All of the attention recently has been focused on the debt ceiling fiasco. But the potential collapse of the U. S. economy hasn’t slowed down the race to be the Republican presidential nominee.
This weekend, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann won the “Smart Girl” strawpoll, the first conservative women’s political conference. Meanwhile, some wonder about a group of 55,000 members who would prefer to call themselves “girls.”
A PAC in Iowa is running ads for Texas Governor Rick Perry, making it almost a near certainty that Perry will announce a presidential run within the next month, although well after the Ames straw poll on August 13th.
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is running pretty much dead last in the race, but that doesn’t seem to be bothering him at all. He says this is exactly where he was when he ran for governor, and ended up serving two terms.
And John Huntsman, former Utah Governor, is trying to broaden his appeal and garner a little more attention. He’s hitting New Hampshire hard in a new push through the state, and he’s showing up at Tea Party events in South Carolina.
Finally, if you have lost interest in everyone up above, you’ll be happy to know that Donald Trump is claiming he might launch a third party bid. Which means he must have a new TV show getting ready to air.
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