Friday, May 27, 2011

The Rumblings of More Candidates

Rumblings and rumors are being thrown around the last couple of days about more potential candidates for the presidential race. Just as the world was thinking that the GOP presidential field was getting settled, we have three new faces that seem to be making progress toward entering the race.

1) Texas Gov. Rick Perry - today he made a statement where he is now "leaving the door open" to a possible presidential run.

2) Sarah Palin - just started her national bus tour yesterday and bought a million dollar home in Arizona. However, Palin has not cut ties with Fox News yet, which is a definite sign that she is not too interested in running at this point.

3) Michelle Bachman - recently filed three years of tax forms. This move is seen by campaign finance experts as a prelude to entering the presidential race.

So it looks as though we don't have a complete field of candidates just yet.

I have to say that there is a big opening for a social conservative favorite (such as Palin or Bachman) in the race. In my humble opinion, Palin doesn't stand a chance of winning the nomination and she would be crazy to run. She has a good thing going right now with her books and speaking engagements. But Bachman has nothing to loose by running, she should definately get in. If Bachman has aspirations of developing a national profile and being a strong competitor in the future, this is a great opportunity for her.

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