The GOP: Still Searching for Candidates

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"If you feel that this was a non-courageous or unpatriotic decision, I understand and will not attempt to persuade you otherwise." That's what Mitch Daniels reportedly said late Saturday night after telling aides he would not be a candidate in the Republican presidential primaries. The Indiana Governor reportedly wanted to run for President, but his wife and four daughters said, "No." Today, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty officially threw his hat into the ring. Mitt Romney's campaign says that means "the field is set," but others contend it opens the way for some candidates most voters haven't yet heard of. Even so, the Obama White House says the country is so divided that the ultimate nominee will have an energized base, just by surviving the primary process. What's dividing the Republicans this year?  Will opposition to Barack Obama be the only thing that unites them?

Other potential GOP candidates mentioned, include:

Jon Huntsman
Herman Cain
Michele Bachmann
Rick Perry
Credits

Guests:
Ron Brownstein - Atlantic / CNN - @RonBrownstein, Michael Crowley - Politico - @MichaelCrowley, Dan Schnur - USC Unruh Institute of Politics / Dornsife LA Times Poll - @danschnur, Michael Gerson - Washington Post

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Christian Bordal