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  • Video: Ex-Virginia Senator Jim Webb launches presidential bid

    11/20/2014 8:17:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Aaaaaaaand we’re off and running … in November? Former Senator and Reagan administration official Jim Webb formally announced the start of a presidential campaign exploration committee, becoming the first in either party to formally make a move for the 2016 race. In his 14-minute announcement, Webb declares that the nation is at a “serious crossroads,” and that his move comes after “reflecting on numerous political commentaries and listening to many knowledgeable people.” His move will certainly get plenty of political commentaries, but the odd timing might get more:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb became...
  • Its Happening: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio doesnt think Hillary is progressive enough

    11/20/2014 7:43:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Appearing at a Politico breakfast this week, progressive icon and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio effusively praised his fellow liberal, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), but his plaudits for likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was far more reserved. In May, Clinton delivered a fiery,populist speech, according to press accounts, denouncing the scourge of income inequality. Economists have documented how the share of income and wealth going to those at the very top not just the top 1 percent but the top 0.1 percent, the 0.01 percent of the population has risen sharply over the last generation,...
  • Al Sharpton has breakfast with Rand Paul;

    11/20/2014 7:24:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 20, 2014 | Staff
    Reverend Al Sharpton ✔ @TheRevAl I am in Senate Dining Room having breakfast meeting with Sen. Rand Paul. We don't agree on much but he is an interesting guy.
  • Jerry Brown may challenge Hillary for Dem nomination

    11/18/2014 7:26:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Signs are accumulating that California Governor Jerry Brown, fresh off a 20-point re-election victory and with at least $20 million in unspent campaign funds available, may challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.  John Fund writes in NRO: …when his political aides sent out an invitation for a $5,000 fundraiserin Sacramento next Monday, there was inevitable speculation: Jerry Brown may run for president for the fourth time. If he challenges Hillary Clinton, Brown can claim solid credentials as a liberal leader. He has raised taxes on the rich, been an avid backer of climate-change regulation, and...
  • 2016: Don't underestimate Al Gore

    11/17/2014 7:46:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/17/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    As we speculate about the next election, a fun thing for us Cowboys fans to do on a "bye weekend" is to speculate that 2016 could be the perfect campaign to revive former VP Al Gore. Let's start by saying that Mr. Gore is the perfect alternative to Hillary Clinton. He is liked by the left and can claim to have "won" an election. Furthermore, I think that a lot of the left knows that Senator Warren is charming but unelectable. There is also a real vacuum in the Democrats' bench. Who else is out there? Gov. Brown of California?...
  • The 2016 countdown for Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio: Who's in?

    11/16/2014 5:44:31 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 33 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/16/14 | Alex Leary
    We concede: You're exhausted from the election, the hurricane of attack ads and door knockers. Sick of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. But brush it off, the 2016 presidential campaign is upon us, and Florida is in the spotlight like never before. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush are seriously considering entering the race and either would stake a formidable claim to the Republican nomination. They will announce their intentions by early next year. For Rubio, it's a decision of whether to give up an almost sure shot of re-election. (By Florida law, he can't go for both.)...
  • Terry McAuliffe: 60 Days Until Hillary Decision

    11/14/2014 1:59:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | November 14, 2014 | David Catanese
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Hillary Clinton will know whether she's running for president in 2016 within the next 60 days. That's the timeline the Clinton confidante outlined to U.S. News' Nikki Schwab Thursday night during a conversation at the Knock Out Abuse gala, an anti-domestic violence charity event held at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington.
  • Rand Paul gathering leaves little doubt on 16

    11/14/2014 10:30:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | November 14, 2014 | Mike Allen
    Over steak and ravioli at The Liaison hotel on Capitol Hill on Wednesday night, about 50 aides, advisers and supporters of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) got pumped up for a presidential campaign they now believe is a 95 percent certainty. The senator introduced his wife, Kelley, and were told a final check-in with his family is his last hoop before settling on a presidential campaign. Paul is still saying hell decide this spring, with April the target for a fly-around announcement in the early states.
  • George Bush: 'When Jeb beats Hillary '

    11/13/2014 7:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | November 13, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Theyve come a long way since 1992, but former President George W. Bush says his friendship with his predecessor Bill Clinton will remain intact when Jeb beats Hillary. Look, Ill still like him [Bill Clinton], if Jebwhen Jeb beats Hillary, a smiling Bush told Fox News Sean Hannity in a clip of an interview that aired Thursday on the network.
  • Mike Huckabee rebuilds political team with eye on another presidential run

