Mitt Romney the former Massachussettes governor has successfully raised money for fellow Republicans through his Free and Strong America PAC. He is an effective fundraiser and also a staunch critic of the Obama administration especially with issues related to the economy.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin formed her political action committee, SarahPAC, and eventually resigned from her governorship in July 2009. Virtually every candidate she has endorsed has won his or her election. Sarah Palin told Larry King she hasn’t ruled out the possibility of running in 2012.
Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Congressman, introduced his “Roadmap to America’s Future” in 2008 and released an updated version in January 2012. An incredibly astute economist, Ryan publically challenged Obama’s Obamacare at the 2010 Health Care Summit and is known for the quote, “Hiding spending doesn’t reduce spending.”
Rick Perry, the current governor of Texas is running for an unprecedented third term because in Texas there are no term limits. Perry has never lost an election and earlier in 2010 enlisted his friend Sarah Palin, who campaigned for him before the primaries. Perry defeated Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Debra Medina, and will
be running against former Houston mayor Bill White in November.
Should George P. Bush decide to run in 2020 he will be virtually unstoppable. His Hispanic background on his mother’s side gives him a huge advantage over any other candidate, Democrat or Republican, because the demographics are shifting and the Hispanic community will be a force to be reckoned with politically, in the coming years. In 2007 he signed up for eight years as an officer in the Navy Reserves, and I suspect “P” as he likes to be called, will run for the Texas
governorship in 2016, and later on for president in 2020.
Josh Mandel is also another GOP hopeful whose star is quietly rising. Mandel won a second term as a State Representative in a heavily Democratic district in Ohio, and has championed lowering taxes for Ohio residents. He served eight years as an Intelligence Specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, and in 2009 announced his candidacy for Ohio Treasurer of State.