Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Republican National Committee...

...recently offered up a list of 32 potential candidates for president in 2016. Some are more likely than others. But from what I've read I can think of at least 18 people who could realistically run for president. Do they all have a shot? No, but almost all of them have a constituency. Here's my list:

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
Dr. Ben Carson
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
Ohio Gov. John Kasich
New York Rep. Peter King
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence
Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

And, not on the original list of 32, Mitt Romney.

1 comment:

Ed Crotty said...

excellent graphic choice.

I predict Mrs. Clinton will beat Christie.

I would prefer Warren, Franken or Sanders, or any mix of those 3. And Howard Dean back as the head of DNC.

I think the GOP will still go to whomever the big money picks. Huckabee, Santorum, Paul and Cruz all answer to a "higher power" ( usually their own egos ) and as such are "unreliable" to the big money boys. Christie, Ryan and Walker all will be loyal Koch-suckers. but Walker is loathsome and Ryan is just dumb - so Christie. He is a bag of bluster but he kisses up as he kicks down, which is how the GOP like them. Unless he gets arrested, and it will be Jeb! imho.