2012 Republican Nomination CandidatesFriday, March 23, 2012 By Samantha Ortiz
The 2012 Presidential election is coming up. Four republicans are in the race for their party’s nomination with only 8 months to prepare for Tuesday November 6, 2012. Mitt Romney, father of 5, was born March 12, 1947. He attended Cranbrook School, Brigham Young University and Harvard where he got his law degree. In 2003 Romney was elected the governor of Massachusetts. Later in 2008 Romney ran for the republican nomination but lost to John McCain. According to the website, http://www.biography.com/people/mitt-romney-241055, Romney would announce he was going to run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Rick Santorum was born May 10, 1958. Being on 32 years old he decided to run for political office. In 1994 Santorum won the election to the United States Senate. In college, he attended Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, Dickinson School of Law and earned a bachelor's degree in political science. According to the website, http://www.biography.com/people/rick-santorum-20688005, Santorum was considered a rising star within the Republican Party. In 2012 he announced he entered the race of the Republican nomination. Newt Gingrich was born June 17, 1943. He attended Emory and Tulane University earning a Ph.D. in modern European history. According to the website, http://www.biography.com/people/newt-gingrich-9311969, Gingrich launched his first campaign for congress in 1974. He lost in 1974, and again in 1976. In 1978 he won a spot in the house and got re-elected 10 times. In May 2011, Gingrich said he was looking for the spot for the republican nomination of 2012. Ron Paul was born August 20, 1935 in Pennsylvania. He was a doctor in the U.S Air Force and the National Guard. Paul graduated from Gettysburg College and Duke University School of Medicine and in 1970 he opened up his own practice. According to the website, http://www.biography.com/people/ron-paul-265881?page=2, he was emerging as a strong critic of the country's banking and financial systems. Paul also ran for the 2004 presidential election but lost, and then in 2011 he announced he was running for presidency. Jason Santiago, freshman at East-side Memorial High, says he would rather have a democrat win the presidential election but if he had to pick a republican he would pick Ron Paul because he feels he is a better candidate then the rest. Jason says, “I just want world peace.” Audrey Centeno-Granados, Junior at EMHS, says she “don’t pay much attention because Obama is going to win.” Audrey believes Obama needs more time to do his job and thinks he is for helping the people. Audrey thinks if more people supported him he could get us out of the recession and if he had better support from law makers more proposals he made could be approved and could benefit the country.