Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Top 10 Democratic Presidential Contenders for 2016
NationalJournal ^ | Nov. 6, 2012 | Sophie Quinton

Posted on 11/08/2012 3:45:51 AM PST by Duke C.

While waiting for Election Day results, here’s a reminder that 2016 is only four years away. A list of 10 Democrats who could be top presidential contenders next cycle.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS:
FreeRepublicans-

Where's our list?

1 posted on 11/08/2012 3:45:54 AM PST by Duke C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Duke C.

Gov Scott Walker


2 posted on 11/08/2012 3:52:56 AM PST by tsowellfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.
I'll tell you who should NOT be on the list:
Newt Gingrich,Rick Santorum, Rich Perry, Ron Paul or Michele Bachman.
These are the people who forced a divisive primary that cost Romney precious time and money that ultimately cost the Republicans the election.
As long as the Republican candidates waste their time on social issues such as abortion and gay rights they will continue to lose national elections.
If they focus on fiscal matters, smaller and less intrusive government and a strong defense they will unite the country and have a winning formula.
3 posted on 11/08/2012 3:59:15 AM PST by ozdragon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.
Who are the 2016 GOP front runners?

Who are the BEST likely GOP/Tea Party candidates? Marco Rubio? Sarah Palin (or has she decided to be permanently out)?

4 posted on 11/08/2012 3:59:40 AM PST by PapaNew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.

Such optimism: After four more years of Dear Leader, how much of a country will be left and will Presidential elections be any more than Potemkin Village exercises?


5 posted on 11/08/2012 4:08:48 AM PST by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.

They have some very well known Democrats on that list. Oh Lord, if O’Malley is picked, we are in deep trouble especially if he is elected.


6 posted on 11/08/2012 4:14:58 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ozdragon

Newt Gingrich,Rick Santorum, Rich Perry, Ron Paul or Michele Bachman.

Yes our conservative superstars are the ones you want out. Ridiculous. Plus if poor little Mitt couldn’t sell himself with SIX months of running then it is him that sucked and blaming the patriotic conservatives is not valid. Romney sucked and that is what he was kicked to the curb by the electorate. Next time NO LIBERAL REPUBLICANS!!!!!


7 posted on 11/08/2012 4:17:11 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

O’Malley will run and win.
I live in MD.
He is the first to get a statewide referrendum on Gay Marriage to pass


8 posted on 11/08/2012 4:19:24 AM PST by mtairycitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

O’Malley will run and win.
I live in MD.
He is the first to get a statewide referrendum on Gay Marriage to pass


9 posted on 11/08/2012 4:19:30 AM PST by mtairycitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: mtairycitizen

God Bless you. I live in Anne Arundel and cannot believe the liberalism in Maryland. Luckily I sorta live in a county that is somewhat Republican. I won’t say conservative....that is for sure.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 4:31:22 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator
Tell ya what Naps, I'll take a true blue conservative, just to see what happens. I dont believe he would win at this point, but I'd be willing to settle this experiment once and for all.. We would need a conservative that does not come across as a crank, however. I just dont know if there are any at this point who arent politically damaged.

I'm more of the small government persuasion, but what the heck, I'm game at this point to try anything.

Hopefully the Democrats run Joe next time, the guy is too white to win as a Democrat.

11 posted on 11/08/2012 4:43:54 AM PST by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.
No Republican list because, there ain't 10 Republicans that could win more than one or two states.
the Republican party is dying. One maybe two more presidential cycles and ................infinity.
12 posted on 11/08/2012 4:43:54 AM PST by Tupelo (Republicans, ...Are any of them worthy of my vote?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

Do you have electronic voting?


13 posted on 11/08/2012 4:45:37 AM PST by Does so (....... Justice Scalia just turned 78 .........==8-O ............Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.

Sarah Palin, Allen West, Marco Rubio - just the ones I know now. There were others who spoke at the convention who we seriously liked too.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 4:56:47 AM PST by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.

The RATS could put up any “Fearless Fosdic” who would win handily with the the fraudulent illiterate voters in the US.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 4:59:06 AM PST by kenmcg (t)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ozdragon
Top 10 Democratic Presidential Contenders for 2016

I'll tell you who should NOT be on the list: Newt Gingrich,Rick Santorum, Rich Perry, Ron Paul or Michele Bachman.

Okay. Everybody. Sing with me.

One of these things is not like the others.
One of these things is not quite the same.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZ6tvqhk8U

16 posted on 11/08/2012 5:08:20 AM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.

