THE ENDORSEMENT DERBY
Let the kingmaking begin. The “significant” endorsement derby has begun in earnest among Republican presidential hopefuls. Two have added jewels to their crowns. Former presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty has thrown his support to Mitt Romney, declaring him “alone among contenders” who can slay the evil economic dragons. Meanwhile, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has endorsed Texas. Gov. Rick Perry.
But we’re just getting started here. Though the “mighty eight” candidates appear like clockwork at high-profile debates and town halls, there are some 30 noteworthy Republican hopefuls — including the ever fascinating and mysterious Sarah Palin — who can draw press attention and steer the public discourse with a mere tweet.
One sampling of the wideranging field can be seen here: http://2012dreamticket.com.
Who will win Rudolph W. Giuliani’s coveted endorsement? How about a nod from Donald Trump, John Bolton, Jeb Bush or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie? The mind reels. Inside the Beltway readers who have notions or predictions about potential matchups — who’s going to endorse whom — send them along, please.