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December 28th, 2011
09:40 AM ET

Will negative attacks work in Iowa? Two commentators explain

Things have taken a decidedly negative turn with 2012 GOP presidential candidates in Iowa, but no candidate has been able to land a "telling" blow.

With less than three in 10 Iowans saying they've made their final choice already, there are an awful lot of hearts and minds still to be won in the Hawkeye State.

This morning on American Morning, we ask conservative commentator Tara Wall and democratic strategist Maria Cardona to break down the GOP race as it stands and look at the week ahead in Iowa.

Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
December 27th, 2011
08:32 AM ET

Statistical dead heat between Paul, Gingrich and Romney in Iowa – How much can change in 7 days?

If the latest polls are right, 2012 GOP presidential candidates Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are in a statistical dead heat in the Hawkeye state right now. But as we've seen, a lot can change in seven days.

Today on American Morning, we break down the race with Democratic analyst Robert Zimmerman and National Review online's Jim Geraghty about how the race could be affected over the next week.

Filed under: 2012 • GOP
December 26th, 2011
10:49 AM ET

Virginia ballot issues could shape 2012 – Will Cain and Kiki McLean explain

With eight days to go before the Iowa caucuses, the race for the Republican nomination is really getting interesting.

In Virginia, two GOP candidates – Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry – will not appear on the super Tuesday ballot. How will this affect the 2012 presidential race?

This morning on American Morning, CNN contributor Will Cain and Democratic strategist Kiki McLean look at how the race will change if two major candidates are not on Virginia's ballot.

Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
December 21st, 2011
08:52 AM ET

Rep. Bachmann: No reason to back out of presidential race

2012 GOP Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann is on a bus tour of all 99 counties in Iowa, hoping for a late comeback with two weeks to go until the Iowa Caucus on Jan. 3rd.

Her campaign claims that the leader of a very influential conservative group asked her to consider getting out of the race.

This morning on American Morning, Rep. Bachmann talks with CNN's Ali Velshi and addressed the call from the Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats for her to step aside, saying there's no reason for her to do that at this point.

Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
December 21st, 2011
08:02 AM ET

What's in GOP candidate Jon Huntsman's economic plan? Christine Romans breaks down the numbers

There's one 2012 GOP Presidential Candidate who is sitting out Iowa, focussing on New Hampshire.

Jon Huntsman is a two-time Governor of Utah, speaks Mandarin fluently and recently stepped down as President Obama's Ambassador to China. Though he is polling in single digits, his economic plan has garnered the endorsement of the Wall Street Journal.

Christine Romans has analyzed Newt Gingrich's and Mitt Romney's plans. So what's in Huntsman's plan? Christine explains here.

Filed under: 2012 • Economy • GOP
December 15th, 2011
12:53 PM ET

Is Gingirch's personal past and 'fidelity pledge' fair game? Contributor Ruben Navarrette on why a candidate's personal life should be off limits

Newt Gingrich has come under attack recently for past marital troubles. 

The thrice married, twice divorced former House Speaker was even heckled Wednesday by one Occupy Iowa City demonstrator, who told Gingrich that he had "a Ph.D. in cheating on your wife."  It remains to be seen whether these past indiscretions will affect his standing in the GOP primary race.

Today on American Morning, contributor Ruben Navarrette tells Carol Costello that Newt's personal life should be off limits.

Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Politics
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