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Wanted: any Republican presidential candidate | Stewart J Lawrence

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Posted on 26th May 2011 by staffwriter in Feeds

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Does anyone in the Republican party want to run against President Obama in 2012? Anyone with a real shot at winning, that is?

Consider all the promising candidates who’ve exited so far: Senator John Thune of South Dakota, a favourite of GOP political architect Karl Rove, bowed out three months ago, as did Representative Mike Pence of Indiana, who received extraordinary public plaudits – members of the House of Representatives are rarely considered qualified to run for president – and an early endorsement from the dean of conservative columnists, George Will.

Next, of course, was ex-Florida Governor http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/26/republicans-us-elections-2012