to unseat the president is finally heating up. kristen welker is live at the
with more this morning. good morning.
good morning, matt. they say
marks the unofficial start of summer. it seems this year it marks the unofficial start of the
race. right now, all eyes are on
who today begins day three of the bus tour. first stop, the battlefields of gettysburg, pennsylvania. on monday, palin was in washington, stopping at some of the nation's most iconic landmarks including the
's home in
, sparking speculation she may enter the
are you going to run?
you know, we're still kind of contemplating that.
palin hasn't launched a
effort or suggested party leaders suggesting to some she may not run.
running for president isn't like opening a
on the corner. it's difficult, takes a lot of manpower. so far what we see from
doesn't look like she's doing that.
in an interview monday palin balked at those who think they know.
i don't think i owe anything to the
main stream media
. i think it would be a mistake for me to become a conventional politician.
a more conventional politician and current front-runner
was out of sight monday. he's expected to announce on thursday. he and palin are virtually neck and neck, according to the latest
has announced he's in. he toured iowa monday touting the
government has a role but a limited role. that role needs to be defined precisely and kept within the limited nature.
favorite, minnesota congresswoman
was also barn storming in new hampshire saying she'll announce next month.
if i throw my hat in the ring i think i will do favorably against
on monday the president observed
arlington national cemetery
insiders admit mr. obama will be a formidable opponent.
he's a great candidate and a prolific fund-raiser. just because republican voters don't like the president doesn't mean we can take it for granted.
this race will heat up in june. former pennsylvania senator rick san to rum announces on the 6th. then the candidates debate in new hampshire a week later. meredith?
thank you very much. as