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Mitt Romney was an early frontrunner, and he maintained a careful, strategic campaign that centered on being an establishment candidate.
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Time magazine predicted his approach would fail, saying the Republican Party had changed from "country-club aristocracy" to "pitchfork populism" in He enjoyed a significant money advantage and had the highest name recognition in the field, and many voters found him to be the most "electable" in the general election. He was a strong fundraiser,  raising millions over the Internet through "money bombs",    one-day fundraising events launched by his grassroot supporters.
When, on August 14, she won the Ames Straw Poll by a close margin over Ron Paul, she effectively ended Pawlenty's viability as a candidate and he withdrew from the race the next day. Rick Perry speaking to voters in Iowa Over the summer ofseveral Republican groups began a nationwide campaign to draft Texas governor Rick Perry to compete for the nomination. Perry began an aggressive networking and fundraising strategy to launch a viable campaign. He depended largely on evangelical Christians as his base, and held a prayer meeting with supporters one week before announcing his campaign.
The prayer was held to save "a nation in crisis".
He polled as the Republican frontrunner within days of his entrance into the race, posing a serious threat to other Christian conservatives, such as Michele Bachmann. Touting his record as governor of Texas, he pointed to the 1 million jobs that were created during his year tenure.
The Associated Press found Perry to be a confident, personable campaigner.
His connection to Texan cowboy culture and his Southern drawl sounded similar to George W. Bushfor whom he had served as lieutenant governor. Critics drew many parallels between him and the unpopular former president.
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Perry drew wide criticism when he said that it would be "almost treacherous — or treasonous in my opinion" for the Federal Reserve to be "printing money to play politics". Perry back-tracked from views he had on repealing the income tax and his criticism of Medicare. His disagreement with scientific consensus turned off socially moderate Republicans and prompted a search for fresh, more-centrist candidates.
Debate season[ edit ] Main article: Republican Party presidential debates, Herman Cain gained frontrunner status in October He ended his campaign December 3,after media reports of alleged sexual misconduct surfaced. Beginning in Septemberthe Republicans held a frequent pace of televised debates—5 debates in 6 weeks. Bachmann told the media that a voter came to her and claimed her child developed mental retardation from the vaccine.
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His campaign was dogged by a series of surfacing sexual harassment allegations, which detracted from his campaigning. Using vocal tone technology available to law enforcement, a private investigator determined that Cain was telling the truth about one accuser. He later seemed to change his position on that and became one of the most negative campaigners to date, mainly attacking governor Mitt Romney. Michele Bachmann won the straw poll this ultimately proved to be the acme of her campaign.
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As a result, a number of potential "anti-Romney" candidates were put forward,   including future President Donald Trump Sarah Palin Chris Christie and Texas Governor Rick Perry the last of whom decided to run in August Perry did poorly in the debates, however, and Herman Cain and then Newt Gingrich came into the fore in October and November.
Due to a number of scandals, Cain withdrew just before the end of the year, after having gotten on the ballot in several states.
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A number of candidates dropped out at this point in the nomination process. Bachmann withdrew after finishing sixth in the Iowa caucuses,  Huntsman withdrew after coming in third in New Hampshire, and Perry withdrew when polls showed him drawing low numbers in South Carolina. He unexpectedly carried three states in a row on February 7 and overtook Romney in nationwide opinion polls, becoming the only candidate in the race to effectively challenge the notion that Romney was the inevitable nominee.
The Super Tuesday primaries took place on March 6. Romney carried six states, Santorum carried three, and Gingrich won only in his home state of Georgia. Santorum won Kansas and three Southern primaries, but he was unable to make any substantial gain on Romney, who became a formidable frontrunner after securing more than half of the delegates allocated in March.