Johnson served as governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2002. He founded what would become one of the largest construction companies in New Mexico. He has competed in several triathlons and climbed Mount Everest.
Cain is the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He lost the Georgia Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in 2004. He was recently the host of Atlanta-based radio show.
Santorum served two terms in the U.S. House and two terms in the U.S. Senate. He became the Senate's third-ranking Republican in 2001. He was defeated for reelection in 2006.
Paul is serving his 11th full term in the U.S. House. He’s an obstetrician-gynecologist and was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2008
Pawlenty served two terms as governor of Minnesota, from 2002 to 2010. He served in the Minnesota House from 1992 until 2002. He is the son of a truck driver.
FYI: I got the bios from Fox News lol.
Krypke's take on the candidates and how they did.
Gary Johnson is a poster boy Republican. He's rich. He's a businessman. He ran for office and won. He stated he had three more mountains to climb but he miscalculated. He has four. And winning the Rep. nomination for this man would be likened to reaching the summit on Olympus Mons, the Martian mountain that is the tallest in our solar system. David Icke can come too.
Herman Cain. A long legged Mac Daddy. He's pimpalicious. He's witty. He's charismatic, confident, he's pimpin and ready to pimp the nation and treat the government like a business. So he says. And so vehemently. He was the CEO of Godfather Pizza which clearly glamorizes the mafia. His very name is a suggestive technique called word liaison. Example: Politicians often speak of the common need. The liaison occurs here, mon-nee. See it, Com-mon need. Get it, money. With Herman Cain, the liaison being Man-Cain or, yep you guessed it, McCain. This guy wreaks of corruption. Not to mention, ha, he was the chairman of the federal reserve bank in Kansas City. I honestly think this guy is a witty distraction and probably an unwitting agent.
Rick Santorum. Don't know much about the guy but he wasn't much of a crowd pleaser, I mean come on. He's no match for Trump or Palin... Romney. I'm thinking in terms of who can take on the more popular candidates. I noticed he and Pawlenty made quite an attempt at recycling Ron Paul's talking points from the 2007 Republican debates.
Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty is a cut out politician. Total paper gangster. 20 years of politics for this guy shows big time. He walks, talks, moves, every gesticulation coming from this guy oozes politics. It's almost like watching an actor play a politician. But that's just it he's acting and his presence was overshadowed by Pimp Daddy and Dr. Paul.
Ron Paul. He did well. Not his best performance by a long shot. But good enough to be sure. The crowd loved him. Although they would never show the crowds reaction except for all of the hardcore neo-cons sitting right behind the moderators.
Paul was solid throughout as usual. He hammered on the FED, worked the crowd, cracked jokes, he seemed confident and comfortable. He's literally an "old pro" at this.
In the end I have to say, from an objective standpoint, it was a tie between Ron Paul and Herman Cain.