...have two candidates for the Republican nomination in 2016?
According to the Des Moines Register, Gov. Scott Walker's "appearance at a Polk County dinner could lay groundwork for a 2016 run":
Iowa GOP operatives say that Walker, who has yet to say whether he’ll
seek the White House in 2016, seems to have the resume, philosophy and
personality to make him popular with Republicans in Iowa. He has
impeccable credentials with social conservatives and tea partiers, two
must-please factions for anyone trying to win the GOP caucuses here.
Congressman Paul Ryan, meanwhile, is writing a book. According to the Washington Post:
Ryan is considered a potential presidential candidate in 2016, and
writing a book is a common way for contenders to lay out their ideas.
So will the Dairy State have two contenders for the GOP nomination in 2016? With Governors Bobby Jindal and Chris Christie, and Senators Rand Paul, Marco Rubio (and Ted Cruz?) already making noises, the field could get real crowded real quick.
You don't suppose they'll all compete to be the most conservative, do you?
I'll bring the popcorn.