Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour Get in the Ring

It is another Sunday and that means the morning news shows need to add a new name to the Republican for the presidency run in 2012. This of course needs to fill the vacuum left by Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina who was a loud opponent of the stimulus package and confronting the President Barack Obama from the governor’s chair. After this week revelation that he has used federal funds to travel to a Trist to spark with a South American TV reporter his bid is over. This morning on the Face The Nation we added Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour on the short list of Republicans to run for the White House in 2012. He is a former national chairman of the Republican Party from 1993 to 1997, currently in his second term as governor of Mississippi. Oddly enough he also just became the head of the Republican Governors Association after South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford by his own admission stepped down. Prior to politics He has also worked as a lawyer and lobbyist. Governor Haley Barbour was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award, which is presented to a nationally recognized leader by the bipartisan American Legislative Exchange Council. He was also named Governor of the Year for 2006 by Washington, D.C.-based Governing magazine; awarded the Gulf Guardian Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his work to rebuild and protect sensitive Coast ecosystems; and received the 2008 Adam Smith Medal from BIPAC. He was born on October 22, 1947 and under Mississippi’s term limits, Barbour cannot run again for Governor in 2011 when his term ends. This put him in perfect line for a run at the White House.

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