Barbour bid no longer so farfetched

Can a Mississippian win a major American political party’s presidential nomination? Seems we’re about to learn the answer to that question.

Like him or loathe him, Gov. Haley Barbour is actively running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Barbour has high-profile staff members with national reputations and significant prior presidential campaign or Republican National Committee experience on the ground working in the key primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

The obstacles to a Barbour presidential bid are being vetted in a deluge of media examinations of the Yazoo City native’s life and work – both his political life and his business life as one of the country’s most influential Washington lobbyists prior to being elected governor.

Hattiesburg American
3/23/11