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August 30th, 2011
01:20 PM ET

Rick Perry, "the eggheads" and election 2012

In a chapter-sized pull-out from his upcoming book, The Victory Lab, Sasha Issenberg goes behind the scenes of Rick Perry's 2006 campaign for Texas governor.

Issenberg talks with American Morning about the new GOP frontrunner's strategy in Texas and how it will translate to the national arena in the 2012 presidential race.

Filed under: 2012 • Elections • Politics
June 28th, 2011
10:24 AM ET

Palin movie premieres in Iowa – Will she run?

Sarah Palin will be in Iowa today for the debut of a friendly documentary about her life and political career. Of course the timing and location are only adding to the buzz that she could jump into the Presidential race.

On American Morning, Democratic strategist Jennifer Palmieri and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson explain what this could mean for the 2012 GOP field.

Filed under: 2012 • Elections
June 28th, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Bachmann defends her mistakes, says she is a substantive candidate

This morning on American Morning, Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke with Kiran Chetry to talk about running for President in 2012.

One thing Bachmann addressed in the interview was her past gaffes, and pointed to her achievements as something voters can trust.

“People can make mistakes and I wish I could be perfect every time I say something, but I can’t,” Bachmann said on CNN’s “American Morning.” “But one thing people know about me is that I’m a substantive, serious person and I have a strong background.”

Bachmann was recently criticized for mistaking actor John Wayne's birth place.

"The main point I was making are the sensibilities of John Wayne, which is patriotism, love of country, standing up for our nation, that positive enthusiasm is what America’s all about,” Bachmann said.

Watch the full interview at the top of this post.

Filed under: 2012 • Elections
May 27th, 2011
11:46 AM ET

Tim Pawlenty talks economy, 2012

Former Minnesota Governor and Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, talks about the American economy today. About the debt, Pawlenty says, "Any doofus can go to Washington and maintain the status quo".

Pawlenty sit’s down with CNN’s American Morning about his qualifications and the open field of Republicans in 2012.

Filed under: Elections • GOP
May 27th, 2011
09:18 AM ET

Sarah Palin kicks off nationwide bus tour

Sarah Palin kicks off her nationwide bus tour on Sunday in Washington at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally. Will we see Palin on the GOP ballot for 2012? Chief investigative reporter for Politico weighs in on CNN’s American Morning.

Filed under: Elections • GOP
April 21st, 2011
10:06 AM ET

Trump on Obama's birthplace: 'We're looking into it very very strongly'

Donald Trump has said he is considering it but has yet to make an announcement about whether he will in fact run for President in 2012.

In a surprise call to American Morning, 'The Donald' talks money, business and concerns over President Obama's birthplace. Trump tells Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi he is strongly looking into where the President was born but does not want to take any further questions on the topic.

"Every day that goes by, I think less and less that he was born in the United States," Trump said on American Morning. "He possibly was, but I want to get rid of the word 'possibly.'"

Filed under: Elections • Politics
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