ANGLE: Politico reports that while Sharron Angle is in town for the screening of “The Genesis Code,” she’ll also appear at a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Liberty Caucus.
DANIELS: Jeb Bush “told a private gathering of Jacksonville business leaders that Daniels is the only potential candidate he's heard who demonstrates a willingness to face up to harsh realities,” the Florida Times-Union writes. “‘Mitch is the only one who sees the stark perils and will offer real detailed proposals,’ he said, speaking at a reception held before he took the stage in front of a crowd of real estate professionals.”
PALIN: Appearing at a business leaders’ gathering in Long Island yesterday, Sarah Palin did not say whether she would run for president, “but she did suggest that the presumed candidates for 2012 might not have the intensity that voters are demanding,” the New York Times writes.
In her speech, Palin couldn’t say whom she’d endorse if she doesn’t run in 2012, but her description of that person sounds an awful lot like … her. “I don’t have a name to give you right now,” she said, “but what I would look for in terms of character and in terms of experience would be someone who's been on the front lines understanding what it is, how to administer and how to lead a team and how to run a business. So that person you know, oh gosh, I think, you know nobody is more qualified really to multitask and do all the things that you need to do as president than a woman and a mom. So, I would, adding that all up what I would look for is somebody who is, let’s start off with, a woman, a mom, somebody who's administered locally, state, interstate, with energy issues, so maybe a mayor, a governor, an oil commissioner, maybe someone who's already for vice president.”
HUNTSMAN: Huntsman’s brother told Reuters, per The Hill, that he hopes a decision will come from his brother on whether he’ll run “in the next couple of weeks.” He doesn’t resign as Obama’s ambassador to China until April 30.
Former Gov. Buddy Roemer at a 2008 campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
ROEMER: In an interview with Baton Rouge, LA, NBC affiliate WVLA, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, 67, says he’s considering a bid for president. “I'm in process of seeing whether it's a winnable idea," he said. And he’s vowing not to take any contributions of more than $100. "American’s are hurting. Washington is a boomtown. Why is that? The money. We’re going to take money out of Washington and fill it with people… With a $100 limit every woman and every man every citizen of America can be right at the top with participation."
ROMNEY: The former Massachusetts governor “stopped by to say hello to some old friends in the [Utah] legislature” on Thursday, ABC 4 reports.
SANTORUM: “Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is returning to South Carolina for a 10th trip as he considers a run for president,” the AP writes. “His announced events start Monday with a speech at a Republican women's club dinner in Spartanburg. On Tuesday, he plans to greet voters at Tommy's Ham House in Greenville and visits to a school in Greenville and a pregnancy center in Spartanburg.”