Gingrich reveled in his frontrunner status, Romney spoke from the heart, and Santorum may surprise in Iowa.
The Republican frontrunner made his 2012 bid official—just as the press corps left to chase Sarah Palin's bus tour.
Romney Shrugs Off Attacks by Howard Kurtz The frontrunner was briefly rattled at the Fox debate but maintained his composure.
This time, Democrats have a “next in line,” while Republicans are fighting to find a frontrunner.
UZBEKY-BEKY-BEKY-BEKY-STAN In 2011 Herman Cain was fleetingly the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.
Gingrich is the new flavor of the month, the current frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.
If he does okay, his status as frontrunner will be cemented.
Newt proved he could take the heat of the frontrunner status—providing some evidence of his vaunted new “maturity.”
Peter J. Boyer on how quickly Romney got him to make his first frontrunner mistake.
As expected, the GOP frontrunner sailed to a decisive win in Nevada, his second in row.
also front-runner, of political candidates, 1908, American English, a metaphor from horse racing (where it is used by 1903 of a horse that runs best while in the lead).
The leader in a contest, election, etc: That left as front runners Runcie and England's second-ranking churchman (1914+ fr racing)