Newt, now and then
Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena Spartanburg, S.C., on Nov. 12. Republican presidential hopefuls sharply criticized President Barack Obama's efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions as too weak, but disagreed about whether the United States would be justified in a pre-emptive military strike.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives the closing address at 'The Response,' a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, an event at Reliant Stadium that drew roughly 30,000 people in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 6. Mr. Perry attended the daylong prayer rally despite criticism that the event inappropriately mixed religion and politics.
Ron Paul: populist for president
Why is this man smiling? Perhaps because he, the outspoken Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas, has the most engaged and vocal following of any of the Republican presidential candidates, despite consistently trailing Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney in the polls.