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2016 election: Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush?
Politico ^ | November 8, 2012 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 11/08/2012 8:38:17 AM PST by NCjim

BOSTON — American politics may be headed back to the future.

Four years after the country elected a 40-something African-American newcomer named Barack to the presidency, a more familiar political order is poised to reassert itself: the House of Clinton representing Democrats and the House of Bush atop the GOP.

The restoration of either is no sure thing, but what’s certain is that Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush loom the largest over their respective parties as the long road toward 2016 begins. Any other would-be presidential candidate will first take a long look toward Chappaqua and Miami before moving forward.

Clinton, particularly, freezes her party’s 2016 nomination process starting at this moment. After barely falling short in 2008 and earning high marks and soaring approval ratings in four years as America’s top diplomat, she unambiguously has the strongest claim on being the next Democratic standard-bearer. If, and it is a big unknown, she wants another shot at the presidency.

Bush, were he to run, most likely wouldn’t clear the field in the way Clinton could. But his gravitas, fundraising capability, Florida roots and entree to Hispanics makes him the most formidable Republican on a sparkling roster of potential 2016 contenders.

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1 posted on 11/08/2012 8:38:21 AM PST by NCjim
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No and hell no


2 posted on 11/08/2012 8:39:51 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: NCjim

What an asinine thought


3 posted on 11/08/2012 8:39:59 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: NCjim

GOD HELP US


4 posted on 11/08/2012 8:40:24 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: NCjim

The market for Presidential candidates reminds me of the movie industry...stale ideas and remakes.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 8:40:44 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: NCjim

OK....and who would be the third party candidate? I’m not talking about the Libertarian or Green Party.


6 posted on 11/08/2012 8:40:59 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: NCjim

7 posted on 11/08/2012 8:41:23 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NCjim

OHHHH GOODY, “politico”, ALREADY PICKING out 2016 Candidate.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 8:42:02 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: NCjim

Hillary Clinton is a tired, old hag. No way. Jeb Bush is a moderate and just his ties to W are a non-starter.

Rubio looks like a good candidate. If he can some how champion real immigration reform (not amnesty) in the next few years, he would draw more latino support.


9 posted on 11/08/2012 8:42:25 AM PST by TJ Jackson
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I’m all in favor of Jeb runnin. If the GOP selects him, it will save me gas money on voting day.

If they run one more RINO, the GOP will die, if it’s not dead already.

I could back Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Allen West. That’s about it at the moment.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 8:42:30 AM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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Politico already looking to game the system?

Or just trolling for webclicks to generate ad revenue?


11 posted on 11/08/2012 8:42:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STPostUCK ON STUPID)
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After Benghazi, Hillary Clinton is toast.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 8:42:51 AM PST by mkboyce
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jeb bush is a despised man and he will never get the nod and if he did... the republican party should just fold the tent and go home.

LLS


13 posted on 11/08/2012 8:43:19 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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soaring approval ratings in four years as America’s top diplomat

Especially in Benghazi.

14 posted on 11/08/2012 8:43:36 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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There is no way, after the wars and the financial meltdown that another Bush can win a national election. Even if Jeb managed to win the primary he couldn’t win. That would be suicide.

After Obama won re-election, I am afraid to even make a comment on what Dems couldn’t win.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 8:43:44 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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“Stay out da Bushes!”


16 posted on 11/08/2012 8:43:50 AM PST by mkboyce
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WHO CARES!I don't think there will be a thing left for Hillary to destroy..I doubt there will be another election..We just have to protect ourselves and family..
17 posted on 11/08/2012 8:44:52 AM PST by PLD
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We need a Latino. A freeper mentioned Cruz which appears to be like a good choice. I also like Rubio but wonder why Romney didn’t pick him for the VP spot.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 8:45:36 AM PST by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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Who is Ben Ghazi? sarc/ Never underestimate the power of ignorance.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 8:45:40 AM PST by Truth29
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Then it will be time to move to the new country of Texas...
Not a chance..I don’t want to see another Bush.. I know they are a nice family but I don’t like their politics of New World Order which the elder Bush used to mention..They are Progressives too in elephant suits. Though I did thin Laura was a most gracious FL quite unlike the First Frump Grifter.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 8:46:04 AM PST by celtic gal
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