color . . .

Giuliani: Charlie Crist Is the Person I Least Respect

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 18:59 PM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is the person in politics for whom he ha . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved