NPR Series: The Spark http://kunc.org en Ron Paul: Why The Young Flock To An Old Idealist http://kunc.org/post/ron-paul-why-young-flock-old-idealist <em>NPR has been profiling some of the Republicans who are considering a presidential run in 2012, to find out what first sparked their interest in politics. <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/135580330/the-first-spark">Read more of those profiles</a>.</em><p>Go to any Ron Paul event and it strikes you immediately. What's up with all the young people?<p>The 75-year-old Texas congressman packs halls on college campuses. His campaign volunteers often look too young to shave. Mon, 16 May 2011 06:01:00 +0000 Robert Smith 8097 at http://kunc.org A Glimpse Of The Great War Shaped A Young Gingrich http://kunc.org/post/glimpse-great-war-shaped-young-gingrich <em>NPR has been profiling some of the Republicans who are considering a presidential run in 2012, to find out what first sparked their interest in politics. Wed, 11 May 2011 06:01:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 7840 at http://kunc.org A Glimpse Of The Great War Shaped A Young Gingrich Michele Bachmann: Evolution Of A 'Cultural Warrior' http://kunc.org/post/michele-bachmann-evolution-cultural-warrior <em>NPR has been profiling some of the Republicans who are considering a presidential run in 2012, to find out what first sparked their interest in politics. Mon, 09 May 2011 21:02:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 7741 at http://kunc.org Michele Bachmann: Evolution Of A 'Cultural Warrior' From Pulpit To Politics, Huckabee Heeds The Call http://kunc.org/post/pulpit-politics-huckabee-heeds-call There are at least a dozen Republicans considering a run for the White House in 2012. <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/135580330/the-first-spark">NPR is profiling some of them</a> to find out what first sparked their interest in politics.<p>But for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, there may have been no spark. Though he spent years as a Southern Baptist minister, he always considered politics his calling.<p>In his autobiography, <em>From Hope to Higher Ground</em>, he writes that as a teenager he knew he would have a career in broadcasting and eventually run for public office. Sun, 08 May 2011 13:16:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 7676 at http://kunc.org From Pulpit To Politics, Huckabee Heeds The Call Herman Cain: A Political Outsider, And Proud Of It http://kunc.org/post/herman-cain-political-outsider-and-proud-it <em>NPR has been profiling some of the Republicans who are considering a presidential run in 2012, to find out what first sparked their interest in politics. <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/135580330/the-first-spark">Read more of those profiles</a>.</em><p>In 1994, President Clinton was crisscrossing the country to sell his health care reform plan. Among the skeptics were small businesses.<p>Herman Cain was living in Omaha, Neb., then, and was the CEO of Godfather's Pizza. Sat, 07 May 2011 18:30:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 7665 at http://kunc.org Herman Cain: A Political Outsider, And Proud Of It