A campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in Irmo, SC.

People wait in the shade for Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann at a campaign stop on Saturday, August 6, 2011 in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann campaigns on Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Spencer, IA.

Students fight a strong wind as they pose for a group photo in front of the campaign bus of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich outside the West Towne Pub on Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Ames, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Davenport, IA.

A supporter of Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty cheer their candidate at the Iowa Republican Straw Poll on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in Ames, IA.

A girl holds a sign for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich before his appearance at Junction Sports Bar & Grill on Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Marshalltown, IA.

The path to the stage before a rally with Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich at his campaign office on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Davenport, IA.

A worker moves an American flag before the Veterans for a Strong America presidential forum on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in Des Moines, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich arrives for a rally at his campaign office on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Davenport, IA.

Callista Gingrich, wife of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, listens as her husband speaks to prospective voters at Tish’s Restaurant on Saturday, December 31, 2011 in Council Bluffs, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry attends a Cerro Gordo County GOP Fundraiser on Friday, December 30, 2011 in Mason City, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, right, looks at the racecar belonging to driver Michael McDowell of Joe Gibbs Racing, left, after a campaign stop on Friday, August 5, 2011 in Newton, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry signs a wind turbine blade after speaking at an employee town hall at TPI Composites on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Newton, IA.

People take photographs as Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum prepares for a television interview following a meet and greet at Homestead Grocery and Deli on Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Amherst, NH. Brendan Hoffman for the New York Times

Attendees at a town hall meeting held by Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Marshalltown, IA.

A man eats a lollypop as he waits for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich to arrive for a rally at his campaign office on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Davenport, IA.

A staff member for Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI) stands backstage before a campaign rally on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in The Villages, Florida.

Phyllis Morrison, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney from Davenport, Iowa, poses for a portrait before Romney holds a campaign rally at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Davenport, IA.

A man listens to Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty at a campaign stop on Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Webster City, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks at an employee town hall at TPI Composites on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Newton, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich holds a campaign meet and greet at Elly’s Tea and Coffee on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Muscatine, IA.

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann campaigns on Saturday, July 31, 2011 in Fort Dodge, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks at a campaign event at the Wakonda Club on Friday, December 30, 2011 in Des Moines, IA.

Plates of spaghetti are ready to be served before Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to host a spaghetti dinner on Friday, January 6, 2012 in Tilton, NH.

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan arrives with his mother, Betty Douglas, at a campaign rally on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in The Villages, Florida.

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann campaigns on Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Spencer, IA.

Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty campaigns on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Madrid, IA.

A woman at the Soap Box at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 12, 2011 in Des Moines, IA.

The campaign bus for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is parked outside as he meets with voters at the West Towne Pub on Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Ames, IA.

People stand on rocks for a better view as Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hosts a town hall meeting at Lawrence Barn on Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Hollis, NH.

An area inside the Davenport campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Davenport, IA.

A staff member walks behind an American flag as Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks at an employee town hall at TPI Composites on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Newton, IA.

A staff member holds up a flag during preparations for a campaign stop by Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in Humboldt, IA.

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann campaigns on Saturday, July 31, 2011 in Spencer, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, right, flips a pork chop into the air at the Iowa Pork Producers booth at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 12, 2011 in Des Moines, IA.

A volunteer for Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul ties balloons to a barrier at the Iowa Republican Straw Poll on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in Ames, IA.

A balloon floats above Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann’s tent at the Iowa Republican Straw Poll on Saturday, August 13, 2011 in Ames, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich walks to his SUV after attending the opening of a new campaign office on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in Urbandale, IA.

A television advertisement for Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry plays at Doughy Joey’s Pizza before a Perry campaign event at the restaurant on Friday, December 30, 2011 in Waterloo, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks at a campaign meeting with employees of Global Security Services on Monday, December 19, 2011 in Davenport, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry takes a question at a Cerro Gordo County GOP Fundraiser on Friday, December 30, 2011 in Mason City, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista Gingrich, right, sign books following a campaign town hall meeting at Level 10 Apparel on Monday, December 19, 2011 in Hiawatha, IA.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich walks away after a series of television interviews at the Hotel Blackhawk on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Davenport, IA.

The Chosen Ones by Brendan Hoffman

It was only a few short years ago that Barack Obama rose from the ranks of junior senator to inspirational presidential contender to leader of the free world. Shortly thereafter, Republicans made major gains in the midterm elections thanks to the grassroots fervor of the Tea Party. Now, with the 2012 campaign for the presidency well under way and dissatisfaction with President Obama a persistent theme, Republicans candidates are duking it out all across the country in an effort to win their party’s nomination and take on Obama head to head.

Iowa provided the first testing ground for those who dream of the Oval Office, followed quickly by primaries in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida. Mitt Romney is seen as the leading candidate, but Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul have taken turns giving him an uphill fight to the nomination. As the contest rages on across the country, President Obama is slowly beginning his counteroffensive as he seeks a second term. The election will not take place until Tuesday, November 6, 2012, providing plenty of time for high drama in the contest to be chosen for the most important job in the world.

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