Consider them all frauds.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 5:08:49 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Truth29
I agree.

I'm kind of thinking this election was just window dressing for the people.

18 posted on 11/08/2012 5:09:57 AM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Mrs. P

No to Rubio. However would love to see Levin


19 posted on 11/08/2012 5:10:44 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.

I don’t care about the stinking communists. A communist is a communist. This mob of RINOs needs to go and the stupid republicans need to et their head out and get something accomplished. They need to choose the person soon and start having that person be the mouth piece and getting his/her face out there and blame Obama for everything failure he accomplishes.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 5:10:49 AM PST by RetiredArmy (November 6, 2012: The day the United States Republic DIED.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freekitty

Who is Levin?


21 posted on 11/08/2012 5:12:10 AM PST by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.
The RNC convention showed Republicans have a much greater bench. The fact that Joe Biden was on the list questions this article credibility and it actually and this article actually thinks two mayors could go serious presidential candidates.
22 posted on 11/08/2012 5:16:38 AM PST by zt1053
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.

Oh, please. You actually believe there will be a (fair) election in 2016? We shouldn’t waste one red cent on a candidate or event; there’s no way we can counter the rampant fraud by the Evil Ones.

Today I’m stopping by the courthouse to see if I can remove my name from the voter register; I’m done. I believe that if God had any intention of rescuing America, He had the perfect opportunity on Tuesday. An Obama loss would’ve paved the way to turn things around. It didn’t happen. God is done with us. I don’t blame Him.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 5:22:27 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mountn man
"I'm kind of thinking this election was just window dressing for the people."

Yes, I am having a problem with the national vote totals for the GOP. Yet, with all the rhetoric about this being the most important election for the future of America and the many reports of enormous lines at the polls, Romney's final total will be about the same or less than McCain's. I would love to see an in depth article about the vote by state and what happened.

24 posted on 11/08/2012 5:23:57 AM PST by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Duke C.

Chris Christie for Dem prez


25 posted on 11/08/2012 5:50:21 AM PST by BO Stinkss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mrs. P

Mark Levin


26 posted on 11/08/2012 6:01:05 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

O’Malley think’s he will be the next president - he is certainly running. (He thinks he’s the next Kennedy).

He is such an unlikeable sleaze and I have never met anybody that I work with or know in MD who like him, but because this state is one-party rule and we have too many govt employees and leeches living in this state he gets elected.


27 posted on 11/08/2012 7:33:53 AM PST by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Lilpug15

I have never met anybody that I work with or know in MD who like him,

Me too and I work with so many liberals. It is stunning how they will vote for him anyway. I also think it is crazy how they got rid of Earlick with a budget surplus and things going fairly well (for a liberal state) to put in a liberal who now has given the state a deficit....shaking head trying to figure these people out and it is pretty impossible to do.


28 posted on 11/08/2012 7:55:45 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

After four more years of Dear Leader, how much of a country will be left

With the House and the big possibility of huge gains in 2014 in the Senate and House, I don’t think he will be able to do much. He only got through one REALLY bad bill his first four years and that is Obamacare....these 4 years, he MIGHT get one but he may get ZERO because remember with Obamacare, he had a 60 seat Senate and still had to twist arms to get it through. I believe he might not get a bill passed that he wants. We just might be in fine shape the next four years!!!!! I am looking forward to 2016. Bush actually got through more crap (No child behind, drug bill, Homeland Security) than Obama. We were worse off with Bush passing bills....lol. Don’t fret...this might turn out to be actually pretty funny when he tries to get bills through and can’t.


29 posted on 11/08/2012 7:59:40 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator
I like your optimism, but don't forget Obama’s penchant to rule by Executive Order and the regulatory agencies. He will use the EPA and the Interior Department to greatly limit oil exploration and effectively shut down the coal industry. I also expect he will effectively impose cap and trade through the clean air regulations. Much of that is already happening and it will only get worse. He will drive much higher energy costs throughout our economy and much higher unemployment and government dependence. He will also ensnare us in new international agreements and treaties. I think we need to be fully aware of how far he will go without Congressional action. Finally, he will legalize millions of dependent illegal aliens who will be reliable Democrat voters. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but Obama is an enemy of the US as we know it.
30 posted on 11/08/2012 8:40:05 AM PST by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

Omalley will run and win.

It is MD.
We had a senator that never even campaigned win huge.

They vote D not person

And who can forget how much they were against gambling when Eherlich was Gov.


31 posted on 11/08/2012 1:31:51 PM PST by mtairycitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson