Who knew so many Republican candidates would stay in the race for the 2012 nomination this long? I’d become so accustomed to a full stage at these debates that I was actually surprised when Rep. Michele Bachmann suspended her campaign.
I was positively shocked when media first reported Texas Gov. Rick Perry was returning to his home state—some bloggers claimed he was suspending his campaign. The claim about Perry was false; Perry is understandably staying the course.
At this point, the only official event in the candidate selection process has been the Iowa caucuses.
New Hampshire has a mixed record on actually picking the nominee.