    11/12/2014 6:30:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2014 | Tom Hamburger and Robert Costa
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who turned his stunning victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses into a thriving talk show career, is reconnecting with activists and enlisting staff to position himself in a growing field of potential Republican presidential candidates. This week, Huckabee is leading more than 100 pastors and GOP insiders from early primary states on a 10-day overseas trip with stops in Poland and England. Huckabees newly formed non-profit advocacy group, America Takes Action, has begun to serve as an employment perch for his political team, recently bringing on a number of experienced campaign operatives.
  • Scott Walker to GOP: You know where to look for 2016 talent, right?

    11/10/2014 2:21:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The ink was barely dry on Scott Walker’s ballots in his third statewide win in four years when Chuck Todd asked him about his pledge to serve out four more years. That’s understandable; everyone assumes the two-term Governor of Wisconsin has national aspirations, and his invitation to Meet the Press was not offered to discuss Badger State water policy, after all. Walker didn’t give much away about his own plans, of course, but he offered the GOP some advice on 2016 that may well be self-serving eventually:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is staying...
  • John Kasich: A 2016 Contender? Or is he the Republican Party's Joe Biden?

    11/10/2014 8:21:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Supporters of Ohio governor John Kasich held signs at last Tuesdays victory party memorializing his vanquished Democratic opponents: Ted Strickland, in 2010; Ed Fitzgerald, in 2014. And then a third name, as yet unchallenged: Hillary Clinton. Those signs would have looked ridiculous in 2011, when Kasichs attempt to reform the states collective-bargaining agreements ended in a citizens veto of the legislation in a statewide referendum and gave the Democratic party an off-year tune-up ahead of the 2012 presidential election. Now, you dont have to be a Kasich Crazy to think he has a chance at the Republican nomination in 2016....
  • Rethinking Hillary 2016: Is She really the best the Democrats can do?

    11/08/2014 6:24:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/8/2014 | George Will
    Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the worlds oldest political party the primary architect of this nations administrative state has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of its third most recent presidency, Bill Clintons, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton? In 2016, she will...
  • Paul Begala: Democrats have no one but Hillary for 2016

    11/06/2014 11:43:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Sure, it’s Paul Begala, but he’s not wrong — at least, not here. Even more amazing, Van Jones isn’t wrong either in saying that Democrats may need to look harder for anyone else who might still be on the bench. This is what three cycles of decline have produced for Democrats in the Barack Obama era (via Daniel Halper): “If Hillary Clinton doesn’t run,” [CNN's Jake Tapper] asked, “who’s on the bench then?”“No one,” said Begala. “No one. My party–it’s not fair, there are impressive people, that I think could be good presidents, but don’t have I think the...
  • Dubya The Fair Context and Seven Years Without a Federal Budget

    11/06/2014 9:46:21 AM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Consevative Treehouse ^ | 11/5/2014 | Sundanxw
    - Today seems a fitting day to review this again - One of the frustrating realities of our polarized time is the media creating a skewed and left leaning view of all things political. However, even with this headwind, each day many more people choose to engage in an honest discovery and understanding of whats going on. Whether because they stumble upon a concern, or whether they happen across some information that makes them rethink their prior position and views, it can lead to an engagement with us from a perspective of their only reality view having been determined by...
  • Scott Walker's win boosts conservatives --- and his presidential prospects

    11/05/2014 8:46:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/5/2014 | BY PHILIP KLEIN
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkers re-election victory in a state that twice voted for President Obama instantly catapults him to the top tier of contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, should he choose to run. But beyond the boost to his political career, his win also represents victory for conservative governance. When Walker took over as governor in 2011 after being elected during a wave election year for the GOP, he could have pursued the easy path, as Republicans often do passing a few safe, small-bore policies without upsetting established order. Instead, facing gaping budget hole, he attacked the...
  • Mitt vs. Hillary: An Even Match

