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Who will Obama face in four years' time? Three candidates lead the field. Plus, Obama's spare cash and 2008 might not have seen a record boost to turnout after all

By Tumbler   December 2008

The Republican race for 2012

Four years out, so far it’s a three-way race for the Republicans in 2012, between former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Alaska’s Sarah Palin and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (né Piyush Jindal), a clever young policy-wonk of Indian ancestry who claimed he and Louisiana were like curry and gumbo: a perfect match. A post-election Rasmussen poll makes Palin the frontrunner: 91 per cent of Republicans view her favourably. Presented with a list of all the candidates who ran in this cycle, nearly two thirds picked Palin. (Only one in ten plumped for either Mike…

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