January 10, 2012 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney used his New Hampshire primary victory speech to attack President Obama — with only a glancing nod to his Republican rivals.
January 4, 2012 Several former rivals of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann were quick to applaud the now-suspended campaign run by the only woman to have sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In ending her own bid for the White House, Bachmann did not offer a specific endorsement.
December 29, 2011 Republican voters — especially the undecided ones we've been seeking out — are dead serious, not easily moved to applause, and pressing for answers as thoughtful as their questions, and signs they've found a candidate they believe can lead — and can win next fall.
November 19, 2011 Six GOP presidential candidates vying for the support of social conservatives took part in a wide-ranging forum that featured discussion over abortion, gay marriage and the role of religion in public life. But notably absent was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who declined the invitation.
October 28, 2011 The presidential candidate personally responds to a call for her to drop out, accusing Rick Perry's campaign of a "stealth attack."
October 28, 2011 Michele Bachmann has championed the Tea Party, but now one group is telling her to drop her presidential bid.
October 21, 2011 Cain now holds a big lead over Mitt Romney in a new University of Iowa poll. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann lag further behind, trailing even Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
October 3, 2011 Rick Perry's troubles hold good news and bad news for Chris Christie. Good news in that Perry has failed to capture the imagination of the base, and bad news that the intense scrutiny of a presidential campaign can unnerve even a confident campaigner who was wooed to enter.
September 19, 2011 This week's Political Junkie column focuses on the long-held — but always unfulfilled — desire for a winnable third-party or independent presidential ticket. With growing unhappiness about Washington's dysfunction, some are hoping for an alternative for 2012.
September 8, 2011 We converted Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate transcript into a word cloud so you can see the language the candidates used the most.
August 31, 2011 When Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announces her state's primary date this week, it could set off a scramble for influence in the GOP presidential primary sweepstakes. Voting in Iowa and New Hampshire could start as soon as December and absentee ballots could go out before Halloween.