    11/03/2014 9:18:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | November 3, 2014 | Myra Adams
    Mitt Romney is keeping a very high profile this midterm-election season by campaigning coast to coast for Republicans, and two recent polls suggest why he might be encouraged to stay active in politics. Romney and his family say Mitt will not be running for president in 2016, but in August the two-time presidential candidate and 2012 GOP nominee made sure to add, circumstances can change. GOP strategist Mark McKinnon describes what what those changing circumstances could look like. If Jeb Bush or Chris Christie do not run, McKinnon tells National Review Online, then one could make an argument for Mitt...
  • ROMNEY STILL POPULAR WITH REPUBLICANS, BUT NOT THE WIDER PUBLIC

    10/30/2014 6:50:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    YouGov ^ | October 29, 2014 | Kathy Frankovic
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee, remains among the most popular of possible 2016 Republican candidates but just among Republicans. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 75% of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of Romney, far more than say that about nearly all other GOP possibilities. ......................................................... Romneys popularity with Republicans does not extend to the rest of the population, however. Overall, he is seen unfavorably. And when it comes to whether or not Romney should try again for the Presidency in 2016, Republicans are divided at the moment. The country overall would rather he stay...
  • Why Jeb Bush should run for president

    10/29/2014 8:02:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ruth Marcus
    Run, Jeb, run. I mean it, despite two powerful arguments against a presidential run by Jeb Bush one specific to the former Florida governor, one more generic.
  • The Jeb Bush Effect

    10/28/2014 9:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 27, 2014 | Russell Berman
    It has been clear for some time that a significant portion of the Republican establishment in Washington wants Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016. Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, the party's senior-most elected official, has even departed from his formal posture of neutrality to openly pine for the former Florida governor to enter the race. Bush's family name notwithstanding, Boehner and other top Republicans see him as the candidate with the gravitas and fundraising potential to overcome a flawed field, unite the party, and stand on equal footing with Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive Democratic favorite.
  • How Jeb Bush can avoid being the Jon Huntsman of 2016

    10/28/2014 7:53:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Week ^ | October 27, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    It seems increasingly likely that Jeb Bush will run for president. (Even his son is talking up the prospects.) What remains to be seen is whether Jeb Bush can actually win. A lot of GOP establishment types are excited about a Bush candidacy. But don't expect the grassroots to eagerly embrace a former Florida governor who has made a habit of moderately breaking from conservative orthodoxy on big issues like immigration, or who recently (mildly) singled out Fox News for criticism. As the editor of the Washington Free Beacon said:
  • Ready for Jeb?

    10/27/2014 9:52:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 27, 2014 | Tom Bevan
    It wasnt quite an out-of-the-mouths-of-babes moment -- George P. Bush is 38 years old -- but it was newsy nonetheless. Yesterday Jeb Bushs eldest son told Jon Karl of ABC News that he believes his father is giving this serious thought in moving forward ... that he'll run." Jebs thinking about running for president has been one tea leaf that many pundits have had a hard time reading. Unlike some of his fellow Republicans with 2016 aspirations, the former Florida governor has played it close to the vest. His big brother said recently that he believes Jeb would make a...
  • Jeb Bush Will More Than Likely Run in 2016, Says His Son

    10/26/2014 11:31:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2014 | Arlette Saenz
    Will another member of the Bush family dynasty make a run for the White House? In an interview in College Station, Texas, this week, George P. Bush told ABC News Jonathan Karl he thinks his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will more than likely run for president in 2016. I think its actually, I think its more than likely that hes giving this a serious thought in moving forward, George P. Bush told Karl aboard his campaign bus in College Station, Texas. More than likely that he'll run? Karl asked. That he'll run, Bush said. If you had asked...
  • In Iowa, Mike Huckabee Is Making Moves

    10/23/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    It was just another routine photo-op at a Republican field office Tuesday morning until Mike Huckabee decided to improvise. In a cheeky attempt to bring himself level with Cody Hoefert -- the 7-foot-tall co-chairman of the Iowa Republican Party -- Huckabee pulled up a chair and began to climb atop it. He didnt have to complete the physical joke to get the laughs he was looking for from the group of gray-haired volunteers who had assembled for his appearance with Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. Golly! the 5-11 Huckabee marveled. Ive never felt like a shrimp like this before.
  • Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking

