The first Republican presidential debate for the 2012 election is being handled by Fox News. Gov. Nikki Haley told Fox News what she would like to hear the candidates address:
What these candidates need to be talking about is not everything President Obama is doing wrong, but what they are going to do right. They need to be talking about our military and what’s happening internationally. They need to be talking about energy independence and what we’re going to be doing about the gas prices.
Who will be doing the talking:
-Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza
-Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico
-Ron Paul, U.S. Representative from Texas
-Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota
-Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania
Some who are not participating, yet considering a run:
-Buddy Roemer, former congressman and Governor of Louisiana who did not make the Fox News Requirement of up to two percent popularity in five national polls.
-Donald Trump, who will be in SC for a gathering of the Columbia TEA Party at the Statehouse on May 19.