Newsmax ran a feature in the May, 2011 issue (print edition), ‘Who Will Be the Strongest GOP Candidate in 2012?’ The article was written by Doug Schoen, an analyst who is a Democrat. Four possible candidates’ photos are on the first page. They are all former governors: Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty and Mike Huckabee.
Other potential candidates like Congressman Ron Paul, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump are mentioned in the article; photos of those potentials and others appear at the end of the article.
Oddly Herman Cain is not included. Schoen mentions Sen. Marco Rubio as a possible vice president.
Cain is very interesting because he has held positions at long-standing US companies—he has actually created private sector jobs. Cain has stumped around the country and garnered a lot of praise (and straw poll positives) from grassroots groups