2012 Presidental Election Thread

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2012 Presidental Election Thread

Postby Todd » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:24 am

I know it's early, but candidates are announcing, so lets start discussing. Each candidates name below will link to a thread for that individual, in those individual threads (once I get them up) is where candidate specific information and discussions should be posted. Use this thread for general election discussions.

(This post will be updated frequently, especially in the begging of this posts evolution, I will include an edited date here for major updates. Who's in, Who's out etc.)

<b>The Candidates</b>


<b>Republican Candidate</b>

<b>Herman Cain</b> -
Age: 65
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
Family: Gloria Cain (wife); Children: Melanie and Vincent.
Religion: Baptist
Experience: Former CEO of Godfather's Pizza
Most Recent Book Written: "They Think You're Stupid: Why Democrats Lost Your Vote and What Republicans Must Do to Keep It" (2005)
PAC: The Hermanator

<b>Jon Huntsman</b> -
Age: 51
Birthplace: Palo Alto, Calif.
Family: Mary Kaye Cooper (wife); Children: Mary Anne, Abigail, Elizabeth, Jon, William, Gracie Mei, and Asha Bharati
Religion: Mormon
Previous experience: Former U.S. Ambassador to China
Most Recent Book Written: N/A
PAC: Horizon PAC


<b>Michele Bachmann</b> -
Age: 54
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa
Family: Marcus (husband); Children: Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, Sophia, and 23 adopted children
Religion: Lutheran
Current job: Congresswoman from Minnesota
Book Written: N/A
PAC: Many Individual Conservatives Helping Elect Leaders Everywhere (MICHELE) PAC

<b>Mitt Romney</b> -
Age: 63
Birthplace: Detroit
Family: Ann Romney (wife); Children: Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben, and Craig
Religion: Mormon
Previous experience: Governor of Massachusetts, Presidential candidate (2008),
Books Written: "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" (2010)
PAC: Free and Strong America PAC, Inc.

<b>Tim Pawlenty</b> -
Age: 50
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota
Family: Mary Pawlenty (wife); Children: Anna and Mara
Religion: Baptist
Previous experience: Governor of Minnesota,
Books Written: "Courage to Stand: An American Story" (2011)
PAC: Freedom First PAC

<b>Newt Gingrich</b> -
Age: 67
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Family: Callista Gingrich (wife); Children: Two daughters with Jackie Battley (first wife)
Religion: Catholic (formerly Baptist; converted in March '09)
Previous experience: college professor,
Books Written: "To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine" (2010)
PAC: American Solutions PAC

<b>Ron Paul</b>
Age: 75
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Family: Carol Paul (wife); Children: Ronald Paul, Jr., Lori Paul Pyeatt, Senator-elect Randal Paul, Robert Paul, and Joy Paul-LeBlanc
Religion: Baptist
Current job: U.S. Congressman
Previous experience: Congressman from Texas, Ran for president in 1988 as a Libertarian and in 2008 as a Republican,
Most Recent Book Written: "Liberty Defined: The 50 Urgent Issues That Affect Our Freedom" (due out 4/19/11)
PAC: Liberty PAC

<b>Rick Santorum</b>
Age: 52
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia
Family: Karen Garver Santorum (wife); Children: Elizabeth, Richard, Daniel, Sarah, Peter, Patrick, and Isabella
Religion: Roman Catholic
Previous experience: Former Senator from Pennsylvania, Attorney
Most Recent Book Written: "It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good" (2006)
PAC: America's Foundation



<b>Democrat Candidate</b>

<b>Obama, Barack</b> - Illinois



<b>Candidates who dropped out of race</b>

None yet
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