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Direckshun
11-27-2012, 12:59 PM
I never start polls but I've really enjoyed reading about some of the prognostication about 2016's POTUS race.

Here's folks I've targeted for the 2016 race so far. Give me a moment, I'm putting up a poll that allows Democrats and Republicans to vote for their guy.

Give me a moment to warm up the ol' poll.

REPUBLICANS:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

For my money, the frontrunner. He is an excellent speaker, probably the best in the field, with bipartisan credentials and until recently, a rock star within the GOP. They'll come back to him soon. But he would be an awfully moderate candidate.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

If the GOP honestly, earnestly believes that demographics were their downfall in 2012, Rubio is a good antidote. Likeable, good speaker, a Hispanic from Florida. Much less moderate than Christie.

Florida Governor Jeb Bush

Rumors are that he wants in. I think his last name seals his fate, but he has political pedigree and also hails from Florida.

Ohio Govenor John Kasich

I don't think Kasich is national platform material, but he does hail from all-important Ohio.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal

I think he's too young, but his race and youth could be the break from business as usual? I don't know.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels

I'm calling it: he's 2016's Jon Hunstman. A pragmatic, Presidential, conservative candidate with all the political talent you need. I'm guessing he fades compared to the bright lights of Christie and Rubio.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonell

I don't see it, but McDonell wants in apparently. He's got plenty of things going for him: military background, swing state, good speaker. But I think there's only so much oxygen in the room.

South Dakota Senator John Thune

The GOP primaries need their hard-right candidate, and I think Thune's the best possible face for it.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

She doesn't want to, but people have been asking for it. I think she'd be a compelling candidate within the GOP primaries (she'll have the most foreing policy experience, and on my list she's the only woman, and the only African American).

Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum

Nobody on this list really looks the part of the Religious Right, do they? Well the RR's gotta have somebody fighting for them, and they like Santorum.

DEMOCRATS

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

If she declares, half of the people on this list will not run. You may only have a person or two running against her.

Vice President Joe Biden

We all know the guy wants to run in 2016. Hard to argue with his experience.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

High profile governor, very aggressive rhetoric, and has a political pedigree in his family. He's going to have a very tough time being likeable, I think.

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer

Probably won't run, but the DNP needs him to. Very centrist and bipartisan record.

Massachussetts Senator Elizabeth Warren

Way premature, but she is a rock star within the party now.

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

O'Malley is a sleeper -- he has a ton of connections within the DNP and has spent some time as a national figure as an Obama surrogate. Would likely campaign as a "four more years of Obama's policies" candidate.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

The boisterous Patrick would likely become beloved in a dry-personality primary field. A solid liberal, he would easily be the best speaker in the field.

Virginia Senator Mark Warner

Probably would end up being the Tim Pawlenty of the 2016 DNP field. Experienced, clean presentation. Just nothing that is remotely gripping for the average Democrat.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

I think she's a stronger candidate than almost everybody gives her credit for. Obama reaped huge dividends in 2012 because the GOP couldn't attack him effectively on foreign policy or security. Napolitano might have the same advantage. If Hillary doesn't run, Janet should.

Direckshun
11-27-2012, 01:03 PM
Votes are anonymous. Weigh in for the candidate of your choice.

Chocolate Hog
11-27-2012, 02:54 PM
Seriously why no Rand Paul?

whoman69
11-27-2012, 02:57 PM
probably other

FishingRod
11-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Biden - Santorum

And the winner is

Saturday Night Live!

kcfanXIII
11-27-2012, 03:16 PM
dear god, we just finished a 2 year campaign, can we have a few months to not think about the clusterfuck of shit that will be running in 2016?

fan4ever
11-27-2012, 03:16 PM
Oh Direckshun, you don't have to be premature...

mikey23545
11-27-2012, 03:29 PM
What 2016 election?

BucEyedPea
11-27-2012, 03:54 PM
I see that Direckshun is as bad as the GOP Establishment/Leadership by excluding Rand Paul.

Bewbies
11-27-2012, 03:57 PM
Unless a Governor (not Christie) blows up in the next couple years I think Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have got to be the heavy favorites....

SNR
11-27-2012, 04:01 PM
Much like 2009, the Republicans were saying, "We'll be fine, we have Barbour, Jindal, Daniels, and all these other awesome candidates."

Ten bucks says no more than two guys from that current list in the poll even form exploratory committees.

SNR
11-27-2012, 04:02 PM
Also, if Mitch Daniels didn't want to run in 2012, why the fuck would he do it in 2016?

SNR
11-27-2012, 04:07 PM
Want a real dark horse for the Democrats?

Amy Klobuchar.

I'm tellin ya. Mark this post down. Bookmark it. She'll be there running with the rest of them.

Direckshun
11-27-2012, 04:32 PM
Also, if Mitch Daniels didn't want to run in 2012, why the **** would he do it in 2016?

Because he's not running against an incumbent President?

mlyonsd
11-27-2012, 04:33 PM
If Christie doesn't have a heart attack before then not only will he win the presidency but he'll flip NY and NJ doing it.

Bookmark it.

Direckshun
11-27-2012, 04:35 PM
Wow, you think he'd flip New York?

