Over the weekend, Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the Republican race for president; former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the 2012 race; Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann barely defeated Texas Rep. Ron Paul to win the Iowa straw poll in Ames, Iowa; and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sat back, staying out of Iowa for the weekend.
From the view of the Wall Street Journal's conservative editorial board, none of the front-runners are optimal. In today's editorial, it asks if Bachmann "has the experience and judgment to sit in the Oval Office," questions whether Perry's "muscular religiosity" will "play well at a time when the economy has eclipsed culture as the main voter concern" and calls Romney "a weak front-runner who ... gives little evidence that he has convictions beyond faith in his own technocratic expertise."
Strong in its opposition to Obama, the board concludes by stating, "Republicans and independents are desperate to find a candidate who can appeal across the party's disparate factions and offer a vision of how to constrain a runaway government and revive America's once-great private economy. If the current field isn't up to that, perhaps someone still off the field will step in and run. Now would be the time."
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