Mitt Romney shrugged off an interruption from a building’s fire alarm as he made his first presidential campaign appearances of the year in Iowa today, exploring a more robust presence in the state after Mike Huckabee said he won’t seek the 2012 Republican nomination.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, interviewed at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, took issue with his party’s immigration platform, saying that tough policies are costing Republicans elections and presidential nominee Mitt Romney can help bridge a “gap” among Hispanic voters if he shares more of his personal story and beliefs.
The big news these days is who isn’t running for president. Without Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump , the Republican contest will be less colorful, of course, but also even more unsettled than it has been for the last few months. That leaves room for another Mormon governor and businessman.
Oklahoma party chairman Dave Weston spoke for many at a gathering of the Republican National Committee in Washington when he called the probe of Chris Christie’s role in politically motivated traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge a media witch hunt.
Chris Christie , the first-term New Jersey governor who says he won’t run for the White House in 2012, trailed President Barack Obama by six percentage points in a head-to-head matchup, according to a nationwide survey.