From the reliable re-runs to reality show stars, Republican presidential candidates will be burning up the cable news airwaves this summer. So far, the field includes 10 official candidates from Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts embarking on his second bid, to Herman Cain, the Godfather's Pizza founder best known for taking deep dish off the menu. That doesn't include the countless others still weighing their chances from the sidelines.
Bloomberg Businessweek helps you sort out sort out the gonna-bes, the wanna-bes, and the are-you-kidding-mes.
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The tax lawyer turned Minnesota congresswoman has parlayed her conservative activism into being the right-wing blusterer du jour.
Can Americans really get behind the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, whose decision-making experience includes taking the deep-dish pie off the menu?
His ABBA ringtone was odd, the six-figures owed to Tiffany’s was odder, but his trip to Greece at the outset of his campaign may have been oddest.
President Obama’s former ambassador to China has a lot of foreign policy experience—but nonconservative views on civil unions and climate change.
The Mama Grizzly may have been the original Northern power mom, but she’s no longer the Tea Party’s sole darling. And she’s been atypically coy about 2012.
The Texas congressman has a passionate libertarian following. But his staunch opposition to the Federal Reserve and the Iraq War keeps him on the GOP fringes.
He tried to shed his anonymity by coining Obamneycare. Yet the only thing people know about the former Minnesota governor is that no one knows who he is.
The tough-talking Texan, who’s packed a gun on jogs, says he might enter the race. That would thrill Tea Party activists, who love his defense of states’ rights.
The privileged son, former Massachusetts governor, and private equity executive is again trying to sell America on his ability to restart the economy.
Known for his anti-abortion views, the former Pennsylvania senator is a conservative favorite. Still, he’s largely unknown to all but hard-core Newsmax readers.