What you may have missed over the weekend ---
Jon Huntsman (R-UT) flip-flopped, and then lied regarding his stance on universal health care.
Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) announced his candidacy for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination in a web video on Sunday.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), who was set to officially announce his presidential campaign Monday in Iowa after a two-month exploratory committee phase, has now made it official one day early -- in another dramatic YouTube video.
Well, not so dramatic......I'm still yawning.
Pizza guy, Herman Cain, (R-GA) announced his bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination at a rally in Atlanta on Sunday.
By some estimates, as many 10,000 people showed up for his announcement speech, which is pretty good for a strange right-wing activist with practically no support in national polls.
As implausible as his campaign appears to be, it’s probably a mistake to completely dismiss Cain as a joke. He’s a favorite of the Tea Party crowd, and apparently has the ability to impress Republican voters in debates. National Journal ran a piece recently highlighting five reasons folks shouldn’t underestimate Cain’s chances, and while he’s obviously still the longest of long-shots, the argument wasn’t absurd on its face.
Adding.....During his rally in Atlanta, Cain confused the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence. guffaws…….