Haley Barbour Opts Out
With Haley Barbour out, the possible list of Republican Presidential candidates got even weaker if that's possible.
Michele Bachmann - She couldn't get a leadership in the TEA Congress and they know her best. No reason to think the broader Republican Party will consider her a serious contender and she won't be.
Haley Barbour - Out.
Herman Cain - Please let him run on the FairTax!
Mitch Daniels - Possible contender if he can get any press. The religious right doesn't like him.
Newt Gingrich - He had extramarital affairs because he loved his country so much? The Dems are probably okay with running against that.
Mike Huckabee - Nice guy but the election is not going to be about abortion and gay marriages.
Jon M. Huntsman - He and Romney are the only ones really qualified. He and Newt are the only two who have a clue about foreign policy (which will not matter in the Republican primaries). Too bad he worked for Obama and is therefore unelectable in the primaries.
Sarah Palin - She quit the governorship of Alaska to chase the money and she's making tons of it now. She is not going to run. Besides, how many people voted for Obama because they were horrified by the thought of Palin as VP? She may have elected Obama last time. If she runs and wins the nomination, she'll elect him twice.
Ron Paul - Didn't he run last time and get 2%?
Tim Pawlenty - Possible contender in the minds of the TEA Party people. Kinda dull with a squeaky voice and less than 300 people attended his Tax Day Rally in Boston while over 3000 showed up for Palin last year. Like Daniels, his only hope is to attack Trump and try to get some press and recognition.
Mitt Romney - Next in line and the probable nominee.
Rick Santorum - Already peaked at 4%.
Donald J. Trump - You've got to love this guy if you're a Democrat! Watching him suck up all the newsprint with his clown act of birther nonsense and "I'm way richer than Mitt" spiel is a delight. Wouldn't it be funny if he actually ran?!