As our economy continues on its freefall, focus seems to be on the movement to end this “Present Error” on that first Tuesday in November 2012.
Today, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour announced that he does not presently have that full commitment that would be required to mount a Presidential campaign, and despite the support that he would have from his family, he will not seek the White House in 2012.
But even as Barbour made sure we knew he was not entering the 2012 Presidential race, word came from the camp of Rep. Ron Paul that he will announce in Des Moines, Iowa tomorrow the formation of an exploratory committee for a 2012 Presidential race.
Further, now that Barbour has made his plans official, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ name began circulating again. Daniels had said he would not run if Barbour was running, so with Barbour out, Daniels may be in play again. However, after more than two years with a POTUS whose Muslim ties have been a source of constant questioning, Daniels’ Syrian lineage may give him some issues.
And lastly, the son of legendary evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, Franklin Graham threw his words into the Obama birth certificate controversy, telling Christiana Amampour that he figures you can even find out what hospital room Ruth Graham was in when she gave birth to him, so why can’t Obama produce a better document than what hs campaign keeps presenting. White House spokesman Jay Carney criticized Graham for the comments on “Easter Sunday”. Seems like the subject must be hitting some nerves, with more high profile people openly discussing the issue.