Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (left) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry share a moment on stage at the Republican Governors Association meeting Wednesday in San Diego. Mr. Barbour is the outgoing chairman of the association and Mr. Perry is the incoming chairman.
Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (left) and presumed House Speaker-to-be Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, leave a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, basking in the afterglow of the huge GOP gains in the House, Senate and governorships. (Associated Press)
"We can't wait until 2012 to start taking our country back," said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. Republicans' best shot for pickups may be a string of governorships now held by Democrats across Great Lakes and upper Midwestern states, including Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa as well as Pennsylvania.
President Obama has a cool treat with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in June after visiting residents affected by the oil spill. With the number of beachgoers down, Cyndi's Sno De-Lites now remains open only on weekends.
President Obama meets with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday, June 14, 2010, at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Gulfport, Miss. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Obama talks about the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday, June 14, 2010, at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Gulfport, Miss. At the far end of the table are (from left) Carol M. Browner, White House climate and energy adviser; U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander; Mr. Obama; Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour; Mr. Barbour's wife, Marsha; and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)