    10/19/2014 3:57:28 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Mark Will-Weber
    Far too often, what passes for history is nothing more than rehashed, undocumented folklore and myth, and this is especially true with cocktail history. Not so with this fine book, Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt. It is well-researched and documented, while also immensely enjoyable to read. Philip Greene, vice president, co-founder, and legal counsel of the Museum of the American Cocktail and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion This charming and erudite book is full of surprises. I never dreamed that the presidents were such boozers! Pour yourself a toddy and ponder a vexing question:...
  • Hillary Clinton Flying Monkey Signs Deface Brentwood Ahead of Fundraiser

    10/17/2014 9:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tina Daunt
    Guerrilla street artist SABO, who made headlines with his Gwyneth Paltrow "Obama Drone" poster, has struck again -- this time ahead of Hillary Clinton's upcoming Democratic fundraiser at Tavern restaurant in Brentwood, Calif. The Los Angeles artist early Friday hung signs depicting Wizard of Oz flying monkeys holding "Hillary 2016" signs from traffic lights and pasted them on utility boxes near the San Vicente Boulevard restaurant.
  • Chris Christie lays the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run

    10/09/2014 6:57:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 8, 2014 | George Will
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the involvement of several of his former aides he fired them in the closing of some access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.
  • Bachmann Again Hints at Run for President

    10/03/2014 6:06:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 2, 2014 | Adam O'Neal
    Michele Bachmann, the retiring Minnesota congresswoman and former presidential candidate, is again hinting that she may be interested in another run for the Oval Office. I dont know how youll see me, but I would like to be in a situation where I can offer an opposing viewpoint to Hillary Clinton, Bachmann told Politico in describing her post-congressional plans.
  • Ted Cruz Is Prepping a Foreign Policy-Focused Presidential Campaign

    09/29/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 29, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    Ted Cruz is running for president. The only thing left for him to do is say so. According to sources close to the Texas senator, Cruz could be preparing for an end-of-year announcement and is now dedicating considerable time and effort to cultivating a foreign-policy foundation that might help his candidacy stand out in what is guaranteed to be a crowded field. "At this point it's 90/10 he's in," one Cruz adviser said. "And honestly, 90 is lowballing it."
  • Secret Service fumbled response after gunman hit White House residence in 2011

    09/28/2014 1:50:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-27-14 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The gunman parked his black Honda directly south of the White House, in the dark of a November night, in a closed lane of Constitution Avenue. He pointed his semiautomatic rifle out of the passenger window, aimed directly at the home of the president of the United States, and pulled the trigger. A bullet smashed a window on the second floor, just steps from the first familys formal living room. Another lodged in a window frame, and more pinged off the roof, sending bits of wood and concrete to the ground. At least seven bullets struck the upstairs residence of...
  • Carly Fiorina Hits the Trail With an Eye on 2016

    09/26/2014 11:20:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Emily Schultheis
    She's been to New Hampshire three times and South Carolina once. She's heading to Iowa this weekend, and then North Carolina and Michigan after that. Clearly, Carly Fiorina is thinking about 2016. But is anybody thinking about Carly Fiorina? The former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2010 Senate candidate is hitting the campaign trail in the lead-up to Election Day for her new super PAC, teaching activists and politicians how to talk to female votersand building herself a grassroots base in a half-dozen electorally important states in the process. While her efforts are focused on helping the GOP win control of the...
  • Crunch time for Jeb Bush

    09/26/2014 10:04:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ben White
    Its now or never for Jeb Bush. The former Florida governor flirted with presidential runs in 2008 and 2012 but ultimately demurred, always with the flickering possibility of mounting a campaign down the road. But at 61 years old, the second son of former President George Herbert Walker Bush is now likely facing his last shot at the White House.
  • eb Bush Returns to Fray and Finds Going Rough

    09/25/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | Jonathan Martin
    n one of his first public appearances of the 2014 campaign, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida had a vivid preview Wednesday of the challenges he would face with his partys conservative base should he seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Standing alongside Thom Tillis, the North Carolina House speaker and Republican Senate candidate, Mr. Bush outlined his views on two of the issues he cares most passionately about: immigration policy and education standards. But as Mr. Bush made the case for an immigration overhaul and the Common Core standards, Mr. Tillis gently put distance between himself and...
  • Romney 2016 is for real

