Fox News is putting together a series of 12 profiles for who they feel are potential 2012ers. All but Mitt Romney have agreed to be interviewd.
Special Report with Bret Baier is launching a 12-day series on the topic called “12 in ‘12″ that each day will feature a profile of one of 12 Republicans who may launch presidential bids for the 2012 race. Exclusive interviews with 11 of the 12 candidates are planned for the profiles, which begin Thursday evening.
The candidates are:
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
South Dakota Sen. John Thune
former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint
Indiana Rep. Mike Pence
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
So, every possible 2012 Republican nominee covered? Looks like it. But Romney wasn’t willing to talk. “We’ve talked to them a number of times,” said Baier of Romney’s camp. “They’ve told me they are hesitant to do anything that has a 2012 connotation to it.”
If I was Mitt Romney, this is what I would consider:
- I'm doing fine in the polls WITHOUT Fox News.
- Does Fox News have any horses in the race?
- Will anyone get the questions first?
- Will some get softball questions and others hardball questions?
- Will the profiles be set-up with a goal in mind? Such as, making certain candidate(s) look better than others
- Will Fox News edit footage with certain goals in mind?