As you may know, the Presidential election of 2012 isn’t very far away. The Presidential hopefuls are well on their way towards campaigning, debating, and getting their names out there. So far, there are numerous people who have declared their candidacy for the Presidential election. Below are listed, with a brief introduction, the people who are Declared 2012 Republican Presidential candidates. Please note that these are the Republican candidates only. We will continue to follow the candidates and present information on other Presidential hopefuls from other political parties. Much of this information can be found on the website 2012.presidential-candidates.org
Michelle Bachmann: Michelle Bachmann is a three term Minnesota Congresswoman and is the current chair of the Tea Party Caucus. She is pro-life and her wish is for American citizens to further consider adoption. She also feels President Obama pulled troops out of Afghanistan too early.
Herman Cain: Herman Cain is a cancer survivor, Youtube sensation, and former mathematician with the US Navy. His experiences in corporations, legislations, and media are all three major criteria necessary for credibility in an election.
Newt Gingrich: Newt Gingrich, after a thirteen year hiatus from politics, has returned with hopes of becoming the Republican presidential nominee. His 17 city campaign took a hit after negative responses to some of his more controversial beliefs, but it is believed he will make a swift recovery.
John Huntsman: John Huntsman is the former Governor of Utah who officially announced his candidacy to an anticipatory group of admirers. Huntsman is believed to be the most likely candidate capable of unseating Obama.
Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson Libertarian Republican Governor does not attend church, is pro-choice, anti-big government, pro-immigration, and an outspoken critic of the war. He led New Mexico for eight years, during which time the state saw no tax increase, and he vetoed anything supporting growth of government.
Fred Krager: Fred Krager is the first ever openly gay aspirant for the presidency. Despite being a lifelong republican he will be running on an Independent ticket.
Andy Martin: Andy Martin is the self-professed People’s Attorney General. He is an Internet Powerhouse,and is famously remembered for being the start to all of the anti-Obama chain emails questioning President Obama’s citizenship and claiming he was a Muslim. Martin believes he is the only candidate tough enough to beat Obama.
Thad McCotter: Thad McCotter is the lead guitarist for the New Flying Squirrels, who incidentally is also a five-term Representative for Michigan’s 11th District. McCotter filed paper work for presidency in 2011 but plans to formally announce his candidacy at a concert with his band.
Jimmy McMillian: Jimmy McMillian is formal mayoral, gubernatorial and senatorial candidate for the Rent Is Too …. High Party. A flamboyant Vietnam veteran also gave some words of advice to President Obama, “If you don’t do your job right, I am coming at you!”
Tom Miller: Tom Miller, a career flight attendant feels that the country is being destroyed from within by political elite with failed fiscal and immigration policies. He feels as though he is a representative of the people, an envisioned of the founding fathers. He hopes to re-empower American around the concept of small government.
Ron Paul: Ron Paul is a U.S. Representative from the state of Texas, and a former medical doctor. He is centering his campaign on liberty, human rights and financial market reforms. With small but outspoken pockets of supports all over the country this Libertarian, leaning Republican is turning out to be one of the controversial runners in the campaign.
Rick Perry: Rick Perry is the current Governor of Texas. After two years of uncertainty, he finally accepted the nomination into the Republican Party. He plans to bring some excitement into the running and bring back Republic evangelical grassroots.
Buddy Roemer: Buddy Roemer is the 67 year old former governor of Louisiana. After being away from the political scene for more than two decades, he declared his nomination in March of this year. The former democrat has imposed that at the head of his campaign that any disclosed donations are no more than $100, state that the current system of donations is “disastrous, it’s dysfunctional.”
Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts has emerged as the party favorite since McCain lost to Obama in the 2008 election. The liberal turned conservative may just walk through the primaries. While his ideology and personal beliefs may be subject to debate, his knack for business is beyond question.
Rick Santorum: Rick Santorum is the former two-term senator from Pennsylvania. Despite his dismal poll numbers, Santorum is confident of gaining grounds on early favorite Mitt Romney and warns, “We are going to be in this race, and we’re in it to win.”
Vern Wuensche: Vern Wuensche is a business who man ran for President in the 2008 election. However, he finished in tenth place. He believes that businesses survive and thrive chiefly through the caliber of those who run them and thus, these executives are perfectly qualified for a public office shorn of proven management experience.
-Catie Elliott and Hadley Skalnik