    09/25/2014 6:58:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2014 | Byron York
    Is Mitt Romney, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination and lost in 2008, ran again and won the nomination but lost the general election in 2012, really thinking about running yet again for president in 2016? Many Republicans have simply assumed not. Romney has seemed to discourage such talk in media appearances, and there has been a general belief that after losing as the party's nominee, the 67 year-old Romney would return to private life for good. That belief is wrong. Romney is talking with advisers, consulting with his family, keeping a close eye on the emerging '16 Republican...
  • Mitt Romney in 2016? We Will See, Says His Wife Ann

    09/24/2014 5:45:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 23, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Ann Romney on Tuesday added a little more fuel to speculation that her husband, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, may make a third run for the White House. On Fox Newss Cavuto, Ann was asked about a scenario in which former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a moderate Republican and a potential 2016 candidate in his own right, decides not to run. Well, we will see, wont we, Neil? Ann said to show host Neil Cavuto. I think Jeb probably will end up running, myself Hes probably looking at it very carefully.
  • Ex-Sen. Jim Webb seriously looking at presidential bid (D-VA)

    09/23/2014 5:59:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2014, 01:55 pm | Peter Sullivan
    Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said Tuesday that he is seriously looking at the possibility of running for president. Webb is a former Navy secretary and Marine who fought in Vietnam. In comments at the National Press Club, he framed himself as someone able to work with both parties to get things done, and spoke out about the danger of interventions in the Middle East. Weve had a lot of discussion among people that I respect and trust about the future of the country and we are going to continue having these discussions over the next four or five months,...
  • Does Hillary Clinton Have Anything to Say? (Lefties Revolt?)

    09/19/2014 11:28:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2014 | Molly Ball
    Everywhere Hillary Clinton goes, a thousand cameras follow. Then she opens her mouth, and nothing happens. Clinton made a much-ballyhooed appearance in Iowa over the weekend, giving a speech widely noted for its substancelessness. She had no explicit message of her own, Politico noted, while The Economist pronounced it underwhelming. MSNBCs Joe Scarborough was so frustrated by Clintons lack of verve that he went on an extended rant about it, proclaiming, I know her and like her, but she puts on that political hat and shes a robot! The coverage of Clintons speech seemed to contain more meditation about how...
  • Romney will run, top Wall Street backer predicts: I think hes going to do it

    09/17/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    One of Mitt Romneys biggest Wall Street backers predicted Monday that the former presidential candidate would run again in 2016 under certain conditions. SkyBridge Capitals Anthony Scaramucci said the former Massachusetts governor would run in 2016 if GOP favorites such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush decline to run.
  • Jindals Gamble: Can a wonk win the 2016 presidential nomination?

    09/16/2014 7:35:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Bobby Jindal is making a bet, according to someone familiar with is thinking: Ideas and smarts are going to be crucial in winning the presidential nomination. Jindals nascent 2016 campaign will be an exploration of the validity of this belief. When the Louisiana governor unveils his energy plan at the Heritage Foundation today, he will do so under the auspices of his ambitious attempt to articulate and sell a national policy agenda to the country. Consider it also a part of another ambitious plan, the second plank of a 2016 presidential platform and an attempt to persuade Republican primary voters...
  • Mike Huckabee gears up for 2016 run

    09/16/2014 6:33:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2014 | Byron York
    Mike Huckabee is leading the Republican presidential race in Iowa. And not by just a point or two: in a new CNN survey, the former Arkansas governor, winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses, is at 21 percent, with his closest GOP pursuer, Rep. Paul Ryan, nine points behind. Rand Paul is 14 points back, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush 15 behind. Few frontrunners choose not to run. And when Huckabee, not yet a candidate and officially undecided, invited a group of reporters to meet with him at a hotel outside Washington Monday, he certainly looked like a man preparing to...
  • A long-shot bid in 2016 may suit Martin OMalley

    09/16/2014 6:17:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | John Wagner
    Martin OMalleys pollster had sobering news. Despite extensive time in the public eye and strong statements on controversial issues, the would-be candidate barely registered in a new survey. The year was 1999, and OMalley (D), a brash white city councilman in majority-black Baltimore, was contemplating a long-shot bid for mayor. To a lot of friends, even my closest friends, it seemed like a pretty outlandish idea initially, he said. He won that election, and the next, and two terms as Maryland governor after that. Now he is contemplating an odyssey with even steeper odds. By late January, when his time...
  • WJR Radio, Alan Mulally is considering a run for POTUS

    09/12/2014 2:15:28 PM PDT · by taildragger · 37 replies
    WJR | 9/12/2016 | WJR
    WJR Radio at the top of the Hr noted Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally is considering or looking into a run for POTUS
  • Third Times the Charm: Mitt Romney should run in 2016. He could win.

