The Fix: 2012 presidential race

John Sununus not-so-greatest hits (VIDEO)

John Sununus not-so-greatest hits (VIDEO)

When John H. Sununu suggested Thursday night that Colin Powell endorsed President Obama because both are African American (he later backpedaled), he stoked controversy for what seemed like the umpteenth time this election cycle.

Sununu, a former New Hampshire governor and White House chief of staff under President George H.W. Bush, has been one of Mitt Romneys most active surrogates. Hes embraced the role of attack dog, lambasting Obama at every turn, from cable news interviews to conference calls with reporters. Along the way, his brash, outspoken manner has gotten him into some hot water. Heres a look back at some Sununu comments that have turned heads this election season.

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Chris Christie not running for president in 2012

Chris Christie not running for president in 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won’t run for president in 2012, citing his desire to continue his work in the Garden State in a press conference Tuesday.

“Now is not my time” Christie said at a press conference in Trenton, New Jersey this afternoon. “I have a commitment to New Jersey that I simply will not abandon.”

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Why Chris Christie knows exactly what he’s doing

Why Chris Christie knows exactly what he’s doing

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s speech — and the question and answer period that followed it — at the Reagan Library on Tuesday night was very carefully calibrated to keep the talk about whether he might be reconsidering the 2012 presidential race alive.

No, Christie didn’t say he was running. But he also didn’t say he wasn’t running. And that makes all the difference at the moment.

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Sarah Palin, second-tier candidate

Sarah Palin, second-tier candidate

Amid the “will she or won’t she” speculation about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s 2012 presidential plans, one important thing seems to be getting lost: Palin is simply not a top-tier candidate.

New numbers from a CNN/Opinion Research poll confirm it. In a hypothetical 2012 Republican primary, Palin stood at 7 percent — tied with businessman Herman Cain and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, neither of whom are considered anything but the longshots for the nomination.

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2012 Fix Face-off!

We love the presidential race. You love the presidential race. Let’s all get together and talk about it.


(Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.)
Noon. Monday. We call it the 2012 Fix Face-off. You can either fill out one of our pre-written faceoffs or write one of your own using the form below. You can also submit your face-off via Twitter using hashtag #fixfaceoff.

The tune in Monday at noon to see if we picked your question.

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2012 Fix Face-off!

Mark your calendars: The Iowa caucuses are only 140 days away!

The race for the Republican presidential nomination continues its debate-a-palooza this week with another set-to in Florida on Thursday night. And President Obama rolls out his much-awaited deficit reduction plan Monday morning in the Rose Garden.

In other words: It. Is. On.

What better time then for us to answer your 2012 questions? In a live video chat, no less! We call it the 2012 Fix Face-off.

Submit your question(s) using the form below and then tune in at noon on Monday to see if we pick it.

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Obama ignores D.C. echo chamber. Should he?

Obama ignores D.C. echo chamber. Should he?

From the time that then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama made the decision to run for president in early 2007 until today, the Democrat and his team have held firm to one core belief about the political-media world: the D.C. chattering class doesn’t have any idea what regular people think.

It was pundits who predicted that Obama could never beat then-New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primary, talking heads who declared the race over when Obama was stuck in place in December 2007 and professional talkers who speculated that his relatively thin political resume would be a handicap against Sen. John McCain in the 2008 general election.

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A silver lining for Obama?

President Obama can’t go a single day without some new poll re-affirming the idea that his re-election race in 2012 is badly imperiled.

But, not all of the news is bad. New polling on his American Jobs Act suggests that the American public sees it more favorably than unfavorably, potentially providing him with an opening to begin turning the corner when it comes to the economy.

We examine Obama’s opportunity in today’s Fast Fix video.

Fast Fix: Rick vs Mitt (VIDEO)

Tonight’s Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Florida is likely to focus on the burgeoning fight between the two frontrunners: Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

It’s the second time in five days the two men will share a debate stage and if past is prologue expect them to duel over Perry’s assertion that Social Security amounts to a “Ponzi scheme”.

In today’s episode of the “Fast Fix” we offer our video preview of how that scrap might shake out. Don’t forget to tune into The Fix tonight for our live-blog of the debate.