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Five women who could run for president in 2016
Constitution Daily ^ | November 16, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 11/22/2012 8:37:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

America has never had a female major party candidate nominated to be president, but the odds are growing that it will happen in 2016.

The current favorite for the 2016 Democratic nomination is a woman, and there are at least four other potential candidates in both parties.

It isn’t that female candidates haven’t tried. Hillary Clinton came the closest when she lost the Democratic nomination in 2008 to Barack Obama.

Here’s a look at the top prospects for 2016, starting with the Democratic frontrunner.

Hillary Clinton

The current Secretary of State is a huge favorite for the 2016 nomination for her party.

Clinton is expected to step down from her cabinet position next year. She would be 68 years old at the time of the 2016 convention.

The big question is if she will pursue the nomination.

Clinton has said in the past that she wasn’t interested in a second presidential run. But political watchers believe it will be Clinton’s decision in about two years to pursue the nomination.

One sign that experts point to was the tireless work of her husband, President Bill Clinton, in the final weeks of the Obama campaign.

The Clintons have collected an impressive amount of political IOUs, so it’s unclear if anyone in the Democratic Party would contest her nomination if she ran...

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.constitutioncenter.org ...


TOPICS: Alaska; New Mexico; New York; South Carolina; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; condoleezzarice; elizabethwarren; hillary; nikkihaley; palin; sarahpalin; shutup; susannamartinez
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah’s son Trigg will be a teen by then - so he won’t need mom around as much - that’s probably why she didn’t run this cycle.

Conservatives are fed up with the “next man up” philosophy of the Republican Machine - we force them to run Sarah and Deborah leads her people to victory - then the rebuilding can start.


51 posted on 11/23/2012 5:38:31 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

there is only one woman who could win: Sarah....because she is a real conservative who tells it like Bill Whittle....


52 posted on 11/23/2012 5:47:35 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

“We should have many good choices to choose from.”

Then choose then because the GOP choose rinos. We had Michele Bachmann and they went with Mitt Romney.


53 posted on 11/23/2012 7:44:32 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

“We should have many good choices to choose from.”

Then choose them because the GOP choose rinos. We had Michele Bachmann and they went with Mitt Romney.


54 posted on 11/23/2012 7:45:16 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Jim Noble
It’s Michelle in a landslide.

I concur.

55 posted on 11/23/2012 7:47:06 AM PST by CodeJockey (Barack 0bamacide... Destroys economies on on contact!)
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To: null and void; Joe 6-pack
Hillary Clinton = Lady Gaza

I’m stealing that!

Concur.

56 posted on 11/23/2012 7:49:01 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: umgud
Elizabeth Warren

Oh, c'mon. You expect us to believe Americans would vote for a 1st-term Senator with no executive experience and a track record of coasting through a career based on "affirmative-action"?

I mean, what are the odds of that?

 

 

 

</sarc> for those that need it...

57 posted on 11/23/2012 7:49:09 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Artie

The Hildebeast in her will really come out!


58 posted on 11/23/2012 9:28:23 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Silly article. A Democratic woman who could barely win with piles of money, during a Democratic wave election in MASSACHUSETTS is not going to be a serious contender for President without even finishing a single term in any sort of elective office of any kind.

Condi Rice has made it clear on many occasions that she does not want to be Prez or VP. Her personality isn’t suited for it. She’d hate it and she knows it.

Sarah Palin knows she’s a lot more influential in her current role as Mama Spokesgrizzly. After getting sold out by the McCain campaign in 2008, she hasn’t shown any interest in putting up with the formal electoral bureaucratic BS. Running for Prez would decrease her freedom, decrease her influence, increase the stress on her and her family.

Hillary is a reasonable choice (but nobody needed an article to tell them that). I’m not convinced, though. A President Romney was the best thing that could happen to Hillary’s chances. I don’t think she and Bill really acted like folks setting her up for a 2016 run.

So, 3 of 5 are highly unlikely and a fourth is somewhat unlikely. Susanna Martinez I’d agree with: If she gets re-elected as Gov of NM, she’ll be pressured to run and will probably at least explore.

If Nikki Haley is re-elected, I think she’s far more likely to run than either Condi or Palin.


59 posted on 11/23/2012 12:32:38 PM PST by lgwdnbdgr
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To: Jim Noble

I barfed just now after reading your post.


60 posted on 11/23/2012 4:59:51 PM PST by TXBlair (We will not forget Benghazi, Mister Prez.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ELIZABETH WARREN

LOL...They cannot be serious?

Warren in any other state besides Mass, she would barely win dog catcher...

61 posted on 11/23/2012 5:31:53 PM PST by Popman
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To: ScottinVA

The Dems would be more likely to nominate Villarigosa or Castro than Hillary.


62 posted on 11/23/2012 5:41:00 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gov Palin in a landslide


63 posted on 11/24/2012 7:18:38 PM PST by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (Time to Reload)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ubango’s experience: 0
Hillary’s experience: bills wife


64 posted on 11/25/2012 2:35:10 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

The GOP is building a good team for the future.

We should have many good choices to choose from.

You mean the ones they left out to dry this time around?
Yeah I can see they have a good track record of picking fine candidates that lose


65 posted on 11/25/2012 2:37:36 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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