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2012 Presidential Election

Mark Blumenthal

GOP Nominee In 2012: What The Early Polls Tell Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speculation about the 2012 Republican nomination is already underway and, as always, national "horse race" poll questions are central to that conversa...

Sarah Palin Goes After Obama On National TV

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appeared on ABC News's "Good Morning America" for an exclusive interview Friday, in which she went on the offensive...

Emily Swanson

New Poll: Obama Would Comfortably Lead Palin In 2012 Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll released Thursday found President Obama with a big lead over Sarah Palin in the 2012 presidential contest, and with smaller leads over two ...

Poll Finds Good News For Obama

Politics Daily | December 15,| 2:15 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

His party got hammered in the midterm election, he's taking heat from fellow Democrats for compromising with Republicans on taxes, and his job approva...

John Thune Jabs Potential GOP Presidential Rivals

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a potential 2012 presidential candidate, appeared to unofficially launch one of the first salvos in the forthcoming GOP prim...

Mitt Romney Rips Tax Cut Deal

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Death and taxes, it is said, are life's only two certainties. But in the wake of President Obama's tax compromise with congressional Republicans, only...

"Oh yeah. You're the one."

Dave Helfert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

We're well into one of the most entertaining phases of the presidential selection process. Potential candidates are surveying rivals to make a decision about running.

President Obama and 2012

William J. Arnone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Arnone

Will President Obama run for re-election in 2012? Should he? If he doesn't, who should be the Democratic Party's 2012 Presidential nominee? I posed t...

Ralph Nader's Take On Barack Obama

Politics Daily | December 09,| 12:01 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Calling the White House tax deal with Republicans the "last straw," Ralph Nader predicted that President Obama will face a primary challenger in 2012....

Reigniting the Spirit of '08

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Is it possible a candidate could emerge within or outside the Democratic Party who could ignite not just the true believers, but the whole country? Obama himself was once such a candidate.

Democratic Congressman: I 'May Or May Not' Support Obama's Reelection

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) expressed Tuesday what now seems to be widespread concern over the president's leadership and bargaining skills in the ...

Democratic Congressman Asked About Obama Primary Challenge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday downplayed the significance that Obama's recent deal on the extension of Bush tax cuts would have on his party's ...

MA-2012 President: 52% Obama (D), 43% Romney (R) (PPP 11/29-12/01)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PPP 11/29/10 - 12/01/10 500 Registered voters (4.4% margin of error) Mode: Automated phone (PPP PDF) Massachusetts 2012 President 43% Romney, 52% Ob...

Jason Linkins

Bloomberg In 2012? Even If You Can't Write Off The Candidacy, You Can Dismiss The Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We can definitely disabuse ourselves of the notion that a Bloomberg presidency will achieve what the pundit class will inevitably claim his presidency will achieve: the successful alteration of the "tone" in "Washington."

Palin Is the GOP's, Not Obama's, Worst Nightmare

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A Palin presidential bid that GOP leaders once chuckled at is no longer a laughing matter. She is the most polarizing Republican since Lincoln.

George H. W. Bush Reveals Who He Thinks Would Make 'Very Good' President

The Huffington Post | Nick WIng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush appeared to give an early presidential endorsement to Mitt Romney Monday, when he told CNN's Larry King in an interv...

Sam Stein

Democratic Operatives On Creating Outside Group: 'Something Big Needs To Be Done'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major developments in Democratic efforts to build an outside party apparatus took place this past Monday, as high-ranking officials ...

Mr. President, "Yes You Can" Show Backbone

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Dear Mr. President -- Your words are eloquent but your actions are lacking. Your party got trounced in the midterm elections for many reasons, but th...

Sam Stein

ADVANCE EXCERPTS: Sarah Palin Hits Obama In New Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her newest book, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin sharply criticizes the record of President Barack Obama while defending her own, in the process...

Joe Biden Assesses Obama's Chances Against Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden appeared to respect the clout of Sarah Palin on Thursday, calling his former vice presidential opponent "appealing" and refus...

Joe Scarborough Denies 2012 Vice President Bid Rumors (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe says it ain't so. On Wednesday's "Morning Joe," anchor Joe Scarborough insisted that he was not looking to run for Vice President in 2012, saying...

Howard Fineman

Bloomberg, Scarborough May Be Eyeing 2012 Presidential Bid

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's no campaign yet, and there may never be, but New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and MSNBC's morning talk-show host Joe Scarborough...

What If Sarah Palin Was Elected America's 45th President?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

Rather than seek to belittle Sarah Palin, those who recognize the acute dangers of Palin should find ways to clearly articulate themselves so that the electorate will be informed -- before it is too late.

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Weigh In On Earmark Ban

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The current debate among Republicans about banning earmarks has become such a big issue that candidates looking forward to potential presidential runs...

No Thanks! Bobby Jindal Rules Out 2012 Presidential Run

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bobby Jindal says he will not run for president in 2012. "I'm not being coy at all. I'm not running for president in 2012. Period. No ifs, ands or bu...