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The Republican lineup in 2011 prior to the presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. From left: former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican; businessman Herman Cain; and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. (Associated Press/File)

The Republican lineup in 2011 prior to the presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. From left: former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican; businessman Herman Cain; and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. (Associated Press/File)

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