Chocolate Hog
11-27-2012, 04:39 PM
So howcome theres no Rand Paul?

Direckshun
11-27-2012, 04:40 PM
I honestly didn't think Rand Paul was remotely interested. Is he?

mlyonsd
11-27-2012, 04:43 PM
Wow, you think he'd flip New York?I just wanted to see how long it would take you to respond. The fact I didn't get at least one LMAO, :LOL:, or ROFL disappoints me.

Direckshun
11-27-2012, 04:44 PM
I just wanted to see how long it would take you to respond. The fact I didn't get at least one LMAO, :LOL:, or ROFL disappoints me.

Juuuuuuuust checkin'.

RNR
11-27-2012, 04:47 PM
So howcome theres no Rand Paul?

I actually think he could get some traction. He is not batshit crazy like his dad but the Paul name would draw a large portion of the Paul cult members out while attracting some normal people also~

Taco John
11-27-2012, 04:58 PM
I honestly didn't think Rand Paul was remotely interested. Is he?

He's pretty well announced that he's running, without formally saying "I am running..."

http://www.randpaul2016.com/

Taco John
11-27-2012, 05:04 PM
I'll vote for Rand Paul if he's the Republican - otherwise, I'm voting for Gary Johnson.

RNR
11-27-2012, 05:05 PM
I'll vote for Rand Paul if he's the Republican - otherwise, I'm voting for Gary Johnson.

As will many others~

Direckshun
11-27-2012, 05:06 PM
He's pretty well announced that he's running, without formally saying "I am running..."

http://www.randpaul2016.com/

Fair point.

Chocolate Hog
11-27-2012, 05:40 PM
I actually think he could get some traction. He is not batshit crazy like his dad but the Paul name would draw a large portion of the Paul cult members out while attracting some normal people also~

Yup the 9-11 crazy Libertarians hate him. That's addition by subtraction.

Taco John
11-27-2012, 11:23 PM
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/27/rand-paul-warns-of-gop-becoming-dinosaur-cites-robotic-squirrels/

patteeu
11-28-2012, 08:07 AM
I considered Mitch Daniels, but since he didn't run this time, I picked Jeb Bush instead. I think Bush would have difficulty because of his name, but I think he'd be a good president. It would be nice to have a responsible grownup in the White House again.

theelusiveeightrop
11-28-2012, 11:24 AM
No Scott Pioli?

J Diddy
11-28-2012, 11:38 AM
I considered Mitch Daniels, but since he didn't run this time, I picked Jeb Bush instead. I think Bush would have difficulty because of his name, but I think he'd be a good president. It would be nice to have a responsible grownup in the White House again.

Yup I pray for another Bush in the white house everyday.

:rolleyes:

Bowser
11-28-2012, 11:53 AM
I considered Mitch Daniels, but since he didn't run this time, I picked Jeb Bush instead. I think Bush would have difficulty because of his name, but I think he'd be a good president. It would be nice to have a responsible grownup in the White House again.

:facepalm:

alpha_omega
11-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Massachussetts Senator Elizabeth Warren

Way premature, but she is a rock star within the party now.



Will she be running for president of the Indian Territory?

patteeu
11-28-2012, 12:11 PM
:facepalm:

You should go spread some more false accusations.

Bowser
11-28-2012, 12:15 PM
You should go spread some more false accusations.

About what, exactly?

patteeu
11-28-2012, 12:19 PM
About what, exactly?

I don't care. I'll leave it up to you.

Bowser
11-28-2012, 12:21 PM
I don't care. I'll leave it up to you.

Not really my thing. I suggest hitting up Tom.Jay61SPRYR, or someone of that ilk.

|Zach|
11-28-2012, 12:31 PM
What 2016 election?

LMAO

Bat shit crazy.

Deberg_1990
11-28-2012, 12:35 PM
No Paul Ryan or Sarah Palin?

Deberg_1990
11-28-2012, 12:37 PM
Biden.....ROFL

half the people that voted for Obama think hes a drunk uncle joke.

Donger
11-28-2012, 12:41 PM
He's pretty well announced that he's running, without formally saying "I am running..."

http://www.randpaul2016.com/

Isn't he up for re-election for his Senate seat in 2016?

SNR
11-28-2012, 01:03 PM
Isn't he up for re-election for his Senate seat in 2016?

So is Rubio

patteeu
11-28-2012, 01:09 PM
Not really my thing. I suggest hitting up Tom.Jay61SPRYR, or someone of that ilk.

It seemed like your thing when you did it yesterday, but it's good to hear that you're over it.

something cooler
11-28-2012, 01:12 PM
Martin O’Malley. I would be stoked if he threw his hat in the ring.

Calcountry
11-28-2012, 01:19 PM
You need to know, so you know who to destroy. No thanks.

Chocolate Hog
11-28-2012, 01:19 PM
Martin O’Malley. I would be stoked if he threw his hat in the ring.

That guy is awful and would want to tax this country into oblivion. No thanks.

|Zach|
11-28-2012, 01:48 PM
You need to know, so you know who to destroy. No thanks.

LMAO

Discuss Thrower
11-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Jay Nixon as a longshot Democratic nominee.