2012 Campaign Gets Under Way

Huckabee, Jindal among possible GOP candidates hitting trail in Iowa, elsewhere
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2008 11:31 AM CST
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is watching developments before committing to another run for the Republican nomination.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Likely candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are playing it cool, but their feet tell a different story, Jonathan Martin writes for Politico. Mike Huckabee, for example, says 2012 is “way too far away” to think about, but his book tour has lots of stops in Iowa and South Carolina, aboard a campaign-style bus with his face on it.

Other good bets include governors Bobby Jindal (speaking Nov. 22 in Iowa), Tim Pawlenty (headed for Miami for a GOP roundtable), and Charlie Crist (that event’s host). Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin are also expected to be in the mix; Newt Gingrich has been mentioned as a possible contender, and a spokesman didn’t deny the ex-Speaker's interest.