NEW YORK ( TheStreet ) -- Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, was one of those disappointed when Texas governor Rick Perry dropped out of the 2012 presidential race.
Forbes endorsed Perry in October 2011 and was a big proponent of his 20% flat tax. Forbes hasn't endorsed another Republican candidate, but did say that he would support whomever the nominee turned out to be. "It's a very low bar compared to the incumbent," says Forbes.
Forbes is hoping that the 2012 election will turn into a mandate if Republicans take control of the White House and the Senate. Forbes points out that there are 33 Senate seats up for grabs in November and 23 are held by Democrats. Republicans only need to win 4 seats to control the Senate and keep its stronghold on the House to dominate Congress.
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