Chris Cillizza stopped by this morning to talk contenders for the GOP nomination in 2012. Four years ago 17 candidates from both parties had officially declared candidacy or formed an exploratory committee (including Hillary Clinton and President Obama). So far only former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain has thrown his hat in. Why the paucity of candidates? See Chuck and Chris Cillizza above or check out Chris’s wrapup in today’s Washington Post.
Tom Beaumont from the Des Moines Register filed a good one year out for Iowa yesterday too.