    09/12/2014 10:09:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 128 replies
    Politico ^ | September 11, 2014 | Robert C. O'Brien and Hugh Hewitt
    In early June 1964, a group of Republican governors sought to wrestle control of their party from Barry Goldwater, the Arizona conservative who was about to lead the GOP to one of the most crushing defeats in its history. The governors saw a disaster in the making, and sought a moderate candidate who could capture the imaginations of grassroots Republicansbut also beat President Lyndon Johnson in the general election. Led by Ohios James Rhodesthe Republican Governors Association was meeting in Cleveland, and Rhodes was a legendary vote counterthe group included Pennsylvanias William Scranton and later New Yorks Nelson Rockefeller. ...........................................................
  • The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze

    09/12/2014 6:58:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze See, kids, this is why you dont do drugs. And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father. President Choom Gang has demilitarized our military. He sends the Department of Health and Human Services to the Mexican border to welcome and take care of tens of thousands of illegal children streaming across. And now he wants to deploy American troops into West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. Boy, is...
  • Sure sounds like Ted Cruz is getting closer to running for president

    09/08/2014 1:36:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    A complement to Friday’s post on Jeb Bush. I don’t know how I convinced myself that Cruz probably wouldn’t run, but I did. I think it was a combination of his age, his short tenure in the Senate, and the political damage he suffered from the shutdown (which he’s still trying to undo). Those first two are weak arguments, though. A young nominee is arguably just what the doctor ordered for the GOP against the Clinton dinosaurs, and The One proved that being a Senate newbie is no bar to the presidency. Cruz will have spent as much time...
  • Police put on alert for possible threat to Obama

    08/29/2014 5:14:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | August 29, 2014
    Several news organizations have reported Friday night that the Connecticut State Police have been put on alert for a possible threat to President Barack Obama.
  • Obama scolds ISIS terrorists for decapitating American journalist, then returns to golf game

    08/20/2014 7:11:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2014 | Sophia RosenBaum
    Obama blasts terrorists, returns to golf President Barack Obama got down to business Wednesday afternoon, flooring it to the golf course after giving a speedy statement on the beheading of an American journalist and a threat from ISIS to spill more blood. Obama sported a grin the size of Mount Rushmore as he sat behind the wheel of a golf cart in Marthas Vineyard, where hes currently vacationing. Donning casual khakis and a white Nike polo, the president enjoyed laughs, and even a fist pound, with ex-NBAer Alonzo Mourning and businessmen Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker. The president didnt mention...
  • Why Rick Perrys indictment could be a political blessing in disguise

    08/18/2014 9:17:09 PM PDT · by DRey · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/18/2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Less than a week after Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, he may be in an even stronger political position than he was before the charges hit. Several prominent Republicans have spoken out on Perry's behalf. Conservative activists in Iowa and New Hampshire aren't shying away. Even a well-known Democratic strategist has suggested the case against him may be flimsy. For a politician who is openly weighing another run for president, it's a welcome turn of events: While politicians embroiled in legal fights of this magnitude typically find few public allies,...
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    08/12/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 11, 2014 | Linda Feldman
    Talk to any of Mitt Romneys closest political advisers, and the answer is the same: He wont run for president in 2016. I take Mitt at his absolute word. Hes not running, says Ron Kaufman, Republican national committeeman for Massachusetts and a senior adviser to Mr. Romneys 2012 presidential campaign. ........................................................ But in Chicago last week, when asked about his draft effort, Utah GOP chairman James Evans was happy to talk. We are mindful of Romney insiders concerns, but were not going away, says Mr. Evans.
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    08/12/2014 5:28:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/12/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    Back when Al Gore was running for president in 2000 he had a line about fighting for the people against the powerful. It's the standard line of the activist. No doubt it's what the marginalized and dependent classes are looking for in a president. But if you are a responsible individual like me you find that sort of thing insulting. People of the Responsible Self don't want some community organizer drilling them in a street protest; we just want a government that defends us from enemies foreign and domestic. Defending against enemies foreign and domestic is what governments are actually...