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The Lack Of Enthusiasm In The 2012 GOP Field Is Directly Related To The Fact That The 2012 GOP Campaign Hasn't Started Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

This week, the notion that GOP voters are none too enthusiastic about the field of 2012 candidates is starting to hit a critical mass. Why is that hap...

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Long-Shot GOP Presidential Hopeful Moves Closer To Debate Appearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

Ultimate 2012 underdog and self-styled "anti-Romney" candidate Fred Karger moved a bit closer to obtaining a small measure of limelight, as the South Carolina GOP has extended him an invitation to participate in their May 5 debate -- the first official GOP face-off of the campaign season.

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WATCH: George Stephanopoulos And Michele Bachmann 'Settle' The Obama Birth Certificate Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

Hey everybody, did you hear the news? The whole Obama Birther conspiracy has been resolved! Actually, it was put to rest many, many years ago, but the issue reached a new level of resolution on Good Morning America, when George Stephanopoulos brandished Obama's Certificate Of Live Birth at Michele Bachmann, to which the congresswoman replied, "Well, then that should settle it." The whole interview sounds just like Frost/Nixon -- if the only thing at stake were getting a politician to demonstrate the minimum amount of rational thought possible.

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The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

Last week, we took a break from chronicling the lives of your presumed 2012 candidates because all anyone wanted to talk about was the crazy Friday ni...

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Waiting For Fred Thompson

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

People wonder more and more if some yet-to-be named candidate will jump in and save the 2012 GOP presidential candidate field from itself. No one...

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Donald Trump Can't Wait For Reporters To Check Out His 'Huge' Financials

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

One of the weirdest things about the ongoing commedia dell'arte performance that is the Donald Trump campaign for president, is that he's spent all of...

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Late Returns: Welcome To Vander Plaats Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

Over at The Atlantic, Josh Green has the essential profile of Bob Vander Plaats. Despite having "lost every campaign he's ever run in," most recently ...

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Another Presidential Something-Or-Other Announcement Coming Tonight

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

Got plans for this evening? Well, if you have nothing better to do, why not pop some corn, cuddle up with someone you love, and tune in to "On Th...

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GOP Governor Convinces Reporters He Definitely May Or May Not Run For President

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

If you happen to be wondering if Mitch Daniels will join the field vying for the GOP nomination in 2012, you have options. For instance, you can ...

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Late Returns: Trump's Clown Show Rolls On

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

What did real estate mogul Donald Trump intend his quasi-campaign for presidency to be: promotional tour, con job, a serious independent run? Regardle...

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Fred Karger Declares Himself The 'Anti-Romney Candidate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

Right now, the 2012 GOP field is only starting to congeal. Perhaps with former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney edging closer to a formal announcement, the long...

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Late Returns: The Ins And Outs Of The Romney Rollout

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

If you're like most Americans, you have been completely blindsided by today's news that Mitt Romney has formed a presidential exploratory committee. ...

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Who's Afraid Of The 2012 Presidential Campaign? Everyone, Actually

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

For a long while now, the political media has been sad about how the 2012 campaign doesn't seem to want to begin and none of the presumed top-tier can...

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Michele Bachmann Announces She Would Be A One-Term President ... On Purpose

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

Anyone who is worried about what a potential Michele Bachmann presidency would look like should stop worrying, because by her own admission, she isn't...

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Michele Bachmann, Savannah Guthrie Spar Over 'Credibility'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this morning, Minnesota Congresswoman and potential GOP presidential aspirant Michele Bachmann appeared on "The Daily Rundown" t...

The GOP Makes Obama's Reelection Easier by the Day

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
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In recent months the GOP has come to Obama's rescue. In rapid succession it has ticked off millions with its bellicose threat to meat-ax spending on every vital government program around and even threaten to shut down the government.

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The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

If we've accomplished anything here at the 2012 Speculatron in these first few weeks, we hope we've encouraged all of you to just chill out about the ...

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Late Returns: Insiders Give Mitt Romney The Inside Track

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

Who is leading this race for the GOP nomination that's causing everybody agita even before it's actually started? Chances are, if you asked the opinio...

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Media Is Starting to Panic Over Slow Start To The 2012 Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

The 2012 election: wasn't it supposed to have started by now? If you are a normal person, living your normal life, you probably don't really care. 2...

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Press Keep Pushing Marco Rubio On Presidential Run He's Not Making

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Reporters continue to ask Marco Rubio about "'rumors' that he's considering running for president in 2012". And who is spreading these rumors? Why, other reporters of course.

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Tim Pawlenty's Big Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tim Pawlenty had a plan. A modest plan. He'd been working very hard at courting all the various factions of the GOP base -- capitalist technocrats, ...

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Michele Bachmann Still Planning On Doing Some President Stuff, Probably

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How are all the cool kids in the GOP staying in the news? They're all running for president, you say? Fine, Michele Bachmann will also make some presidential noises, for the teevee cameras.

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We Have Our First GOP Presidential Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ladies and gentlemen, pop the champagne, because the 2012 race for the GOP nomination finally has an officially declared candidate. It's Fred Karger! Can you feel the excitement?

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So, What Is A 'Presidential Exploratory Committee,' Exactly?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What exactly is a "presidential exploratory committee?" Is it an important distinction in the life of a campaign that signified a significant step forward, or just some part of the overall pageantry of a presidential campaign? As it turns out, it's both!

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Primacy Of Campaign Process Stories Threatened By Actual News Happening In The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ben Smith makes note of the fact that we are currently living through a pretty interesting time in our lives, as far as news coverage goes. You see, t...